Barrel Racing

An exciting race against the clock in which exhibitors follow a course consisting of three barrels in a triangular “cloverleaf” pattern. Riders choose to circle either the right or left barrel first, race to the opposite barrel and complete the course after circling the third barrel and racing down the center of the three barrels to stop the timer. Knocking over a barrel carries a five-second penalty. Barrel racing is popular with all ages and all skill levels. It is an excellent entry event for newcomers to competition.

September 01, 2022 | Racing , Timed / Speed events
This masked mare is no mystery on the barrel pattern.
August 31, 2022 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
These horse-training exercises help calm hot speed-event horses.
August 08, 2022 | Timed Events , Timed / Speed events
Champion barrel racer Kristie Peterson offers perspective on what it takes to win consistently.
August 08, 2022 | News and Publications , Ranch Sorting
Learn more about the different types of martingales and draw reins, how they’re used and the AQHA rules governing them.
May 27, 2022 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Considering the influence of racehorse blood, is there a need for an architectural adjustment in barrel saddle trees? A saddlemaker, breeder and veterinarian weigh in.

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