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.

January 25, 2022 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Sit in on a clinic with barrel racing legend Jane Melby as she uses a three-step maneuver to reinvent the pocket.
January 24, 2022 | Racing , Racing
This successful racehorse is now a 1D barrel horse.
December 14, 2021 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Proper horse training can produce cardiovascular improvements to create speed and endurance.
December 06, 2021 | , Western
Two young barrel horses shine in the early rounds of the 2021 NFR. 
June 18, 2021 | Racing , Timed / Speed events
After his racing career, Grabin Courage has embraced his new life and work.

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