Stake Race

An event for youth and amateur exhibitors only, the stake race is a timed competition consisting of markers set on either side of a center line. Contestants are given a running start to complete a figure-eight pattern. They must cross the center line between upright markers, head to either the right or left of the first pole, make a 180 degree turn, head to the second pole, turn around it in the opposite direction and then to the center line to stop the clock.

August 23, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
This one simple barrel racing exercise from world champion Nellie Miller and her father, Sam Williams, will help your horse develop tight turns and perfect your run.
January 10, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Ride along and learn about AQHA’s fastest speed event: stake race.
September 20, 2019 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
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July 26, 2019 | Timed Events , Timed / Speed events
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June 13, 2019 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
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