• Thank you for attending our 81st annual event. We hope to see everyone on August 18-20, 2022 for our 82nd year.

Barrel Racing

Established in 1939

The Cowgirls Barrel Race is another speed event. The horse and rider enter the arena and ride a clover leaf pattern around the barrels. There is a five second penalty for each barrel knocked down. Since most races are won by hundredths of a second, keeping close the barrel to shorten the distance becomes very important. These horses love to run. It is fun to watch the riders closely as they give subtle cues to their mounts.