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.