Acadiana Barrel Racing Association

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We had over 350 entries at our show on March 10, 2017.  Riley Brumfield ran the fastest barrel time of the day on Callie with a 15.770.  Fastest pole time of the day was run by Shari Dartez on Bayou Cowboy Amour with a 20.704.  Our next show is March 24, 2018 at the SugArena in New Iberia, LA.  This is the deadline to qualify for the Early Bird Sponsorship bonus.  Our Bayou Classic fundraiser is just around the corner on April 6-8, 2018 at SugArena in New Iberia, LA.  We are excited to have more than double the added money this year with $5,500 added!  This event is BBR, WPRA and WBRL approved.  We are still looking for sponsors for the event, so please get with any business that may be willing to advertise with us.  All sponsorships go towards finalist requirements.  All members will need to donate a raffle/auction item valued at $25 or more for this event in order to qualify for our year-end finals.  The 3 members donating the highest selling items will be rewarded with a $20 credit on future entry fees! 

The 2018 Board of Directors have met and finalized rules for the 2018 show season.  Changes for 2018 include:  Exhibition Poles has been moved to Noon, prior to Pre-Show Exhibition Barrels.   The Open 5D will take late entries until rider #50   Make plans to join us at our first show Saturday  February 17 at SugArena in New Iberia, LA.  See below for our complete schedule - note our Bayou Classic is April 6-8, 2017.  We need everyone's help in securing sponsors for this fundraising event.  Event sponsors, Barrel Sponsors and Gold Sponsors are included on event shirts.  Please get with anyone that would be willing to advertise and support our organization. Early Bird bonuses are available for Sponsorships and Memberships.  See below for full details.

Our 2017 Finals are one for the record books!  We had 151 finalists compete over the weekend of November 11-12, 2017 at Acadiana Fairgrounds SugArena in New Iberia, LA.  Over $140,000 in cash and awards were distributed.  Katti Breaux started out the weekend with a short clinic before our 1st go round on Saturday.  Special thanks to Danny Fitch for cooking our gumbo for Saturday evening and all those that contributed potato salad or dessert.  We had plenty!  Both our silent and live auctions were a success.  Addison Krieg, Pam Denais and Tyler & Bailey Falcon donated the 3 items bringing in the highest bids.  The 339 Feed Raffle was won by Phillip Joubert.  Many classes were a fight down to the final average points and we congratulate all of our year-end winners.  Fastest barrel time for the finals was a 15.647 run by Katti Breaux on Wimpys Haida.  Fastest pole time was a 20.788 run by Shari Dartez on Bayou Cowboy Amour.   Complete results and year-end standings are posted.  Check out our full color finals program online and thank all that have supported the association.    David Leadingham was our photographer.  He will have pictures posted online soon.  Our 2018 Schedule is posted.  Make plans to join us.

Classes Offered


  • Open Poles (Rollover to Youth Poles)
  • Youth 13 & Under Poles
  • 8 & Under Beginner / Special Needs Youth Barrels
  • Open 5D Barrels – Equal+ Payout
  • (Rollover to any of the following classes)
  • 8 & Under Advanced Youth Barrels
  • 9-13 Youth Barrels
  • 14-18 Youth Barrels
  • 19-39 Young Adult Barrels
  • 40 & Over Senior Barrels
  • $2,500 Novice Horse Barrels
  • $1,000 Novice Horse Barrels
  • $100 Novice Horse Barrels