Acadiana Barrel Racing Association

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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.

The 17th Annual Bayou Classic was held March 10-12, 2017 at Acadiana Fairgrounds SugArena in New Iberia, LA.  Over $20,000 was given out in cash and prizes among over 680 entries.   High money winner for the weekend was Katti Breaux with $995.  Julie Murphy and Valerie Saucier were not far behind.  The 3 members donating the highest selling auction items for the weekend were Scarlet Darden, George Krieg and Pam Denais.  Complete details can be found at www.laabra.com/bayou-classic.  Special thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers and participants that helped to make this event possible.  Our next show is Saturday March 18, 2017 at SugArena.  This is the last day to qualify for the Early Bird Sponsorship Bonus.

Classes Offered

 

  • Open Poles (Rollover to Youth Poles)
  • Youth 13 & Under Poles

  • 8 & Under Beginner / Special Needs Youth Barrels
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  • Open 5D Barrels – Equal+ Payout
  • (Rollover to any of the following classes)
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  • 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


The 2017 Board of Directors have met and finalized rules for the 2017 show season.  Changes for 2017 include:  $2500 Novice Horse Barrels class was added and $500 Novice Horse class eliminated.   The Open 5D will adopt an Equal + Payout, effectively 10% of the jackpot is given as bonus money - 4% to 1D, 3% to 2D, 2% to 3D, and 1% to 4D.  The remainder will be divided equally among all divisions.   Extra Mile Worker recognition will be given to anyone that works at least 6 shows (min 1 hr).   Make plans to join us at our first show Sunday February 26 at the Rice Arena in Crowley.  See below for our complete schedule - note our Bayou Classic is our 2nd show of the year March 10-12, 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.