Acadiana Barrel Racing Association

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Please read our Newsletter with important information for the remainder of this competition year and next year.  Finals Information Page has latest forms and updates for all Finalists.    Finals Entries and any outstanding requirements are due by 9/30/17. 

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Our last show on September 9, 2017 had over 300 entries and paid out over $3,200!  Kaitlyn Ryder ran the fastest barrel time on Fred with a 15.829.  Fastest pole time of the day was run by Shari Dartez on Bayou Cowboy Amour with a 21.509.  Our next show is Saturday September 30, 2017 at Crowley's Rice Arena.  FINALS ENTRIES ARE DUE  by this show.  No exceptions!   We have 2 shows remaining before our year end finals.  This is a very busy time for the volunteer board members.  Please help them by getting all requirements completed on time and reading the newsletter with important information and deadlines.  Any questions should be directed to a board member.  An electronic form is available for Feedback and Board Nominations.   Results and standings are updated.  Finalist Summary should be updated by the weekend.

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  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
  • 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

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.