Acadiana Barrel Racing Association

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We had over 320 entries at our last show on July 15, 2017 at SugArena, paying out over $3,400.  Fastest barrel time of the day was a 15.604 run by Misty Carlin​ on Mini Do Run Run.  Fastest pole time of the day was a 20.247 run by Kaitlyn Ryder​ on Fred.  Special thanks to Elizabeth Pellerin​ and family for bringing us our newest Gold Sponsor - Everybody Rides.  Check them out at  Farel​ and MacKenzy Broussard also brought us our newest class sponsor - Jana Kingrey​ D.C.  Get with Jana for all your chiropractic needs.  Lawrence Stelly​ has also sponsored our young riders again this year.  We certainly appreciate all of the support!  Our next show is Saturday August 12, 2017 at SugArena in New Iberia.  Remember that every finalist must have at least 8 shows to qualify for our finals.  Entering a show and not riding is still counted as participation.  Minimum sponsorships will be due by our September 9, 2017 show in order to qualify for the finals.

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.

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.

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