Acadiana Barrel Racing Association

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Our last show on 7/14/18 held at the Crowley Rice Arena included some tough competition in the heat of our summer.   Darnelle Guidry ran the fastest barrel time of the day on Bozo Pistols Tigger  with a 15.251.  Fastest pole time of the day was run by Nicole Authement with a 20.777 on Treater.    Our next show is on July 28, 2018 at the SugArena in New Iberia, LA.  Don't forget to pick up Annual Raffle tickets at our shows.  We will be giving away a Gas Grill with $100 Gift Certificate to a specialty meat store, a custom made Rustic Ice Chest on stand great for serving beverages, and a  Bob Berg cross pendant.  Each finalist must have a minimum of $50 in sponsorships or raffle ticket sales by 9/29/18.  All finalists with $200 or more qualify for the Extra Mile Sponsorship award.  Minimum requirements turned in after this deadline will be assessed a $25 late fee.  Look for the Finalist Choice forms soon.  They will be due by 9/8/18.

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