Acadiana Barrel Racing Association

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2019 ABRA Schedule
First Membership Show with $500 added BBR Pending
First Show - February 17th - New Roads, LA- Sunday
Second Show - February 24th - Crowley, LA - Sunday
Third Show - March 16th - Crowley, LA - Saturday
Fourth Show - March 30th - Crowley, LA - Saturday
Fifth Show - May 5th - Crowley, LA - Sunday
Sixth Show - June 29th - Crowley, LA - Saturday
Seventh Show - July 13th - Crowley, LA - Saturday
Bayou Classic Show - July 26th & 27th - New Roads, LA
Eighth Show - August 3rd - New Roads, LA - Saturday
Ninth Show - August 17th - New Iberia, LA - Saturday
Tenth Show - September 14th - New Iberia, LA - Saturday
Eleventh Show - September 28th - Crowley, LA - Saturday
Twelfth Show - October 27th, Crowley, LA - Sunday
Pending* Finals Show - November 9th & 10th - Crowley, LA

Our 2018 Finals brought some tough competition.  We had 154 finalists entered over the weekend of November 10-11, 2018 at Acadiana Fairgrounds SugArena in New Iberia, LA.  Over $120,000 in cash and awards were distributed.   Special thanks to Jarred Broussard and family for cooking our gumbo donated by Hebert's Specialty Meats for Saturday evening and all those that contributed potato salad or dessert.  SugArena supplied the tables and chairs.  We had plenty!  Both our silent and live auctions were a success.  Logan Krieg, Misty Thibodeaux and Cindy Leger donated the 3 items bringing in the highest bids.   Many class champions were not determined until the finals average points were calculated.  We congratulate all of our year-end winners.  Fastest barrel time for the finals was a 15.449 run by Katti Breaux on Mr Tapestry Moon.  Fastest pole time was a 21.170 run by Darnelle Guidry on Bozo Pistols Tigger.   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 joined us again to capture all the action shots and memories. He will have pictures posted online soon.  We thank all of those that helped in obtaining, customizing and storing our awards including Bayou Equine Solutions, Natalie Guidry, Buck N Hoss, Misti Thibodeaux, and all board members that lent a helping hand.  Katti Breaux organized our flag ceremony including our major sponsor's flags. Our 2019 Schedule will be finalized soon.  New board members are needed for 2019.  Please contact us if you or anyone you know would be interested in serving our organization.

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