Acadiana Barrel Racing Association

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Please Note

ALL Finals Requirements 

are due by our September 8, 2018

 show in Crowley, LA

Minimum sponsorship/raffle ticket sales requirements of $50 per finalist, Bayou Classic raffle item ($50 with late fee if not previously turned in), and Finals Entries.  

Our schedule change does not allow enough time for award orders if we wait until our October show.    

 Additional Open 5D entries and Sponsorships/Program Ads will be accepted until our 10/27/18 show for all previously entered.


Please plan accordingly.

Our last show was held at the Rice Arena in Crowley, LA on 9/8/18.   Krysta Romero  ran the fastest barrel time of the day on Pete  with a 15.093.    Fastest pole time of the day was run by Darnelle Guidry with a 20.955 on Bozo Pistols Tigger.    Our next shows are on October 13th & 14th at SugArena in New Iberia, LA.  Please note our scheduled show on 9/29/18 is CANCELLED and we will have a show on October 14th instead.  Finalist requirements and entries were due by 9/8/18.   Additional sponorships/program ads will be accepted until our last regular show on 10/27/18 for Extra Mile qualification.  Finalists already entered may add additional entries to the Finals $1,500 Added Open 5D up until 10/27/18.   All finalists with $200 or more in sponsorships and/or raffle sales qualify for the Extra Mile Sponsorship award.  Our Finals Flag Ceremony will be limited  to Extra Mile Contestants which  can be earned with Perfect Attendance, Sponsorships, Work Merits or Raffle Donations.

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