Some of the best riders and barrel horses in the nation will be coming to Louisville to turn and burn in the International Barrel Racing Association‘s (IBRA) 2012 National Finals. Competitors will be running for an estimated $300,000 worth of payouts and prizes throughout the week long event being held at the Kentucky Exposition Center on October 1-6. If you can't be there to watch your favorite competitor do not fret as you can watch via live webcast on Barrel Horse World here.
The following classes will be held during this event: $30,000 added Open 4-D, $10,000 added Open 4-D, $5.000 added Youth 4-D, $5,000 added Masters 4-D, $1,000 added Sponsor/Directors 4-D
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Mon 10-1 10:00am Move-in Day
6:00pm Directors Meeting
Tue 10-2 7-9:00am Open Riding in Arena
10:00am Sponsors/Directors Race 4-D
$10,000 Guaranteed 4-D
* 2013 season wildcards
Wed 10-3 9:00am 1st Go Open 4-D
Thur 10-4 9:00am 2nd Go Open 4-D
Fri 10-5 9:00am Youth 4-D - Masters 4-D
Barbeque, Corn Hole Tournament
Sat 10-6 9:00am Church & Gospel Group
Finals Short Go - Open, Youth, Master
Barrel Racing is a timed equine western speed event where horses and riders navigate three barrels in a clover leaf pattern at high speed, making tight turns around each barrel without knocking any of the barrels down. The IBRA has different divisions in which competitors can place in. These divisions are divided up by times.
There will be a $8.00 parking fee October 2-4, 9 am - 5 pm.
For more information on the IBRA or its 2012 National Finals go to their website here. The Kentucky Exposition Center is located at 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky.
Photo: Courtesy of Carly Dolan