Barrel Racing in Florida
Florida Barrel Racing
Barrel racing in Florida. Fast paced, challenging, and teamwork make barrel racing a popular event in Florida for rider and spectator alike. There are barrel races every week near you. Check out the schedule.
History of Barrel Racing
Barrel racing began as a women's rodeo event and has matured into a major equestrian sport for both sexes. Today's barrel racing contests can be found in almost every state from the weekly neighborhood showdown right up to the National Barrel Horse Association NBHA World Championships held each year in Las Vegas.
Barrel Racing Attire for Riders
"To enhance the image of our sport, the NBHA encourages and promotes appropriate western attire throughout all NBHA sanctioned events. This includes a long-sleeved Western full button, snapped or zipped shirt with collar, and a western cowboy hat or helmet. Shirt sleeves must be rolled down and buttoned or snapped. Shirt tails must be tucked in. Jackets or coverings may be worn, but the western attire must exist regardless of cover."
Barrel Racing Saddles
Barrel racing saddles or barrelers are specifically designed to help the rider sit deep in the saddle during the sharp turns around the barrel. Many features are built into these saddles such as a deeper seat to help the rider stay on board. And, they are designed for the horse to enjoy leg freedom to make those tight turns. Note that all the major saddlers make these popular saddles, including Martin Saddlery, Billy Cook, and Circle Y. Barrel Racing Saddles and Used Racers
The FBRA is the primary barrel racing event organizer in Florida and schedules barrel races throughout the year. Luckily, a barrel racing venue is near you.
The NBHA is an international equine sport association whose purpose is to: Promote the sport of barrel racing and its growth on local, state, provincial, national and international levels.
Barrel Racing Excitement
For heart thumping excitement, watch a barrel race this week. Better yet, think about the sport of barrel racing as something you can do and enjoy. It takes expert horsemanship to become an accomplished barrel racer and that comes with a lot of learning and practice. Or, you can just enjoy watching the races and getting caught up in the excitement.
Women Barrel Racers
Women horseback riders love the sport of barrel racing that requires skill, agility, and courage to ride at breakneck speed. Above all, they love their horses and working together with their horse to win those races.
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