July 19-28, 2024

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The Rodeo: Women’s Barrel Racing

  • July 20-28 at 1 p.m.
  • Arena
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True Teamwork between Rider and Horse

Barrel Racing evolved from the relay races in the old wild west shows. Introduced into rodeo as an exclusive event for women on horseback, our barrel racing is sanctioned by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. The competition shows true teamwork between rider and horse.

The Record

Holder: Sue Smith

Year: 2023

16.89 seconds

While it is not uncommon for these equine athletes to sell for over $100,000, Four-time Cheyenne Frontier Days Barrel Racing Champion, Kristie Peterson won on her legendary horse, Bozo, that she bought for $400.