2012-2013 membership applications are available by following the link at the top left
Updated rule book for the 2012-2013 season including updates from the May
General Membership Meeting is also available. However, further additions will be
added after the August Membership Meeting. Click here to see those additions.
:: Welcome to ABRA ::
The Arkansas Barrel Racing Association
Welcome to the Arkansas Barrel Racing Association! We are a family
oriented organization founded in 1960 and centered around our
members' love for their horses and the increasingly popular sport of
barrel racing. Each of our members brings a distinct appreciation for
barrel racing to our group.
All ages and riding abilities are welcome and the ABRA offers divisions
for all riders at every level. Our classes include Lead Line Barrels,
Pony Poles & Barrels (10 & under on a pony), Buckaroo Poles &
Barrels (13 & under), Junior Poles & Barrels (14-18), & Senior Poles &
Barrels (19+). We offer a Novice Barrel Horse Division for the up and
coming horses, as well as a Novice Rider class for any age rider who is
just starting their barrel racing career. We also have the Junior &
Senior Jackpot divisions which are open to members who earn money
in any division (1D, 2D, 3D, 4D, etc.) of open and youth jackpots, as
well as the Junior & Senior Rodeo divisions for money won at ARA,
ACA, IPRA, CRRA, CALBRA, WPRA and other rodeo association and
timed event rodeos. We also allow Arkansas Horse Show Association
and AQHA show points to count toward the year-end standings in their
respective events. We pride ourselves on offering a place for
everyone in ABRA.
Numerous year end awards are given every November at the ABRA
Roundup Banquet in each of the ABRA's 15 divisions. Saddles,
buckles, and over $25,000 worth of awards and prizes go to those who
are in the final standings of their divisions at the end of August. You'd
truely have to see to believe all the awards that fill the banquet hall
each year. All of our donation chairmen work extremely hard
throughout the year sponsoring horse shows and fund raisers to make
all this possible.
Strong competition abounds in Barrel Racing and nothing displays
these talents like a Jackpot Barrel Race. Each year ABRA sponsors
several added money 4D Jackpots around the state. Our sponsorship
of these events always brings an enthusiastic group of can chasers
together for fun-filled competition. Through these jackpots, and all of
our events, we truly strive to exemplify the spirit of good sportsmanship
while encouraging the competitive spirit. If you are interested in
competing in or just supporting the ABRA, please feel free to contact
any of our board members or donation chairmen.
To learn more about our organization, check the show schedule, or
see some photos taken at our events, click the buttons above.
Remember to bookmark this site for future reference.
Fair Ground Arena
May 27th, at 9:30 pm
- Always remember to call
before you haul if the
weather is questionable.
- Division chairman are
needed for classes, please
consider becoming one.
"In Their Boots"
Spotlighting members each month
Mail All Correspondence
to the ABRA Secretary
224 Tupelo Trail
Bismarck, AR 71929