The barrels in barrel racing are always arranged in a triangle. It is also known as a cloverleaf pattern because it resembles the shape of a clover. Competitors gallop up to the barrels and ride around them as fast as possible.
The horses need to be very agile in order to be able to manage the tight turns while going very fast. If a competitor knocks over one of the barrels, they lose the race.
The event was primarily invented for cowgirls, and to this day it is almost exclusively women who enter.
Fun fact: If a competitor loses their hat while barrel racing, they receive a five-second penalty.
- 1 x Trakehner stallion
- 1 x cowgirl
- 1 x Western saddle with breastcollar
- 1 x bridle
- 2 x barrel
- Saddle and bridle are detachable
- Recommended for ages 3+ years