Huge barrel race weekend hits Ponoka

Huge barrel race weekend hits Ponoka

Canadian Barrel Horse Incentive takes over the Calnash Oct 10-13

Hundreds of barrel racers and horses will soon run for thousands in prize money when one of the top barrel races hits Ponoka’s Calnash Ag Event Centre this week.

The Canadian Barrel Horse Incentive (CBHI) will host its annual season concluding races start Oct. 10 and running through to Oct. 13. They will also hold their annual breeder’s horse sale on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

The event will feature peewee and youth aged riders as well as an open class to along with a futurity and derby races.

Last year more than 300 entries competed in the various categories over the four days.

According to the CBHI, the program promotes the use of genetics courtesy of breeding stock to continue the lines and further develop what have become the top barrel racing horses in Canada.