Letter from OBRA President Adam Harrison
Welcome to the OBRA, Ontario’s Premier Barrel Racing Association. We pride ourselves in producing barrel races that are safe & family orientated. I would like to thank everyone who supported me with phone calls and messages to become the 2014 OBRA President.
This is a great honour and to follow Dave Clingen and James Wilson won’t be an easy task. I promise to maintain the caliber of shows that Dave and James laid out.
With the great sponsors we have had for the past 5+ years and the new sponsors coming on board I can only see the OBRA continuing to grow. The elected executive this year consists of old and new which I think is great to move forward. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please feel free to contact myself or any of the executive.
Here’s to a great season of barrel racing in 2014.
Your 2014 OBRA President,
General OBRA Sponsors
Ontario Quarter Horse Racing
The Quarter Horse Racing program in Ontario has backed the OBRA and several other barrel racing organizations in Ontario for a number of years now. Not only do they support us but also the great bloodlines being produced in Ontario are going on to prove themselves with a second career in barrel racing.
For any horse enthusiasts who would like to watch these horses fly, plan a day at Ajax or Ft. Erie and guaranteed you will love it. There are also seminars for those interested in being more involved in Quarter horse racing.
Jim Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC
In addition to being an avid fan, Jim Wilson has been a long time supporter of the OBRA!
This is the place to go for a new or used vehicle. It is worth the drive to Orillia to see their great inventory, enjoy great service and be guaranteed a great price. Jim also lends further support when any OBRA member purchases a vehicle.
Scott and Lisa Gray
OBRA youth have enjoyed some of the best youth payouts anywhere as a result of Scott’s support and sponsorship. This is nothing new to Scott and Lisa as they have poured countless hours and finances to encourage youth in barrel racing, rodeo and other western horse sports.
Sue Collier and Adam Harrison have sponsored all the OBRA hosted events by supplying equipment and expertise to ensure the arena ground is the best it can possibly be! As all show hosts know, the work that goes into arena prep is overwhelming and Adam’s handling of this has been a huge benefit to OBRA hosted shows.
OBRA 2011 Year End Point Sponsors
Northern Run Farms
Richard and Jessy have generously supplied the sponsorship for YOUTH saddle, buckle, top 5 awards! After watching Jessy enjoy and excel at the youth classes for so many years, she has now finished her last year as a youth. What a commitment for Northern Run Farms to now sponsor OBRA youth. At the same time we can all watch the impressive young barrel horses that are doing so well in futurity, open and rodeo.
Shifting Gears Marine Transmission Repair
What would an OBRA show be without our Michigan friends there to support their daughter Heather with her winning ways! Don has again sponsored the ROOKIE saddle, buckle, top 5 awards. Thanks Don for supporting our rookies 2 years in a row!
Another repeat sponsor! Following their 2010 support, the Sykes have again sponsored POLE BENDING saddle, buckle, top 5 for 2011.
A brand new sponsor to OBRA, yet a name well known to all of us for producing great horse feed! For 2011 they are our FUTURITY saddle, buckle, top 5 sponsor. What a year to do it with the world class horses running in OBRA futurities this year.
Ron Porter has offered to sponsor the HORSE OF THE YEAR award for 2011. Wayne and Bonita Longfield Wayne Longfield is a welcome sight at the gate entrance for competitors at OBRA events across Ontario. In addition, Wayne and Bonny have sponsored the MOST IMPROVED RIDER award for 2011! What a great award for riders to strive for.
Clingen Quarter Horses
David and Rachel Clingen will again be sponsoring the awards banquet when all these great awards are presented, by transforming the banquet room into a unique venue worthy of all these great achievements.
Todd and Jim were generous enough to sponsor our year end awards, as well as our finals, with the money left over from their rained out show in Fergus. Thank you Todd for the time you dedicated to driving the tractor this year and keeping the pen nice and level!