Upcoming Event: Spring Into Summer
Our show hosts and volunteers have been working hard to put together this event. There is something for the whole family! Here is why you NEED to be there:
1. Good Competition: Over $4,000 in added money. Best of the Best Qualifier on Saturday
2. More ways to Win: *NEW* Mens and Ladies Side Pot.
3. Great Entertainment: Watch your friends attempt to ride a horse they have never ran before in our just for fun, Jump Riding class.
4. Food: No need to cook there will be a food booth open Saturday and Sunday with all the proceeds going back into our Association
5. Campfire Saturday Night : Come hang and mingle around the campfire Saturday night. We will have marshmallows for the kids and is sure to be a good time!
For all the details head over to our event page
Blast Off 2019 in the Books
Our kick off show to the 2019 season was a huge success with over 100 horses in our open 4D and almost 20 riders in our brand new Rookie Pole bending Class. To see full list of results click here.
Saturday night Futurity was a hoot. Want to give a huge shout out to our Youth members who set barrels for this class and earned themselves some volunteer hours towards the 2019 OBRA Youth Scholarship. Congratulations to Glenn Sutherland on Captain Carolina winning the class with a 15.972 on his young horse. And if you missed it the relay barrel race was hilarious. Congratulations to the winning team "Blonde Bombshells" for taking home the title. If memory serves me correctly they ran a 17.1 (which is a 4D time!) Honorary mention goes to the late add team who thought they could take home the win but fell just short of the timer line. And I mean that in the literal sense.... A for effort Tommy Gee.
Don't forget at our next event to use #obra2019 on social media so we can share your OBRA moments.
Message from the President:
I am very pleased to be the 2019 Ontario Barrel Racing Association President. I am no stranger to the OBRA as I have been a member for 28 years and have held previous executive roles including President, Vice President, Safety Director and Rule Director. I can often be found in the pen keeping the ground safe for our competitors. It is my distinct pleasure this year to be part of a dedicated and energetic board. We have been working extremely hard to put together what I can honestly say is going to be one of the best seasons yet. This year we will be strengthening our commitment to our members, sponsors, show hosts and the communities in which we compete. We will be building on an already great list of events and bringing on new shows for 2019. We are renewing the positive energy in our association and implementing new ideas that will make the OBRA the best place to barrel race in Ontario. I am confident that with such a strong, positive and collaborative group of volunteers and members, we will be successful in achieving this.
Thank you and look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Carl M. Heffernan
Spring Into Summer and Summer Classic: BOTB Qualifiers
The Ontario Barrel Racing Association will be partnering with The Best Of The Best for the 2019 season.
What is the Best of the Best?
It is a barrel racing event south of the boarder in Ohio. Show date is August 22-25th which includes a class for BOTB qualifiers only. Note: entry fees apply
How do I qualify?
At the Blast off and Summer Classic the top 3 riders in the 1D open will qualify.
How will I know which OBRA run will be the qualifier?
It will be marked on the entry form.
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