–UPDATED May 22, 2020–

March 17, 2020 —– The coronavirus continues to shape the spring season for barrel racers, rodeo competitors and the Western industry as a whole.

As the coronavirus spreads, several of the Western performance horse industry’s major events are being postponed or canceled in an effort to contain the coronavirus in the United States and abroad.

An outbreak of COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2, began in Wuhan, China, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was declared a pandemic on March 11 by the World Health Organization.

The following events have announced cancellations or postponements.

Barrel Races & Other Events

AQHA Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 13-16, 2020 – CANCELED

Road to the Horse, Lexington, Kentucky, March 19-22, 2020 – RESCHEDULED to June 18-21, 2020

Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Kentucky, May 2, 2020 – POSTPONED

Event NameLocationOriginal DatesPostponed toCanceled
Good Times Barrel Racing Equinety RacePendleton, SCMarch 19–22June 11–14No
Chickasha Barrel BashChickasha, OKMarch 26–29July 31–August 2No
Senior World ChampionshipsTexarkana, ARMarch 26–28May 28–31No
NBHA Shamrock Showdown Super ShowJacksonville, FLMarch 27–29September 25–27No
Sand Cup FuturityMoses Lake, WAApril 2–5June 12–14No
EquiPride Spring ShootoutWinona, MNApril 3–5November 13–15No
Topeka Barrel BashTopeka, KSApril 3–5July 3–5No
Lucky Dog StarkvilleStarkville, MSApril 3–5November 6–8No
2Hearts I’m Eggstraspecial TooMarshall, TXApril 9–11NoYes
Panty Raid FuturitySpringfield, OHApril 9–12No/TBAYes
Guthrie Barrel BashGuthrie, OKApril 10–12NoYes
VGBRA Barrel DazeWalla Wall, WAApril 11–12NoYes
PacWest Larsens Hay Days/McCauley FeedsOcala, FLApril 17–19July 31–Aug 2No
Sandhills ShowdownBroken Bow, NEApril 17–19TBANo
BBR World FinalsOklahoma City, OKApril 22–26August 12–16No
UBRA Futurity and OpenHeber City, UTApril 24–26July 17–19No
Good Times Barrel Racing Vitalize Spring ClassicFletcher, NCApril 24–26May 1–3No
SEA Youth ChampionshipsUnadilla, GAApril 24–26September 4–6No
Idaho Barrel FuturityNampa, IDApril 30–May 3NoYes
Josey ReunionKarnack, TXApril 30–May 3July 30–August 2No
Yellow Rose FuturityClaresholm, AB, CNMay 1–3October 23–25No
It’s All About U BRC TrailblazerBillings, MTMay 1–3NoYes
Lucky Dog MemphisMemphis, TNMay 1–3July 31–August 2No
Sherry Cervi Youth ChampionshipVerndale, MNMay 8–10October 2–4No
Josey Jr. WorldKarnack, TXMay 8–10August 7–9No
South Dakota Heartland FuturityHuron, SDMay 8–10October 9–11No
South Country FuturityClaresholm, AB, CNMay 8–10October 9–11No
CBT Barrel Racing Summer DashAmarillo, TXMay 9–10TBANo/TBA
WCRA Segment 5 SemifinalsGuthrie, OKMay 12–15NoYes
WCRA Segment 5 $1 Million MajorGuthrie, OKMay 16NoYes
WCRA Segment 5 Youth MajorGuthrie, OKMay 14–15NoYes
SC Productions Spring SpectacularHinckley, MNMay 15–17June 26–28No
NBHA Great Lakes Super ShowGifford, ILMay 22-24June 5–7No
D’Arbonne Range Riders Ag-Kids Barrel BlastRuston, LAMay 23–25TBATBA
Crawfish CrazeWest Monroe, LAMay 24–26Oct 30–Nov 1 (tentative)No/TBA
NBHA Las Vegas Super ShowLas Vegas, NVMay 27–31July 2–5No
Sherry Cervi Youth ChampionshipCeres, CAMay 28–30NoYes
Lucky Dog MemphisMemphis, TNJune 5–7June 26–28No
Dash 4 Dollars Futurity and OpenOgden, UTJune 19–21October 2–4No
National Junior High Finals RodeoDes Moines, IAJune 21–27NoYes
Alberta Barrel Racing Association Finals Ponoka, AB, CAAugust 24–30NoYes

WPRA Events

With hundreds of rodeos canceled or postponed daily, BHN recommends visiting the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association websites for the most updated information on pro rodeos.

For more updates from the WPRA, visit wpra.com. Check PRCA status at prorodeo.com.

NBHA Events

Shamrock Showdown Super Show, Jacksonville, Florida, March 27-29, 2020 – POSTPONED, NEW DATES TBA

For more updates from the NBHA, visit nbha.com.

Upcoming Horse Sales

Billings Spring Sale, Billings, Montana, March 27-29, 2020 POSTPONED

Jud Little Ranch Dispersal Sale, Ardmore, Oklahoma, May 16, 12pm CST, ONLINE BIDDING, catalog and more at www.superiorlivestock.com. Horses can be viewed on-site at ranch by appointment only. Please call 580-653-2384

*This developing story and will be updated as more information is available.

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