–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 Name||Location||Original Dates||Postponed to||Canceled|
|Good Times Barrel Racing Equinety Race||Pendleton, SC||March 19–22||June 11–14||No|
|Chickasha Barrel Bash||Chickasha, OK||March 26–29||July 31–August 2||No|
|Senior World Championships||Texarkana, AR||March 26–28||May 28–31||No|
|NBHA Shamrock Showdown Super Show||Jacksonville, FL||March 27–29||September 25–27||No|
|Sand Cup Futurity||Moses Lake, WA||April 2–5||June 12–14||No|
|EquiPride Spring Shootout||Winona, MN||April 3–5||November 13–15||No|
|Topeka Barrel Bash||Topeka, KS||April 3–5||July 3–5||No|
|Lucky Dog Starkville||Starkville, MS||April 3–5||November 6–8||No|
|2Hearts I’m Eggstraspecial Too||Marshall, TX||April 9–11||No||Yes|
|Panty Raid Futurity||Springfield, OH||April 9–12||No/TBA||Yes|
|Guthrie Barrel Bash||Guthrie, OK||April 10–12||No||Yes|
|VGBRA Barrel Daze||Walla Wall, WA||April 11–12||No||Yes|
|PacWest Larsens Hay Days/McCauley Feeds||Ocala, FL||April 17–19||July 31–Aug 2||No|
|Sandhills Showdown||Broken Bow, NE||April 17–19||TBA||No|
|BBR World Finals||Oklahoma City, OK||April 22–26||August 12–16||No|
|UBRA Futurity and Open||Heber City, UT||April 24–26||July 17–19||No|
|Good Times Barrel Racing Vitalize Spring Classic||Fletcher, NC||April 24–26||May 1–3||No|
|SEA Youth Championships||Unadilla, GA||April 24–26||September 4–6||No|
|Idaho Barrel Futurity||Nampa, ID||April 30–May 3||No||Yes|
|Josey Reunion||Karnack, TX||April 30–May 3||July 30–August 2||No|
|Yellow Rose Futurity||Claresholm, AB, CN||May 1–3||October 23–25||No|
|It’s All About U BRC Trailblazer||Billings, MT||May 1–3||No||Yes|
|Lucky Dog Memphis||Memphis, TN||May 1–3||July 31–August 2||No|
|Sherry Cervi Youth Championship||Verndale, MN||May 8–10||October 2–4||No|
|Josey Jr. World||Karnack, TX||May 8–10||August 7–9||No|
|South Dakota Heartland Futurity||Huron, SD||May 8–10||October 9–11||No|
|South Country Futurity||Claresholm, AB, CN||May 8–10||October 9–11||No|
|CBT Barrel Racing Summer Dash||Amarillo, TX||May 9–10||TBA||No/TBA|
|WCRA Segment 5 Semifinals||Guthrie, OK||May 12–15||No||Yes|
|WCRA Segment 5 $1 Million Major||Guthrie, OK||May 16||No||Yes|
|WCRA Segment 5 Youth Major||Guthrie, OK||May 14–15||No||Yes|
|SC Productions Spring Spectacular||Hinckley, MN||May 15–17||June 26–28||No|
|NBHA Great Lakes Super Show||Gifford, IL||May 22-24||June 5–7||No|
|D’Arbonne Range Riders Ag-Kids Barrel Blast||Ruston, LA||May 23–25||TBA||TBA|
|Crawfish Craze||West Monroe, LA||May 24–26||Oct 30–Nov 1 (tentative)||No/TBA|
|NBHA Las Vegas Super Show||Las Vegas, NV||May 27–31||July 2–5||No|
|Sherry Cervi Youth Championship||Ceres, CA||May 28–30||No||Yes|
|Lucky Dog Memphis||Memphis, TN||June 5–7||June 26–28||No|
|Dash 4 Dollars Futurity and Open||Ogden, UT||June 19–21||October 2–4||No|
|National Junior High Finals Rodeo||Des Moines, IA||June 21–27||No||Yes|
|Alberta Barrel Racing Association Finals||Ponoka, AB, CA||August 24–30||No||Yes|
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.
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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