Barrel Racer

By: Haley Peterson

Job Description

Barrel racing is a rodeo event in which a horse and the rider attempt to complete a cloverleaf pattern around present barrels in the fastest time.

What level of school is required to obtain the job?

You nee some high school education or diploma.


WPRA barrel racing at a PRCA rodeo can vary from under $100 on the lower end to over $400 on the higher end, and is often dependent on the amount of added money available to win at each rodeo.

WPRA- Women's Professional Rodeo Association

PRCA- Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Where in the U.S. can you work as a barrel racer?

In rodeos.

Is there a coninuing professional development for this career?

You work up from preforming at rodeos to competitions.

What do I ind interesting about this career?

I find barrel racing to be a fascinating career especially if you love horses and riding horses.

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