Definition of barrel race in English:

barrel race


  • A rodeo event (particularly for women) in which each competitor in turn rides their horse in a set pattern around three barrels in the fastest possible time.

    ‘she competed in the barrel race with her horse Hank’
    • ‘About 20 juniors from the area will compete in the barrel races, and about 30 locals will participate in the steer rides.’
    • ‘And along with the high-risk, high-reward bounty challenge, there will be a series of cowgirl barrel races.’
    • ‘The streets are closed, the sun is shining, and once the great barrel race kicks off around the town square, you know the festivities have begun.’
    • ‘She has been Barrel Racing for seven years and was Junior Barrel Race Champion in 2009.’
    • ‘I'll be helping out behind the scenes, setting up the barrel for other competitors in the barrel race.’


  • barrel racing

      • ‘She is riding Ace - a 10 yr old mare who is in her 5th season of barrel racing.’
      • ‘Events include riding, bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling and tie-down roping.’
      • ‘Last week, she competed in barrel racing in Exira, Whiting and Bloomfield.’
      • ‘Tickets start at $20 for the rodeo, which includes seven events, from barrel racing to bull riding.’
      • ‘Susannah, in between her sophomore and junior year at the time, had just won the Silver State barrel racing championship in Nevada.’