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Paint barrel racers to turn & burn for $53,000 at the 2024 APHA World Championship Show

Paint barrel racers know their fast, flashy horses can sprint their way to cash payouts, and we’ve got $53,000 added in barrel racing at the 2024 APHA World Championship Show. Back by popular demand is the Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program sweepstakes on July 6. Last year, it drew nearly 100 entries.

APHA barrel racing events (world championships and PBRIP Sweepstakes) take place July 5-6, with an all-breed barrel race produced by Wild West Promotions on July 7.

No qualifying required!

Paint Barrel Racers: Total Added Money $53,000

APHA-Added Money Barrel Racing Events

  • PBRIP Open & SPB Barrel Racing Sweepstakes
    • $42,000 added + $5,000 Texas-Bred Incentive*
    • Open to Regular Registry and Solid Paint-Bred horses
    • Plus, $5,000 PBRIP 4- & 5-Year-Old Futurity sidepot
  • $1,000 PBRIP sidepot offered in the Barrel Racing 18 & Under world championship class


Sponsored by APHA & Texas Paint Horse Breeders Association

*Texas-Bred Incentive paid to the Top 10 fastest times of horses foaled in Texas.

All-Breed Barrel Race

Produced by Wild West Promotions

  • Sunday, July 7
  • Paid out over $18,000 in 2023


The 2024 schedule features 10 world championships for Paint barrel racers on July 5 for Junior horses, Senior horses, Solid Paint-Breds, Amateurs, Amateur Solid Paint-Breds, Novice Amateurs, Youth (13 & Under and 18 & Under), Novice Youth and Youth Solid Paint-Breds. PLUS world championships in pole bending and stake race, too. All Youth world championship classes also pay out up to four scholarships worth $1,250 total. All told, more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes will be awarded at the 2024 APHA World Show.

Enter by 5 p.m. the day before the event takes place; pre-entries are due May 15 for the best rates. Online entries will open in April.

More info

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About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.