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PBRIP honors 2016 contenders and ushers in 2017 with Oklahoma barrel race

On April 15 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, APHA’s Ram Trucks Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program will honor its top contenders of 2016 and kicking off 2017 with an all-Paint race. PBRIP’s top contenders, who were named in February, will receive the great prizes earned during the 2016 competition year in a special award ceremony.

Prior to the ceremony, there will be a PBRIP all-Paint race in conjunction with Double B Productions’ Barrel Bash. The all-Paint race will take place immediately after the Futurity 1st Go and will be followed by the 2016 awards ceremony.

This weekend will be the first time PBRIP has presented awards at the Lazy E Arena, and it is also the first time in four years that the awards ceremony will follow the PBRIP-only race rather than being held during a regular event.

“We are excited and appreciate the opportunity to offer the PBRIP-only race in conjunction with Double B Productions’ weekend event,” APHA Director of Racing Karen Utecht said. “We look forward to presenting our 2016 PBRIP year-end winners with their awards, as well. Remember, it pays to be a Paint!”

Awards will also be presented to the division champions and reserve champions of the all-Paint race, provided by Circle M Acres. The race will have a 4D format, with ½ second splits. Exhibitors have the opportunity to roll over their PBRIP time to Open if they enter; they must declare and pay their entry to Double B Productions prior to their PBRIP run. The entry fee is $40 per race, with $10 of the entry going to support APHA; entries will be taken on site.

Race to the finish and claim your prize!

For more information, contact Karen Utecht at 817-222-6444 or [email protected] or Lisa Mullinax at 785-210-5015 or [email protected].

To learn more about the Double B Productions Barrel Bash, visit circlemacres.com/pbrip.

To learn more about the PBRIP program, visit apha.com/pbrip.


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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. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.