The A.R.T. of Barrel Racing


Current Clinic Schedule

Ask Sharon


Shannon from Florida, writes:

Dear Sharon,

Do you recommend any training facility in Florida for a beginner barrel racer?

Dear Carolyn,

Though I have given several clinics in Florida, I am not familiar with a facility I could refer you to. I would suggest you remember that your riding foundation remains consistent regardless of the competitive discipline you choose. The better your understanding of horsemanship, the better prepared as a rider you will be to transfer this knowledge to the barrel race. I would suggest you refer to the American Quarter Horse Association's Professional Horseman's program to guide you to quality riding instruction.

In the meantime, check out our schedule. Perhaps the thought would be to bring your horse and your existing skills to a nearby clinic and we could help you evaluate where you go from here.

Ride safe and smart,