The Runnin WJ Benefit Barrel Race is an annual divisional race that benefits the Runnin WJ Therapeutic Riding Center. The race takes place in Texarkana, AR, at the Four States Fairgrounds in an air-conditioned coliseum, surrounded by a covered warm-up arena, covered stall area and plenty of RV hookups.
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Fri., Sat., and Sun. RACES ARE BBR pending Approval.
Please see the Runnin WJ Ranch website for more information on this organization: www.runninwjranch.org
The 1st Annual Runnin WJ Benefit Barrel Race took place in New Boston, TX, in 2008 with $3,000 Added and approximately 200 entries on one day.
The move to Texarkana, AR, in 2009 for the 2nd Annual Runnin WJ Benefit Barrel Race proved to be a success. The ground was excellent and the times got faster each day!
2014 RACE Thanks again to all of our participants again for making our barrel race a success for Runnin WJ Ranch. We had a great weekend of fast horses and competition. It was good to see familiar faces and a few new ones. Congratulations to all of our winners.
We look forward to seeing everyone for the 8th Annual race on June 18th, 19th,20th, 21st, 2015. This year Thursday we will be having exhibitions from 10 am to 9 pm. This year we are having a Stick Horse Race for three age groups 5yrs, 4yrs, and 3yrs & under, with a $5 entry fee. Prizes will be awarded to winners. Get ready for an excellent weekend. $12,000 Added Money , the prizes will be bigger and the competition will be fierce!
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