Barrel Racers to Invade Jo Co Fairgrounds This Weekend

Barrel Racers to Invade Jo Co Fairgrounds This Weekend

The Kick 'Em Up Cans Barrel Races will happen this Saturday and Sunday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds Arena.

This weekend's races give girls from all over the region another opportunity to get needed races in, and gain more valuable experience before the Northwest Barrel Racing Association's Finals in Gillette this October.

Colette Fenster, who has organized and held the event the last five years, tells us why she puts it on.

There will be two races this weekend with each race's purse at $1,000 plus entry fees, and area sponsors have donated prizes like horse blankets and other useful items the girls can use for their horses, Fenster said.

Last-minute entries will be taken both days up until race time. Saturday's race begins at 4 pm and Sunday's starts at 10 am.

The public is invited to come and watch the action, and there is no admission fee either day.

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