SHOW REPORT AND RESULTS

Here you will find report and results from each show we visit or host in 2022

HERTFORDSHIRE

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18/06/2022 - SILVER LEYS POLO CLUB

2nd weekend out of 3 barrel racing and a BRAND NEW venue for us to visit. Silver Leys Polo Club were a great host and the arena was perfect for the barrel pattern, even allowing an 'alley' for running in and out ! 

Held during the same weekend as a polo tournament meant some polo players got to have a taste of barrel racing fun. But, we also had a large contingent of regular riders making the journey, Hannah, Mark, Ellie, Anna & Sarah with 3 of these proudly donning their team rider t-shirts.

We managed to dodge the rain showers and after the 2 clinics had ended, we got set up for the competitive runs. Some of the polo players joined in and put up some very respectable times, with Chris on Scream winning a class with an astonishing time of 20.180 ! It was down to regular and team rider Mark though to show that practice makes perfect and smash in a 19.830 and retain the honours ! Sarah made up for her closest competitor in the league standings not attending, by clocking 25 points in barrels and 12 in poles ! Regaining pole position in both Hi-Point leagues and taking the days trophy home aswel. 

We had a really great time at Silver Leys and will be back for the Festival of the horse on 16th-17th July and for another training session and competition on August 27th. 

All points have been added to the league tables, remember that when you join as a member, all your points backdated will be added to your tally and their is great oppurtunity to take the Hi Point annual award for Silver Leys. 

Barrel camp is getting closer by the day, See all the details here BARREL CAMP

Updated Barrel Hi Point is HERE

Updated Poles Hi Point is HERE

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

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12/06/2022 - Boughton Mill

Visit 2 out of 3 for the year at Boughton Mill and we were happy to see so many 'regulars' make the journey for another great days barrel racing. Was good to see Sophie back after not competing with us for a couple of months,and she had some stiff competition from Pippa, with the pair of them sharing the spoils in a couple of classes. 

Georgia came for the first time this year with her new horse Joey who was sporting some lovely artwork on its hind. 

Our Barrel Team Riders were in great attendance with Greg, Susi, Hannah and Mary all making the trip. Don't forget you are welcome to come train with our team members and we have some really exciting displays and oppurtunities booked this year and next. 

Jenni went home with a few rosettes for her efforts and was great she could stay for the competition. 

The clinics were very well attended and had quite a few new comers, special mentions to Laura (battling a horse that was behaving out of sorts) Rebecca who impressed with her techniques, Emily who was like a rocket straight from the off and Natasha rode well. 

Greg (our photo star) wrapped up a clean sweep of 6 classes and 6 wins for a colossal 36 points on the day which in turn has shook the National Hi Point Trophy leader board up in both barrels & poles. He walked away with the Fastest Barrels (New Arena Record this Year) Fastest Poles and the Hi Point Trophy. All in all everyone who competed got a 1st 2nd or 3rd rosette with many winning multiple. 

George made the trip with us for some snapping action and usual they can be seen HERE

Updated Barrel Hi-Point is HERE

Updated Pole Hi-Point is HERE

Dont forget that no matter when you join the membership club, we will back date all your points from the current year and membership is only £30.

Next up is Hertfordshire on June 18th followed by Fulbeck on June 26th and dont forget Barrel Camp is only 7 weeks away. SEE HERE FOR INFO

LINCOLNSHIRE

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29/05/2022 - FULBECK

Smiles ! That's one word i can use to describe the busy show at Fulbeck on Sunday. It was amazing to see each and every rider smiling as they left the arena or during their barrel runs. There was plenty to smile about too. 

A bumper list of entries saw some great entertaining riding and it was great to see lots of new riders too. 

Very well attended clinics saw the rider introduced to the sport of barrel racing or had them working on their advanced techniques, do remember that clinics are a great training session and not just an introduction to the sport. 

The skies looked menacing at times but we remained dry all day apart from a few drops of rain. With so many riders it'll be hard to name all in the report so we will have some shout outs. 

Sarah on Alfie smashed her poles PB by 2 secs to a 21.803 and also her barrels PB to 20.798. Greg beat his current PB on the poles by half second.

Susi took fastest time of the day and a new PB and current season record with a 18.373. The gloves are off and that is a blistering pace for others to follow. 

Fortunately its not all about pure pace, and some great barrel patterns with highly consistent times were achieved by Karen on Jord (pronounced Jerth ;-) ) Leah on Magic, and Scarlett on Brigg.

Fenella put some great times in and went home with an armful of rosettes, Lilly (our photo this month) ran very smoothly and had the biggest smile as seen here ! 

Mark looked the cowboy part and on that note its encouraging to see our riders dress appropriately as western attire is always welcomed. 

Our biggest mention this week goes to Lois on Tommy, helped along by Mum. Attending her first ever barrel session, she did an awesome job in not only the barrels but the poles too and even bagged a rosette along the way ! 

As always George Parish was here snapping away and his pictures can be seen HERE and he does his amazing special offer for all photos taken of you for just £40 ! 

Updated Barrel Hi Point is HERE

Updated Pole Hi Point is HERE

We are next back at Fulbeck on June 26th, before that though we have Northampton & Hertfordshire along with Team Training so its not long to wait get your Barrel Fix !

Camp is barely 9 weeks away and as such we are nearly sold out, although we can accommodate more if booked quickly. You can find out all you need to know HERE

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NORFOLK

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15/05/2022 - MATTISHALL

Our second visit of the year to Mattishall in Norfolk for a bit of indoor barrel racing. Although not a full size pattern, we still create a great competition and the riders were very competitive with each other along with supportive as always. 

A huge 65 years age gap covered our youngest rider to our eldest today, brilliantly showcasing how diverse the sport is. 

Sam (having attended a private lesson) hit the ground running on her first barrel racing outing and set some extremely consistent times on Benny. 

Emelia was also on her first ever event and managed to take home a few rosettes for her hard work. 

As always Shane looked the part on JD while sporting his Belt Buckle which he won during last years events. He was also narrowly beaten to the fastest time of the day by just 6 tenths of second and ran consistently in the 17s bracket. 

Mollie on Charlie showed some real promise and it was great to see the hard work and passion really show dividends in her racing times. 

It was also great to see Ron, who has been an avid supporter of 4 Strides Barrel Racing and been along for the ride since the very beginning. Such smooth, and fluid riding shows that technique is as much key as outright pace. 

But the outright winner of the day should take all the plaudits, narrowly missing out on a grand slam (fastest barrel, fastest poles and hi point) but notching up 42 points overall is Sarah on Alfie. A little over 12 months ago Sarah attended a clinic for the first time and caught the barrel racing bug. This hard work and dedication travelling up and down the A17 for clinics and competitions has quite rightly earned her a spot on the Barrel Display Team.

A great day was had by us and we look forward to our 3rd and final trip of the year to Norfolk on August 7th

Next up is back at Fulbeck, Lincs on the 29th May, book now ! 

As always all your times are available on the Link labelled 'Results' below. 

Updated Barrel Hi Point is HERE

Updated Poles Hi Point is HERE 

LINCOLNSHIRE

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17/04/2022 - Fulbeck

Being Easter Sunday didnt deter our riders from attending the show & clinic for one of the busiest ones of the year so far. Perfect conditions and arena was sure to mean some fast times !

Ashley & Kathy attended to put some miles and experience in on their horses and special mention goes to Ashley who handled his horse brilliantly, well done. 

As mentioned the conditions were perfect and Greg, Susi & Hannah all smashed their PB's for the year so far. Greg's narrowly beat Mark from last month to claim a new arena record of the year of 18.570, 1.5s quicker than his previous. Susi also by nearly 2s beat her previous best and Hannah smashed it completely from a 29.400 to a 23.869 ! Amazing !

Anna made the long trip north with Gem and despite a tumble early on, showed great resilience and determination to clock some very neat patterns. 

Sarah on Alfie also clocked some very consistent times and is this months photo star. 

Isobel attended her first show after being a spectator last month, and we are sure by the smiles, she has caught the barrel racing bug already. We look forward to your return Isobel !

Special mention goes to Sophie & Pixie as despite having what seems the naughtiest pony, she still collected an arm full of rosettes and all our competitors got given a Chocolate Easter Bunny. 

The pole classes were well attended and again Greg, Susi & Hannah all obliterated their previous PB's and has made the poles Hi Point Table very close at the top. 

Special thanks to you all for attending and supporting our shows, next up is Team Training on May 7th (enquire if you would like to be on the team) Norfolk on May 15th and back home at Fulbeck on May 29th. 

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Updated Barrel Hi Point is HERE

Updated Poles Hi Point is HERE

Was great to have George back which relieved Andy of his stand in duties from last month. George's piccies of all the barrels & poles can be seen HERE

And all your times and results can be seen by clicking below.... 

YORKSHIRE

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03/04/2022 - Bishop Burton College

A brand new venue for us to visit this year and we were really excited to be in Yorkshire at Bishop Burton College. So were plenty of others it seemed as the clinics and the competition were extremely well attended ! 

Some completely first time barrel racers quickly got to grips with the techniques required, and were taking the clinics in there strides, Its amazing to see the varying levels of riders from complete novices to our very own Barrel Display Team riders. 

Louise had a lovely morning on Jewel before heading off at lunch but we had plenty more arrivals for the racing. First timers, Kate & Connie caught the 'cowgirl' bug and after signing up for memberships they did some very impressive runs with really consistent timings. We are excited to see the potential of these two in the coming events ! Well done. Max was testing his new pony and had mum lead him round but she also had to double up to lead Annabelle round too ! A double workout for Jo. 

Hannah fresh from team training the day prior, walked away with her first Hi Point Trophy after amassing 22 points. While Becky on Roxy put some very consistent times and even had a go on the pole bending too. 

Liv rode rio with purpose,even fighting to stay on while the 'bucking bronco' thought he'd have her off ! Rachel & Rebecca had a great clinic and won some rosettes in the afternoon too.

The star of the show tho belonged to Eloisa on Lilly, This cowgirl, dresses the part, rides the part and puts up fast times each and every ride. A cracking 19.604 sec for the fastest barrels of the day on a full size pattern too ! Not bad for an 11.2hh pony ! 

It really was amazing to see the level of support, the numbers in attendance and the spectators at our newest venue, its sure to be as popular in the future and we are back there in July. 

George was here snapping away and captured some amazing close up shots, they can be seen HERE

Now finally, we send our best get well wishes to Jane, who fell from her horse and landed awkwardly on her foot. The clock is still running for you and we look forward to you finishing your run ! 

Next up is April 17th (EASTER SUNDAY) at Fulbeck Lincs. Clinics at 10 & 11am and racing from 12.30pm. 

All easter eggs greatly received ! 

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Updated Barrel Hi Point is HERE

Updated Poles Hi Point is HERE

Dont forget you can see all your times from the day by clicking the 'Results' Tab below. 

LINCOLNSHIRE

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20/03/2022 - Fulbeck

The sun was beaming down on us and the arena surface was perfect, it all looked good for some fast barrel runs and my gosh it didnt disappoint !

A smaller attendance than usual for the clinic meant the attendees got even more dedicated barrel training, which would prove beneficial come the racing. 

A fair few other riders arrived for the afternoons racing, some for the first time ever, some for the first time this year and of course some who have attended frequently this year. Jane as pictured above was her first visit this year. 


Sarah and Evie were horse sharing and took home 3 rosettes between them, Max (for his first outing of the year) had some steering issues on his pony but sheer determination and resilience meant he too had success in the rosette department. 

Sarah P smashed her PB this season from a 25.867 to 22.211 which is also 1.4 quicker than last year. 

Not to be out done, Mark then smashed his own PB from 20.053 to an amazing 18.979 which was 7 tenths quicker than last year. Well done the pair of you ! 

Hannah bought a couple of horses along and ran calm and consistent times. 

Alexa was a late arrival but we still slotted her into the classes and she amassed a large total of points. Talking of points, Sarah P took home the Hi Point award with a great total of 26, which will help along the way in the Hi Point League standings, Ellie was a very close second after winning 3 classes and finishing second in a 4th !

Next up is Yorkshire Barrels on 3rd April, book now to secure your place. 

No George with us as he had prior engagements so Andy took some piccies for us instead, dont worry George we need you back !!


Updated Barrel Hi Point is HERE

Updated Poles Hi Point is HERE 

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

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06/03/2022 - Boughton Mill

Sunday 6th March saw us make the journey to Boughton Mill Equestrian Centre in Northampton. A bumper turn out resulted in 2 full training clinics in the morning followed by some great barrel racing and pole bending in the afternoon.

Chase, Eleanor and Lottie attended their first barrel racing experience and did really well in the clinic, we hope to see you again soon ! 

Isla & Jenni had a great training session and although they didnt stay for the racing, a great improvement was seen in the training. 

Onto the racing and Greg & Susi appearing in their 3rd show already this year are showing some serious commitment, as is Sophie who has followed us to Lincolnshire, Norfolk & Northampton already ! She really is a cowgirl in the making !

Ellie P achieved some really committed and consistent runs while Jane on Sunny set the pace with a 19.922 secs. Well done Jane. 

Ellie T ran very well on Rayna but the star of the show on her very first outing was Cassie on Joey picking up a 2nd and 3rd place rosette along the way. 

The International Qualifying round was close with only 2 tenths separating Gregg and Jane over the average of 3 runs. Gregg just pipping it with a 21.482 !

George was tagging along and as always his pictures can be found HERE

Updated Barrel Hi Point is HERE

Updated Poles Hi Point is HERE

LINCOLNSHIRE

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20/02/2022 - Fulbeck

Back to back barrel racing weekend, this time at our home venue in Fulbeck and it seems we even managed to part the storms ! Getting extremely lucky with the weather, some showers in the morning and wind after everyone was safely home. Perfect !

Understandably some riders decided to not risk the impending weather and didnt travel for the clinics or competition but that didnt dampen the spirits or competitiveness of the ones who did ! 

The top times of the day seperated by just 0.030 seconds, WOW ! 

We had the blood, we had the sweat, but we just missed the tears although after a tumble after finishing im sure one rider couldve shed one or two ! 

As it was a low attendance it made a great opportunity to bag some points for the day and the year, as all riders were signed up members for this year and Greg racked up a huge 35 points for the day. Well done. 

Mark rode away with honors in the hotly contested International Qualifying round and Anna made the long journey home with a boot full of rosettes too ! 

George was here snapping away and as usual the pictures can be found here 

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Updated hi point standings after both of these events can be found HERE 

Next up is Northampton on March 6th followed by Fulbeck on the day earlier than advertised of Saturday March 19th. Bookings now open. 

LINCOLNSHIRE

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19/02/22 - Boston

A damp and wet training session was the order of the day in Boston  (Equiclass Friskney) on Saturday 19th February. 2 decent sized groups for the mornings clinics and some fast and frantic racing in the afternoon. All riders showed some great skill and determination even though they could hardly hold the reins with such cold wet hands ! Smiles all round still though ! 

Ashley showed great determination and perseverance despite coming off his horse a couple of times but thankfully after crossing the finishing line so times still counted ! and no injuries ! 

Some riders were complete new comers but did extremely well and grasped the concept quickly and efficiently. Well done especially to Keeva, Bonnie & Tish. Ashley took home the hi-point trophy for the member with the most, accumulated points on the day.  Brilliant ! Kiah rode fast and consistent throughout her runs and Isadora on little Merlin showed some very nice turns.

Dont forget to be in with a chance of being hi-point winner or even national or regional champion, you do need to join as a member and we will even back date all your previous results. 

George made the trip to Boston and his images can be seen here and his special offer of all photos of yourself from the day for just £40 ! Bargain !

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NORFOLK

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06/02/22 - Kensington Lodge

For the second successive show of 2022 we had amazing support and counted upwards of 15 riders in the clinics and although a few didnt stay for the afternoon show, a couple more arrived and a great competition was held. Committed riders of Sarah & Sophie were appearing in their 2nd competition in as many weeks, and as such are ahead in the standings. 

A horse share between Kara & Julie didnt slow Mr Pickles who clocked the fastest barrels time of 15.947 ! Unfortunately with not being members of UKBHA they couldnt take the award, so the rosette for the fastest time went to Shane with a 16.327. Well done Shane ! Ron was as consistent as ever and ran well over the barrels and the poles. Mollie on Charlie posted some very respectable times and slotted into second place on the day with 20 Hi Points. Appearing at her first show, Kate put any nerves aside and rode Moni beautifully and made vast improvements of around 1 second per run ! 

It was great to see so many newcomers and we thank you once again for your amazing support. 

Unfortunately George couldnt make it to this event but he will be back with us next time out with a busy Back 2 Back weekend at Boston in Lincolnshire on 19th February and back home in Fulbeck Lincolnshire on February 20th. 

Message us now to reserve your space on the clinic and we will be back in Norfolk in May. 

Thank you once more for supporting us and Barrel Racing in th UK. Results and times and Hi Point can be found on the tab below. Updated national Hi Point can be found clicking HERE

LINCOLNSHIRE

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23/01/22 - Fulbeck

What a great attendance for the first show back ! The weather was still and grey, but that was by no means affecting the mood of our racers. So many returning riders and also fantastic to see so many first time barrel racers. The morning clinics were well attended and despite having 2 riders not make it due to lorry issues, there were 15 riders for the competition. A slow and steady start through the first class of walk/ jog was soon replaced by some fast UKBHA classes. Rachel, Leah, Edie (not Eddy - sorry), and Lilly all showed great improvement through out their first day barrel racing. Ryleigh popped up and broke his PB twice while Sophie was having a little pony issue that required Dad to guide on its way ! Mark carried on where he left off last season with some good solid times and it was great to see Susi & Greg come in tandem and put some very competitive times on the board. Jayne clocked the fastest fastest barrel time of the day with a 19.553. Current 2021 Poles Champion Sarah got off to great start and amassed 8 points and an early lead in the standings.  

Ryleigh took home the Hi Point Trophy with 23 points on the day narrowly beating off the chasing pack by just 1 point. 

Thank you to all that attended and braved the cold, some stunning rosettes were handed out along with a voucher for a horse physio session with thanks to our sponsor (Hot2Trot) 

As always George Parish was with us taking an array of photos and they can be found here available to buy

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Class times, results and points can all be found by clicking the results tab.


Next up is Norfolk on February 6th then back in Fulbeck February 20th.