Boots-N-Bulls: The Rules & Thrills of Barrel Racing
September 15th at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds! Boots-N-Bulls presented by Huber Engineered Woods & Hogan Tire! We’ll see you there!
Tickets available at Hogan Tire locations in Presque Isle, Houlton & Caribou
THE THRILL OF BARREL RACING:
The fastest time wins. Barrel racing is based solely on the clock. There are no points for 'style' – but it does matter how you ride.
The skill of the racer and horse are key factors. Trust and communication and a lot of practice are integral too. Good gear helps as well. A light weight saddle is generally used + good reins to manage the turns & speed.
HOW IT WORKS:
Three barrels are placed in a triangle in the center of the ring. The racer can start on either side of the barrel, but must complete the correct cloverleaf pattern.
You’ll hear the go-ahead and see the horse & rider enter the ring at full speed. They turn tight and low around the barrels. Once they complete the pattern, they race to the start/finish line at the end of the ring.
You have a 60 second time limit to run the course.
NO TIME score is a disqualification for running past a barrel.
5 second time penalty happens when the horse and rider knock over a barrel. It’s costly because scores are within a fraction of a second between competitors.
That's all you need to know. If you’ve never seen it before, you’ll want to see it for sure. Barrel racing is fast and exhilarating. The crowd goes wild, the horses gallop and the riders get low for speed. It’s got it all!
Time & Schedule:
10 AM: Gates open. Come and enjoy food and beverages + check out the vendors
12 Noon: The rodeo starts with the National Anthem & invocation and the Grand Entry Parade. Catch all the thrills of the bull riding, bareback, saddle bronc, barrel racing and more. (Hosted by Nationally acclaimed Rawhide Rodeo Company and sanctioned by SEBRA (Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association).
Event Parking: Parking is available at the Fairgrounds and is free of charge accessed on the Mechanic Street entrance only.
Beer Tent & Concessions
Buy your tickets now! VIP Tickets $55 includes separate parking area and seating area inside the grandstand. Make sure to present your ticket for access to these areas. Combination ticket for rodeo and concert $35. Concerts only ticket $25. Those ticket holders will not have access to the event until 2pm. Children’s ticket ages 3-12 years old $20 includes all events. Children 2 and under are free.
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Huber Engineered Woods - Title Sponsor
Hogan Tire - Title Sponsor
North Country Auto - Arena Sponsor
Richardson’s Hardware - Chute Sponsor
Cary Medical Center - Presenting Sponsor
Aroostook Milling - Presenting Sponsor
Machias Savings Bank - Rodeo Clowns Sponsor
Aroostook Shredding - Cow Chip Bingo Sponsor
TAMC – Event Sponsor
IGA - Silver Spur Sponsor