Why was the International Barrel Racing Association
The IBRA was started, quite simply,
to encourage larger participation at local approved
shows by working with other associations and
to give our members better recognition for their
yearlong efforts with an outstanding awards
Question: I am already a member
of a different association, why should I join
Answer: For a $50.00 single membership
fee or $105 family membership fee, you will become
a member of the IBRA and you could
possibly be eligible for multiple standings
1. IBRA State 4-D Standings.
2. IBRA (Possible State 3-D Youth Standings)
3. IBRA (Possible State 3-D Masters Standings)
4. IBRA National Finals Championship
Along with over $250,000 in payout and awards, we have put together an awards
package that anyone would be proud to win.
Question: Are there any horse
or rider requirements that my horse or myself
must meet to join?
Answer: NO, The IBRA is open to
everyone; beginners, intermediates, professionals,
weekend warriors, young and old alike. Your
horse does not have to be registered and may
be of any breed.
Question: How do I become a member
of the IBRA?
Answer: You may apply 3 different
1. Print out the membership application on the
website and send it in the mail with a check.
2. Fill out the online membership application using
a credit card.
3. Join at the 1st show that you wish to compete
in. Your membership will then be sent in with
the show results. (Not recommended)
Question: May I choose to run
for points in any state or does it have to be
the state I live in?
Answer: When you join, you will
be asked to choose a designated state. The state
you designate does not have to be the state
you live in. However, you may only have one
designated state. You may switch states during
the course of the year, although you will lose
any points you have accumulated to that point.
We also offer the Open Range. This was designed
to accommodate those members whose states have
less than eight shows per season. It also allows
those IBRA members who wish to compete in any
IBRA show, regardless of location, to continue
to accumulate points. Open Range will be considered
a state in itself, however, there will be no
year-end awards. If a member designates a specific
state, all normal rules apply, and prizes will
be awarded at years-end.
Question: As the Show Committee,
why should I approve IBRA?
Answer: Now that the 4-D's are
becoming more popular, the added money is increasing,
but so are the expenses. It is becoming difficult
to decide which shows to attend. By co-approving
the IBRA at your local shows, our members will
help support your show by increasing the number
of entries. IBRA members will attend approved
shows to accumulate points for year-end awards
and Championship Standings. There is no sanctioning
fee or non-members fee and the IBRA will abide
by your shows existing rules. All that the IBRA
requires is two dollars per contestant from
the approved class only.
For more information about the IBRA,
you can call or write us at:
International Barrel Racing Association
P.O. Box 91205
Louisville, KY 40291