Moving the Barrel Racing Industry Forward
The Pink Buckle Stallion owners have come together to create an event that will be an amazing opportunity to run for big money! Everything about the Pink Buckle Barrel Race is designed with one specific purpose in mind; to dramatically increase the number and quality of barrel racing performance horses sired by Pink Buckle Stallions. Barrel horses only have a certain amount of runs they can make in their lifetimes, why not make each run count?! The cash paid out at the Pink Buckle Barrel Race will be $1.5 million dollars –> $850,000 guaranteed payout in the Futurity $600,000 guaranteed payout in the Open 4D $50,000 guaranteed payout in the Amateur Futurity (must have current AQHA Amateur card) $20,000 guaranteed payout in the Youth (14 and under)
Proof of Concept
The Pink Buckle Barrel Race is modeled after the Breeders Halter Futurity, which began in 2011 with 10 stallions and had 35 stallions by the time their first event took place. In their first Futurity, there were 83 entries in four classes, and paid out $266,000. At their 2016 event, the Futurity had grown to 711 entries in 33 classes, and paid out over $1,200,000. This almost 10 time increase in the number of foals being born to Breeders Halter Futurity stallions has completely changed the halter horse industry, and Breeders Halter Futurity stallions now dominate that market. In addition to the increase in the number of horses being bred to their futurity stallions, stud fees for futurity stallions have also increased on average by 20%. We believe the Pink Buckle will have a similar impact for the Pink Buckle Stallions and the barrel horse industry.