Barrel Racing in the Grand Valley

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Over the past weekend, the Mesa County Fairgrounds hosted it’s two day ‘Racing in the Rockies’ event. During the two days there was countless Barrel Racing with women of all ages. 

Girls as young as the age of three and as old as 70 took turned their horses around three different barrels to try to get the best time possible. 

There are sectioned age groups throughout, but at the end during ‘the open’ everyone competes against each other. 

The women race for money, if the time is fast enough, and points for future barrel races. This is the second Barrel racing event that has been held in Grand Junction in 2018 and will return every year.

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