Barrel Racing at Sacred Spur Ranch

The self proclaimed world championship in barrel racing was held today in Gregg county as hundreds of contestants competed for prize money. "It brings your weekenders into it they can go and compete and win money and prizes and awards and not have to compete against professionals all the time" says champion barrel racer Deb Mohon.

It was the third annual short track barrel racing championships held at the sacred spur ranch... A kind of pro-am event where anyone could win.... Young and not so young. Over 200 riders competed for cash and prizes, in an event that draws professionals and amateur together.... Although some horse didn't want to co-operate.

This championship allows men and women to compete head-to-head... And it's the ladies who most often come out on top... The top 33 finishers walked away with cash and prizes.