2018 ABHA National Finals Entries, Wed 18th Jul, 2018

The ABHA Board of Directors would like to announce that entries for the 2018 ABHA National Finals will open 9am Monday 30th July 2018 via the ABHA website.

Camping and stabling will also be available to book 9am Monday 30th July 2018,  to be booked direct through the AELEC website.

2018 National Finals Merchandise, Wed 11th Jul, 2018

2018 ABHA National Finals Merchandise is now available to purchase.

Custom long sleeve polos are available to purchase until 31st July only.

All other merchandise is available to purchase until 27th August

Please CLICK HERE to view and order merchandise.

2018 National Finals Charity, Fri 18th May, 2018

Hi Members,

We are very pleased to announce the charity that we will be raising funds for at the 2018 ABHA National Finals is


As per previous years we will be having selected days/rounds dedicated to Aussie Helpers and will encourage members to dazzle all with the Aussie Helpers colours. These days will be advertised closer to the Finals.
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2018 ABHA National Finals Charity, Fri 23rd Feb, 2018

Hi Members,

 In preparation for the 2018 National Finals, we need to select the charity that we will be raising funds for during the finals. This year the Board would like our members to assist in this process. Before we post the poll and to ensure all members are aware of what each charity's purpose is, please follow the links below before you make your decision.

Please be aware we know there are so many charities to choose from, and we know all members have a charity close to their heart, if you feel that there is a charity that should be considered,please drop us an email and we will add this to the list for 2019. The poll will be posted tonight at approx 8pm on the Australian Barrel Horse Association’s Facebook page.

Heard of Hope - - Assisting inOrgan Donation for Rural People.

Guide Dogs -

National Breast Cancer Foundation-

R U OK -

Royal Flying Doctors -

Beyond Blue -

The Smith Family -

Red Cross -

Red Kite -

Ronald McDonald -

Country Hope -

Dollys Dream -

Buy A Bale - Drought Relief -

Aussie Helpers - DroughtRelief -

2018 National Finals Change of Date, Tue 20th Feb, 2018

The ABHA Board of Directors would like to announce a change of date for the 2018 ABHA National Finals to be held at AELEC, Tamworth NSW.

New dates are 18th September to 23rd September 2018.

2018 National Finals , Wed 14th Feb, 2018

The ABHA Board of Directors are excited to announce that due to the overwhelming success of trialing the 1/2 second splits in the Open Divisional Barrel Race for the 2017 National Finals, the 2018 National Finals will again follow the same format with 8 Divisions and the Board are also excited to announce an extra Division in the Junior Divisional Event. There will now be 4 divisions in the Junior Division Barrel Race.

2018 Equitana Qualifiers, Thu 8th Feb, 2018

The ABHA Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2018 Equitana Qualifier are as follows:


ABHA Victorian Barrels 17th March - Chiltern................................4 Qualifiers

Gippsland Barrel Racing Club 4th March - Nilma..........................4 Qualifiers


NBRL 17th & 18th March - Quorn....................................................2 Qualifiers

SABHA 15th April - Marrabel............................................................2 Qualifiers


Cloverleaf Cruisers 18th March -Murrurundi..................................2 Qualifiers

Southern Turn & Burn 22nd April - Tumut......................................3 Qualifiers

Cooma Rodeo Club, May Jackpot - Cooma.....................................2 Qualifiers

Bingara Barrel Racing Club 10th  March - Bingara.........................2 Qualifiers

Moonbi Magic 29th April - Moonbi...................................................2 Qualifiers


ABHA Callide Valley 20th May - CKS Performance Horse Arena....1 Qualifiers

Capricorn Coast 8th July - Ridgelands..............................................1 Qualifiers

2018 National Finals Trophy Saddle Tender, Mon 29th Jan, 2018


All Saddle Suppliers.


Dear All Saddle Suppliers

The ABHA are requesting quotes for the supply of the 2018 Finals Trophy Saddles.

We require a minimum of 8 * 14 inchTrophy Barrel Racing Saddles delivered to Tamworth on or before the 15th ofJuly 2018. (But not limited to) Please supply a per saddle quote.

Quotes MUST include Stamping/Trophy Lettering.
Stamping required is as follows: (but not limited to)
All 8 to have “2018 ABHA Finals”
1 * Patsie Holder Memorial Classic Champion
1 * 1D Champion
1 * 2D Champion
1 * 3D Champion
‘ 1 * 4D Champion
1 * Junior 1D Champion
1 * Junior 2D Champion
1 * Junior 3D Champion

Please quote your price for supplying these saddles including delivery costs inAustralian dollars.

Please also indicate:

a) whether your quotes are inclusive orexclusive of sales taxes; if not otherwise stated, we will assume your quotes are inclusive of sales taxes;
b) delivery time from receipt of our purchase order to receipt of your shipment; this time frame will be a condition of any purchase order made; (Please also note the delivery date required above.)
c) if delivery costs are included in your quotes, your prices for pick-up at our separate cost; if delivery costs are not included in your quotes, please state this clearly otherwise we will assume they are included;
d) your terms of payment.
e) All price quotations must be firm and state when they expire.

Please supply your written quote to any of the following or or  before 5pm Monday 5th of February 2018.


Kind Regards

ABHA Board of Directors

2018 ABHA Memberships Due, Thu 28th Dec, 2017

2018 ABHA Membership are due for renewal from 1st January 2018.

Click here to renew your membership online.

New membership reminder, Wed 8th Nov, 2017

Please note that any new membership paid on or after 1st December 2017 will roll over to 2018 giving new members up to 13 months ABHA membership.

2017 ABHA National Finals Charity, Fri 13th Oct, 2017

The ABHA Board of Directors are pleased to announce that $668 was raised from the proceeds of the raffle, merchandise sold and fines from the 2017 National Finals.

2017-18 ABHA Board of Directors, Fri 13th Oct, 2017

The ABHA Board of Directors would like the welcome President Adele Edwards for another two year term of office, returning directors Suzanne Dicks, Susan Keenan & Pat Collins and welcome new director Naomi Bennett, all serving a two year term of office. The Board of Directors would also like to thank retiring Director, Michelle O'Neill for her many years of service on the board and wish her well for her future endeavors. 

2017 ABHA National Finals Merchandise , Tue 5th Sep, 2017

Finals merchandise is now available for purchasing during the finals. Order placed will require postage to be paid when ordering.

Traditional Roc

Traditional Roc, Fri 4th Aug, 2017

Australian Barrel Horse Association Sire Incentive 2016

Owner: Mathea Usher

Progeny: County Roc-Jo Caldwell
Roc ‘N’ Rolly-Emma Peters
Cowboy Roc-Jacquelyn Learmonth
Salty Roc-Jacquelyn Learmonth

The Australian Barrel Horse Association first introduced the Sire Incentive in 2016, this award was to highlight all the Stallion owners & their great work & time they give to our Industry of Barrel Racing.

This is run on a points system over the National Finals with members entering their progeny’s Sire of any breed as long as both are registered.

Without a doubt who shone the first year, the award going to TRADITIONAL ROC & MATHEA USHER.

The ABHA would like to extend their condolences to Mathea Usher of Santa Rio Quarter Horses

2017 National Finals Charity., Wed 28th Jun, 2017

The 'Starlight Foundation' has been randomly chosen as this year's nominated charity. Merchandise will be on sale at the finals and all fines occurred during the finals will be donated to this worthy children's charity. So dust off those purple and yellow shirts to brighten up AELEC and shine like a star for the day! (Day tba)

National Finals Entries, Wed 28th Jun, 2017

The 2016-17 National Finals qualifying period has now ended. For those waiting on finals qualifying points, please allow time for affiliates to submit their paperwork and have it processed. 

Online entries for the National Finals will open on Monday 17th July 2017. 

2017 Entry Fees:

Classic $160…addback $105

Open   $150…..addback $100

Junior $65………addback $45

2017 Posted Prize Money:

Classic $5,000

Open $8,000

Junior $1,650

The Board of Directors would also like to announce a new event for the 2017 finals. It will be a themed......"Starlight, Starbright".......... ‘Little Drum Runners’ event for children aged 5 to under 10 years old riding unassisted. The cost of entry for this event is $5 gst inclusive and there will not be any prize money, but each rider will receive a medallion and many prizes will be up for grabs. The only requirements for entering this event is they be an existing ABHA financial member when entry opens and to have not entered in the junior or open divisional events at the National Finals. (Age will be as off 30/6/17) Entry for this event will be via online National Finals Entry.

2017 Qualifying period., Fri 19th May, 2017

The 2017 National Finals qualifying deadline of 30th June 2017, is fast approaching. Don't wait till the last minute to qualify as many events get cancelled due to weather conditions.

Attention Patsie Holder Memorial Classic Qualifiers., Tue 11th Apr, 2017

 We have a lot of CLASSIC Events being run over the next few weeks, The ABHA would like to remind everyone of the processes.

You must have the correct paperwork to enter your horse in a Classic Qualifier, this being a copy of Registration Papers or the ABHA Proof of Age Form completed by a vet, this can be downloaded from the ABHA Website.

If your horse is registered with any association the horse must be entered with his registered name for all events including Divisional Barrel races.

Also please ensure you have a your 2016-2017 Classic Horse Registration Card that must be signed by the Affiliate, if you do not have a card yet, please contact an affiliate near you or please send Jayne an email at to get one.
 All three qualifying events you attend for the qualifying horse must be listed and signed off by the affiliate.

 To enter the Patsie Holder Memorial Classic at the 2017 ABHA National Finals this coming September, you must have this card completed, entries will NOT be accepted with out it.

New Affiliates, Wed 15th Mar, 2017

The ABHA Board of Directors are excited to announce several new affiliates have joined the ABHA in recent times. New affiliates in Queensland are ABHA Callide Valley, New South Wales are Wee Waa Barrel Racing Club, Cobar Can Chasers & Trojan Horse Events and Victoria are Western District Barrel Racing Club, BFM Horse Events and Chiltern Barrel Racing Club. Please keep an eye on the event calendar for dates these new affiliates are running.

Affinity Insurance Brokers, Fri 24th Feb, 2017

Affinity Insurance Brokers and the ABHA are working together to bring you special offers for all your Equine Insurance needs. Please click on this link to view the special offers available to ABHA Members.

BREAKING NEWS, Fri 17th Feb, 2017

The ABHA Board of Directors are excited to announce they are trialing ½ second splits for the 2017 National Finals.

This means there will be an incredible 8 divisions in the open barrel race.

*****8 Saddles*****8 Buckles**** to be won in the divisional event now!!

There will now be 12 saddles and buckles up for grabs at this year’s finals.

The Board are implementing this trial as a result of the high standard of barrel racing and large number of competitors in each division seen at the 2016 National Finals and from listening to what our members wanted from the 2016 finals survey.

Please note, the ½ second split divisions will be added as a ground rule at the National finals only. Affiliated club day events will remain as 1 second splits.

Members have until 30th June 2017 to get their 5 qualifying events done. Don’t leave it till the last minute as many events get cancelled due to inclement weather at that time of year. There is still over 4 months left to qualify!

2017 ABHA Membership, Fri 2nd Dec, 2016

The Board of Directors would like to announce a change to the ABHA membership fees for 2017. Riders will now be covered for 'Personal Accident Insurance' at ABHA sanctioned events through Affinity Insurance. The new fee structure incorporates the discounted rider insurance that the ABHA have secured with Affinity. Annual fees are Seniors $60, Juniors $30 and Day Memberships $20. The Board of Directors would also like to announce they have introduced a 'Non-Competing' membership $15.  There will be added benefits such as a $25 discount off float/Gooseneck insurance when taken out through Affinity. 

The 'Personal Accident Insurance' cover will commence on the 1st January 2017.

One Day Memberships, Sat 21st Nov, 2015

The ABHA Board of Directors would like to announce the introduction of a day membership from 1st January 2016. Day membership will cost $11 gst inclusive. Day memberships will be limited to 3 affiliated days per calendar year. Full ABHA membership fee will be required to be paid regardless of the number of day memberships paid should the member wish to take out a full ABHA membership. Day membership will not entitle the member to a qualifying event for the National Finals and will not qualify rider for club end of year awards for events competed at under a day membership

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