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The American Rodeo Contender Tournament

Better Barrel Races is honored to be the official sanctioning body of THE AMERICAN RODEO CONTENDER TOURNAMENT.  Join us at an American Rodeo Contender Tournament Event to earn your way to The American Rodeo and your chance to compete at the richest single-day event in all of western sports.  The American boasts an unmatched total purse of more than $2 million, which includes a $100,000 check for the individual winners of each discipline and a $1 Million Bonus pot.

Books for each event will open approximately one (1) week prior to the event entry deadline and will close at 5pm Central on Monday prior to the event.  The American will carry over to the main race so you must enter the main race at the same time as you enter The American.

Not A BBR Member?   You can join or renew your membership in the same transaction with your American Qualifier entry!

2024-25 American Contender Tournament Barrel Racing Schedule
Get Qualified Now for the 2025 American!

January 20, 2024
Ocala, FL - Brandons Barrel Bash

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January 27, 2024
Glen Rose, TX - Dinosaur Classic

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March 8, 2024
Ft Worth, TX - Patriot Barrel Race

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June 1, 2024
Lexington, VA - Virginia Barrel Classic

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June 15, 2024
Columbiana, OH - BBR Midwest Xtravaganza

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June 23, 2024
Powell Butte, OR - Showdown In The Cascades

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ONLINE ENTRY Entries Close 6/17/24 @ 5pm Central

June 29, 2024
Marshall, TX - July Explosion

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