Dust was flying at the Golden Mile Arena at the Moose Jaw exhibition grounds on Tuesday as barrel racers from across the prairie provinces ran through their practice runs.
Starting on Wednesday, Moose Jaw will be hosting the Saskatchewan Barrel Racing Association (SBRA) provincial finals.
Riders were at the grounds early to run warm up drills and make sure the horses were familiar with the arena.
"A new arena can be scary for horses," said Priscilla Tames, president of the SBRA. "Every arena has different signs on the boards and their barrels that the horses need to get use to."
The three day event will see 488 entries from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. On Friday, the top 60 riders from each division will compete in the short go and the winner and prizes will be announced around 4 p.m.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Herald.