Barrel Racers, It’s Time to Enter the $20,000 Added Patriot Reno

Reno's the place to be in June for Open and youth barrel racers.
Barrel racer at The Patriot event
Image by Click Thompson | Reno Patriot 2022

Entries are open for The Patriot Reno Barrel Race on June 25, giving barrel racers the opportunity to compete at $20,000 in added money alongside the iconic Reno Rodeo.

The Patriot Reno barrel race will offer an Open 4D competition inside the Reno Sparks Livestock Center. Capped at 250 entries in the Open, the $750 high-stakes entry fee race will feature 80% payback, and slots are quickly filling. There’s also a 19 & Under Young Guns race with rollover options from the Open. Additionally, youth athletes can enter the 19 & Under Patriot Vegas or Fort Worth qualifiers.

“We’re so thrilled to give barrel racers of all ages and skill levels the chance to compete during such an iconic event in Reno,” said TC Long, Equine Network’s Barrel Racing Events Director. “Chuck Dunn will be on the ground, the payout is going to be deep and it’s going to be a great time. I think the barrel racers are going to enjoy the new changes we’re rolling out in 2024 as we constantly try to improve The Patriot, Young Guns and Hooey Jr. Patriot events.”

For full entry information, click here. Online pre-entries and mail-in entries close on June 14. Stalling information can be found at 

Reno Patriot barrel racing flyer

A calcutta for the race will take place alongside the Open team roping calcutta at the Novi Room in Eldorado on Sunday, June 23. Doors open at 6 p.m. MST, with the calcutta kicking off at 7 p.m. and music following with Shane Minor. The host hotel has offered a unique discount code to Patriot contestants, family and friends that can be found here.