Barrel Racing Industry Alliance Releases 2023 Graded Races

The list of graded races for 2023 is now available on the BRIA website.

 The Barrel Racing Industry Alliance recently announced the development of a system to grade barrel races that are consistently recognized as the highest level and quality of competition.

The list of graded races for 2023 is now available to view at

Races receiving grades for 2023 were evaluated on total entry numbers, payouts and quality of competition by the BRIA Graded Races Subcommittee. Qualifying barrel races were ranked by Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3, with Grade 1 being the highest grade.

Requirements for grading and graded status of races are reviewed annually by the BRIA committee, with a new graded barrel race list issued for each year based on that evaluation and assignment process.

As 2023 graded races are entered into the system, these grades will appear on AQHA’s QData Database Online Reports. The wins and placings of horses in graded barrel races will then appear on catalog pages produced by the QData Catalog Builder.

This new system will more closely align barrel horse sale catalog pages with racehorse sale catalog pages and help breeders, owners and buyers better evaluate the caliber of the horse and its sire and dam.

Learn more about the graded barrel races and view the complete list of graded races at

For more information, contact

Barrel Racing Industry Alliance