Why Join The BFA

Barrel Futurities of America (BFA) is one of the premier organizations in the barrel racing industry. BFA is dedicated to the betterment of futurity/derby competitions for horses ages 4 to 6.

Beginning December 1, members begin campaigning their futurity and derby horses at BFA-approved events with the goal of accumulating points toward a BFA World Champion Futurity and Derby title. BFA Year-End Futurity bonus program rewards the top six futurity horses as follows:

1st – $10,000
2nd – $5,000
3rd – $4,000
4th – $3,000
5th – $2,000
6th – $1,000

Regardless of the added purse money or number of entries, each BFA-approved event awards points according to a standardized points system described in the BFA rulebook. With this system, BFA and its members recognize the importance of every BFA futurity/derby competition and BFA event producers.

The crowning event of the futurity/derby competition year is the BFA World Championship. Produced each December at Oklahoma State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this competition is open to all age-eligible futurity and derby horses. A number of incentive programs reward eligible contestants: Future Fortunes Stallion Incentive, Amateur Futurity, Amateur Derby, Junior Futurity, APHA PBRIP, and BFA World Sale Graduate Exclusive. Prize money payout exceeds $800,000 plus BFA presents over $200,000 in Champions’ awards and bonuses.

Elected by the membership and responsive to their input, an 8 member BFA Board of Directors is on the cutting edge of making decisions that impact the futurity barrel racing industry.

Joining BFA enables members to compete for year-end championship, points, bonuses, and awards. Too, members are covered by accident insurance while traveling to, competing at, and returning from a BFA event. BFA membership supports every facet of futurity/derby barrel racing: owner, trainer, breeder, and FAN!

Become a BFA member and be an integral part of barrel racing. World Champions Start Here!