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Grace & Grit Futurity & Derby

We're delighted to extend a warm invitation to join us at the Grace & Grit Barrel Race in Saskatoon, SK, from June 6-9, 2024. 

Founded in 2020, Grace & Grit emerged with the goal of fostering a fun and friendly summer series competition enriched with added money and prizes. The event exceeded expectations, drawing competitors from across the province and creating lasting connections within the barrel racing community.


In 2021, we raised the bar with the introduction of a 5D slot race, consistently awarding over $40,000 in cash prizes and valuable rewards to riders of all levels. This year, we're reaching new heights by proudly bringing a Futurity/Derby event to Saskatchewan. Focused on horses aged 4-8, this addition aligns with the Canadian Barrel Futurities' mission to promote quality Futurities & Derbies in the region, providing trainers and racers with meaningful competitions.

While the Futurity/Derby takes center stage, Grace & Grit remains dedicated to inclusivity. Our open, youth, and peewee races ensure that participants of all levels can share in the excitement and camaraderie.

The heart of our event lies in the spirit of competition, growth, and the profound bond between rider and horse. Grace & Grit is more than a race; it's a celebration of character, lifelong friendships, responsibility, and growth in all aspects. The atmosphere is electric, with each turn around the barrels echoing the dedication and passion of every participant.

This event is not just a race; it's an experience that transcends the arena. As we gather each year, we bring together over 350 contestants from all corners of Canada. The Grace & Grit Barrel Race injects entertainment, excitement, and added revenue into the local community, providing a platform for businesses to gain exposure among a diverse audience.

Your presence at Grace & Grit is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of barrel racing, witness the incredible skill and dedication of our participants, and be a part of a tradition that goes beyond competition – it's a celebration of the enduring spirit of grace and grit.

We look forward to welcoming you to the heart of the action at Grace & Grit Barrel Race, where every thundering hoofbeat tells a story of passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence.


Cassidy Meister,Tammi Hanowski, Avery Hanowski & Alicin Gellner

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