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Barrels 4 Bianca

Crookwell Showground
13-14 January

"Barrels 4 Bianca" is an annual event held in the memory of Bianca Picardi who was a talented sportswoman and a highly accomplished local horsewoman competing at the elite level.

Bianca died from suicide in 2015 and the "Bub for Life" Trust with Upper Lachlan Foundation was set up by her mother, Sue Kohleis, to honour her daughter and to support others suffering with depression.

Barrel racing is an exciting, full throttle event requiring the highest level of horsemanship to negotiate the course over a timed period.  The trust between horse and rider is as close as it gets and both require athlete fitness to participate.

This is an event recognised by Australian Barrel Horse Association and points earned from participation go toward the National Title and the opportunity to compete overseas.  Last year, it is held in Victoria and next year, Crookwell - Bianca's home - will be hosting.  Competitors travel from around the country to participate.


  • Classic - Sat 13th
  • Open 4D - Sat & Sun (2 Rounds)
  • Maturity
  • Junior 4D - Sat & Sun (2 Rounds)
  • Tiny Tots - Sat 13th

For event entry - contact Christine Goley on 0406 787 428 or

Saturday Night Auction and Raffle - Proceeds Go to Bub4Life Trust.


For Enquiries on Sponsorship or to make a donation contact Sue on 4837 3017 or Gary Kadwell on 0428 402 476

Later Event: 17 February
2018 Laggan Pig Races