The first Cowgirls for a Cure was held at Beard Arena in fall 2018.

Registration open: Cowgirls for a Cure

June 25, 2019

Put on your cowboy boots and riding hat, because registration is open now for Cowgirls for a Cure. Every dollar raised will support local patient care and research to end breast cancer.

This barrel racing competition benefiting the Edith Sanford Breast Initiative is set to see more than 100 contestants, as $10,000 in competition winnings are up for grabs.

Each barrel racing contestant, for both open 4D and peewee events, has the opportunity to fundraise her entrance fee. Registration is open now!


Save the date:

  • When: Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Beard Arena, 16030 62nd Ave. SE, Menoken, N.D.
  • More details: Spectators, riders and horses are encouraged to wear pink in honor of all the breast cancer survivors in our community. Admission is free for spectators.


Fast facts about barrel racing:

  • Barrel racing is all about speed. Each rider guides her horse around three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern, attempting to get the fastest score.
  • The average ride time is less than 18 seconds, making this sport known for its fast-paced and high-energy events.
  • The horses aren’t the only ones working. A rider’s time not only depends on her horse’s training but her own athleticism and horsemanship abilities.
  • Riders of all ages and skill levels compete.

Attendees also have a chance to learn about the important work happening at Edith Sanford and participate in a silent auction. Concessions also will be available at the event.