Giddyup! Barrel racing is back at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.
"It's a big family sport," says Mike Dameron, the event coordinator. "And I'm going to tell you something about barrel racing, because barrel racing is growing bigger, bigger, bigger all the time."
Thursday, kids got a chance to compete against the clock to earn a piece of the roughly $175,000 that will be given out this weekend.
"The adrenaline rush and just getting together with your horse," says Charidy Williams of Jackson. "It's a different language."