Fletcher Bean guides his horse during barrel races last Saturday during barrel races held by the Volunteer Riding Association (VRA). VRA holds barrel races on the first Saturday of every month from April through October (weather permitting). There are approximately 50 members of the VRA, but on barrel race Saturdays, as many as 70 riders will show up to take part. The next barrel race is Saturday, May 4. Racing begins at 6 p.m., but a demonstration and exhibition will be presented beginning at 3 p.m. The venue is located in the back lot of Jaycee Park — behind the baseball fields.