There are over 1500 contestants representing seven countries vying for a spot in the final round on November 3. There is also a chance for the "World Title" in five divisions in two age groups.
Barrel racing is an event in which a horse and rider make their way in a clover leaf pattern around 3 placed barrels competing for the fastest time.
If a barrel racer or their horse hit a barrell and knock it over there is a five second penalty which would just about take you out of the fastest time bracket.
Riding past the barrell results in disqualification.
Jamie Swinson from Claxton has been barrel racing for 16 years and has qualified for this year's world championships on two horses.
Swinson said, "You have to compete in five local shows and be in the top five in each division to be able to compete in the world competition. It takes about two years to train a horse to barrell race. My four year old daughter, Kinsley, has started barrell racing in the youth division."