About Diamonds & Dirt™

The Dirt

Founder Kristi Schiller of Schiller Ranch, located southeast of Expo in nearby Millican, puts it this way, “Despite today’s economic challenges, interest and participation in barrel racing continues to thrive. I believe barrel racing is on the verge of becoming a world-class sport of its own. The time is right for taping a larger audience as well as providing an outstanding new venue for the loyal riders who have dedicated themselves to barrel racing over the years. With the phenomenal bloodlines and speed of these horses, combined with the agility of talented riders and trainers, I believe history will be made every year at Diamonds and Dirt™.  We at Schiller Ranch are committed to making this a truly premier event.  The service and hospitality experienced by each participant will be second to none, and our payouts, always top-tier.  At Diamonds and Dirt™, we’re bringing the bling back to Texas where it all began.”

“When my friend, Kristi Schiller had a vision, then decided to produce a futurity of this magnitude in Texas. No one could have dreamed that in a few short years, Diamonds and Dirt would be one of the largest barrel races in the world. I am in awe of the support and gratitude from the contestants, horse owners, vendors and spectators.”- Shanna Brown, Executive Director, Schiller Ranch


Diamonds & Dirt Barrel Horse Classic™ is the largest futurity purse in the Lone Star State with almost $1,000,000 in cash and prizes.

Diamonds & Dirt™ is excited to be hosting the seventh annual event at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan, Texas on April 1-7, 2019.

“Bar none, no other barrel race in the country will give you more exposure than Diamonds & Dirt™.”- Tanya Randall

Diamonds & Dirt TM Events benefit
K9s4COPs and K9s4kids.

K9s4COPs is a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to build a safer
future by placing K9 officers in communities and schools.