September 03 - 06, 2020

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Buckles and Barrels For Bailey

About Us

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 Buckles and Barrels for Bailey is an annual barrel race held at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, NV. We raised over $48,000 in the first five years and donated it to the Spring Valley Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We were able to help with continuing education, remodeling the parents room and waiting room, purchasing educational reference material and supplies for the unit.


Because of Bailey now has an approved 501c.3 and all donations are tax deductible. 

Bailey's Story

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"Our daughter, Bailey Rae Stevens, was born on July 8th, 2010. On July 12th, we were told that she developed a bacterial infection in her intestine that was spreading rapidly. By 6pm that night she was on a ventilator and by 9:30 that night her bowel perforated and she had to be taken into emergency surgery. The surgeon told us that there was no hope for her and that she probably wouldn't survive the surgery. We were told to kiss her goodbye. I will never forget the moment that I leaned in to kiss Bailey before surgery because she grabbed my finger and wouldn't let go. I thought she was saying goodbye but it turns out she was showing me how strong a little girl can be. Little Bailey fought as hard as she could and against all odds she did survive the surgery but lost 70% of her small intestine.

She spent the first 108 days of her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. During this time my family met a very special group of people. The doctors and nurses that cared for Bailey as she fought to recover. Our family endured some highs and lows while in the NICU and these people, who didn't even know us, made that journey with us.

They were there when we cried, worried, laughed and celebrated. They have become family to us. They were with us 24 hours a day and when we couldn't be there they sent us pictures and updates. They bought her jambes, made bows for her hair and rocked her when she cried. They listened to us as we worried, hugged us when we cried and most important loved Bailey like she was their own.

Bailey came home in October 2010. She had a feeding tube and an I/V and we were told that we should expect a long, slow recovery. Bailey continued to prove everyone wrong and we were able to remove the I/V in March of 2011 and take her off the feeding tube in November just before the first annual Buckles and Barrels for Bailey. She had what we hope is her final surgery in March of 2012 to close up the spot where her feeding tube use to be.

We raised over $48,000 in five years and donated it to the Spring Valley Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We were able to help with continuing education, remodeling the parents room and waiting room, purchasing educational reference material and supplies for the unit.

On October 31st, 2016 we received a phone call from the neurology department at UCLA that has changed our focus. Bailey was diagnosed with a rare terminal disease called Batten's Disease CLN6. Our family was devastated. We were told that Bailey probably didn't have much time and that she would deteriorate quickly. We were also told that there is no known treatment. A geneticist at UCLA told us about a family in Los Angeles that had two daughters with the disease that refused to accept that there was no hope. They formed the Gray Foundation and have made it their mission to find a cure. They have funded a clinical trial at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and Bailey was accepted in to the trial February 10th, 2017.

We traveled to Ohio and Bailey was injected with a gene transfer on March 1st. It is our hope that this procedure has saved her life. No one knows if she can recover any of the speech or motor skills that were taken from her by this horrible disease, only time will tell. We have prayed for a miracle and we know that The Might B will fight as hard as she can to come back to us.

We now have our own 501c.3 under the name "Because of Bailey". Our goal is to help other families with sick and terminally ill children that are in need of financial assistance. We would also like to support the Gray Foundation and CureBatten.org in their fight against this disease. All donations to our cause is tax deductible.

Support the Cause

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November 17-20, 2011 our family hosted the first annual Buckles and Barrels for Bailey benefit barrel race at the South Point Casino Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. All proceeds from this race went to the Las Vegas Spring Valley Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that saved our daughter Bailey's life.


In the first five years we raised over $48,000. This money has been placed in the Bailey Rae Stevens Scholarship Fund for continuing educations costs for the nurses that work in the Las Vegas Spring Valley Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and for renovations to the waiting room and parents' room.


In 2016, Because of Bailey was formed with the goal of helping families with sick and terminally ill children with travel expenses, medical bills and special needs equipment. Because of Bailey has an approved 501c.3 and all donations to our cause is tax deductible.

Buckles and Barrels for Bailey - Round 7, is scheduled for August 31 - September 2, 2018 at the South Point Equestrian Center. This event will continue to grow and with your help 2018 can be an even greater success.

We have the following sponsorship opportunities available:

25 buckles at $150.00 each
Senior race - $200 per day
Added race money
Products for the average prizes

Event sponsors will be provided arena space for their banners, their logo will appear on the jumbotron during each drag (drag every 5 riders, between 50 and 100 times a day depending on number of entries), in all event advertising and each sponsor will receive promotion on the event website. Our sponsor slideshow is broadcast throughout the casino and into the hotel rooms. We will also be having a live webcast with national viewing. All donations are tax deductible through Because of Bailey, our 501c.3.

With your help, we can continue to expand this event and make a difference in the lives of hundreds of families who find themselves in the neonatal intensive care unit each year.

You can contact Marla at 702.461.0468, Patrick at 702.768.1761 or email us at becauseofbailey@yahoo.com. For vendor information, contact Carla Clayton at 775.513.6986 or tibbys7@aol.com.

Bailey 2019

It has been an amazing 9 years with our miracle girl. We thought that this was the year to look all the way back. 

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Exciting news for 2020!!! An anonymous sponsor just gave us $10,000 for the added money in the youth race! On our 10th anniversary is going to be amazing!!! 

  

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Helping find a cure

The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation exists to improve and save lives of all children impacted by Batten Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 

Host arena and hotel

Host arena and hotel. Thank you to the Gaughan’s for always being such huge sponsors.

Thank you to the Gaughan’s for always being huge sponsor. We couldn‘t do it without them.



Official Photographer and sponsor

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Brown Ohana Photography is our official photographer, Jonathan and Sarah Brown have always been huge supports of us and the race.

Downloads

Because of Bailey now has a 501c so all donations are tax deductible 

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FAQs

 

Can I pre-purchase time only's?

If you are from out of state you may purchase 2 time only's per hour (max of 4). Time only's are not reserved without the form. You can pick up your tickets in the show office.

Do I have to get a stall?

No but you cannot leave a horse tied anywhere in the facility including warm up pens. Violators will be disqualified without a refund.

Can I move in on Wednesday, August 29th?

No. The barn opens for move in on Thursday, August 30th at 7am.

Can I substitute a horse?

Yes. Please just let us know about the change as soon as possible.

My friend already entered but we didn't send in our entry forms together. Can we still get stalls together?

We will make every effort to get you together or as close as we can.

Do I have to be a member of any association to run at BB4B?

No. We do co-sanction with the WPRA

Can I stay in my Living Quarters trailer at the South Point?

No. There is no camping allowed at the South Point.

Do I need to get a tack stall at the South Point?

You cannot take your horse to your trailer to tack up so most people will split a tack stall with several friends. They are the same price as a regular stall and come with 4 bags of shavings. If you are in need of someone to split a tack stall with please feel free to post it on our Facebook page.

Barrel Race Schedule

NEGATIVE COGGINS WITHIN 6 MONTHS & HEALTH CERTIFICATE WITHIN 30 DAYS 

09/03/2020

Thursday

6:00 am - 5:30 pm

South Point Equestrian Center

Event Details

09/03/2020

Thursday

6:00 am ~ Barn Opens

7:00 am ~ Office Opens

8:00 am - 5:00 pm ~ Time Onlys pay at gate

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm ~ Open Arena

6:00 am - 5:30 pm

South Point Equestrian Center

09/04/2020

Friday

All day

South Point Equestrain Center

Event Details

09/04/2020

Friday

8:00 am ~ barrel race starts

All day

South Point Equestrain Center

09/05/2020

Saturday

All day

South Point Equestrain Center

Event Details

09/05/2020

Saturday

8:00 am barrel race starts


Men's Race right after Open


Calcutta 30 minutes after Men's race

All day

South Point Equestrain Center

09/06/2020

Sunday

All day

Estuary Park

Event Details

09/06/2020

Sunday

8:00 am barrel race starts 

All day

Estuary Park

09/07/2020

Monday

All day

Estuary Park

Event Details

09/07/2020

Monday

9:00 am ALL horses need to checked out of stalls

All day

Estuary Park

Draws

Future race draws will be listed here.

Files coming soon.

Results

Results from our first year until current except 2018 & 2015, and we are still working on getting those posted, too.

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The below map and address are  to the South Point Equestrain Center where the barrel race is held each year thanks to the generous donation b the Gaughan family.

Buckles and Barrels for Bailey

South Point Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, Nevada 89183, United States

(702) 461-0468