The Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry is the venue for these young champions. Participants have worked hard to get to the championship round.
Jacob Marshall, 10, says it's his first time competing in a big show like this.
He says, "I feel really nervous, like I have butterflies in my stomach. It feels weird. I don't know how else to describe it."
Sherry Fulmer with the National Barrel Horse Association's Youth World Championships says competitors are after bragging rights and a long list of prizes.
"We'll have to take 300 to the finals. The winners will take home saddles, buckles, trailers, money, boots, jackets."
The event will bring out about 48,000 people including competitors. Fulmer says the National Fairgrounds is the perfect place for hosting an event of this caliber.
In our opinion, this is probably in the top four in the nation. There's just not very many facilities that can handle this crowd and Georgia should be proud.
She says young people ages four to 19 are here from four continents and 41 states, a true international showing of great young riders who are conditioning themselves for the next level of competitor and excellence.