^ Agreed. If we want to see more equestrian events added, our best bet is going to be with reining. You have to remember that not a lot of countries ride Western. Reining is gaining in international popularity, but speed events aren't run in many countries.
Another thing to consider is that many people are angry that so much of the NRHA's funds are going toward promotion for Olympic inclusion when it could be put to other use. Just some things to consider, though it would be very cool for barrel racing to be a Olympic sport