BARREL BASH RULES


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• WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY ENTRY FOR ANY REASON. Inappropriate behavior by contestants or spectators may require us to ask you to leave the grounds (if this happens there will be no refunds). • No REFUNDS after pre entry deadline for any reason.
• By entering you agree to abide by and follow all rules and are responsible for ANY horse you bring to this event and will be considered an agent for such horse.
• Dress Code long sleeved shirt(anything long sleeved is fine) – western boots. Western hat or helmet required in the open class. Youth/Senior class no hats required. No ball caps stocking caps allowed and wearing them is grounds for disqualification. Hat fine in open race $5 fine if you lose your hat and must be paid to barrel setter to get your hat back..
• Horse substitutions AND rider subs allowed until start of race DAY ONE. Changes associated with buying a spot cannot be made by email and must be made in the show office. The NEW RIDER will pay the office fee to the show office. After that horse OR rider subs allowed if done before start of race, with $5 fee per change. After start of race DAY ONE you CANNOT "sell" your spot. Changes must be made BEFORE the first horse runs in each race. NO CHANGES allowed after start of race. (Exceptions may be made if a rider or horse is injured before they run and decision will be made at discretion of judge and/or show manager). ANY CHANGE THAT MAY AFFECT A YOUTH OR SR CARRY OVER ENTRY ON MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN START TIME OF YOUTHSR CLASS.
• No switching of draw positions. HORSE MUST RUN IN POSITION DRAWN! Draw in the official program book shall be the official draw and shall take precedence over online draw. Horse and rider changes will be noted on official's sheet. If a horse runs out of order it will be disqualified and result in a no time.
• All reruns will be the decisions of the Arena Director. Rerun will be on fresh drag. Arena Director's decisions are FINAL. In the case of a timer malfunction rider will be offered a re-run. PRIOR PENALTIES WILL APPLY. If rider chooses to run again any penalties made during re-run WILL apply to official time.
• Failure to answer 3 gate calls will result in Officials scratch. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN OFFICIALS SCRATCH. ALL CONTESTANTS MUST CHECK IN WITH GATE OFFICIAL THEMSELVES PRIOR TO RUNNING OR THE MAY BE SUBJECT TO DQ. (NOTE at some locations we require you be in the holding pen PRIOR to the start of your drag check with gate official prior to running for ground rule at each event regarding this issue. Once tractor is parked and gate is shut it WILL NOT be opened again) Safety of you your horse and other riders is a main concern to us. If you have safety issues please talk to the gate-man so that we can work with you PRIOR to making your run.
• A horse may enter each race only once. (Exception for family rule.) To qualify for family rule each rider can only enter on ONE horse applies to children and parents. Neither "family member" may run any additional horses. This is a hardship rule for family members sharing a horse.
• Contestants will receive a no time for knocking over a barrel or breaking the pattern.
ALL CONTESTANTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT YEAR W9 ON FILE WITH DOUBLE B PRODUCTIONS, LLC TO RECEIVE WINNINGS. CHECKS ARE VALID FOR 30 DAYS. ANY CHECKS THAT NEED TO BE RE-ISSUED WILL BE CHARGED A $50 FEE. Any checks not cashed within 30 days will be considered void and will not be re-issued.
Sidepot entrants! ANY CHANGES OR CORRETIONS TO SIDEPOT ENTRIES MUST BE MADE BEFORE END OF RACE. ONCE RESULTS ARE POSTED FOR SIDEPOT CHANGES WILL NOT BE MADE TO THE RESULTS
HI POINT IF TIE FOR HI POINT HORSE/RIDER BUCKLES WE WILL GO BACK TO FASTEST TIME RUN THAT WEEKEND FOR TIE BREAKER. At most locations you must run all 3 days to be eligible to hi point buckled. Buckles are NOT given at all events see race details fmi.
• An office fee will apply to ALL RIDERS. Amount may vary by location. Fee is 1x/rider/day. Those paying online by credit card (or reserving stalls online will be charged an online fee $3 PLUS 4% convenience fee in addition to the office fee neither of these two fees are refundable at any time for any reason
• LATE FEES – NO LATE FEES (EXCEPT AT OUR 2 BIG ADDED MONEY FUTURITY EVENTS). All late entries will run at the end of the pre-entry draw. Cash only or credit card with 4% additional fee.
• OPEN RACES ARE PAID ON 4D FORMAT (HALF SEC SPLITS) Number of places paid per race: (100 & under pays 5 places)(101-149 6 places) (150-250 entries: 8 places)( 251-399 entries: 10 places) (400-499 entries: 12 places)( 500 & over entries: 15 places) To qualify for year-end awards in open rider MUST compete in 3 different Barrel Bash events. Rider may only win ONE year end open award (2018 season). To qualify for year-end awards in futurity or derby horse must have been entered in those sidepots at a minimum of 3 Barrel Bash events. (awards given on Sun at Season Finale event) Topeka KS (Thanksgiving weekend).Year end awards will be announced at a later date and change from year to year based on sponsors. *Year end awards: back to 5D. Buckles to year end division champions. (first place only) (no 5D payback year end awards only). Must be within 3 seconds of winning time to receive 5D points. *Year end OVERALL hi-point will receive a trophy saddle. *Year end 1st-5th OVERALL hi-point will receive jackets. *OVERALL HI POINT STANDINGS WILL COUNT POINTS FROM EVERY DIVISION.
*Year end futurity champion 1d,2d, derby champion will receive awards.
*Youth and Senior will have a clean-slate year end finale with added money and awards in each division 1st-5th place. (Must compete in at least 3 different Barrel Bash events to be eligible for year end Youth/Sr finale.
NO MEMBERSHIP FEES - NO EXTRA FEES JUST COMPETE IN 3 DIFFERENT BARREL BASH EVENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE!
FORWARD MOTION RULE IS IN AFFECT unless otherwise posted. Must keep a forward motion AFTER crossing the plane of the arena. Failure to follow this rule may result in DQ. (Questions ask gateman)
• NO schooling horses in arena – excessive whipping, jerking, etc will not be tolerated and may result in a $50 fine.
• You are not allowed to circle a barrel more than one time unless you are in the LAST rider in your drag. If you circle a barrel more than one time you will be fined $50. (this is to respect riders that follow you and "save" the ground for them in the respective positions they have drawn.
• EVERYONE WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED AT THIS EVENT AND VIDEOED. VIDEOS AND PHOTOS MAY BE POSTED ONLINE BY OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER. NO OTHER PHOTOS OR VIDEOS ALLOWED FOR PUBLIC RESALE. Anyone found posting photos on facebook from our photographers without purchasing photos will be required to pay the photo fee before they can compete at another event. Use of photos not paid for is stealing and will not be tolerated.
• SIDEPOTS – to enter you MUST enter the open race for that day (you run in the open and carry your time over to the sidepot for the sidepot payout). FUTURITY is open to any horse 5 & Under that has not competed in barrel racing prior to Dec 1 (previous year). Payback for futurity is 2D full sec split. DERBY is open to any horse 7 or under that is not futurity eligible. Derby payback is straight open payback (no divisions). ADULT – sidepot is open to anyone 20-49 years of age as of Jan 1. Payback is 3D full sec split. SENIOR is open to anyone 50 + as of Jan 1. Payback is 3D full sec split.) 75% payback 100% adm.ALL SIDEPOTS MUST BE VERIFIED BEFORE END OF RACE (that day). ANY CORRECTIONS MUST BE MADE IN SHOW OFFICE BEFORE THE END OF THE RACE. ONCE THE RESULTS ARE POSTED THEY WILL REMAIN. IF WE MISS YOU IN A SIDEPOT YOU PAID FOR WE WILL REFUND YOUR MONEY PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK US SO WE CAN CONTINUE THIS PROGRAM! THANK YOU
• YOUTH – SENIOR is a separate race open to anyone 19 & Under as of Jan 1.and 50+ as of Jan 1. They are drawn together but paid out separately. Payout is 3D full sec split. Youth/Sr that wish to enter same horse in the open that day MUST carry their time FROM youth/sr race TO the open (they do not get to run twice). Any prior penalties WILL apply. Year end awards and finals for out youth/senior – fmi see directors (Cindy Wall SR) (Shannon Durbin Youth)
• 75% payback, 100% added money. Each race is separate payoff. There is NO average payoff. We will take out $1 per run from each open race,that will go towards the BONUS RACE
FINALS 100% of the bonus race added money will be paid back (this is what the $1/run is for and is paidback 100% af the BRF).
• ALL RV AND STALLING FEES MUST BE TAKEN CARE OF BEFORE COMPETING. FAILURE TO PAY THESE FEES MAY RESULT IN DQ WITHOUT REFUND. ALL HORSES ON GROUNDS OVERNIGHT MUST STALL AT ALL EVENTS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ANY MATTERS NOT COVERED HERE WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SHOW MANAGER. .

 

 

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