Tuesday Night Barrel Race Rules



* Starting Jan. 1, 2020, there will be a $10 Processing Fee PER RIDER.


*Exhibitions are $5 per run.

*If you pre-enter, you will be expected to pay for those exhibitions.

*You must keep your exhibitions under 60 seconds.

*On the last page of exhibitions, each rider may only reserve 2 exhibitions.


*Jackpot entry fees are $35.

*If you pre-enter, you must draw-out prior to the posting of the pre-draw, or you will be responsible for your entry fees. If there is a need to draw-out because of a vet or medical emergency, and you provide documentation, you are not responsible for your fees.

*Contestants must run in the order they have drawn on the horse they specified.


All contestants and their family members are expected to display good sportsmanship at all times. No level of abuse toward any animal at this event will be allowed. Foul language, misconduct, or abusive comments spoken to any contestant, spectator, staff member, or arena personnel will result in immediate contestant disqualification and no refund of entry fees.


If a contestant is in the holding pen and attempts to enter the arena but is unable to get the horse down the alleyway or chooses to not come when his/her name is called, after the second call, the gateman will give the rider 60 seconds to enter the arena. At the end of 60 seconds if the horse has not broken the plane at the end of the alleyway into the area, the rider will be disqualified.


Only one horse may be in the arena or alleyway at any time during competition. A contestant can have someone assist them into the alley (only) but must immediately exit the alley before the contestant turns the 2nd barrel. The rider will be given a no time if the person assisting crosses the plane of the alley into the arena.  The gate man will enforce these rules implicitly.                                                                                                         


A “No Time” will be given to the contestant for the following reasons:

*If the contestant runs out of turn. It is the contestant’s responsibility to know their draw position.  (Exception: Fault of the producer).

* If the contestant “circles” their horse after entering or exiting the arena. (Definition of the Arena is past the plane of the alley).

*If a contestant knocks over a barrel. A “no time” will also be given if a barrel is knocked over and it sets up again on either end. Touching a barrel, including keeping it from falling, is permitted without penalty.

*If the contestant’s horse or rider falls during the run in such a manner as to break the pattern, or if the rider falls off the horse after entering past the plane of the alley.

*Unable to get horse in arena in 60-second time limit.

*If a horse stops forward motion.


Any time a contestant crosses the starting line the time will begin.


Re-runs shall be granted if the official and backup timer both fail to work properly, unless a barrel has been turned over resulting in a no-time. If the barrels are not placed properly on their markers, a re-run shall also be granted without any penalties being applied; however, any penalty occurring on the re-run shall result in a no time. If a rider feels that they have been fouled or compromised in any way, it is the rider’s responsibility to pull up and declare the foul to the gate man.


If any contestants’ times are tied, the prize money will be split equally.                                                                                                                                            


All dogs must be on a leash at all times. This will be strictly enforced.  After one warning and if the dog is not put on a leash, the dog will be prohibited from the inside of the building.