RUNNIN WJ BENEFIT BARREL RACE

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ANNUAL RUNNIN WJ BENEFIT BARREL RACE
FOUR STATES FAIR GROUNDS
TEXARKANA, AR
JUNE 9-10-11,2017

RULES/FAQ's

POSTMARKED Pre-Entries 5/26/2017 DRAW POSTED 6/4/2017

GENERAL RULES
Thursday will have exhibitions from 10 am. to 6 pm, 7 pm will be the Run For Vegas Youth Barrel Race.  Each day will be a separate barrel race. Friday will have $2000 added. Saturday will have $5000 added. Sunday will have $5000. Open races will be 5-D with 1/2 second split.

PAYOUT  SCHEDULE
BBR Payout between D's. 80% Payback of entry fees and 100% of added money.

ENTRIES
There are two ways to enter:
1) Mail-Please submit your completed entry form with a personal check or money order for the total amount to the following address:
                      Patti Moore c/o Runnin WJ Barrel Race
                      1619 FM 1397
                      Texarkana, TX 75503
All Pre-entries must be postmarked by May 29, 2016, to avoid late fees,
NO EXCEPTIONS.
All Pre-entries will have the option to request a group of 50 (1-50, 51-100, etc) to be drawn into. Every effort will be made to meet those requests. REQUEST WILL BE MET ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.
NOTE: If you have a special request regarding your entry, please submit that request in writing with your Pre-Entry. The Entry Office will attempt to meet special request. HOWEVER, NO GUARANTEES CAN BE MADE THAT YOUR REQUEST WILL BE MET.
2) On Site Entry-Books will stay open until the last 50 riders of the day.                            CASH ONLY ACCEPTED ON SITE.

LATE ENTRIES
All entries not postmarked before May 26th,2017, will be subject to a $10 late fee per day per person.

DRAW
The Draw will be posted by June 5, 2016, on the Runnin WJ Barrel Race website. It will also be posted at the event. Any entries not postmarked by the postmark date above will be added to the end of the draw. Attempts will be made to have an adequate number of horses between each rider's additional horses.

Draw numbers for On-Site entries will be drawn by Office Staff.

DRAWING OUT
No refunds will be awarded.

HORSE SUBSTITUTION
You may substitute one horse for another. However, you may not switch draw positions.  The entry office must be informed of all horse substitutions.

MAIN RACES; 5-D FORMAT
The main races (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) will be ran in a 5-D format with 1/2 second splits. 1D= fastest time of the race, 2D= fastest time of the race plus ,5 second, 3D= fastest time of the race plus 1.0 second, 4D= fastest time of the race plus 1.5 seconds, 5D = fastest time of the race plus 2.0 seconds.

INCENTIVE RACES
Entry into Incentive Races is purely optional. All of the Incentive Races are within the "Main Barrel Races" (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Each horse and rider combination makes one run that counts toward each day's main race and each day's incentive races that you have entered for that particular horse and rider combination. Incentives may be Pre-entered or entered on-site. The Incentive Races offers are described below.  PROOF OF AGE MAY BE REQUESTED.

RIDER AGE INCENTIVES:
A Youth Incentives will be offered at this race. It will each be paid in a 4-D format with 1/2, 1/2, 1 second splits. $15 Entry Fees. 100% Payback.
Youth- 12 and Younger   and Granny Girlfriends 60 & over.                      
 

CHECK IN
Upon arrival, you should check into your stalls and RVs at the Stall Office. No official Check-In is necessary. However, you are encouraged to check the Draw at the race. If the Entry Office needs to see you, it will be noted on the Draw, and you must see the Entry Office before your first run.

STALLS & RVs
You may check into your stalls and RVs on Wednesday after 9:30 am. Your horse must be removed from its stall (and your RV/trailer from its RV space) by Noon on the following day if you do not have that space reserved for the next night. If you have a Slide out or Awning that takes up two spaces, you will be charged for two spaces.

Stalls will be available at $25 per night. Shaving will be available for sale on-site at $6 bag, you can write in and pay for shavings on pre-entry form if you like at $6 per bag. Shavings will be in your stalls if you do this when you arrive. No outside shavings are allowed. No portable panels or tying out will be allowed overnight if stalls are available. RV spaces are available at $30 per night.

Stalls and RV spaces may be reserved on the Pre-Entry form.

NOTE: All Stalls and RV spaces are pre-assigned. If you would like to be stalled or parked in a group, we ask that ONE PERSON reserves all of the stalls and RV spaces or all pre-entries/pre-reservations be mailed in the same envelope. Otherwise, your requests may not be met.

COGGINS AND HEALTH PAPERS
All horses must have a CURRENT COGGINS paper dated within the last 12 months. COGGINS WILL BE CHECKED.

EXHIBITIONS
Time is allotted on Thursday 10 am. to 6 pm. Please see the Office Staff to purchase Exhibitions. Exhibitions may ONLY be purchased on-site.

OPEN ARENA/CHURCH SERVICES
The arena will be open during the horseback Church Service on Sunday Morning 7:30 am. However, no barrels, cones, etc., will be allowed in the arena at this time. Also, no work on or around the barrel stakes will be permitted. 

DRESS CODE
All contestants must wear a COLLARED SHIRT, Long pants, Western Hat or Helmet, and cowboy boots or equestrian sports shoes. Caps are not permitted. Any contestant not in dress code or whose hat falls off in the alleyway/arena will be assessed a $5 fine. This fine must be paid before receiving any payout, making another run, or retrieving a fallen hat.

SPORTSMANSHIP
All contestants, family members, and companions are expected to display good sportsmanship. No level of animal abuse will be allowed. Misconduct is grounds for disqualification or removal from the premises without refund of entry fees.

DOGS
All dogs must be on a leash and may not be in the warm up area or in the horse entrance area to the main arena.

VENDORS
There shall be no selling of any type of merchandise or professional service on the arena grounds, in stalls, or at trailers without a vendor contract with the Entry Office.

MUST BE READY!!!!
Contestants MUST check in with the Gate Man in the holding pen 5 contestants before their run, there is one gate to enter the arena and one exit out of the back. NO ENTRY ALLOWED FROM THE BACK or your run will be disqualified.  The calls of the Gate Man are the official call to the contestant. Contestant's name will be called by the Gate Man three times. If the contestant has not identified himself/herself to the Gate Man by the third call they will be disqualified.  THE THREE OFFICIAL CALLS COME FROM THE GATE MAN, NOT THE ANNOUNCER.

NO TIME
A No Time will be given if the contestant circles inside the arena, does not complete the correct pattern, runs out of turn, knocks over a barrel (even if it is knocked onto its side and sets up again on either end), if contestant falls off during a run, or if the contestant cannot get the horse into the arena within 60 seconds from the Gate Man's call.

HONEST EFFORT
Each Contestant must make an honest effort to complete his/her run in the fastest manner possible without endangering the horse or rider. Contestants are asked to exit the arena quickly and promptly.

FAMILY RULES
Contestants may ride any horse, regardless of ownership. However, a horse may not be shown by more than one person in a particular race, unless both contestants are immediate family members who reside in the same household.

HORSES IN THE ARENA
Only one horse will be allowed in the arena or alleyway at any time.

RE-RUNS
Two electric timers will be used. However, if the official and backup timers fail to work properly (unless a barrel has been knocked over) result in a no-time, a re-run will be granted immediately at the end of the next group of 50 with a fresh drag, or at the end of the event with a fresh drag at the contestant's discretion . The rider must declare if he/she will accept a re-run before the next horse runs.

TIE FOR PRIZES
If any contestant's times are tied, the prize money will be split equally and a roll of the dice between the tied contestants will determine the tie for the awards. High roll wins.

PAYOUT REQUIREMENTS
In order to receive your money or prizes, your entry forms must be COMPLETE with name, full address and phone number. You will also be required to fill out forms requiring your Social Security Number for tax purposes only.

PAYOUT
Any monies not picked up at the barrel race will be mailed on the Wednesday after the race.

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