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Rules, Deadlines and Details

Rules and Details


Two $5,000 added Open 5D races $65 EF
$2500 added Warm up race Open 4D $50 EF
$20,000 HHA Futurity $400 EF ($50 process included) | 75% payback | 2 goes & an average
$10,000 Derby $300 EF ($50 process included) | 75% payback | 2 goes & an average

Open | HHA Futurity | Elite Derby Entry Deadlines

You can enter Online, Mail, Email, or Fax (please check the deadline for the method you choose).
• Online: January 8 – March 2
• Mail: January 8 – February 25 (postmarked)
• Email or Fax: January 8 – March 2 (to be in pre-draw).
• OPEN Late Entries: Any entry, fax, or email received after March 3, will be considered late.
• OPEN will pay a $25 late fee per rider and be in the late entry draw.
• No late fee is applied to pre-entered riders for Open races.
• Futurity | Derby Late Entries: Late fee is $100 per horse after March 2, 2021.
• Onsite Entries:
- All OPEN onsite entries are taken in the Open up to run 100 in each race and will be in
late entry draw.
- Futurity | Derby see Futurity | Derby entry schedule below

• Adding: If you are entered in a race before March 3, you can add/late enter an Open race/horse without incurring a late fee.

Drawing Out Deadline Open | Futurity/Derby
• Open Draw-out Deadline: Thursday, March 10 at 8 am.
• Futurity/Derby Draw-out deadline is March 1, 2022
• Draw-out form must be returned by fax, mail, or in-person by the deadline(s) to
receive the draw-out refund.
• Draw-out is for entry fees, stalls, shavings, and RV fees; less a 25% service charge.
• No refund on Processing fees and Exhibitions.
• We do not need a doctor or vet release.
• The Draw-out form can be found on the forms page.

Futurity | Derby Horse Check-in Schedule
Wednesday :
• 5:00 pm - Deadline to enter HHA Futurity and Elite Derby
Thursday:
• 1:30 Draw posted for Futurity | Derby horses
• 2:00 -7:00 Futurity | Derby horse check-in at the office. In order to get your free Futurity exhibition, you must check in at this time with a copy of your papers.
Friday:
• 8:00 – 10:00 am Check-in for Futurity | Derby no late fee (no exhibition). Bring a copy of your papers.
• 8:00 am Futurity Exhibitions | 1 per horse in numbered order
10:00 – 12:00 Late Futurity| Derby check-in $100 late fee, no exhibition. Bring papers.

HHA Futurity
The HHA Futurity is a 5-year-old and under Futurity $20,000 added 2 go with an average.

• $400 entry fee75% payback of entry fees, 100% of added money.
• Futurity will be 2 Go Rounds and an average. 2nd go of Futurity is reverse order; same draw number.
• Guaranteed 2D payout paid each long go of the Futurity that pays on a full second split.
*The Futurity 2D will pay 6 places
* $600-$500-$400-$300-$200-$100
• Eligibility: Futurity open to horses foaled 2017 or later. Horses must not have competed in any type of barrel race competition prior to November 15, 2021.
• Futurity is open to all breeds.
• Stall is NOT included in Futurity entry fee
• Any entry that has not been paid in full, including late fees, will not be allowed to run.
• Futurity Horse Check-In: See schedule above.
• Futurity entries will get 1 exhibition and will be run in number order. Must ave checked in and received number.
• Horse changes must be made by Thursday, March 10, 12:00 pm for a $25 fee.
• There will be no selling of futurity spots and you can't change both the horse and rider. A change form is available on the forms page.
• Rider change can be done up to 2 hours prior to any go-round in the Futurity. The rider can change between go-rounds but the horse cannot.
• Open Carryovers: Futurity competitors can carry over their futurity run/time into the Elite Extravaganza Open Races. The 1st round time carries over to Open Race 1 and the 2nd round time carries over to Open Race 2. Entries for the open are $65 each. Rider age incentives are $25 each.

TQHA Stallion Select Incentive $5,000 added
• To enter the TQHA Stallion incentive your horse must be offspring from an eligible 2022 TQHA Stallion.
• Incentive will be on the first go of the HHA Futurity.
• 2D format with 1-second split
• $50 EF
• 80% payback on EF, 100% payback on added money. 1D 60% │2D 40% (3 places each) Owner 60%│ Breeder 40% (each place)
• It is not a judged event (no points; only money).
• Money will be paid through the TQHA office.
• Eligible Stallion list click HERE
• Enrollment form Both Rider and Owner must be TQHA members to be eligible t compete. FORM



Amateur Incentive
• The Amateur Incentive has a $100 entry fee with a 100% payback.
• Amateur placings are determined on a two-run aggregate of the 1st and 2nd go.
• Amateur contestants must have their 2021 Amateur Cards with AQHA, APHA, or ApHC. AQHA rules will be followed.
• Must show card at check in

Triple Crown Incentive
* $5,000 total in the Futurity. $2,500 each go will be paid out.
* $2500 total on the first go of the Derby.
* $2500 total on the first go of Open Race 1.
* Triple Crown Form

ELITE DERBY RULES
The Elite Derby will be held in conjunction with the Elite Extravaganza. The Derby has $10,000 added money.
• $300 EF 75% payback of entry fees, 100% of added money.
• ELIGIBILITY: If a horse competed in Futurities at age 4, it is eligible for the Derby at ages 5 & 6. If the horse competed in futurities at age 5, it will be eligible for the Derby at ages 6 & 7. You can only compete in the Derby for 2 years after the first competition year. Any violation of the eligibility rule will result in a DQ.
• Derby will be 2 Long Go Rounds and an average. 2nd goof Derby is reverse order; same draw number.
• Derby is open to all breeds.
• Stall is NOT included in Derby entry fee
• Any entry that has not been paid in full, including late fees, will not be allowed to run.
• Derby Horse Check-In: Thursday, March 10, 2:00 pm at the office. Must bring a copy of papers and pick up number.
• Horse changes must be made by Thursday, March 10, 12:00 pm for a $25 fee.
• There will be no selling of Derby spots and you can't change both the horse and rider.
A change form is available on the forms page at www.elitebarrelracing.com.
• Rider change can be done up to 2 hours prior to any go-round in theDerby. The rider can change between go-rounds but the horse cannot.
• Open Carryovers: Derby competitors can carry over their Derby run/time into the Elite Extravaganza Open Races. The 1st round time carries over to Open Race 1 and the 2nd round time carries over to Open Race 2. Entries for the open are $65 each. Rider age incentives are $25 each.

OPEN RACE RULES
Extravaganza Open Race(s) Format
* Both Open Races will be run in a 5D format with .5 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

•$65 entry fee
• If all placings in a division are not filled, the remaining places will be divided equally in
that division.
•If a division is not filled at all, the checks will be split among the other divisions.
•Prizes:
• Two Open 5D races $5,000 added each race.
• Buckles to Division Winners

Incentives and Approvals Side pots in the Open Races
** McGregor General Store $500 added money sponsor in the Youth Incentive in each Open race.
• There are 3 age incentives in both Open races. Youth 18 & under ($500 added each
Open race), Adult 19-49, and Senior 50 & over.
• Age will be based on the age of the contestant on the first day of the race.
• Entry fee is $25 and entry into incentives is optional.
• 4D format with .5-second splits.
• 80% equal payback

Legends of the South Stallion Incentive
• $2500 added to each Open race(s), both 1 & 2.
• This will pay in a 4D format.
• All horses must be enrolled in the legends program to be eligible.
• Stallions listed on thelegendsofthesouth.com as well as them being able to enroll their progeny on the site as well.
• Legends of the South Form on our forms page.

WPRA Approvals
• Approvals - Open Race 1, Open Race 2 and the Junior (Youth) incentives are WPRA Approved.

Stalls & RVs
* Barn will be open for check-in Tuesday, March 8 at 12:00 pm. DO NOT ARRIVE ANY EARLIER.
* Stall office is open 24 hours for stall and RV check-in starting Tuesday, March 8 at 12:00 noon.
* Shavings must be purchased from the facility. No outside shavings are allowed.
* No portable panels or tying horses to the trailers overnight is allowed.
* Stalls are pre-assigned.
* If you want stalls together one person in your group must buy all the stalls.
* Stalls are for stall days. If you need to stay Sunday night, make arrangements in the stall office ahead of time.

Stall Pricing (these are packages, not per night).
* Tuesday – Sunday - $115
* Wed. - Sun. - $95
* Thursday - Sun. - $75
* Friday – Sunday - $60
* Sat. – Sunday - $35

RV Pricing (these are packages not per night)
* Tuesday – Sunday - $125
* Wed. - Sun. - $110
* Thursday - Sun. - $95
* Friday – Sunday - $75
* Sat. – Sunday - $45

Exhibitions -. Sold in sets of 3. YOU CAN ONLY BUY 3 SETS
* You must be entered in a race to exhibition.
* Exhibitions can only be purchased online and sell out quickly.
* Wednesday & Thursday from 9 am - 7 pm
* Exhibitions are 3 for $15 | 48 per hour |

Elite General Rules:

1. Horse Substitution
You may substitute a horse, however if the horse is already entered you cannot change draw position or run the horse in the same section. Any horse substitution must be made with the show secretary, in writing using the Change form. All horse changes must be submitted on a Change Form and a fee will apply.
Open Change – Before first horse runs $10
Futurity | Derby – 12:00 pm March, 10, $25
2. Rider Substitution
Any rider substitution/change must be made with the show secretary, in writing using the change form before the first horse runs. $25.00 fee
3. Selling a Run
Selling a run is not allowed. You must draw out completely. If there are spots still available, they can enter as a new entry.
4. Check-In
Upon your arrival, you must check-in at the Stall Office for any stalls or RVs. The stall office is open 24 hours during the event. It is not necessary to check in with the Event Office concerning your entry, but we encourage all contestants to visit the area outside of the Event Office to confirm their race positions with the draw sheets that will be posted and check all incentives.
Draw numbers for your entry can also be found on www.elitebarrelracing.com prior to the event.
Futurity and Derby horse check-in: see above
5. Stalls
NOTE: ALL STALLS AT WILL BE PRE-ASSIGNED. ONE of the contestants in your group MUST reserve ALL needed stalls to guarantee your stalls will be together. Please do not send any requests to be stalled together. There is not a hauling partner form.
6. Dress Code
All contestants must wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, Western Hat (minimum 2 1/2" brim), and cowboy boots or equestrian sport shoes. Caps are not permitted. NOTE: If the hat falls off and lands in the alleyway or arena, a $10 dress code fine will be assessed. Helmets are not required but all contestants are encouraged to wear one. Anyone not wearing the proper attire in the arena will be assessed a $50 fine. All fine money will be going to the Elite Barrel Racing Scholarship Program.
7. Sportsmanship
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. Contestants are also responsible for traveling companions and their family members.
8. Photos and a Video
Elite Barrel Racing Productions photographs and videotapes each contestant’s individual run. Flash will be used on all runs and cannot be requested to be turned off. These photos/videos are the property of Elite Barrel Racing Productions and decisions made by Elite Barrel Racing Productions management as a result of viewing photos and/or video are final.
9. Fines
100% of all fines will be donated to the Elite Barrel Racing Scholarship Program.
10. Returned Checks
There is a $40 service charge on all returned checks from the bank, for any reason. If a check is not replaced with a cashier’s check or money order within 30 days after the check is dated, the contestant will be put on the "ineligible" list.
11. Dogs
Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
12. Vendors
Vendor Forms are available on the website. 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 Elite Barrel Racing Productions. Vendor forms are available at www.elitebarrelracing.com
13. Turn Out Rules
Contestant shall identify themselves to the Gate Man and be in the holding area five horses before their run. Failure to do so will result in a disqualification. The Gate Man will be located next to the alleyway going into the arena. Contestant's name will be called by the Gate Man three times, if the contestant is not in the arena by the third call, they will be disqualified. Only one horse may be in the alleyway at any time. Remember the three official calls come from the Gate Man not the Announcer.
14. Time Begins
Any time a contestant crosses the starting line, the time will begin.
15. No Time
A "No Time" will be given to the contestant for the following reasons:
• If the contestant "circles" their horse after entering or exiting the arena. (Definition of the Arena is past the plane of the alley)
• If the contestant breaks or misses the barrel pattern.
• If the contestant runs out of turn. It is the contestant's responsibility to know their draw position.
• 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.
• If you feel that you have been fouled for some reason, it is your responsibility to pull up and declare the foul to the gateman.
16. Time Limit
If a contestant is in the holding pen and attempts to enter the arena, but is unable to get the horse down the alleyway the gateman, after the second call, 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. (The reason for this rule is the safety of the contestant, the other contestants in the holding area, and the employees.)
17. Barrel Moved
If a barrel moved off its marker during competition, the barrel must be reset prior to the next competitor's run.
18. Horse and Rider Rule
Contestants may run any horse, regardless of ownership, but a horse can only be run once in each section.
19. Horses in Arena/Alley
Only one horse may be in the arena, or alleyway, at any time during competition. (The reason for this rule is the safety of the contestant. Accidents can occur where the assisting horse gets in front of the contestant horse and the contestant horse then decides to go and runs into the assisting horse.)
A horse can be assisted to the mouth of the alley, but persons on foot are not allowed in the alley or the arena once the horse and rider have entered. There will be no whipping of a horse from the ground in the holding pen area or alley entrance. The gate man will enforce these rules implicitly.
20. Re-Runs
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 comprromised in any way, it is the rider's responsibility to pull up and declare the foul to the gate man.
21. Training in Arena
Contestants who are given a "no time,” either for breaking the pattern or knocking down a barrel, may complete the pattern. However, show management may, at its discretion, ask a rider who is taking excessive time to train to leave the arena immediately. If such request is not complied with, a $25 fine may be assessed.
22. Fastest Run Possible
Contestants must attempt to make the fastest run possible. Any obvious attempt to "pull up" or pace their run may result in the following penalties- 1st Offense - Warning, 2nd Offense - $50 fine, 3rd Offense - one year on the "ineligible" list at Elite Barrel Racing Productions events.
23. Tie for Prizes
If any contestants’ times are tied, the prize money will be split equally. Numbered poker chips will be drawn and prizes will be awarded based on the order of highest to lowest, with the highest number receiving the largest prize.
24. Payout Requirements
All payouts go to the rider. To receive your money, your social security number must be on file, which you are required to provide when you enter. Checks must be cashed/deposited with in 90 days or all monies will be forfeited.
25. Disqualifications
Any act deemed prejudicial to the best interests of Elite Barrel Racing Productions may result in the disqualification of the contestant, with no refund of entry fees. The contestant may also be placed upon the "ineligible" list for Elite Barrel Racing Productions. These acts may include but are not limited to the following:
• Using abusive or intemperate language or attempting to threaten, bribe, influence, or harass any contestant, spectator, staff member, or Arena Personnel. Also, any remarks made with the intent to cast aspersions on the character or integrity of an Elite Barrel Racing Productions staff member or management member.
• Moving or attempting to move markers at any time.
• Use of electronic and/or remotely controlled devices to alter the outcome of a run.
• Abuse of a horse in any way either on the ground or in the saddle. No Whipping a horse from the ground by a bystander.
• Abuse of an animal in the show arena and/or evidence that an act of abuse has occurred prior to or during the exhibition of a horse in competition
• Competing while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
• Misidentifying a horse in any Elite Barrel Racing Productions Barrel Race class.
• Misidentifying a rider in any Elite Barrel Racing Productions Barrel Race class.
• Other conduct that is not in the best interest of Elite Barrel Racing Productions, or its contestants.
• Failure to make good on a returned check to the Elite Barrel Racing Productions or to any other association which has a cooperative agreement with Elite Barrel Racing Productions on the returned checks.
• The Elite Barrel Racing Productions Management at their sole discretion shall have the authority to disqualify or deny entry to any horse they deem dangerous to the rider, or to other individuals, animals or property.
26. Safety
Safety is a prime objective at this barrel race. If you have a horse that could be dangerous to yourself, other contestants, or other horses, DO NOT come to this barrel race. Any horse or contestant deemed to be dangerous by the management of Elite Barrel Racing Productions will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.
27. Rules
The management of Elite Barrel Racing Productions reserves the right to create any new rule, or modify any existing rule, in order to better the sport of this barrel race. Please note that the rules appearing on the boards at the event take precedence over the web site and any other postings. All announcements at show supersede printed material.
28. Postponement of Event
Elite Barrel Racing Productions reserves the right to postpone any barrel race due to a natural or manmade disaster. We do not like to put these conditions on any event, but feel it is not fair if only a small percentage of barrel racers can attend. Any monies collected will be refunded. If any event is postponed, we will reschedule it for a future date. No postponement, or cancellation, will be made due to a lack of entries.

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