1. An SBRA barrel race is a timed event using three standard 55-gallon barrels
set in a cloverleaf pattern.
2. All SBRA jackpots will be located within a 70-75 mile radius of the city limits of Muskogee, Oklahoma.
should be used equally around the Muskogee area.
4. The SBRA will have15 point
jackpots and points will be calculated from each individual's best 12 point jackpots. Points will start with the fastest time winning the 1D, member or non-member.
5. The SBRA 4D Open format (½, ½, ½)
will consist of the 1D (fastest time), 2D (fastest time + ½ second), 3D (fastest time + 1 second) and
4D (fastest time + 1 ½ seconds). The 5D Incentive (fastest time + 2 seconds) will pay back the $25 entry fee if
less than 50 riders and possibly a second place if more than 50 riders.
6. The SBRA Youth Class will be for
contestants 15 and younger (as of January 1 of the current year). Points will not be accumulated until
a copy of birth certificate is on file. Youth will be a 1D format if under 10 are nominated in the class
or a 3D format (1/2 sec splits), 1D(fastest time), 2D(fastest time + 1/2 sec) and 3D( fastest time + 1 sec),
if more than 10 are nominated in the class.
7. Pee Wee (8 & Under) is now a 3D (2 sec. splits).
PeeWees will receive a time of +5 for any barrels knocked over. A no-time
will only be given if the pattern is not ran correctly. Lead line is
allowed, but not required.
No child is allowed to run for points in both
the PeeWee and Youth Classes. They can run for day money.
The Youth & Pee Wee
Classes are limited to a Rider nomination only for points. They
are allowed to compete on multiple horses in a class for day money, but can only receive points on one horse for year-end
awards. You must designate which horse is being ridden for points when entering. If a rider fails to designate the
point-counting run, their first run will count for points. (See Rule #8)
Youth Class will be ran seperate from the Open Class. No carry-overs will be allowed.
Youth or PeeWee also nominates in the Open class, they will be bound by the work requirements associated with an Open
8. SBRA's Membership Fee is $20 per individual or $3O
per family and a Nomination Fee of 15.00 for each set of points in the Open or Youth. Pee Wee is a $10
Rider (A Membership/Nomination form and fee is required.):
Points may be accumulated while riding any horse;
however, only points on ONE RUN per jackpot will count. Designation must be made at entry, if competing
on more than one horse in any jackpot, which horse will count for points. If nominated rider fails to
designate the point-counting run, the first run you make will count for points.
On Horse (a Membership/Nomination form
and fee PER HORSE is required):
In order for points to be awarded, a “Nominated”
horse must be ridden by a member of SBRA.
If a Nominated Rider
or Nominated Horse gets injured, you can pay a $10.00 fee and change your nomination. Points will then carry over to the new
Nomination. A physician’s statement or veterinarian’s statement may be required. At no time will a NOMINATED RIDER be allowed to run a NOMINATED HORSE
in the same class and get two different sets of points on one run. If a Nominated Rider is riding a Nominated
Horse, it must be designated at entry which one is receiving the points (horse or rider).
(members and/or non-members) may ride any horse, regardless of ownership, and may ride as many horses as they choose in a
class. However, a horse may not be run by more than one person in a class unless the following condition is met:
Both contestants are members of the same immediate family.
In no case will
the same horse be run more than twice in the same class.
10. Works: You must work at least
eight (8) jackpots. One jackpot must be worked until the end. Works performed to “the
end” are to be clarified as follows:
A. Except for time to ready themselves and their horse, the member is
expected to be available to the Officers for any additional assistance.
B. The member is
also expected to be available at the end of the jackpot to assist any Officers in putting away equipment, picking up
trash in and around the arena, etc.
Every member is responsible for keeping the Works Director informed of their works. If a member forgets
to write his or her name down for the works performed, he or she has until the next jackpot to clear it with the Works Director
in his or her own handwriting. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Youth & PeeWee members are excused from the work requirement, but not the participation
requirement. Youth & PeeWee must enter eight (8) jackpots to be eligible for awards.Youth & Pee Wee members who nominate in the
Open must meet the Open requirements.
An alley guard will be a category on the Work List. An alley guard is expected
to ensure the safety of members and the public from the start of the jackpot to the finish. During a run,
the alley way should be kept clear of horses and non-essential persons. There should be adequate room for
horses and no pedestrians, vehicles or livestock behind the alley, so that horses and riders can safely complete their run.
11. Participation Requirement: To be eligible for Open 4D
awards, each nominated party (horse or rider) must enter a minimum of eight (8) POINT COUNTING jackpots, along with completing
Dress Code: Contestants must wear long pants and a shirt that has a front, back, and is connected
at the sides and shoulders.
13. Barrel Pattern:
A. The start/finish line and the barrel positions should be
permanently marked and must remain the same throughout the entire class.
B. The pattern at an SBRA show must meet
the following conditions when arena permits:
1. A minimum of 15’ between the side fence and barrels 1 and 2
2. A minimum of 30’ between the back fence and barrel 3
3. A minimum of 30’ between the timer line and the first barrel.
14. Arena Conditions:
The ground conditions within the arena must remain consistent throughout the entire event. The ground
around the barrels must be worked and leveled after a maximum of seven (7) runs; the actual number to be determined prior
to the start of each jackpot by the Arena Director.
The starting gate or gates must remain open through the event. A contestant
may request the gate be closed after they enter the arena. EXCEPTION: If the owner of
the arena requires the gate to be closed after contestant has entered arena, SBRA will abide by their decision.
If an arena has more than one gate at the end where riders enter the arena, all riders must enter through
the same gate. The choice to enter either gate will only be given to contestants by permission of the Board
contestant knocking over a barrel will be a “no time” except in the Pee Wee Class, which will receive a 5 second
penalty per barrel that is knocked down. Touching a barrel, including keeping it from falling, is permitted
A contestant’s name will be called four (4) times. After the 4th call, if the contestant
is not making an attempt to enter the arena or respond in any way, he or she will receive a “no time.”
16. Exhibitions: Exhibitions
will cease timely to work the arena. Exhibitions ARE NOT TO EXCEED 60 SECONDS. THIS
WILL BE ENFORCED. A fine of $3.00 will be charged to any contestant who exceeds this exhibition time limit
– NO EXCEPTIONS.
Before exhibitions will be taken ON SITE ONLY. NO
Closure of Books: Entries for the SBRA Open jackpots will close when the 25th
horse in the Open class runs. Exceptions can be made upon approval of the Board of Directors.
Timer Malfunction: If the timer malfunctions three (3) times, then we will use a stopwatch
and flag at timer line. Flag official to be determined by Directors. From this point
on, all stopwatch times will be used. Those contestants who have a timer malfunction will have the option
to re-run or receive entry fee back. At
the discretion of the Board of Directors, a race that has a timer malfunction may be changed to a Money Maker race with NO
19. Points: Will be awarded in each of the four (4) divisions
of the Open, three (3) divisions of the Youth and three (3) divisions of the Pee Wee. In
each division, points will be awarded with First Place getting fifty
(50) points for Open, fifteen (15) points for Youth and ten (10) points for Pee Wee with all
classes descending down to only one (1) point. Anyone who runs a clean time with no barrel turned over will
receive, at least, one (1) participation point. NO TIMES will receive NO POINTS.
20. Payoff: Equal
pay in each division.
Awards: Saddles will be given if money is available and no other awards will be sacrificed.
The Open must average 40 entries to give four (4) saddles. Other awards will be given as money warrants.
Misconduct: NO HITTING or WHIPPING a horse on the head or abuse of livestock in the
arena or in viewing area of spectators will be tolerated. This will result in a $25.00 fine and can result
in disqualification of run. Directors have authority to control this problem. Members or non-members
fined will not be allowed to participate in any SBRA event until fine is paid.
A. No alcoholic beverages or
excessive foul language will be allowed in the arena area. First offense: warning; 2nd
offense -- $25.00 fine; 3rd offense – suspension. If severe, then immediate removal.
Submit in writing the complaint, along with a check in the amount of $25.00 payable to SBRA. If
the protest is determined legitimate by the SBRA Board of Directors, then the $25.00 will be returned and appropriate action
taken; otherwise, SBRA will deposit the $25.00 into the general fund.
C. All dogs must be under strict control
and on a leash at all times. For the safety of all riders and horses,
no dogs are allowed in the arena.
To be considered active, Officers/Directors must attend 50% of the jackpots and 80% of the board meetings. Officers/Directors
will not be required to pay for before and after exhibitions and will receive one free membership fee.
will hold meetings a minimum of every two (2) months.
F. 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:
offense – warning
2nd offense -- $25.00 fine
3rd offense – 3 months suspension
of suspended members may be published in the SBRA newsletter.
H. NO unsupervised children in or around the arena
(this includes alley way and announcer stand). Please keep children supervised AT ALL TIMES.
ANY SITUATION NOT COVERED IN THESE RULES WILL BE RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESENT
AND THEIR DECISION WILL BE FINAL.