EXHIBITION RUN: $ 10.00 (max of (5) per rodeo and only allowed at Stock Contractor’s discretion.)
1. SEE GENERAL RULES - ALL EVENTS
2. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL BARREL RACERS TO READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL RULES PERTAINING TO HER EVENT, THE DUTIES OF EACH RODEO OFFICIAL, AND THE RULES OF THE CAJUN RODEO ASSOCIATION.
3. This is a ladies’ Barrel Racing event. Boys/men will NOT be allowed to compete.
4. Shirts for all barrel racers must be long-sleeve, button-down, and tucked in.
5. If a contestant is not wearing a hat or if it falls off and lands outside the arena, the contestant will be DISQUALIFIED.
6. No barrel racer will be allowed assistance in the arena. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in disqualification.
7. No reruns do to faulty equipment.
8. Contestant must run from mouth of gate or alleyway and move in a continuous forward direction IF gate or alleyway is in the center of the barrel pattern. They cannot enter arena and set horse.
9. Broadside rule shall apply at each rodeo for barrel racers. This means if a horse BROADSIDES when turning a barrel, she will be eligible for a rerun with all penalties carried into the rerun. Judge will decide when the fall down rule will apply.
10. Any Director or spokeswomen shall have the authority to inform the Stock Contractor or committee of hazardous arena conditions such as crowded alleyways, unnecessarily closed gates, etc. Stock Contractor and/or management will be requested to fulfill reasonable requests for the safety of contestants.
11. Setting the barrels on the official markers and practicing or working the horse on official pattern or stakes will result in rule violation and fine. Staked pattern cannot be worked at all from the start of the first (1st) performance through the completion of the final performance.
12. Any other barrel pattern must be set at least fifteen (15) feet off the facility’s / arena’s official pattern.
13. No barrel pattern can be worked three (3) hours prior to the performance.
14. If a contestant knocks over a barrel, there will be a five (5) second penalty assessed for each barrel knocked over. A contestant can touch the barrels while competing.
15. If a contestant knocks a barrel over and the barrel stands up on opposite end, this will be considered a knocked over barrel and five (5) seconds penalty will be charged.
16. Contestant will be disqualified, if after crossing the score line and beginning her run, she re-crosses score line before completion of true clover leaf pattern.
17. No barrel racer shall run an exhibition run before her money run, nor shall anyone make an exhibition run on a contest horse before her money run.
18. The running order for Barrel Racing will be drawn after books close by the Call-in Secretary.
19. All barrel racers will run in position drawn. Barrel racer must be ready to compete when her name is called. A barrel racer’s name will be called a maximum of three times before moving to the next in line. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
20. A barrel racer may refuse to begin her run until the arena is clear of all spectators, contestants, officials, and rodeo employees not directly involved with the barrel racing.
21. The Barrel Racing pattern will be set according to arena size and conditions with no barrel being closer than fifteen (15) feet to any fence.
22. Under no circumstances will entry fees be refunded. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
23. In the Barrel Racing, no horse may be competed on more than once during a paid performance. 24. Only a true clover leaf pattern, without loss of forward motion, will be considered a legal run.
25. Contestant will be given adequate time to get into the arena. Judge can enforce a forty-five (45) second time limit after ample time has been allowed at the discretion of the judge.
26. Barrel racer must exit the arena once the pattern is broken.
27. Time will be kept to the thousandth of a second.
BARREL RACING – DUTIES OF THE STOCK CONTRACTOR
1. Barrels must be standard 55-gallon drums painted white or a bright color. Both ends of barrel must be sealed. Stock Contractor is responsible for informing the committee as to the type of barrels needed and the colors.
2. Stock Contractor must furnish the electric timers and these timers must be in good working order before the start of the barrel race. Failure to do so will result in a fine.
3. Should a barrel racer ask for arena gate to be closed on her particular run, the Arena Director may do so at his discretion.
4. Broadside rule shall apply at all rodeos for barrel racers (see Barrel Race-Event Rule #5).
5. Stock Contractors should use a center alleyway whenever possible to allow for a faster and smoother run barrel race.
BARREL RACING – DUTIES OF TIMEKEEPERS
1. Electric timers are to be backed up by two (2) stopwatches in hundredths of a second. Times will be recorded as follows: Electric timer, first stopwatch time, second stopwatch time. In the case of time malfunction, official timekeeper will determine official time.
2. Time will be announced as soon as possible after each run is completed. The time that is written by the timekeeper will be the official time.
3. Time must be announced before the next barrel racer makes her run.
4. If the electric timer fails to operate, the contestant will have the option to declare whether she will rerun or take her stopwatch time. The decision must be made before the stopwatch is announced. She will carry all penalties into her rerun.
5. If barrel racer requests a rerun, she may choose to run after the final barrel racer of the performance (without a clean drag) or first in the slack (with a clean drag).
6. If the timer fails again to operate, she will be required to take her stopwatch time.
IN THE EVENT OF TIMER MALFUNCTION
A. If the electric timer fails to work for less than half of the contestants in one go-round, the manual back up times will be used for those electronically missed.
B. If the electric timer fails to work for the majority of the contestants in one go-round, the manual back up times will be used for the official times for all contestants in that go-round. All electronic times must be disregarded.
C. Manual times must be recorded in hundredths or thousandths of a second, if available.
BARREL RACING - DUTIES OF THE JUDGES
1. Judges are responsible for staking the barrels prior to the first go-round and each go-round thereafter.
2. The start/finish line (electric timers) and the position of the barrels must be permanently staked for the entire rodeo, if conditions allows.
3. The fence must be clearly marked for flag judge and second judge.
4. Pattern must be staked one (1) hour prior to rodeo time.
5. If Barrel Racing Director wishes to re-measure the barrel pattern after it has been marked for the first (1st) performance, and desires a change in said pattern, judges will give due consideration to her request.
6. The barrel racing pattern will be set according to the arena size and conditions, no barrel shall be closer than fifteen (15) feet to the arena fence.
7. Barrels are to set in a cloverleaf fashion.
8. Barrels must be placed inside the stake with the outside edge of the barrel at the stake, with stake close to fence. The outside edge of the barrel must be at least fifteen (15) feet to the arena fence.
9. The judges must place barrels in proper and original position for each performance.
10. One judge will flag, even if electric timers are used. The field flag judge will stand in a marked position, beside the electric timer inside the pattern.
11. The second judge will stand on opposite side of arena on a marked position and will reset knocked over barrels, making sure the barrel is at the stake.
12. There will be no talking to the flagmen, timekeeper, or judges during the Barrel Racing
13. Judge and/or flagman will be responsible for checking to be sure electric timers are operating properly before each barrel race. If timers are not working, sufficient time will be given to adjust.
14. Exhibition runs in Barrel Racing - $ 10.00/run. Exhibition runs will only be allowed at Stock Contractor’s discretion. There will be a maximum of five (5) exhibition runs per rodeo. No exhibition runs will be allowed during the Finals.
15. In any situation where there is no rule to govern, the decision of the judge will be final.