NBHA CA District 18

DISTRICT RULES & GUIDE LINES

District Rules & Guide Lines


Anyone under the age of 18 on a horse at any NBHA CA 18 Event must have a WAIVER signed by Parent/Guardian and wear a HELMET.

NO SMOKING OR ALCOHOL AT ANY EVENT!

District Member Requirements

1) Be an NBHA member in good standing.  Points will not count for anyone who allows their membership to EXPIRE.

2) Have turned in sponsorship(s) dues by June 1st of that year.  Sponsorship dues must be paid for each horse that you want to be eligible to win a Year-End Award on.  Sponsorship may be turned into the office at the time of signup (prior to June 1st) or may be mailed to:

NBHA CA 18

P.O. BOX 3792

APPLE VALLEY, CA  92307

note: All dues must be received by the District Director on June

 1st or before June 1st.

There is a late fee of $100.00 per horse/rider if a District members fails to turn in a Sponsorship by June 1st and wants to receive a Year-End Award. 

3) Attend a minimum of NINE (9) District 18 sanctioned races.

4) Volunteer at any four (4) district 18 races or evens. Example: Work Entrance Gate, set barrels, arena set up and take down, etc...

5) Help with promoting district 18. Displaying and distributing flyers, recruiting and encouraging new members to join.

You may join at one of our local races or go to www.nbha.com/membership.

Volunteers

The district is always in need of volunteers at the barrel races. You may help out by working the in or out gate, setting barrels, helping set the course. I will try to have a sign-up sheet at the races.

District 18 needs to get all the help we can to keep the district running smooth. If there are any ideas from our members to help improve sponsorship, advertising and building the membership, please let us know.

All Members' sponsorship's are Due each year by June 1st for any and all points to count/qualify for year-end awards.


YEAR END AWARDS PROGRAM

**All Awards are determined by funds available**

All members must complete and turn in (1) sponsorship form per horse, per class competing.  Please do NOT combined sponsorship.

Each Open rider will be required to turn in a $100.00 sponsorship by June 1st. of that year per horse that they would like to qualify on for an award. In other words, if you're riding (2) two horses, you'll need to send in (2) two separate sponsorship forms with fees totaling $200.00. If you only want to qualify on one horse, you will need to declare which horse you want to qualify on by June 1st.

Each Youth and Senior rider will be required to turn in a $75.00 sponsorship per horse. In other words, if you're riding (2) two horses, you'll need to send in (2) two separate sponsorship forms with fees totaling $150.00. If you only want to qualify on (1) one horse, you will need to declare which horse you want to qualify on by June 1st. of that year.


Points

Placings per rider/horse combination are determined by where they have the most points accumulated. Only one (1) placing per horse in each class & division is allowed to receive a Year End award.

Example: One horse could receive points placing him in the 2D & 3D Open, Youth and/or Senior. The rider will be placed according to where most points have been accumulated at the end of the year.

**If you only want to qualify on one (1) horse, you will need to declare which horse you want to qualify on by June 1st.

All Sponsorship Dues must be paid in full by June 1st.


Note: If you miss the Sponsorship deadline of June 1st there will be a late fee of  $100.00 Per Class and per Horse.  All late Sponsorships must be turned into NBHA CA 18 by September 1st.


Tie Breaker

If there should be a tie, the tie breaker will be determined by how many barrel races where attended by the members that tied. The member with more races attended will receive the placing and the other member will receive the next placing. Under review - If both members attended the same amount of races the next step to break the tie would be determined on when the sponsorship dues were turned into the district. The member who turned in the sponsorship dues first will then win that spot in the placing.  Under review - If both members turned their sponsorships in the same DATE, the next step to break the tie would be determined on who placed the most in that Division.



NOVICE CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Novice Class is not a State or District Qualifier, No points are awarded.  Once a Rider or Horse has won $200.01 in life time earnings they will no longer be eligible to compete in the Novice class.

If the Rider/horse combination joined NBHA CA 18 as of Jan 1st or later in the year and has not won any money in NBHA amounting in $200.00 or more may be allowed to compete in the Novice Class.

**Once the $200.01 life time earnings is reached, the Rider/horse combination will no longer be classified as Novice and will not be allowed to compete as a Novice at any NBHA Sanctioned Event.


PEEWEE CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Pee Wee barrel racers will not be required to be members of CA 18, however, if they are not a NBHA member, they will be required to pay a $10.00 nonmember fee.

Pee Wee/Lead line riders should be 7 years of age or younger (unless they are a child with special needs, and then there is no age limit) and not competing in any other class.

Pee Wee/ Lead line class is not an NBHA sanctioned class and is designed to be a fun and learning experience for future barrel racers.  We do not want discourage speed, but Once a child is capable of running a time (22:000 seconds or faster on a Full Standard Pattern) that would place in any division in the youth, they must advance to the Youth Class and/or choose to ride in the Open.  For District members that are competing for points and have paid a sponsorship for the Peewee class awards, we will of course evaluate and discuss with the parents prior.

NBHA CA 18 Pee Wee barrel racers competing for year end points will be required to turn in a $50.00 sponsorship for the year end award prizes.

Sponsorships must be turned in by June 1st to qualify for Year-end prizes.

Entry fee will be $10.00 and any other day fees.  No money will be paid back. Token prizes or trophies will be awarded for each run.

Pee Wee riders must ride NINE (9) races to qualify for prizes.

Awards will be based on amount of participation at producer?s discretion.

Year-end awards will be generated from their entry fees.


YOUTH, SENIOR, NOVICE & POLES II ARE ALL 3D FORMAT.

IN ORDER TO QUILAFIY FOR STATE FINALS YOU MUST QUALIFY/ATTEND (3) THREE RACES AND FOR YEAR END DISTRICT AWARDS, QUALIFY/ATTEND NINE (9) RACES IN THE DISTRICT.

PEE WEE & NOVICE CLASSES ARE NOT STATE QUALIFIERS.


DISTRCIT 00 MEMBERS:

NEED TO PROVIDE A CARD THAT SHOWS YOU ATTENDED A RACE AND HAVE THE DIRECTOR SIGN & DATE THE CARD FOR THAT RACE. DIRECTORS DO NOT KEEP TRACK OF WHAT RACES YOU HAVE ATTENDED. IT IS THE INDIVIDUALS JOB TO KEEP TRACK OF HOW MANY RACES QUALIFIED.

THE DISTRICT WILL ADD "POLES II" IF MORE THAN 10 RIDERS ENTER UP. THIS WILL BE A FUND RAISER AND NEW COURSE FOR THE RIDERS THAT ENJOY RUNNING POLES AND BARRELS. POLES WILL BE 3D FORMAT AND A 70% PAYOUT.

**Year end awards are based upon funds available after all other district fees are paid out.

THE PAYOUT IS 70%.   OPEN IS A 3D, 4D OR 5D FORMAT and DETERMINED ON THE AMOUNT OF ENTRIES.  NOTE: D FORMAT WILL BE ANNOUNCED PRIOR TO EVENT.

Rights of the NBHA CA 18


The NBHA CA 18 reserves the right to refuse membership and/or service. The NBHA CA 18 also reserves the right to change, edit, delete or make exceptions to the rules based on the decision of management to best serve its members well-being. 

 

Waiver and Sign up

Entries will be available at the sign up area or office.  Any and All riders must fill out and sign a waiver before riding.  All riders under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.  Anyone not competing or has not filled out and signed a waiver is not permitted to be on a horse.  Entry form and waiver must be filled out completely before any Entry will be accepted and anyone is permitted to ride.

 

Attire and Dress Code

Riders must have long pants/jeans and boots with a heel.  NO dress shoes, work boots or sneakers.  Anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.

 

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

 

Conduct  

All members and those associated with NBHA CA 18 are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated and could result in minimum fines of $50.00 or suspension of membership. Abuse will absolutely NOT be tolerated. 

 

Returned checks

There is a $50.00 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 7 days after the check is dated, the contestant will be put on the "ineligible" list.  No points will be awarded until the check has cleared and the bank fees paid. 

 

To receive a time

To receive a time at a NBHA CA 18 race YOU MUST MAKE A COMPETITVE RUN! This means, if you miss your run or turn out, you will not receive an attendance or points. 

 

Time begins

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

 

No time

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

  1.  If the contestant "circles" their horse and starts the time after entering and does not complete the pattern or exiting the arena.  Rider must be in control of horse at all times.
  2. If the contestant breaks or misses the barrel pattern.
  3.  If the contestant runs out of turn. It is the contestant's responsibility to know their draw position.
  4. 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.  Knocked over barrels will result in a no time. Checks will not be awarded for knocked over barrels.
  5.  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 TIMER LINE or plane of the alley.
  6. Unable to get horse in arena in the time limit.
  7. If a horse stops forward motion. 

 

Time limit

NBHA CA 18 Officials have the right to disqualify any uncontrolled horse which does not begin performance within three minutes (three calls) starting from the first time the rider has been called.  (The reason for this rule is the safety of the contestant, the other contestants in the holding area and the arena personnel.)

 

Training in arena

Contestants who are given a no time, either for breaking the pattern or for 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.

 

Time Only Runs/ Exercising in the arena

Before commencement of competition horses may be allowed to exercised in arena, but Can Not cross over the Timer Line or disrupt the grooming, preparation of the arena and set up, until specified time with the approval of the committee or arena director. With a purchase of a Time only a rider may ride through the practice pattern set by the NBHA CA 18.   No circling around markers once course is marked. Any member abusing this privilege may be removed from the arena by committee or arena director. Further disciplinary action may be taken.

 

Exhibition Runs

May be purchased after Time Only runs/ Exercising has closed for $15.00, but will not be awarded any money, awards or points.  Exhibition runs will be ran at the end of the Open Class.

 

Fines

Fines must be paid prior to collecting winnings.

 

Disqualifications

Any act deemed prejudicial to the best interests of NBHA CA 18 and its affiliates, 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 future NBHA CA 18 events. 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 a staff or management member.

  1.  Moving or attempting to move markers at any time.  Use of electronic and/or remotely controlled devices to alter the outcome of a run.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Competing while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  5. Misidentifying a horse in an NBHA CA 18 class.
  6. Misidentifying a rider in any NBHA CA 18 class.
  7. Other conduct that is not in the best interest of NBHA CA 18 and its affiliates, or its contestants.
  8. Failure to make good on a returned check to NBHA CA 18 or to any other association which has a cooperative agreement with NBHA CA 18 on the returned checks.
  9. NBHA CA 18 at their sole discretion shall have the authority to disqualify or deny entry to any horse they deem uncontrolled and/or dangerous to the rider, or to other individuals, animals or property.

 

Safety

Safety is a prime objective at all NBHA CA 18 barrel races. 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 NBHA CA 18 and its affiliates will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.  Anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.

 

Rules

The management of NBHA CA 18 reserves the right to create any new rule, or modify any existing rule, in order to better the sport or 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.

 

Postponement of event

NBHA CA 18 reserves the right to postpone any barrel race due to a natural or manmade disaster.

 

NBHA CA 18 Finals

The NBHA CA 18 Finals will contain a detailed set of rules, released closer to the end of the year similar to years past. Each entry into the finals will be notified of these rules and have to acknowledge the receipt of such. Remember, these rules are in place for the safety and professionalism of our sport.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT


Everyone will be held responsible for all rules. In addition, all participants and spectators will abide by the "Code of Conduct".

Officials, as defined for Code of Conduct purposes, will include Any and All person(s) on the property.

1. No Person Shall: Lay a hand upon, shove, strike or threaten another person. Officials are required to immediately suspend the offender from further involvement and report such conduct to appropriate personnel. Such person shall remain suspended until the Owner of the property and Officials has considered his/her case.

2. No Person Shall: Refuse to abide by officials decision. Officials are required to immediately suspend such person from further involvement and report such action to the appropriate personnel. Such person shall remain suspended until the Owner of the property and Official(s) in charge has considered his/her case.

3. No Person Shall: Be guilty of objectionable demonstrations of dissent of an official's decision

4. No Person Shall: Discuss with an official, in any manner, the decision reached by such official

5. No Person Shall: Be guilty of using unnecessary rough tactics in the course of an event against the body and person of another. Officials are required to immediately suspend persons from further involvement and report them to the appropriate personnel. Such person shall remain suspended until the Owner of the property and Official(s) have considered his/her case.

6. No Person Shall: Be guilty of instigating or causing a physical attack upon any person. Officials are required to immediately suspend said person from further involvement and report such actions to the proper authorities if warranted and to the proper personnel. Such person shall remain suspended until the Owner of the property and Official(s) have considered his/her case.

7. No Person Shall: Be guilty of using profanity, racial comments, demeaning language or comments that can be degrading.

8. No Person Shall: Be guilty of an abusive verbal attack upon any person, such as profanity, racial comments, demeaning language or comments that can be degrading. Officials are required to immediately suspend offender from further involvement and report actions to the proper personnel.

9. No Person Shall: Appear on a facility, at a meeting or in an event at any time with an alcoholic beverage or in an intoxicated condition. Officials are required to immediately suspend the individual from further involvement and report actions to the proper personnel. Such person shall remain suspended until his/her case has been considered by the Owner of the property and Official(s).

10. No Person Shall: be guilty of gambling upon any outcome of an event.

11. No Person Shall: Be guilty of discussion publicly with any other person in a derogatory or abusive manner, any play, decision or his personal opinion of other participants during any specified event.

12. No Person Shall: Enter the property or facility at any time other than during their scheduled time, when said facility is scheduled to be in use by others.

13. No Person Shall: At any time vandalize or attempt to damage any Ranch property or other person's property. Officials are required to immediately suspend the individual from further involvement and report actions to the proper Owner of property and proper personnel. Such person shall remain suspended until the Owner of the property and Official(s) have considered his/her case.

Special Notes:

a. Suspensions have no boundaries. In other words, if a person gets suspended or put on probation during one season or activity, it may carry on to the next season, activity, and/or other event. The Owner of the property and Official(s) may also suspend a person suspended by another agency.

b. Any person being placed on probation for the remainder of the season or activity, and reported again for violating the Code of Conduct will be suspended for the remainder of the season, event or activity.

Sportsmanship Policy: 1. All individuals participating in events that are expected to exhibit proper sportsmanship and appropriate behavior before, during and after all events.