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October 12th-14th, 2018

  • Open 5D Barrel Race 1/2 second splits
  • Youth is 4D and carry over only from the Open
  • Youth is age 16 and under as of October 1st, 2018
  • Youth is a 4-D Jackpot defined as: 1D being the fastest time of the race. 2D is 1.0 second added to the fastest time. 3D is the fast time plus 2.0 seconds and the 4D is fastest time plus 3.0 full seconds
  • Prime – 17 years old – 44 years old
  • Senior – 45 years old & over
  • Exhibition runs $ 5 each pay at the gate (60 second max)
  • Stalls $75 per stall for the whole weekend.
  • Portables encouraged
  • Dry camping $10 per night

General Information:
Please help us to have a safe event: Absolutely everyone must have a current signed liability waiver in order to be allowed to ride on the property.

All contestants must have a current release on file. Contestants include those doing exhibition runs; must have a signed release before riding, any person that is riding a horse MUST have a liability release signed. These liability releases must be signed at every event, every time.

Dress Code: 
Full dress code enforced all weekend. Long sleeve, button up shirt, cowboy hat or helmet and boots. You will be disqualified if you enter the arena on your turn without being in full dress code. There will be a $10 hat fine for all hats lost during your run.

Dogs: Please keep all dogs on a leash and preferably at your rig. Please pick up all waste after your dog.

Trash: Please pick up all of your trash (and any that you see) If we can keep the trash pick up to a minimum, then we can avoid raising the grounds fee.

We are asking that everyone abides by basic Barrel Racing Rules. Good sportsmanship and conduct are required. Absolutely no abuse to any animal will be tolerated. Boots are required for all contestants.  Helmets mandatory for the youth under 10.  Watch your children. No child is to be unattended at any time. No riding double or in halters.

Exhibition Runs: Only one horse at time is allowed in the arena. Each run is allowed a maximum of 60 seconds on the pattern and we ask that you stay at trot or faster. (In order to give everyone a chance to get in the arena.) Riders must stay mounted while entering and exiting the arena.

BE READY WHEN NAME IS CALLED: 
A contestant will be disqualified if she/he cannot enter the arena to compete in a reasonable amount of time. If your name is called and you do not immediately enter the gate area to compete and the announcer then has to call the contestant for a “second call” At that point a stop watch will be started; after the “second call” you will have 60 seconds to cross the electric eye or you will be disqualified.

Timer Malfunctions:
If the timer malfunctions, the contestant will be granted a rerun at the end of the jackpot (no refunds)

Entering/Paperwork:
VET OUT/DOCTOR RELEASE POLICY
All vet outs/turnouts prior to entries closing on midnight September 15th will be immediately released of all entry fees minus the $20 grounds fee. Once regular entries close, if reasonable cause for vet/med out and note provided, the contestant is responsible for 30% of all entry fees. If no vet or doctor note can be provided, the contestant will be responsible for 100% of entry fees.

Pre-entry deadline is October 1st. You can download the entry form from the website and send them in with a check written to the Nolan Watters Memorial or fill them out online and pay through paypal. We will be closing entries at 11am after the open jackpot starts each day, so that we can have a quick and efficient payout.

Fees: 
All entry fees day of race will be CASH or Credit Card (4% service charge) Only, with the exception of mail in entries by the deadline of October 1st. No checks accepted on site. NSF checks will result in a $50 fine. Saturday and Sunday entry fee is $75 per day. Average entry fee is $50. Youth, Senior, Prime side pots are $25 each per day and are carry over only from the open. There will be a $20 office charge for every time you need to make any change the day of the race. This includes name change, horse change, or rider swaps.

Awards:
All awards must be picked up by you or a person you designate to do so. No awards will be mailed or held. Must be present and in full dress code for average awards on Sunday after end of race.

Sportsmanship: 
All contestants and their family members and/or friends are expected to display good sportsmanship at all times. Foul language, misconduct or derogatory, threats and abusive (this includes arguing) comments spoken to any contestant, spectator, staff member or volunteer will result in a $ 100 fine minimum, and up to disqualification and suspension of membership. This also includes any abuse of the sportsmanship rules via social media, face to face, email or any type of negative communication will result in a $100 fine minimum, and disqualification.

“The production board of the Nolan Watters Memorial reserves the right to refuse service/admission/entry to any person whose conduct is discourteous and or unsportsmanlike. This also applies to any family member or friend of a contestant. No offensive behavior will be tolerated.”

All decisions of the Nolan Watters Memorial board of directors will be final upon thorough review of any contested situation.

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