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Quick Tips:
* Read the rules
* Keep a copy of your entry when you enter. 
* If you want to stall together, one person must buy the stalls on one entry.
* If you have a special request (stallion stall etc.), send an email to entry@elitebarrelracing.com

Elite Barrelnanza Races
1. Entering the Elite Extravaganza Entry forms are on the forms page.
There are four ways to enter, Mail Entry, Online Entry, Fax Entry, and Onsite Entry.
Online/Fax/Email: October 1 - November 3, 2020 www.elitebarrelracing.com.
Mail: October 1 - Oct. 23, 2020. Must be postmarked Oct. 23, 2020
* Late Onsite/Fax/Email Entries: Any entry received after November 3, 2020 will pay a $25 late fee per rider, in addition to the $20 proccessin fee and will be taken up to run 100 of each race, excluding WPRA races. 
* Add On (if you are already entered)  – can be faxed or emailed up to run 100 of each race.
Draw-out Deadline: Thursday Nov. 12, 2020 8:00 am.

2. Late Entries and Late Entry Draw
* Late Onsite/Fax/Email Entries: Any entry received after November 3, 2020 will pay a $25 late fee per rider, in addition to the $20 proccessin fee and will be taken up to run 100 of each race, excluding WPRA races. 
* The late entry draw will be a random computer draw posted outside the office and on the website after run 100. 
* Add on entries– can be added up to run 100 without a late fee if your were entered before November 3., 2020

3. Drawing Out (of Elite Events Only)
* Draw-out deadline is 8:00 AM Thursday, November 12, 2020. After the deadline, no refunds will be given for any reason. 
* The Draw-out Form must be returned by FAX or EMAIL by the deadline to receive a draw-out refund.
* The Draw-out form is for entry fees, stall fees, and RV fees, less a 25% service charge. The $20 processing fee will not be refunded. 
* We do not need a Doctor or Vet release. 
* A Draw-Out Form can be found on the forms page at  www.elitebarrelracing.com 

4. Barrelnanza Open Race(s) Format
    All 3 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

* Open Race 1 5D | $5000 added | $65 EF | 75% payout 
* Open Race 2 5D | $5000 added |$65 EF | 75% payout 
* Open Race 3 5D |  $5,000 added |$65 EF | 75% payout 

* Buckles to D winners
* If all placings/checks in a D are not filled, remaining places/checks will be divided equally in that division.

* If a division is not filled at all, the checks will be split among the other divisions.

5. Approvals
* Elite Warm Up Race, Open Race 1, Open Race 2, Open Race 3 and the Junior incentives are WPRA approved.
* Elite Warm Up Race, Open Race 1, Open Race 2 and Open Race 3 are BBR approved.

6. Age Incentive Side Pots
* There are 3 age incentives in all 3 Open Races. Youth 18 & under, 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
* Youth incentive in Elite Open Race 2 and 3 has $500 added sponsored by McGregor General Store

7. WPRA Races
WPRA Races/Sidepots
For full ground rules for all WPRA Races, click here. 

* Card Holder - $250 (can only enter 1 horse)
* Permit- $250 (can only enter 1 horse)
* Junior - $200
* Futurity - $300 
* Derby - $300
* Division Circuit Sidepot - $50
* Gold Card Sidepot - $35
* Troxel Helmet Sidepot - $25

8. TQHA $25,000 Added Open 4D sponsored by TQHA
* Open 4D | 75% payout | .5 splits

* Eligibility: Open to AQHA registered and Texas born horses. On AQHA registration papers, "State/Country Foaled" must say Texas. 
* Entry Fee $100
* Can Carry over to Elite Open Race 2 and age incentives 
* Buckles to D winners

TQHA Stallion Stakes/ $10K Added:

  • Carry over come from either the TQHA $25k Added or Elite Open Race 2 on Saturday.
  • Open to horses of all ages.
  • For offspring of TQHA stallions only. Click here for list of eligible stallions. 
  • Entry Fee $25
  • Owner & Rider must be TQHA members
  • Pay out 60 (horse owner) /40 (stallion owner) split. Money will come from TQHA office.
  • 75% payback, 100% added money. 

9. Elite Open Warm-Up 4D $2,000 added
* Open 4D | $50 entry fee | 75% payback | .5 second splits
* Buckles to D winners
* WPRA and BBR approved

10. AQHA Double Judge Classes

  • Rider must show papers and membership card to show office before making your run. 
  • A judge will be on site and must watch the horses make their run.
  • Horses must be running in one of the following Saturday races: 2nd go of WPRA Card Holder, Permit, Derby or the TQHA $25k Added Races. 
  • Open to horses of all ages.
  • Classes offered: Youth, Amateur, Junior and Senior
  • Junior Horse (5 & Younger) and Senior Horse (6 & Older) do not have owner restrictions
  • Youth & Amateur riders must own the horse or the horse must be owned by an immediate family member.
  • Class fee $25 per class plus AQHA Drug fee $12 per horse  
  • Rider must be a current and have the appropriate AQHA membership.
  • All AQHA rules apply.
  • Drug fee is included in the entry. 
  • Counts toward 2021 World Show Qualifications

11. Stalls & RVs
* Barn will be open for check-in Thursday, November 14, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. 

* Stall office is open 24 hours for stall and rv check in.
* Shavings must be purchased from the arena for $10.00 per bag. No outside shavings are allowed. 
* No portable panels or tying horses to the trailers overnight is allowed, if stalls are available.
* Stalls are pre-assigned.
* If you want stalls together, one person in your group must buy all the stalls. 
* Stalls are for stall nights. 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 $125
* Wednesday – Sunday $100
* Thursday – Sunday $80

* Friday – Sunday $60
* Saturday – Sunday $35
* Shavings $10/bag

RV Pricing
*Tuesday – Sunday $150

*  Wednesday – Sunday $120
* Thursday – Sunday $90

* Friday – Sunday $65
* Saturday - Sunday $35

12. Exhibitions
* You must be entered in a race to exhibition. 
* Wednesday November 11, 2020 10 am – 6 pm.  Available online $15/3
* Thursday November 12, 2020 8 am - 3 pm. Available online $15/3
* Y
ou can only purchase 3 sets of 3 per day. If you purchase more than 3 sets per day, you will not receive a refund and the extras will be resold. 

Elite General Rules:

Horse Name and Substitution

You must provide a name for your horse before the first horse runs in the race you are entered starts. Registered names are preferred. You can not use the name horse 1, horse 2 etc.

You may substitute a horse in this barrel race, 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 before the first horse runs. All horse changes must be submitted on a Change Form and a $10 fee will apply.

Any rider substitution must be made with the show secretary, in writing using the change form before the first horse runs in the race you are making the change..
All rider changes must be submitted on a Change Form and a $25 fee will apply.

Selling a Run

Selling a run is not allowed. You have to draw out completely. If there are spots still available, they can enter as a new entry.


Upon your arrival, you must check in at the Stall Office for any stalls or RVs. It is not necessary to check-in with the Elite Entry Office concerning your entry, but we encourage all contestants to visit the area outside the Elite Entry 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.


NOTE: ALL STALLS AT WILL BE PRE-ASSIGNED. If you are traveling to the event in a group and would like for the horses in your group to be stalled near each other, 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. Outside shavings are not allowed.

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 $10 dress code fine. All fine money will be going to the Elite Barrel Racing Scholarship Program.


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.

Photos and a Video

Elite Barrel Racing Productions photographs and videotapes each contestant’s individual run. 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.


There are fines at all barrel races because a few people will not follow the rules. The fines are used to persuade them. The management of Elite Barrel Racing Productions does not like the fines, but has found out that they must have them. 100% of all fines will be donated to the Elite Barrel Racing Scholarship Program.

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.


Dogs must be on a leash at all times.


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

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.

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:

  • 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 you feel that you have been fouled for some reason it is your responsibility to pull up and declare the foul to the gate man. 
  • 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.

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.)

Barrel Moved

If a barrel moved off its marker during competition, the barrel must be reset prior to the next competitor's run.

Horse and Rider Rule

Contestants may run any horse, regardless of ownership, but horse can only be run in a race 1 time.

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.  The gate man will enforce these rules implicitly.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Payout Requirements

We require your social security number at time of entry. Checks not picked up at the race will be mailed the following business day. Checks must be cashed within 85 days of the event or all monies will be forfeited. 


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. Any horse in poor health or showing signs of illness as determined by our show vet can be asked to leave the premises.
  • 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.


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.


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 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

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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