2017 Gymkhana Dates:
Saturday April 29th
Saturday May 13th
Saturday June 3rd
Saturday August 26th
Saturday September 23rd
When entering a Gymkhana please Include:
• Rider name
• Rider Division
• Horse name
• HCBC number
• Classes entered (to be posted prior to each event)
Rider Age Group as of January 1st 2017
Lead line - no age limit, must have lead rope attached
Buckaroos - 9 and under, no lead rope attached but may be accompanied by an adult
Peewee - 12 years and under
Junior - 13-17 years old
Open - 18 and over
Jack Benny - 50+
Green Horse - Any age horse or rider
*Designed for an inexperienced horse in gymkhana events in first two years of showing with an experienced rider.
Barrel Racing Saddle Series Rules
- Must ride out of 5 events to qualify
- Must be same horse and rider combination at all 4 events, exception of gymkhana director approved vet out, and must compete in minimum of 3 other classes at each event with the same horse and rider combination, can enter multiple horses
- Riders off course will be given a no time. This includes circling around during run
- Youth may carry time over to the Open Series for an additional Fee
- Must complete 1/2 hour volunteer time
- Will take Top 4 combined scores to calculate winner, if a tie exists then final score will be based off of 4 best times calculated from four out of 5 events
- Will run off of a point system:
Barrel Racing Buckle Series Rules
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Arena open for riding: 8:00am – 8:45am
Start Time: 9:00am sharp
Cash only paid before entering arena
$5 per class or a day rate of $20
$5 per Jackpot Class 100% Payback
* Late entries pay double
$5 per class or a day rate of $15.00
No administration fee required
Day Membership is available for a $5.00 fee
You must be a member of the Wells Gray Riders Association and of Horse Council of British Columbia to use facilities at any time during an event.
All riders must clean up their poop before leaving premises. Not doing so will result in a penalty of $10.00 that must be paid before entering the next scheduled event.
All riders under the age of 18 must wear a helmet on riding grounds at all times when mounted.
All horses are to be walked through the Riding Club grounds during an event.
Always be conscious of other horses and/or people around you at all times; keep your horse a safe distance from other horses and/or spectators.
No horses are allowed in concession area or spectator area.
No mistreating or abuse of animals- this includes excessive spurring and/or whipping, lameness, and unnecessary roughness.
No tying of horses to anything other than specified hitching posts.
A horse known to kick must wear a red ribbon in the tail.
All entries are to be PAID IN FULL with the event entry person before entering the arena; NO EXCEPTIONS.
Late entries will be allowed but subject to increased fees.
Gymkhana Committee has the right to refuse entry without refund if rules are violated.
Order of ride shall be by random draw.
All riders must ride in order of schedule; however, special consideration will be given to those that must leave early at the discretion of the Gymkhana Committee. You must inform Gymkhana committee at the time of registration.
If rider or horse becomes injured and cannot finish out the day, rider will not lose points for Year End.
Contestants should be ready (on deck), and at the gate when your name is called to enter the ring. Riders will be given three calls, if they are not ready to enter arena we will be moving on to the next competitor.
Arena time limit will be in effect. Riders will be given maximum of 3 minutes in the arena; if they have not completed the course in this time they will be asked to leave the arena.
If you knock a barrel add 5 seconds, if you knock two add ten seconds, if you knock more than two it will result in no time.
If you knock a pole in poles add 5 seconds, if you knock two add ten seconds, if you knock more than two it will result in no time.
If you knock a pole in stakes you will be disqualified.
If you knock a pole or barrel in the Big T add 5 seconds, but if you knock more than one it will result in no time.
If you knock a jump in the scurry race add 5 seconds but more than one knocked item results in no time. Knocking the pole over also results in a no time.
If you step on or over the line in keyhole is going off pattern and will result in no time.
Rider will be disqualified for manipulating game equipment. Example reaching out to stand a pole back up.
A rider will be disqualified if a handler crosses the timer line with the exception of the Lead line class.
Any rider going off pattern shall be disqualified.
Re-Rides: Only if the timer malfunctioned, the course was improperly set, there was an interference, or the ground was unsafe.
Gymkhana point system is as follows:
First 5 points
Second 4 points
Third 3 points
Fourth 2 points
Fifth 1 point
Points towards Year end awards are qualified by attending 4 out of the 6 Gymkhanas on the same horse/rider combination. Exceptions are: horse is vetted out, horse is sold or death of horse. Written confirmation is required in order to keep your points for the year.
Fun events do not qualify for points.
Division Poles Buckle Series: will run off of a point system
1st- 5 points
2nd- 4 points
3rd- 3 points
4th- 2 points
Pay $5.00 to have your division time qualify towards the buckle series, option to pay additional $5.00 for a second chance run, maximum total of two runs. If paid for two runs rider must choose to stay with their division pole run at that time or forgo those points to run a second time which then would result in their final score for that day
Must attend 4 out of 6 gymkhanas on same horse unless death/sold/vetted out to qualify
Highest points taken from 4 pole runs will be added up at the end of the year and contestants with the most points win the buckles
AGE DIVISIONS (as of Jan 1st of current year):
Lead Line No age limit
Pee Wee 12 years and under
Senior 18 and over
Jack Benny 50+
Green Horse- this class is designed for an inexperienced horse in gymkhana events with an experienced rider. Horse must be in first two years of showing. If the rider has comparable race times to the times which are in the appropriate age division for that rider, the rider must move into that age division after competing in no more than one gymkhana. The rider will be informed by the head of the Gymkhana Committee of the decision to move them at the end of the day in which the decision has been made. Points accumulated will be transferred over if rider is asked to move to a different division.
Once a horse has won the year end high point in the green horse class they must move out of this division.
A younger rider may choose to move up and compete in the next division but may only ride in this division aside from green horse.
Two people can ride the same horse no matter of age division. One horse may not run more than twice in each event.
Riders may compete in 2 different divisions, riding 2 or more horses in one or more divisions, collecting points. Example riding in Jack Benny and Green Horse on two different horses.
Riders MUST ride same horse through whole day of the Gymkhana to qualify for points unless lameness occurs. For example you may not ride one horse in barrels, poles, keyhole, scurry, and then ride another horse in stakes.
Manageable stallions may be ridden and handled by adults 19 and over only.
Volunteer requirement ½ an hour: In order to qualify for year-end awards all participants must volunteer minimally at one event. We understand it is difficult to volunteer and ride but this time can be put in before and after gymkhanas, during lunch break, or during a class you are not in. During registration please note when you are available for volunteering. We will need volunteers for such things as setting up and taking down seating, tents, and equipment; a gate person, someone to empty garbage, bottles and cans, or working in the concession.
The Gymkhana Committee has final decision in all matters related.
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