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KK Run for Vegas Rules
The JrNFR Barrel Race
Age Groups: 11 and under / 12 to 16

  • Competitors must be a member of the KK Run For Vegas
  • Qualifying races will be a one go race consisting of both age groups to be paid out in a 4D format of ½ second splits.
  • Barrels will be set in the cloverleaf pattern. Competitors may run left or right and must complete the pattern by maintain forward motion, under their own power (no lead line or backing up) to get a qualified time.
  • Tractor will drag every 5 runners.
  • No circling in the arena to start the pattern. Start from the alley and maintain forward motion.
  • The time starts when the competitor on horseback crosses the timer line. The time ends after the horse and rider complete the cloverleaf pattern around barrels on horseback.
  • The barrels will be metal and contracting colors from the arena fence.
  • All barrels will be on the inside of the stakes. The stakes must be at least 18 feet from the wall.
  • A barrel knocked down in the 4D qualifiers will result in a penalty of a “No time”. A barrel knocked down in the Semi-Finals and Finals in Las Vegas, NV will result in a 5 second penalty.
  • Competitors must ride in a Western saddle.
  • Competitors MUST provide a copy of birth certificate when joining membership, along with a signed W9.
  • Any chain or metal nose bands or tie downs must be covered with tape or plastic.
  • Re-runs are given at the judge’s discretion, if the ground needs to be reworked. This DOES NOT include horse equipment malfunction, falling off or breaking the pattern.
  • If a timer malfunction occurs and rider takes a re-run and rider had a penalty when the timer malfunctioned, the penalty will not carry forward.
  • There is a $20 hat fine for losing a hat during a run. No check will be paid until collected.
  • There is a 2-minute gate time once your name is called. The horse and rider must be checked in with gate judge. If the 2 minutes are exceeded, the rider will be disqualified.
  • A rider will get 3 gate calls. After the 3rd gate call, the rider will be considered not present and will be noted as a turn-out. A re-run will not be awarded if the rider misses her gate call. There will be no refund of entry money.
  • Riders must check in at the gate and be in the holding area.
  • Parents/helpers may not cross the plane of the alley into the arena or the rider will be disqualified.
  • Abuse of horses or kids WILL NOT BE TOLERATED on the grounds. Immediate disqualification for those responsible and they must leave the grounds. THIS includes excessive spurring and yanking on the horse after a run. WE ARE TRYING TO HAVE FUN HERE.
  • Any harassment of the secretary, timer, barrel setters, tractor drivers, gate help, stall help and general people in charge will result in a disqualification. We are still trying our best and if you have a problem, address it in a polite manner.
  • The payout for the Qualifier races will be 4D consisting ½ second splits.
  • The payout for the Semi-Finals and Finals will be a straight rodeo payout. The JrNFR World Champion will be determined by a three-run average (aggregate).
  • Competitor Dress Code:
  • Long sleeve western shirt or blouse (tucked in).
  • Jeans (no holes or rips).
  • Western boots.
  • Western hat or Western or plain helmet required.
  • No refunds will be given for any reason.
  • Entry fees that have not been paid in full, will not be given a number to run.
  • Qualifying age is the age as of January 1st, at 11:59pm. If you turn 17 on January 2nd you are fine.
  • Automatic disqualification if you run out of order. (Unless it is a staff mistake)
  • Velcro “Magic Seats” or tying a child to the saddle seat in any fashion, will not be allowed


To Qualify for the Semi-Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada:

  • The top 5 times in each age group qualify to go to Las Vegas JrNFR to compete. Each competitor can only qualify for one spot in the semi-finals.
  • The top 20 average times (aggregate) from each age group of the Semi-Finals in Las Vegas will advance to the Short-Go. 
  • In the event a rider qualifies on 2 or more horses for the Semi-Finals, the rider will only get one spot. The next rider on the list, in order of finish in age group will advance. i.e. Mary Jane Dow won 1st and 3rd in the qualifier. She will advance in one spot and the girl that placed 5th will move up and advance to the Semi-Finals. In an event where the 5th place girl has already qualified, the 6th place girl will advance, etc.…
  • A horse may only compete in a race by one person to qualify. No sharing.


Point Qualifiers and Special Race Wild Card Spot

  • We will be keeping points on entries by age group at the races. The one contestant with the most points, (that have not already qualified for the semi-finals) will advance to the semi-finals on points. We will only count points on those not qualified already. 10-point system accumulated from all the sanctioned races, including special races where Wild Cards are awarded.
  •  Due to very limited space and time in Las Vegas, we cannot add every race as a qualifier, we will add a few with Wild Card Entries, where one member of each age group can qualify for the semi-finals.