RULES, GUIDELINES AND POLICIES

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SA BARREL HORSE ASSOCIATION  – September 2016

The SA Barrel Horse Association Inc was formed in January 1999 to organise Barrel Racing clinics and competitions open to male and female contestants of any age.

The SABHA serves as an information centre for its members and the general public on matters pertaining to SABHA approved events.

In 2013 it was decided to become an affiliate of the Australian Barrel Horse Association. Barrel racing and pole bending events will be run under the Australian Barrel Horse Association rules and policies. A copy of the rules is incorporated in this document.

HOT WEATHER:
Should the weather forecast on the Thursday night 6 pm news indicate temperature’s above 35 degrees but not higher than 40 degrees, the time of the event will be changed to run in the coolest part of the day.
If forecast over 40 degrees, the event will be cancelled.

BAD WEATHER:
If the forecast is for bad weather (storms/rain/wind etc.) a decision will be made at the discretion of the committee to run or cancel any event

BEHAVIOR:

No bad language, behavior or any other actions the committee deem no within good standards; a committee member will approach the member discretely to discuss the matter, if it cannot be resolved the member may be asked to leave the event.
Our club promotes a friendly, fun and safe atmosphere.

ANIMAL CRUELTY:
SABHA do not under any circumstances condone animal cruelty, any such displays of this behavior will not be tolerated and members/public or whomever commits the act will be asked to leave immediately.

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS:
If the SABHA Committee have reasonable doubt that any rider is riding under the influence of any type of drugs or alcohol, they will be asked to dismount and will be disqualified from the event.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR:
Whilst SABHA can be used as a training event, if any horse is deemed dangerous to its rider, spectators or other horses and competitors, it will need to be either contained to a safe area or be removed from the event.

TIMERS/JUDGES:
Members are reminded that Timers are judges at any event. Disputes need to be in writing to the committee no later than 30 minutes after the end of the event the dispute is regarding.
Any disputes after this time will not be entered into. Once prize money and placing are awarded after this time, they will remain as stated.

TINY TOTS:
A Led Rider is any person who is not able to control their mount without aid. A lead rope must be attached to the horse/pony and the rider assisted by the handler in led events. The rider must be 7 or under as of the 1st July each calendar year.

ASSISTED RIDER:
An assisted rider is any person who requires assistance to compete. The assistant is required to be in the arena at all times. The rider must be over 7 and under 12 years old as or under.

DAVE WATERS MEMORIAL BARREL RACE:

The Dave Waters is an unofficial competition. It is designed for any riders who are non-competitive in the divisional competitions.
All entry fees are to be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Riders that are not SABHA financial members are not eligible to win the end of season Dave Waters Perpetual Trophy.
All riders that enter this event cannot enter any other Barrel divisions.

 

Event guidelines:

  • THE ARENA WILL BE SHUT FOR 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO START TIME FOR COURSE SETTING
  • Payments must accompany entries
  • Entries or payments WILL NOT be accepted on the day
  • All entry fees are “per horse and rider combination”
  • All exhibitions are per run 1-minute max – If more than one pre-exhibition requested they will be taken together/same time
  • No Changes to horse/rider combinations will be taken on the day
    Cancellations will be accepted until 4 pm on the Thursday before any event. after this date/time entry fees will be forfeited
  • ALL riders and handlers must be an ABHA member to compete or assist riders – day membership available

GROUND RULES:
NO alcohol permitted in the warm up area for the duration of the SABHA barrel race event

NO prams or small children permitted in horse warm up area/alley way/arena entry point

NO Spectators in alley way/arena entry point and are to be kept to a minimum in warm up area – there are designated spectator areas