To be eligible to ride at any SABHA barrel race meets you must be a financial member of the Australian Barrel Horse Association ABHA Membership runs 1st January – 31st December (any year) .
ABHA Membership -Compulsory
Senior Annual Membership $77
Junior Annual Membership (18 years & under) $44
Day Membership $44 (only 3 day memberships allowed and then an annual membership needs to be purchased to compete)
Non Competing $44
SABHA Membership (optional)
Non Rider/Social Club $5
Junior Rider (18 & Under) $10
Open Rider $15
1st July – 30th June each year
This membership is optional BUT you must be a financial member of SABHA to be eligible for end of season awards.
Membership must be paid by the first meet in any event year for all your points to count.
OPEN DIVISIONAL $ 25.00
Open divisional barrel races are not restricted in any manner and must be open to any rider and any horse.
JUNIOR DIVISIONAL $ 15.00
Junior divisional barrel race is open to ANY Junior competitor 18 years and under in accordance with the ABHA guidelines.
TINY TOTS $ 10.00
Open to any led rider 6 years and under as of the 1st July each calendar year.
ASSISTED RIDER $ 10.00
Open to any assisted rider between 6 and 10 years old as of the 1st July each calendar year. This rider can be either led or needs assistance to ride.
DAVE WATERS MEMORIAL BARREL RACE $ 15.00
This was created in honor of a man who spent a lot of time and effort not only competing within our club but as a committee member for a number of years.
This is open to any horse and rider combination that is not competitive. This event is not an OPEN barrel race. It is to encourage everyone to compete without the pressure of the open riders and horses. All profits are donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Once a rider is consistently running times that are equal to those in the Open divisional barrel race (or times of 25 seconds or less on a full size course) – the rider must go up into the divisional barrel race. A rider can still be eligible for end of season awards even if they have moved up.
You can nominate 1 or 2 runs, but must be done at time of entering
OPEN POLE BENDING $ 15.00
JUNIOR POLE BENDING $ 10.00
TINY TOT AND ASSISTED POLE BENDING $ 5.00
EXHIBITION RUNS $ 5.00 – 1 run, limited to 1 time around pattern or 1 minute in arena – which ever is less (timed). You can nominate more than one exhibition run.
Arena Levy $ 5,00 – per rider, compulsory
HAT FINE $ 5.00 – Each time you lose your hat a $5 fine applies. You will not receive your hat back until fine is paid. Make sure you have $5 in your pocket at the start of the day!! If you lose your hat on your first run, you will NOT be allowed to run until the fine is paid! All hat fine fundraising will be donated to a charity at the end of the season.
Barrel competition is 2 runs per horse / rider combination – unless nominated 1 run on entry form.
PRE-entries are required at all of our events – dates will vary leading up to each event – please check date and time on event flyer or ABHA website
- No late entries
- No day entries
- All entries must be accompanied with a internet banking reference number on entry.