SEPTEMBER 5-15 2019
Utah State Fair

Barrel Racing Rules

Updated May 2018


We do not have a membership. However you MUST run in 3 races to be eligible for the finals, to be held during the Utah State Fair PRCA rodeo.

15/40 - 4D Format: Must be 15 and under or over 40 as of Jan 1, 2018. 1D fastest time, 2D +0.5 second, 3D+ 1 second, 4D + 2 seconds.

OPEN - 5D Format: Open to everyone- 1D Fastest time, 2D +0.5 second, 3D +1 second, 4D +1.5 seconds, 5D +2seconds

Draw: You need to enter before 4 pm the day before the race to be in the draw, please email

  • If you can’t make it into the office to pay before your run. Call/text 385-288-1862 or send someone to the office to let us know you are at the race - otherwise you may lose your spot in the draw.

Draw positions: If you are at the end of a draw at a race, please be ready in case we need to move you up in order to finish the race as quickly as possible

Draw Out’s: If you need to draw out please text/call 385-288-1862. After 3 no shows/ no calls to scratch, you will be placed at the end of the draws for the rest of the season. Draw outs that happen at the race will be rolled past.

Timer Malfunction: If we do not get your time, you will have the option of either running again or getting a full refund.

Knocked over barrel is a no time

Time Onlys: LIMITED TO 50 TIME ONLYS, and if time allows. Each time only has up to 60 seconds. Trot or faster.

  • $5 each – cash at the gate

Entry Fees:  $35 Open  /  $30 15/40  -  There will be an additional $5 fee for registration after the draw

Added Money: May-July $1,500 added each race  /  Aug Semi-Finals $2,000 added each day  /  Sept Finals - $500 added each division

3 minute gate rule. If your horse has a problem entering the arena & takes longer than 3 minutes after your name is called, you will be t/o or placed at the end.  If you have a horse that has gate issues-please let us know when you sign up for the jackpot and we will work with you.

Co-Sanctioned races: You can pay $3 per run per horse to have your points count for the BNW/RMBRA Year End Awards

  • We may add races or co-sanctioned races. We will keep you updated if we have a change in the schedule.

  Utah State Fairpark has a no tolerance policy for abuse of your horse. There will be no excessive schooling on horses before, during or after your run.

  Arena Etiquette: please be courteous to others when you are warming up. Remember everyone wants to get warmed up and ready to run.

  • Any un-sportsmanship like conduct will be given a warning and the next time you could be asked to leave.

 Returned Checks.... $35.00 will charged on all returned checks. All checks have to be paid before you are allowed to run again.

Address: Make sure we have your correct mailing address as checks will be mailed