KLG Barrel Racing

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Rules & Regulations

ATTIRE – We do NOT require western wear – however smiles are mandatory!

PHOTOGRAPHER - We have a preferred photographer we invite to all our events, however should they not be available - we welcome local talent.

SCRATCHING / BLACKLIST - If you need to scratch your entry, please do so PRIOR to the race beginning. You can do so by texting 403.466.4450. Should you pre-enter and just not show (without scratching prior to the race beginning) you will be blacklisted from all future KLG Barrel Racing events. To remove your name from the “blacklist” you must pay a $50 fine.

TIME ONLY PROCESS - Time onlies will be reserved/sold on a first come, first serve basis @ $5.00 per minute.

Please be ready when it's your turn! Should you be called and not respond within a reasonable amount of time, you will forfeit your turn and refunds will not be given. IMPORTANT!! Should you run over your allotted time slot, you will be fined $5.00. Please be sure to purchase a sufficient number of time onlies to ensure we stay on schedule and do not hand out any fines. 

Only one rider in the arena at a time (with the exception of a peewee rider). 

BARREL WORK - Barrel work is a time that allows riders to work the barrels in a training capacity, exposing both horse and rider to the arena in a non-pressured environment. There are various riders allowed in the arena at one time, similar to a warm up or open riding, but with the pattern set up.

This is a non-supervised activity, with no one working the gate – common courtesy rules will apply and you are riding at your own risk. Below are some guidelines that we kindly ask that you adhere to during this open riding/ barrel work time.

  • Please line up for your turn to work the pattern.
  • Please wait till the first person has circled the second barrel before beginning your pattern and give right of way to the person before you.
  • If you are riding inside the arena, please give right of way to the person working the pattern.
  • If the arena is getting too full, please give priority to those working the pattern.
  • Please be courteous to those waiting for their turn – do not take more than 30-45 seconds each pattern.
  • If complaints are made about any individual not being completely gracious, they will asked to leave the arena and refunds will NOT be given.


We like to rake every 5 with a big rake after 50 runs – changes may be made depending on what creates quality ground.

Class format is Peewee, Youth, then Open.

Open: Generally 17 years of age and older, however, it is open to all contestants

Youth: 16 years of age and younger - youth may also roll their time into the open.

Peewee: 8 years of age and younger (please note it is mandatory for peewees to wear a helmet)

Open: 7/10 split

Youth: 1 second split

Peewee: 5 second split (used as a guideline only – every peewee wins payouts)

Knocked barrel: +5

Off pattern: No Time

PAYOUTS - Payouts will be available immediately following the race (after the results have been announced). They must be picked up (or arrangements made) within 3 months of the date won. If they haven’t been picked up within that time, they will be forfeited – no exceptions.

Please contact Kristy Maxwell to make arrangements for us to get your winnings to you. We can mail a cheque or interact email, however, there will be a $5.00 administrative fee.

Payouts split equality between each division:

# of entries                 Spots paid                     % each spot

10 & Under                         1                                    100

11 – 20                                2                                  60 – 40

21 – 30                                3                              45 – 35 – 20

31 – 40                                4                          40 – 30 – 20 – 10

41 – 50                                5                      34 – 26 – 18 – 14 – 8

51 – 150                              6                   29 –  24 – 19 – 14 – 9 – 5

151 – 249                            7                25 – 22 – 17 – 14 – 10 – 7 – 5 

250+                                    8             23 – 20 – 17 – 14 – 11 – 8 – 5 – 2

  • 79 entries or less will be a 3D
  • 80+ entries will be a 4D

* Youth and Peewee classes will remain 3D at all times.

PEE WEE PAYOUTS ARE CALCULATED DIFFERENTLY - all payouts are divided equally between each peewee - guaranteed paycheck!

* If only one horse places in a division, that horse shall receive the entire payout for that division. If NO horses fall into any one particular division, the payout for that division will be divided equally between the remaining divisions. Times that do not fall within a division will not receive payouts.

For example using a 1 second split in a 3D race:

  • 2D 17.00
  • 2D 17.10
  • 2D 17.20
  • 2D 17.30
  • 2D 17.40
  • 3D 18.00
  • 3D 18.10
  • 3D 18.20

Though the next closest time may be 19.01 this time is NOT within the 3D and will not receive a cheque. Therefore, the money for the 4th and 5th placings within the 3D would then be split between the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings.

Percent of payouts (meaning the percentage of the entry fee that goes toward payouts) may differ between each event, due to various arenas used and other business expenses. If you would like to know more detailed information on a particular event, please ask us directly.

If a tie occurs where monies are involved, the monies will be divided equally.

POLE BENDING - RACE DETAILS –  all rules & regulations apply to pole bending (with the exception of the below) also apply to pole bending.

2D Race w/ 1 second slit

Knocked pole: +5

Off pattern: No Time

# of entries                 Spots paid                     % each spot

10 & Under                         1                                    100

11 – 20                                2                                  60 – 40

21 – 30                                3                              45 – 35 – 20

31 – 40                                4                          40 – 30 – 20 – 10

41 – 50                                5                      34 – 26 – 18 – 14 – 8

51+                                     6                   29 – 24 – 19 – 14 – 9 – 5


It is very important that you are a member of the KLG Barrel Racing Facebook group, as we will be posting regular communications (draw/updates/results) prior, during and following the event.

Payouts will be available for pick up immediately following the results being announced. If you are unable to pick up your payouts at the event itself, please connect with us to discuss your options. Payouts and prizes must be picked up (or arrangements made) within 3 months of the date won. If they haven’t been picked up within that time they will be forfeited. Proof of identity and signature may be required upon pick up.


Once a year, ALL participants of KLG Barrel Racing events must sign and submit the “Release of liability waivers." There are TWO documents, one general liability and one safety equipment release. Unless you wear a helmet, you are required to sign and submit BOTH of the documents. Once you sign the waivers, they cover you for all KLG Barrel Racing events within a 12 month period.

Note: There are two versions of the document – one is for those under age of majority.

You do NOT require any memberships to race within KLG Barrel Racing events – these are OPEN jackpots. However, know that you are riding at your own risk at all times and all events, regardless of the date or location.

VOLUNTEERS - We are always looking for new volunteers to help out and are in need of folks to help set-up barrels and work the gate – please let us know if you are able to assist.  We schedule volunteers on a first come, first serve basis.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS - Do you have a horse for sale? Looking for support of community raffle sales? Or possibly have other items you would like advertised to our local barrel racing community? Submit them to be announced! Please submit your announcement for approval to klgbarrelracing@outlook.com

DISQUALIFICATION  - Contestants, or their associates, using abusive language or abusing a horse will not be tolerated and may be asked to leave or even banned from KLG Barrel Racing events. Competing while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can result in disqualification, being asked to leave, or banned from further KLG Barrel Racing events. Misidentifying a horse in any division will disqualify the contestant. 


  • Every participant must sign a release and acknowledgement form before competing in any KLG events.
  • Every participant is responsible for knowing the rules and regulations of KLG events – and to check the website and Facebook page regularly for updates.
  • An accident report form (with pictures) must be completed and submitted in the event of any known incident involving bodily injury or property damage.
  • Access to competition areas are strictly limited to officials, competitors and emergency personnel.
  • Horses are to be kept separate from spectators while on premises.
  • Dogs are not allowed within the arena areas.
  • No lingering allowed in warm up areas while others are riding.