Rules

United Barrel Racing Association Rules

Joining the United Barrel Racing Association
Any person may join the United Barrel Racing Association by completing a membership application. The application may be completed online, at a UBRA certified event or mailed. Memberships run from January 1st to December 31st of each year. Contestants must submit completed application and pay said membership fees before points or qualification may be earned. Membership in the United Barrel Racing Association (UBRA) is a privilege, not a right. Membership shall be made by application and is subject to the discretion of the executive committee. Membership or application may be terminated or rejected by the executive committee for cause detrimental to the interest of the association, it’s programs, policies, objective, and harmonious relationship of it’s members as determined by the executive committee.  A confirmation/welcome email will be sent once the membership application has been processed which will be within 3-4 weeks after their application and membership fees are received in the main office.

Points are tracked by member name. It is the member’s responsibility to enter their name as they applied for membership at UBRA events. Spelling must be exactly as UBRA application for points to track. Results and points are online 24×7 for members to audit and track.

Membership Divisions
The UBRA has four divisions in which a member can earn points and awards.Whichever membership you have is the class and division you can earn points in as well as compete at the UBRA World in.
1. Open Division – open to any age, sex. $55 membership fee
2. Youth Division – 17 yrs and under as of Jan 1st.  $35 membership fee.
3. Futurity Division –Horses 5 & under that have not competed prior to 12/1 of year preceding futurity. $35 membership fee
4. Pee Wee Division – 8 years & under as of Jan 1st. $25 membership fee ***NEW for 2017: PeeWee age riders must chose PeeWee OR Youth division as they can not have memberships in both the PeeWee and Youth***
5. Derby Division – Horses 7 & under that have are not eligible for the futurity. $35 membership fee
6. Senior Division:  Riders 50 & over as of of Jan 1st. $35 membership fee.

Point Tabulation
Points are based on a 2D full second split for open, youth, senior and futurity divisions. Derby points are based on a 2D half second split. PeeWee points are non-divisional. 20 points for 1st place, 19 for 2nd, 18 for 3rd…1 for 20th. Open, youth, senior and peewee points may be earned in their respective age divisions in accordance to WSCA/producer rules for their respective divisions. PeeWee/ Youth/Senior points may also be earned in the 1st open class is no PeeWee/Youth class is offered. Futurity and Derby points may only be earned in UBRA certified Futurity and Derby classes. Points will be taken on the horse earning the most points (only 1 set of points per horse per class and only 1 set of points per person per division per class). Example: You can win points in both divisions in the same class, on two different horses. You can not, however, win points on two horses, in the same division, for the same class. No trailer race. 30 run limit. Maximum number of runs to count for year end awards is 30. The 30 highest points will be used to determine the final point standings. Any combination of UBRA Produced double points shows and sanctioned open shows that total 30 runs. UBRA Tours were created for UBRA members as a benefit for UBRA members. UBRA members are eligible for additional Added Money/Awards – much like a sidepot. Points are based on 40 points for 1st place, 39 for 2nd…1 for 40th.

Members Conduct
Abuse of any kind to animals, property and persons is not tolerated. Members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner representing good sportsmanship at all times.

  • 1st Offense: Written Warning; and
  • 2nd Offense: Disqualification of event, termination of membership.Any points or SS$ will be forfeited.
    Any situation not covered above will be handled by UBRA personnel. This decision will be handled in a fair and reasonable manner, and will be final.

Entering Certified Show
Members must check appropriate boxes on entry forms to obtain points.

Awards
UBRA Members earn points at UBRA certified events for year end awards (National, State and Series). Titles will be determined by year long point accumulation. Point accumulation runs from 1/1 to 12/31 of each year. Any state that has over 50 members qualifies for its own state awards. States with less than 50 members will be combined and known as the “Combined Region”. Runs with penalties will not receive any points. UBRA Gift Certificates are awarded for titles. Gift certificates do not equal cash. Awards and prizes are subject to change.

Annual State & National Hi-Point Standings:
Top 10 National Hi-Point Awards in Each of the Divisions
Top 10 State Awards for State with over 100 Open members
Top 5 for states with Over 50 open members.
Choice of Saddle/Gift Certificates to Champion in each state and division with 50+members
(ANY division: Youth, Open, PeeWee, Futurity or Derby)

Standings
Standings are updated online and available  24 x 7. Tie Breakers: In the event of a tie the value of gift certificates are added together and divided by the # of people tying. Ie: If there is a three way for 3rd, you take the 3rd, 4th and 5th place gift certificate add them together and divide them by 3. The same policy applies to payouts if a person ties for placing in a event that is PRODUCED by UBRA.

Arena/Producer Rules
Arena rules are left to the discretion of each producer/arena. They must be made available to contestant upon their request, included in advertising and be prominently posted at the events. Each producer is in charge of their own show, rules, guidelines… The producers simply submit the complete class results within 7 days of the event to results@ubra.org as an excel file via email. The UBRA calculates the points and publishes them online.

  1. CERTIFICATION FEES: The standard UBRA certification fee is $25 and includes certification for each UBRA division (PeeWee, Youth, Open, Futurity & Derby). Additional certified classes may be added for $5 per class.
  2. PROTECTED RADIUS: There will be a protected radius of 200 miles for UBRA Tour events unless approved by Tour director. UBRA Tour events will be the only events that will be allowed UBRA certification on dates of UBRA World events.
  3. CERTIFICATION DEADLINE: Complete a UBRA Certification form and submit it with the appropriate fees to us at least 14 days before your event. (*NOTE: Certification forms will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the event with stipulations.) Any events that have to be re-scheduled may use do so by notifying the UBRA within 48 hours of date change or the event cannot be re-scheduled within 5 days and credit for certification will not be given.

UBRA WORLD
UBRA World open to UBRA members who have obtained 8 qualifications. Qualifications can be earned from after the UBRA World up to Monday prior to event. Membership must be active to accumulate qualifications.Each entry in any UBRA certified class is considered a qualification. Example: A member attends a general jackpot event that offers 2 open classes, of which both are UBRA certified. They would receive 2 qualifications (1 per entry x 2 classes). If that same member entered 2 horses in both classes, they would obtain 4 qualifications. UBRA Tour events are double qualifying events.

UBRA TOUR EVENTS WITH $1,000 ADDED MEMBER SIDEPOTS
$40 entry fee for each event, paid out on average from Open classes as noted above in 4D half second format.  Entries collected by producer. Results are turned in to the UBRA and UBRA mails out UBRA member sidepot checks. UBRA Points are awarded on the 2D full second split, but individually as the 4D half second. The 1D & 2D on half second split each receive 1D points (40 for 1ts, 39 for 2nd and so on. The 3D & 4D on half second split each receive 2D points (40 for 1ts, 39 for 2nd and so on.)

**Any & all decisions on items not covered here will be decided by the management and decisions by the management are final

 

 

UBRA BLACK LIST:
Lori K ‘Oshea (Houlton, WI)

Person(s) on the UBRA Black List are banned from participating in any UBRA Certified event unless otherwise noted by another sanctioning body. Violations resulting in Black LIsting include, but are not limited to: writing bad checks, accusing or making statements detrimental to UBRA producer, members, committee persons or sponsors. The UBRA shall indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative

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