FAQ’s and other Information:
For the AAYBR, All contestants must be 19 years of age and younger as of Jan. 1 of the year of the race. If you turn 20 on Jan. 2, you are eligible for that years run. The pony race rider age is 12 and under with the same guidelines as above. Pony ht. is 52” and under and we will measure the ponies on Thursday at 4:00 pm right outside the alleyway and/or at 8:00 am on Friday morning before the first pony go. All ponies must be measured. If you think your pony might not measure and you want to run in the main race if the pony doesn’t measure, please ask us in the show office on check in day and we will get a special measurement time for you. This must be done before the late entries are closed!!
RV SPOTS: RV Hookups are first come first served and are handled by the Fair Association. We have no control over them at all. The Fair Assoc. tells us to tell you to find a hook up and they will come and put a sticker on your trailer and collect from you. The hookups around the barns are electric & water only, and the hookups behind Barn 9 & 10 on the Midway are full hookups. The ONLY reserved hook ups are for STAFF and SPONSORS!!
You must check in at the show office prior to your first run.
DRESS CODE: Short sleeved collared golf shirts and/or our show t-shirts in the go round and Full dress code in the Finals. Hat or helmets are required in ALL rounds.
HAT FINES- Hat fines are $5.00 and payable to whomever of our staff who picked up your hat….ex. first barrel setter, gate workers etc. You MAY NOT send someone in to the arena or alleyway to pick up your hat. Should you neglect to pick up your hat we are not responsible to get it back to you….we will probably donate to a charity.
HORSE CHANGES- Horse changes can be done in show office upon check in or anytime PRIOR to your first fun. You must run the same horse in 2nd go and Finals that you ran in the 1st go.
ABSOLUTELY NO RIDER SUBSTITUTIONS!!! Absolutely NO VET OUTS and/or REFUNDS of any kind after the draw is posted. NO EXCEPTIONS!! Please understand this rule and don’t ask us for your reason to be an exception. It really makes it hard on us to tell you that it’s too late, and we must be fair and consistent so please remember this rule should something happen to either your horse or your rider!!
STALLS- All overnight horses MUST BE STALLED!! There are NO tie outs! This is a facility rule. Stall assignments will be posted only on the bulletin board on the SE corner of the Equine Facility on Monday afternoon. We will NOT post them online. There will be a new procedure this year regarding stalls and we will post both here and on FB when the details are finalized. All stalls will come with 2 bags of shavings this year and they will all be locked. Should you get into the wrong stall AND bed it down….it is not our responsibility to pay for or move your shavings etc. PLEASE pay careful attention to your stall number and make sure you write down the correct stall assignment!! Any typos on our end we will be responsible for correcting.
TABS- No tabs for entry fees or stalls, etc. You must be paid in full before your run for you to have a qualified time!!
TIMER MALFUNCTION RULE: If the timer malfunctions during your run, the announcer will NOT notify mid-run and if you hit a barrel or go off pattern then you carry the hit barrel penalty into your re-run, thus no re-runs will be awarded. If you run clean & the timer misses you, then in your re-run you get a free roll, meaning any knocked over barrels will not be penalized.
Fines, Disqualification, Poor behavior: Fines must be paid before contestant runs their next go. Poor behavior may result in the disqualification of the contestant with all fees forfeited. We reserve the right to refuse any entry from a contestant who at a previous show of ours, or other barrel racing events has shown poor sportsmanship. These acts may include but are not limited solely to the following behaviors:
1. Foul language either in the arena or on the grounds.
2. Abusive language that harasses any other contestant, parent, staff member or show personnel.
3. Abuse of any animals either horse or dog.
4. Misidentifying either a horse or a rider.
When booking your rooms at the Host Hotels, it is imperative that you call the facility DIRECTLY. If you don’t you probably won’t get the best rate and they won’t know that you are with our race and we won’t get credit for your room stay. This credit is important for them allowing us to block rooms etc. so, PLEASE mention the race when reserving!!
Hampton Inn, 320 Greymont Ave., Jackson, MS, (601) 352-1700 Holiday Inn Express 601-948-4466 (pet friendly) Best Western (601) 969-6555