MEDICAL AND VET RELEASE: PG 11-12
1. All KPRA members' fees are guaranteed at all KPRA 1st approved rodeos and will be added to the pot as if you have competed. Any member not showing up to perform due to injuries or other emergencies, must furnish the KPRA office with proof of such difficulties. A crippled or sick horse will not be accepted as reason to withdraw from a rodeo, except in the barrel racing event when a veterinary certificate stating name is sent to the KPRA office within 7 days of the event. Said medical release must be on legal medical stationary and must reach the office within 7 days or said contestant will be responsible for fees and fines. (Visible vet and medical conditions may be shown to the contractor or judges at a rodeo and will be excused.) Persons with said reasons for not showing must call rodeo secretary (not the KPRA secretary) so their fees will not be paid out. ANYTIME our fees are paid out, you are responsible for them. If contestant has not arrived a the arena when it is time to compete, stock will be turned out. NO STOCK IS TO BE HELD FOR LATE ARRIVALS, NO EXCUSES! Entry fees should be paid upon arrival, no fine levied, provided stock contractor has received a stock charge.
D. KPRA will only allow two (2) medical and/or vet releases during our summer rodeo season. All off-season rodeos from Oct. 1st - April 31st will be excluded from this rule.
KPRA APPROVED RODEOS AND COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITY: PG 13
2. KPRA standard events are bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, ranch bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, dally team roping, 40/40 mixed team roping, cowgirls barrel racing and cowgirls breakaway roping. (removed ranch bronc riding as optional event)
ENTRIES, ENTRY FEES & PRIZE MONEY: PG 15-17
6. Slack will not be available until performance minimums are met. Minimums and maximums will be set by the stock contractors and/or committees.
11. ALL entry fees for one head of stock will be a minimum of $85 (including stock charge, finals fund, judges and central entry). Open and 40/40 Team Roping will be a minimum or $250 a team/$125 per man (including all fees.)
GENERAL RIDING EVENT RULES: PG 20-21
14. If any equipment is damaged by the animal in the chute and found unusable by the judges, the contestant has two options; borrow equipment or find a replacement. Contestant will have to compete by the end of the performance.
RANCH BRONC RIDING: PG 25-26
6. "Ride as ride can" meaning rider can use a loose rope night latch or a rope from within the chute through the 8 second whistle. If rider chooses to use a rope, it can only be tied to the saddle the way it would be for everyday use. (Removed "No re-rides are awarded unless stock falls down.)
A. A "loose rope" night latch is defined as no leather handhold. "Loose" is at the judges discretion.
8. Any of the following offenses will disqualify a rider:
B. Rider with locked rowels or rowels that are determined to be too sharp by a judge.
GENERAL TIMED EVENTS: PG 27
18. All changes in lists of timed events in order to split horses, etc.; must be made 30 minutes before the performance/slack begins.
A. Rodeo secretary is obligated to do splits if notified 30 minutes prior to beginning of performance/slack.
19. The first contestant must remain in order and run in order. (Removed first three contestants)
DALLY TEAM ROPING: PG 32-33
9. Arena conditions will determine score, length of score to be set by arena director and team roping director or spokesman if present. The minimum score of the barrier is to be the length of the box minus two (2) feet.
A. Anything over two (2) feet of the length of the box, must be approved by the team roping director.
16. ILLEGAL CATCHES (Disqualifications)
B. If any leg is in the head loop when the flagger drops the flag, it will be a no time. Header should release stock immediately.
20. In the case of a rodeo allowing two runs in the team roping and the contestant wins money on each run, only the highest check won will count towards the KPRA standings.
COWGIRL'S BARREL RACING: PG 33-34
13. A number less than 10 or 12 barrel racers can be approved by the rodeo committee or stock contractor; however ground must be raked after the same amount in the entire rodeo and slack if a lower number of barrel racers is chosen. Dragging at a lower number is highly recommended to reduce the risk of injury to horses and contestants.
BARREL PATTERN - LBR: PG 35-36
2. A standard pattern is always preferred. The standard course for barrel racing is:
Ninety (90) feet between barrel one (1) and two (2);
One hundred five (105) feet between barrel one (1) and three (3);
One hundred five (105) feet between barrel two (2) and three (3);
Sixty (60) feet from barrels one (1) and two (2) to score line, unless this score line needs to be reduced to keep seventy (70) foot stopping distance.
Score line should be at least seventy (70) feet from the end of the arena.
BARREL PATTERNS CANNOT BE LARGER THAN THE STANDARD COURSE, UNLESS APPROVED BY KPRA BARREL RACING DIRECTOR.
3. Barrels will be set at least eighteen (18) feet from the fence or wall, except the 3rd barrel and it should be at least twenty-five (25) feet from the fence or wall.