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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Welcome to the Washington State Barrel Racing Incentive Help Center. Below you will find a collection of some of the most frequently asked questions about our incentive program. However, if you still have additional questions after consulting our list of FAQs, then please get in touch directly and we will be happy to answer any additional questions.
ARE THE STANDINGS BASED ON HORSE OR RIDER?
The standings are based strictly on the horse that you choose to nominate.
Therefore, if you have multiple horses in competition, we recommend nominating each horse separately to ensure that we can accept all of your earnings.
FROM WHICH CLASSES CAN MY EARNINGS BE COUNTED?
All submitted earnings must be made in the open class at races that are not limited by invite or lifetime value. The race must also include at least 4 divisions. This ensures that riders of all levels (1D-5D) have the opportunity to make as much money as another.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO NOMINATE BY?
There are no nomination deadlines. You may nominate any horse at any time. However, our year-long standings are based on cumulative earnings from January 1st - December 31st, therefore it is beneficial to nominate as close to the beginning of the year as possible.
DO I HAVE TO GO TO A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF RACES?
The answer is no if you are current resident of Washington! However, if you are an out of state nominee, we need proof of entry for 5 races for you to be eligible for year end standings.
HOW MUCH OF MY NOMINATION FEE GOES TOWARD THE YEAR-END PAYOUT?
Our incentive utilizes 80% of our proceeds, including any sponsorships, for year-end payout.
WILL THERE BE EXTRA ENTRY FEES?
None. You enter any Washington barrel race, send us the results, and that's it!
IF A HORSE HAS MULTIPLE RIDERS, CAN IT COMPETE AGAINST ITSELF?
No. Each horse is only nominated one time regardless of how many people ride it. The only exception to this rule is if a previously nominated horse is sold. In this case, proof of transfer of ownership needs to be provided to WSBRI, and the horse needs to be renominated in order to start over in it's cumulative earnings. This means a horse could place twice in standings, once for each nominator.
IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO MY HORSE, CAN I GET A REFUND?
We do not offer refunds for nominations. We do offer a one time transfer of a nomination to a different horse. You are only eligible to transfer a nomination if a) your horse has no recorded earnings for the year with us and b) you can provide a note from the vet stating your horse in unable to compete for a minimum of 6 months of the nomination year.
HOW CAN I HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THE MONTHLY GIVEAWAYS AND DISCOUNTED/FREE RACE ENTRIES?
Each person gets one entry ticket per nomination. If you nominate in one incentive you automatically are in the drawing 1 time. If you nominate for all three incentives, you are in every drawing 3 times. Tickets can also be bought by nominees for $5 if you wish to improve your odds of winning.
IF I NOMINATE MY HORSE LATER IN THE YEAR, CAN I JUST PAY THE LATE FEE TO MAKE ALL OF MY PREVIOUS EARNINGS COUNT?
No. Only earnings within 30 days of the date of nomination will be counted if the appropriate late fees are paid.
WHAT IF I FORGET TO SEND IN RESULTS?
If you forget to send in results by the end of the month the race was in, you can pay a $10 late fee per race to get them added to your earnings.
WHEN ARE RESULTS DUE?
Results are due at the end of the month that the race was in. For example, if you went to a race on January 3rd, the results for that race are due on or before January 31st. The exception for this rule is if the race falls on the last day of the month. If you run in a race on January 31st, you have until February 28th to submit those results.
WHAT IF ITS A FRIDAY- SUNDAY RACE AND THE LAST DAY IS A NEW MONTH?
We will accept results for all three days until the last day of the next month. For example, a big race start on January 30th and run until February 1st. You can submit all money won from that weekend on or by February 28th.