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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?

Year-long Incentive: 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.

Quarterly Incentive: The standings are based on horse/rider combo. This means that two or more different riders can compete on the same horse, and their times will be counted separately if they have both/all entered the incentive. 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE QUARTERLY AND YEAR-LONG INCENTIVES?

Our Quarterly Incentive is based on times. Every time a nominated horse/rider combo competes on a standard AQHA pole pattern, they can submit their time to WSBRI. Then at the end of the quarter that they nominated for, their fastest time will be used in a 4D/5D payout. Each quarter lasts three months (Jan-March, Apr-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec). 

Our Year-long Incentive is based on earnings. It works exactly like our barrel incentives. You nominate a horse, and every time that horse wins any money in the poles race that pays out in a minimum of 4D's, you submit those earnings to WSBRI. At the end of the year, we pay out the top 20% of nominated money earners. 

WHEN DO I HAVE TO NOMINATE BY?

There are no nomination deadlines for the Year-long incentive. You may nominate any horse/rider at any time. You must enter the quarterly virtual incentive BEFORE the first race or show you wish to use a time from.  For the year end incentive, you are allowed to back pay earnings up to 30 days from the nomination date for a fee of $10 per result.

DO I HAVE TO GO TO A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF RACES?

No. You may go to as many or as little races as you choose. 

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 pole bending competition, send us the results, and that's it!

HOW DO I SUBMIT RESULTS AND TIMES?

Take a picture of the show results or show secretaries records and send them to us via text message.

CAN THE QUARTERLY INCENTIVE EARNINGS COUNT TOWARDS THE YEAR END INCENTIVE?

Yes! If you nominate your horse in the Year-Long Incentive, any money your horse makes in a quarterly incentive will count!