The Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program Committee recently revised the rules of the popular barrel racing jackpot program.
The rules, which originated from the Stakes Race Eligibility Rules used to govern Paint racing, were changed to welcome more barrel racing Paints into PBRIP competition, APHA Director of Racing Karen Utecht says.
“The original stakes race eligibility rules were changed to welcome more barrel racing paints into the PBRIP competition,” APHA Director of Racing Karen Utecht said. “The barrel racing community remains excited about the PBRIP program and these changes will create a great opportunity for our Paint barrel horses.”
The rules now state:
ALL APHA-registered horses foaled prior to January 1, 2013, will be allowed to participate in PBRIP.
All foals foaled on or after January 1, 2013, must comply with any of the following requirements to be eligible:
1. All Regular Registry Paint Horses—those registered as a tobiano, overo or tovero—foaled on or after January 1, 2013, will be allowed to participate in PBRIP.
2. All Solid Paint-Bred registered horses—Paints with minimal or no white—foaled on or after January 1, 2013, must have at least one Regular Registry Paint Horse in the first generation and at least one Regular Registry Paint Horse in the second generation OR two Regular Registry Paint Horses in the first generation.
PBRIP is a grassroots program established by Paint barrel racers that brings all the excitement of APHA competition right to Paint riders’ home turf. PBRIP offers Paint-exclusive jackpots at sanctioned barrel races across the country.
In addition to earning extra cash for their fast barrel runs, Paints competing through PBRIP also acquire official APHA performance points. APHA points are logged on a horse’s official record and go towards performance and end-of-year awards. PBRIP participation also helps satisfy qualification requirements for the APHA World Championship Show.
In order for a rider to be eligible to compete on a Paint Horse for PBRIP side pots at approved barrel races, he or she must be a current APHA member and an enrolled PBRIP participant before or at the time of entry.
Getting enrolled in the PBRIP program is quick and easy. You need a registered American Paint Horse, a current APHA membership ($40) and a completed enrollment form with $35 annual fee. Full details, forms and a calendar of upcoming PBRIP approved events is available online at www.pbrip.com or by calling 817-222-6444.
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.