Barrel Racing event entry

refunds will only be given if the withdrawal is made before 6pm the Friday before the event. After that time no refunds or credits will be given. Withdrawals will be refunded minus the admin fees.

If we cancel any event, transfer of entries to the next event will be made or if you wish to have a refunds please contact us directly.


Our events are regularly covered by Kayleigh Ann Photography and Amy Griffith Photography

How it Works 

In each class, all riders run twice, one straight after the other. 45seconds are given in between the rounds. Riders must wait for the bell and ensure they go through the start and finish gates. Times from both runs will be added together and divided by 2 to determine the average time.

Rider's can choose to run a left hand run or a right hand one.

Knocking down a barrel adds 5 seconds to time, riders must not touch a barrel to stop it falling over. No time penalties will be added,  If a barrel is knocked but does not 


fall over.  Knocking 3 barrels = the run will not be counted (eliminated).
The fastest time wins. 
No excessive use of whip or aids - excessive use may incur disqualification at the judge’s discretion. 

Riders can enter as many times as they wish on different horse but each horse must only enter once per class, i.e no horse sharing in class.

No restrictions on horse or pony heights, just horse and rider a sensible match. 

Current Standard hats must be worn. Western style hats must not be worn whilst mounted. English or western tack.
Dress code; Western style attire preferred must all riders must be smartly dressed. 

You can find dates and schedules below scroll down

Bio Security for all visiting horses

All visiting horses must be vaccinated for Equine Flu as a minimum.

  • We require that they had their 2nd primary vaccine 7 days prior to visiting or have had an annual booster. 
    We recommend that horses are given a booster every 6 months

  • Passports must accompany each horse. Any horse without a passport will not be permitted onto the premises.

  • Passports will need to be shown at the time of entry and random ID checks will be made.

Owners and riders are responsible for ensuring your horse is in normal temperature ranges, shows no signs of ill health, coughing, nasal discharge or lethargic behaviour. 

Please be sensible with your own show day Bio Security, do not touch or stroke other horses. Avoid direct interaction with other horses.

Do not allow muzzle to muzzle contact with other horses.

We have hand sanitiser stations located throughout the premises.

Please do not access the livery Yard without Permission for the Show Office.

All horses residing at Y.E.C are fully Vaccinated for Equine Flu/Tet and Strangles

Thankyou for helping us to do our best to keep horses safe - Yorkshire EC


It's pre entry only with entries closing 7pm the Thurs before.

General Rules

Health and Safety and Entry Conditions

No responsibility will be accepted by the organisers for anything that may happen to competitors, onlookers or their property, helpers or horses in connection with or arising out of this show. It shall be considered a condition of entry that each entrant agrees to indemnify the promoters against any legal action arising therefrom

The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry and to amend the details of the schedule if the programme requires and to cancel any class with insufficient entries.

  1. ALL cash prizes and qualification cards must be collected from the show office on the day. We will not hold them after the day and will be forfeited if not collected. 

  2. All horses must have completed the primary course 7 days before the event for Equine Flu or have had an annual booster. The horse must be deemed fit and sound to compete. The Centre reserves the right to not allow a horse thought unfit or unsound to compete, entries will not be refunded. Any horse not vaccinated to our policy will not be permitted entry to the premises.

  3. Young horses, horses known to kick and stallions must wear appropriate ribbons in their tails. 

  4. Stallions must be clearly identified, have public liability insurance and be handled and or ridden by a responsible adult not child at all times.

  5. All Competitors must have third party insurance for their rides.

  6. All riders must be on time to compete.

  7. No outside help is permitted whilst competing in your round.

  8. Please use the Centre and facilities with politeness for others and to staff, no bullying or abuse will be tolerated and the organisers reserve to right to refuse entry to the Centre or ask any persons to leave the centre immediately if such behaviour is shown.

  9. No horses must be left unattended tied up to the side of trailers or horseboxes.

  10. Please pick up litter and place in the bins provided and keep the parking area as free from hay and droppings as possible. There is a muck barrow for your use near the parking gate.

  11. All entries booked and not taken must be paid for – no entries will be refunded unless the class is cancelled.

  12. Please keep all dogs on a lead and clean up after them. Any dog causing disruption will be asked to leave.

  13. The decision of the judge will be final – any objection should be made to the Secretary, together with a deposit of £20 which will be forfeited if the objection is not upheld by the Organisers.

  14. All spectator or grooms vehicles must be parked in the designated area and NOT with the horseboxes and trailers.

Yorkshire Equestrian Centre