The KK Run for Vegas Series is the sanctioning body for qualifying races for the JrNFR™ Barrel Race in Las Vegas, NV each December

Download Printable 2018 Rules HERE


Age Groups: – Age as of January 1, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM, CST

·         Junior (11 and under) and

·         Senior (12 to 16)

Qualifying age is the age as of January 1st, at 11:59pm. If you turn 17 on January 2nd you are eligible.

Competitors must be a member, in good standing, of the KK Run For Vegas Series.

Competitors MUST provide a copy of birth certificate when joining membership, along with a signed W9, a clear headshot photo, a model release contract, and a short biography for KK RFV to use in social media posts, announcements and other outlets. These documents are available online at www.kkrunforvegas.com and there are links for uploading your documents.  If you experience difficulty, please email KKproductionsRFV@gmail.com

Abuse of horses or kids WILL NOT BE TOLERATED on the grounds. Immediate disqualification for those responsible and they must leave the grounds. THIS includes excessive spurring and yanking on the horse after a run. WE ARE TRYING TO HAVE FUN HERE.

 Any harassment of the secretary, timer, barrel setters, tractor drivers, gate help, stall help and general staff of the producers or facility will result in a disqualification. We are all trying our best and if you have a problem, address it in a polite manner.

Decisions on disqualifications will be made by KK Productions, LLC and the Host Producer.  These decisions are not made lightly and cannot be appealed.


Qualifying races will be a one go race consisting of both age groups to be paid out in a 4D format of ½ second splits. Juniors and seniors will run in one 4D race, but will qualify/earn points in their age groups.

·         The payout for the Qualifier races will be 4D consisting ½ second splits with both age groups running in one race.

·         The payout for the Semi-Finals and Finals will be a straight rodeo payout. The JrNFR World Champion will be determined by a three-run average (aggregate).

Barrels will be set in the cloverleaf pattern. Competitors may run to the left or right barrel first, and must turn that direction.  A right barrel pattern consists of one right turn and two left turns. A left barrel pattern consists of one left and two right turns.  The third barrel is always the furthest from the timer. Contestants must complete the pattern by maintaining forward motion, under their own power (no lead line or backing up) to get a qualified time.

Tractor will drag every 5 runners.

No circling in the arena to start the pattern. Start from the alley and maintain forward motion.

The time starts when the competitor on horseback crosses the timer line. The time ends after the horse and rider complete the cloverleaf pattern around barrels on horseback and come back across the timer line on their way out of the arena.

The barrels will be metal and contrasting colors from the arena fence.

All barrels will be on the inside of the stakes. The stakes must be at least 18 feet from the wall.

A barrel knocked down in the 4D qualifiers will result in a penalty of a “No time”. A barrel knocked down in the Semi-Finals and Finals in Las Vegas, NV will result in a 5 second penalty.

Re-runs are given at the judge’s discretion, if the ground needs to be reworked. This DOES NOT include horse equipment malfunction, falling off or breaking the pattern.

If a timer malfunction occurs and rider takes a re-run and rider had a penalty when the timer malfunctioned, the penalty will not carry forward.

There is a $25 hat fine for losing a hat during a run. No check/payout will be paid until hat fine is collected/paid.

There is a 2-minute gate time once your name is called. The horse and rider must be checked in with gate judge. If the 2 minutes are exceeded, the rider will be disqualified.

A rider will get 3 gate calls. After the 3rd gate call, the rider will be considered not present and will be noted as a turn-out. A re-run will not be awarded if the rider misses the gate call. There will be no refund of entry money.

Riders must check in at the gate and be in the holding area.

Automatic disqualification if you run out of order. (Unless it is a staff mistake)

Parents/helpers may not cross the plane of the alley into the arena or the rider will be disqualified.   

A horse may only compete in a race by one person to qualify. No sharing. A rider may enter more than once in a single race, on different horses.

No refunds will be given for any reason.

Entry fees that have not been paid in full, will not be given a number to run.


Competitors must ride in a Western saddle.

Velcro “Magic Seats” or tying a child to the saddle seat in any fashion, will not be allowed

If you have a question about your equipment contact KK RFV at kellykracing@gmail.com

Any chain or metal nose bands or tie downs must be covered with tape or plastic.


·         Long sleeve western shirt or blouse (tucked in)

·         Jeans (no holes or rips)

·         Western boots, with a heel.

·         Western hat or Western or Plain helmet required

This is a national event for cowgirls and cowboys, we want everyone to be safe, and still respect western heritage and tradition. If you have a question about your helmet, contact KK Productions at kellykracing@gmail.com  Be prepared to send a photo of your helmet. You must wear a western hat for all public events.  This includes public appearances you may make on behalf of KKRFV, including number presentation ceremonies.


Be in the top 3 fastest times at a qualifying race in your age group, or qualify by points accumulated from sanctioned qualifying races throughout the season (begins Jan. 1, 2018, ends Oct. 1, 2018).

Each competitor can only qualify for one spot in the semi-finals. Points and qualification spots are for the rider.  It does not matter which horse you ride. Each rider can only qualify to ride in one (1) slot at the semi-finals in Las Vegas.  The semi-finals will be an aggregate time, based on two (2) clean runs.  

In the event a rider qualifies on 2 or more horses for the Semi-Finals, the rider will only get one spot. The next rider on the list, in order of finish within that age group will advance.

·         i.e. Mary Jane Dow won 1st and 3rd in the qualifier. She will advance in one spot and the rider that placed 4th will move up and advance to the Semi-Finals. In an event where the 4th place rider has already qualified, the 5th place rider will advance, etc.

The top 10 point earners from all qualifier races across the country in your age group will earn a qualification to the Semi-Finals for the Jr NFR Barrel Race in Las Vegas, Nevada in December! 

·         Points will be counted within each age group at the races

·         The top 10 point earners in each age group (that have not already qualified for the semi-finals) will advance to the semi-finals. Ten contestants from each age group will qualify for the semi-finals based on points!

We will only count points on those not qualified already.

10-point system accumulated from all the sanctioned races, including special races where Wild Cards are awarded.

First Place - 10 Points
Second Place - 9 Points
Third Place - 8 Points
Fourth Place - 7 Points
Fifth Place - 6 Points
Sixth Place - 5 Points
Seventh Place - 4 Points
Eighth Place - 3 Points
Ninth Place - 2 Points
Tenth Place - 1 Point

Due to very limited space and time in Las Vegas, we will not be able to add every race as a qualifier.  We may add a few races with Wild Card Entries, where one winning rider in each age group can qualify for the semi-finals.  For 2018 we do NOT anticipate having WILD CARD races, but KK Productions, LLC. reserves to the right to host a WILD CARD race, if deemed appropriate.  WILD CARDS WILL REMAIN NON TRANSFERABLE

The top 20 average times (aggregate) from each age group of the Semi-Finals in Las Vegas will advance to the Short-Go and compete in the Jr NFR Barrel Race Finals! The finals will be a one-go race where everyone starts with a clean slate.  Times from the semi-finals will not carry forward.

Payout in Las Vegas will be a straight rodeo-style payout based on the number of entries.  Qualifiers will receive numerous prizes for attending the event.  Finalists will be awarded many prizes based on their final placing. Remember, in the semi-finals and finals, a downed barrel is a 5 second penalty, instead of a no-time.


Click on the picture to see the results from past year's races

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