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Jackpot Rules & Regulations

Format

 

Purchase Tickets from Registration.  One for each individual, rider or skier/boarder per run.

Find a teammate for your first 2 tickets.  When a horse, rider, skier/boarder team is determined, staple the tickets together and put them in the"Match" bucket provided. 

These are your "Matched" teams. 

Your remaining tickets, put in the bucket marked "Draw skier/boarder" or "Draw horse/rider" as appropriate.

These will be used to create the Draw teams.

If you aren't able to find a match team, place your tickets in the appropriate "Draw" bucket.

If after the draw, there are individual tickets remaining, they can donated or refunded.

Once registration is closed, no substitutions or refunds will be allowed.

 

Run order will be determined by random draw. 

Run order will be posted at the registration location or at the start gate. 

Be ready for your run when it is your turn.  Start gate caller will do their best to notify teams when it is their turn to run, who is next and who is on deck, but will not run around looking for teams.  If you fail to show up for your run, you will be rolled to the next most convenient spot one time.  If you are not present when your team is next up your team will be disqualified.

Runs will be hand timed by two timers. Times will be averaged unless one

timer fails, then the successful time will be the official time.

 

We will be using a 3D format to determine winners. 

The total number of teams entered will be divided into thirds.

All teams will run the same course.

The top third raw times will be placed in the 1D.

The middle third raw times will be placed in the 2D.

The bottom third raw times will be placed in the 3D.

Penalties will then be added to the raw times to receive a total time.

2 seconds per ring missed

2 seconds per gate missed

General Rules

Safety

Safety is our main concern. 

Skier/boarders must wear helmets.  Eye protection is highly recommended.

Your entry pledges your word that you will conduct yourself in as safe a manner as possible at all times while on the event property or attending race events off property.  Failure to comply with our safety standards at any of the scheduled events may result in the disqualification of the offender for that day’s competition and/or from the entire event and/or future events, depending on the circumstances and the severity of the offense.  What is considered unsafe is at the discretion of any race official and will include any behavior which has the likelihood to cause injury to any person (spectator, official, volunteer, competitor, etc.), animal, or property under our jurisdiction.  Unsafe behavior can be reported to race officials for review.  Penalty for unsafe behavior will be decided by no less than 3 race officials and the decision is final.

 

Sportsmanship

Good sportsmanship is important to the success of the event and to the image of the skijoring community.  Your entry is your pledge to the humane treatment of our equine competitors and to the respectful treatment of all fellow competitors, volunteers, and race officials.  Failure to comply with the spirit of friendly competition at any time may result in the disqualification of the offender from that day’s competition and/or from the entire event and/or from future events, depending on the circumstances and the severity of the offense.  Unsportsmanlike behavior can be reported to race officials for review.  Penalty for unsportsmanlike behavior will be decided by no less than 3 race officials and the decision is final.   

Firearms

Firearms will not be allowed at any Whitefish Skijoring event.  

Course Inspection

Competitors will have the opportunity to walk the course prior to the start of the race.

Ropes

Ropes can be no more than 33 feet in length.  It is recommended that they be ⅜” or larger in diameter. 

Handles, loops, knots, and discs are not permitted on the skier end of the rope.

Attachment must be to the saddle horn or behind the saddle.  If the attachment is behind the saddle, it must be secured to the primary rigging of the saddle by a non-elastic attachment so that the rope starts no more than 9” from the cantle.  

 

Rings

The event will provide rings.  No batons or other objects may be used to pick up the rings.

 

Saddles

Saddles must be free from impediments.  Ropes (such as lariats) other than the rope used to pull the skier, saddle bags, firearm holsters, saw sleeves and the like will not be allowed while competing.  Attachments such as night latches, tapaderos, and gear used to attach the skier rope to the saddle rigging will be allowed.  

The Start

Time of the run will start when the skier/boarder’s boots cross the start line. 

If the skier drops the rope before crossing the start line, the team will be allowed a restart.

The Finish

Time will stop when the skier/boarders's boots cross the finish line. 

All team members must finish the race.

The skier/boarder must have ahold of the rope and be upright on at least one ski and the rider must be atop the horse in order to receive a time.  Only rings that are in the team’s possession when the timer stops will be counted as collected. 

If the horse crosses the finish line on the skier side resulting in a stoppage of time, the team will be given a DNF.

Protests

There will be no protests allowed.  The on field decisions of the flaggers and officiator are final.


 

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