2019 PRCA Rule Book
R4.8 Arena Conditions.
R4.8.1 Ground Preparation. Ground preparation for PRCA events at PRCA-approved rodeos should be approved by the arena director, a majority of the event representatives present, any judge or the Primary Stock Contractor prior to the start of the rodeo. The ground must be laid flat prior to the rodeo, with no deep ground. Sandy ground must be watered and packed. R4.8.2 Riding Event Chutes. Riding event chutes must have support for the contestant’s feet when he is in the chute. Chute signage may not impair rider’s ability to place feet in chute slats. Signs which so impair the rider’s ability to place feet in chute slats are to be immediately altered. Riding event chutes must have a platform in the back of said chutes which must extend the full length of the chute. R4.8.3 Unsafe Arena Conditions. If the arena conditions are deemed at any time to be unsafe by the arena director, a majority of the event representatives present, any judge or the Primary Stock Contractor, competition may be stopped until which time the arena conditions are deemed satisfactory by the individual or individuals who initially determined that arena conditions were unsafe. R4.8.4 Lighting Over Event Chutes. The Stock Contractor and/or Rodeo Committee shall ensure that there is adequate lighting over the timed event and riding event chutes at all indoor and night rodeos. The Stock Contractor, and a contestant at Stock Contractor’s request, shall notify the Rodeo Committee of any lighting deficiency. R126.96.36.199 Height. The height of the barrier in timed events shall be from 32-36 inches, measured at the center of the box. R188.8.131.52 No Automatic Slack Catchers. Automatic slack catchers may not be used. R184.108.40.206 Side Pull Barrier. Barriers in the timed events must be a side-pull barrier with pulley and neck rope pulling from side of chute. R220.127.116.11 Barrier Flag. The barrier flag must be on the barrier instead of on the neck rope of the timed event cattle whenever possible. R18.104.22.168 Automatic Trip Gate. All timed event chutes shall have an automatic trip gate with horizontal bars, unless otherwise approved by the Director of Rodeo Administration and the Timed Event Representatives. R22.214.171.124 Clearance. The timed event chute must have at least 28 R4.8.5 Barrier Rules. R4.8.6 Chutes.
inches clearance inside the chute, and at the gate when in an open position for steer wrestling, team roping and steer roping.
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