WPRA CA Circuit will hold its annual Divisional Finals at Spurr Ranch, Shandon, CA, on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Our CA Circuit Divisional Finals will consist of 3 Finals races: the Divisional Finals, the Permit Finals and the Junior Finals. The Divisional Finals will consist of the Top 12 WPRA Cardholders, counting ONLY money won at WPRA approved co-sanctioned races within the California Circuit. The Permit Finals will consist of the Top 12 Permit holders counting money won at rodeos AND co-sanctioned events within the California Circuit. The Juniors Finals will consist of the Top 12 WPRA CA Circuit Junior members, counting all money won at WPRA approved CA Circuit events. Money won will be counted from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015
You must ENTER the CA Divisional Finals in order to compete. If you do not enter, you cannot compete! Entries will be open Saturday, October 24th, from 8am to 10am, and then from 4pm to 6pm. Call Marilyn Peterson to enter the Finals: 805.441.9715. You must speak with Marilyn directly; do not leave a message as your entry. You must get a confirmation number from Marilyn when you enter. You must pay your entry fees to the Spurr Ranch Office no later than 11 AM on November 7th or you will be disqualified from the Finals, and the next qualifier who HAS ENTERED the Finals, is on the grounds, and wants to compete will be moved into your position. If you choose to pre-enter the Spurr Ranch Challenge Barrel race, you can send your Finals entry fees to Spurr Ranch PO Box 1920 Paso Robles, CA 93447. Pre-entries must be postmarked by October 30th for entries for the Open 4-D and other races, but you must make a separate check for your Finals entry payable to: WPRA CA Circuit. If for any reason you are unable to compete in the Finals once you have paid your entry fees, your entry fees will be refunded if a replacement can be found, minus the $10.00 Office Fee. If you entered but cannot compete, call Marilyn Peterson immediately at 805.441.9715 so she can notify the next qualifier that they will be able to compete in the Finals race. REMEMBER: Even if you are not in the Top 12 standings, we strongly encourage you to ENTER. It happens every year that not all qualified contestants enter, and we will drop down to the next qualified member who HAS ENTERED the Finals.
Divisional Finals: The Divisional Finals will have $1,000 added money, generously sponsored by Wrangler. The Divisional Finals will consist of the Top 12 WPRA Cardholders, counting ONLY money won at WPRA approved co-sanctioned races within the California Circuit. Awards will be presented to each contestant in the Divisional Finals, including a CA Circuit Finals vest. More details on awards will be included in the WPRA CA Circuit News columns. Entry Fees will be $55 plus $10 office charge for a total of $65.00. Divisional Year End winner will receive a Montana Silversmiths buckle sponsored by the WPRA. Each finalist will receive outstanding awards. See CA Circuit Newsletters for more details.
Junior Finals: The Junior Finals will have $500 added money. Added money for the Junior Finals will come from Circuit Funds and individuals who specifically donated money for the Junior Finals. We are looking for sponsors for this race; if you are interested contact Marguerite Happy. Additional awards will be presented to all qualified entries who compete at the Junior Finals, including a CA Circuit Finals vest, a Qualifier Buckle to each contestant, a Junior Finals Championship buckle to the fastest time run during the Junior Finals, and a Year-End Junior Finals Championship buckle from Montana Silversmiths generously sponsored by the WPRA. The Junior Finals will consist of the Top 12 WPRA CA Circuit Junior members, counting all money won at WPRA approved CA Circuit events. Entry fees will be $50 plus a $10 office charge, for a total of $60.00.
Fast Time Championship Saddle: This year we are proud to award a $1200 Gift Certificate for a Divisional Finals Championship Saddle from Cactus Saddlery. The Gift Certificate for the Saddle will be given to the contestant who runs the fastest time out of all 3 of our Finals Events (Divisional, Permit or Junior). This means we will have 36 contestants running, and the one who runs the fastest time of all three Finals events will win the Gift Certificate for our Finals Champion Saddle Our CA Circuit truly appreciates the continued sponsorship and support of Cactus Saddlery!
Entry fees are based on WPRA rulebook guideline (rule 10.3.1) Payouts for each of the Finals races will be WPRA straight payouts. WPRA dress code is required, and you must stay in dress code until after the Awards Presentation and photos have been taken. You will need to wear your CA Circuit Vest for a group picture during the Awards Ceremony for our sponsors.
We expect each member to show their pride in WPRA by behaving in a professional and courteous manner. If for any reason you or anyone that is with you is disrespectful, rude, violent, or otherwise breaks rules in sections 9.2 and 9.3 in our WPRA Rulebook, you will be disqualified from Finals and you will not receive any of your awards. Ground rules as posted for the Spurr Ranch Challenge barrel race must also be followed.
The CA Circuit Divisional Finals will be held in conjunction with the WPRA co-sanctioned spectacular $10,000 Added Money Open 4-D Spurr Ranch 2015 Barrel Challenge in Shandon on November 7th. As in the past, you can enter the Spurr Ranch Open 4-D and have the time you run in the Finals race be the time for your Open race as well (carrying over your time from your Finals Race to the Open 4-D race.) If you enter the Open 4-D, you MUST make your run in the Finals, not within the normal Open draw. Please be sure to tell the Spurr Ranch Office if you are making your run at the Finals so they don't draw a position for you in the Open. If you have additional horses you want to enter in the Open 4-D, please tell the Office so they can put you in the Open Draw for your additional horses.
The WPRA CA Divisional Finals will begin after the last runner in the 2015 Spurr Ranch Open Challenge Barrel Race. Our Finals will start with the Divisional Finals, then the Permit Finals, and then the Junior Finals. There will be no special drag for Divisional/Permit/Junior Finals, we will roll right into our Finals, dragging consistently with the Spurr Ranch Barrel Challenge drags. If you choose NOT to enter the Open 4-D Barrel Race you will run last in the draw for your Finals race. Positions will be drawn within each Finals race for all contestants who have entered both the Finals and the Open 4-D, and your position will be posted at the Spurr Ranch Office.
WPRA dress code will be required for all contestants in the Finals races. We are planning a Best Dressed Award in each category this year; so plan your wardrobe accordingly.
We will hold our CA Circuit Divisional Awards presentation for each of the Finals races following the completion of the Spurr Ranch Awards Ceremony, which will be held right after our Junior Finals race. We will have WPRA CA Circuit vests for each qualifier of the Finals, plus many additional awards. You must be present at the awards ceremony and be in WPRA dress code in order to receive your awards. In addition to awards for the Finals contestants, we will also have awards for the CA Circuit Futurity and Derby Riders and Ropers.
During the Spurr Ranch Barrel Challenge Open Race we will present the 2015 WPRA CA Circuit True Grit Cowgirl and the 2015 WPRA CA Circuit Pioneer Cowgirl Awards during one of their big drags. The recipients of these awards will be notified after the voting is completed, and they will be invited to join us as special guests to receive their awards during the Spurr Ranch Barrel Challenge race.
As in the past we will “draw” sold raffle tickets during a big drag during the race. We will announce the winner of the 2 WNFR Plaza Seats for Sunday, December 6th Performance. Winner need not be present!
I advise you to pre order your stalls at Spurr Ranch, as there are 100 available.
Stalls: $20 per night. Contact 805-264-1005.
- If you choose not to pay your $120 until you come to the Finals, you will need to give a check/cash to Marilyn Peterson in the amount of $170 ($120 plus $50 late charge) by 11 AM on November 7 (same as deadline for payment of your entry fees). If you fail to pay your $120 plus $50 late charge) Awards Qualification money to Marilyn by 11 AM on November 7th, you will not be eligible to receive any of your awards.
- Each qualifier will be asked to bring 11 gifts to exchange with the girls in their Division.
- Money you win at the Finals will count toward your year-end standings for Divisional, Permit and Juniors, and there will be Championship Buckles given to the Year-End Champion for each of the divisions.
We will hold our Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Divisional Finals. Please bring something you can offer to be sold at the Silent Auction. This is a major fundraiser for Circuit awards for next year, so please bring at least one item if you can. If you can donate an item to the Silent Auction but you don’t plan to be at the Finals, contact Marguerite and she can help make arrangements to get your item to the Finals. Thank You Sabrina Wheeler and Patti Silva for your help with this in the past, and your offer to help us this year again.
Be sure to check for updates and Like the WPRA CA Circuit Face Book Page, but remember that our official news is on the WPRA website, CA Circuit News page! All updates for information about our CA Circuit Divisional Finals will be posted on the CA Circuit News page, Divisional Circuit Finals Information link http://www.wpra.com/ca_circuit_divisional_finals.php