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Section D. Payout

The required payoff for NBHA sanctioned shows is as follows:

  1. A minimum of 75% of all entry fees must go to the jackpot. (Exception: If a show offers at least $1,000 added money, a minimum of 70% of all entry fees must go to the jackpot.) That is, a maximum of 25% (or a maximum of 30% if at least $1,000 added) may be withheld as the “office charge.” If more than 25% is withheld pursuant to the above, this fact must be stated on any show bills or flyers. This is exclusive of other fees which may be charged for specific purposes such as State District Awards Fees, timer fee, processing fee or arena fee. While we permit such charges, they must not be excessive, must be clearly stated in all advertising and show bills, and must be directed to the specific purposes as labeled, for example, the timer fees must either be paid to the timer owner/operator, or put toward the purchase of a timer for the district. The charging of a “processing fee” to district shows, the sole purpose of which is to add to the general revenue of the show, is not permitted.
  2. In a payout, the total jackpotted entry fees are to be divided into:
    Percent Place into Each Division (Original Option)
    Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5
    3D 50% 30% 20%
    4D 35% 30% 20% 15%
    5D 30% 25% 20% 15% 10%
    Optional B: Percent Paid into Each Division
    Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5
    3D N/A N/A N/A
    4D 32% 28% 22% 18%
    5D 26% 23% 20% 17% 14%
  3. Added money will be divided in the same ratio OR split evenly among all divisions.
  4. There are no restrictions regarding how added money is apportioned among classes at a show. For example, a show may add money to the Open but not to Youth or Seniors.
  5. The following table shows the MINIMUM number of places to be paid for the stated number of entries. You may use the standard or Option B selection to determine how many places to:

    3D FORMAT

    Number of Entries

    Standard 1-10  11-15  16-30  31-60  61-90  91-120  121-150  151-180  181-210  211+
    Option B N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    1st 100% 60% 50% 40% 30% 28% 26% 24% 22% 20%
    2nd 40% 30% 30% 25% 22% 20% 18% 16% 15%
    3rd 20% 20% 20% 18% 15% 15% 14% 13%
    4th 10% 15% 14% 12% 12% 12% 11%
    5th 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
    6th 8% 9% 8% 8% 8%
    7th 8% 7% 7% 6.50%
    8th 6% 6% 6%
    9th 5% 5.50%
    10th* 5%

    4D FORMAT

    Number of Entries

    Standard 1-12  13-20  21-40  41-80  81-120  121-160  161-200  201+  –  –
    Option B 1-16 17-33 34-66 67-95 96-133 134-166 167-200 200-240 241-280 281-320 321-360 371+
    1st 100% 60% 50% 40% 30% 28% 26% 24% 22% 20% 19% 19%
    2nd 40% 30% 30% 25% 22% 20% 18% 18% 18% 17% 17%
    3rd 20% 20% 20% 18% 15% 15% 15% 15% 14.5% 14%
    4th 10% 15% 14% 12% 12% 12% 12% 12% 11%
    5th 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 9.5% 9.5% 9%
    6th 8% 9% 8% 8% 7.5% 7% 7%
    7th 8% 7% 6% 6% 6% 5.5%
    8th 6% 5% 5% 5% 5%
    9th 4% 4% 4% 4%
    10th 3% 3.5% 3.5%
    11th 2.5% 2.75%
    12th* 2.25%

      5D FORMAT

    Number of Entries

    Standard 1-20  21-40  41-80  81-150 151-200  201+
    Alt. Option 1-25 26-50 51-100 101-143 144-200 201-250 251-300 251-300 301-350 351-400 401-450 451+
    1st 100% 60% 50% 40% 30% 28% 26% 24% 22% 20% 19% 19%
    2nd 40% 30% 30% 25% 22% 20% 18% 18% 18% 17% 17%
    3rd 20% 20% 20% 18% 15% 15% 15% 15% 14.5% 14%
    4th 10% 15% 14% 12% 12% 12% 12% 12% 11%
    5th 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 9.5% 9.5% 9%
    6th 8% 9% 8% 8% 7.5% 7% 7%
    7th 8% 7% 6% 6% 6% 5.5%
    8th 6% 5% 5% 5% 5%
    9th 4% 4% 4% 4%
    10th 3% 3.5% 3.5%
    11th 2.5% 2.75%
    12th* 2.25%

    *For payout percentages when desiring to payout more than 12 places, please contact the NBHA Headquarters

  6. District Directors will check payback in all NBHA classes. Paying more than the minimum places requires approval of the District Director.
  7. All prize money must be paid out.
  8. Prize money will NOT be paid to any contestant who knocks over a barrel.
  9. At any NBHA show, if not enough riders qualify in a division as monies to be paid, the money which is unaccounted for shall be divided equally among those who have placed in that division, or based upon the percentages of payout for the placings as shown in charts above in (5) until no leftover money remains. If no riders qualify in a division, the prize money for that division shall be equally divided among those riders in the other divisions of that class who have won prize money.