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farmpony84 05-11-2011 12:44 PM

3-d format
What is the 3-D format? The show I am going to next month has barrel racing the first night and that's what it says. Just curious? I'm really excited to watch it.

MN Tigerstripes 05-11-2011 12:52 PM

Do you need those special glasses? :lol:

Sorry, that's the first thing that came to mind. I don't know either, but I'm interested to find out what the difference is...

farmpony84 05-11-2011 12:54 PM

I was thinking 3-d glasses too but that would be really scary because I'm not sure what I'd do if I saw a big ol horse coming at me out of the arena that fast!

I am geussing the 3 barrels in the figure 8 clover-ey type pattern?

Poseidon 05-11-2011 01:00 PM

It's a barrel class with 3 divisions. Ugh. I'm blanking on how the divisions are set right now because I haven't had enough Diet Coke, but the fastest horses will be 1D, middle horses 2D and slowest are 3D.

ETA: I just found the explanation of the format. It's usually 4D, so that's how the NBHA explains it:
"Q: How does the 4-D format work?
A: All riders, regardless of ability, run in the same 4-D barrel race. The four divisions are then determined by time brackets. With the 4-D format, the OVERALL fastest time of the race is used to set the time brackets for the four divisions. The NBHA awards points to members IN ALL DIVISIONS on a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 basis for first place through fifth place, regardless of the number of entries or paying places. 1st Division: These are the riders with the fastest times. 2nd Division: These are competitors who ran ONE-HALF (1/2) SECOND or SLOWER than the OVERALL fastest time. 3rd Division: These are competitors who ran ONE (1) SECOND or SLOWER than the OVERALL fastest time. 4th Division: These are competitors who ran TWO (2) SECONDS or SLOWER than the OVERALL fastest time."

MN Tigerstripes 05-11-2011 01:02 PM

Oh. I knew that. I was confused by the format thing. It sounded like it would be set up or run differently than regular barrels.

Poseidon 05-11-2011 01:06 PM

No. Some shows just don't have enough competitors to make 4 decent sized divisions, so they do 3. They do 3 often around here.

farmpony84 05-11-2011 01:07 PM

ohh... interesting... do you think my WP horse would be 3-D? MWHAHAHAHA....

Poseidon 05-11-2011 01:13 PM

Bahahaha. Take a full minute or so to run the pattern. Do eeeet. I would laugh so hard if I saw that.

MN Tigerstripes 05-11-2011 01:15 PM

Ahhh... Well that totally makes sense!

Definitely Farmpony! Please record it!

farmpony84 05-11-2011 01:59 PM

Could you just imagine???

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