Figure 8 Barrels
A. Three barrels are to be set across the arena in a straight
line 30’ from the timing line. In optimum conditions, the
barrels should be set 30’ apart and should not be closer
than 20’ from the sides of the arena. In small arenas, the
barrels may be set closer together, but no closer than 20’
apart. The barrels should never be more than 30’ apart.
B. The contestant has the option of running the pattern to
the left or right as long as they start with the middle barrel.
C. Knockdown of a barrel is a 5‐second penalty per barrel.