Xtreme Million Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many other events do I need to attend before the Xtreme Million? 

A: None! No previous races required, no qualifications required as you can use the non qualification entry.


Q: Do I need to be a member?

A: There are NO memberships required for the 2021 Xtreme Million.


Q: Do I have to be present for awards on the 27th?

A: No you do not have to be present for the awards ceremony on the 27th. Upon check in we will take photos of everyone with the big check. We will mail checks and awards once we have a current W9 on file.


Q: If I enter a Qualifier and do not win a check in either go can I still attend the Xtreme Million Finals?

A: Yes on the Xtreme Million entry form you will be able to pay $250 to receive your spot. 


Q: If I have one entry in the qualifier and win two checks will I receive two spots into the finals? 

A: Spots into the finals is based on entry fee paid to check won. If you win two checks in the qualifier you will be able to add a second spot on your Xtreme Million Finals entry form for $775. 


Q: How many times do I get to run in the Finals on one entry fee or qualification? 

A: The finals is a one go with five performances (Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday). So you will run one time per entry fee/qualification.


Q: Can I have multiple spots into the finals?

A: Yes it is a true open race based on rider only. There are no limits to how many times you can enter/qualify. You can even run the same horse as many times as you would like.


Rules and FAQ



1- We accept all major credit cards Venmo and Cash. Checks are not accepted as a form of payment.

2- Open is a 5 D (.5, 1, 1.5, 2) Over N' Under is for anyone 50 and over or 17 and under 3D with .700 splits. Prime is for anyone 18-49 3D with .700 splits. The Over N Under and Prime Classes are carry over only classes. They are designed to increase your odds to win!

3- Late Entries which would like to be in the late draw needs to be entered by runner number 75. Late entries will be taken until the last runner runs and put at the end of the late draw. Open late fee is $25 per person. There is no late fee for an Xtreme Million Qualifier. We accept entries until the last runner runs. 

4- Vet or Sick out(Open and side pot classes)- 70% of entry will be refunded or 90% can be transferred to another Xtreme event when Vet or Dr. Release is received.  Email a Vet or Dr. release to dcrane@burns1876.com  No vet outs after the race has begun. We will assist you in selling your stall if you are not able to attend. No transfers or buy outs for Open, Prime or Over N Under Classes. Xtreme Million Qualifier Vet/sick release is: 70% refund or you can transfer 100% to another qualifier. There are no refunds after you have ran in the qualifier or if you choose the non qualification entry. No rider substitutions. Horses can be switched at any time.  

5- Full western attire with hats/helmets, boots, and Long sleeve western shirt with cuffs and collar (no long sleeve tees) subject to a fine. $5 donation to the barrel setter if you lose your hat in the arena.

6- All dogs on a leash at all times. Subject to $100 fine. No dogs allowed inside buildings where food is present with the exception of service dogs. This rule can vary at different facilities please contact us for more information if needed.

7- If prior preferred running sections do not fill, running order will be moved up to fill empty slots. This does not guarantee you will run at a specific time or number its just a preference.

8- Must be present to win average awards or make arrangements with the office for someone to pick up your award. Checks will be mailed if not present (must have a current W9 on file). Average is based on all 3 goes. We take the fast times from all goes to determine the winners of all 5D's. If there is a tie in the average it will be decided by the person with the fastest time of the weekend. Please be present to win the saddles, we want to feature you in the Magazine Barrel Pen.

9- Personal portable stalls and tying to trailers are not permitted(with the exception of Riverside). All horses on grounds must be stalled. For those hauling in there will be a designated day parking lot.

10- The 5 in the drag must be in the holding pen before the end of the drag or you will be turned out. If you miss your turn you may re-enter and be out of the average.

11-  The start date and time is subject to change. Please check official posting when draws are published. 

12- There is a $25 change fee for the open, prime and over n under.

13- No under age operating of motorized vehicles on grounds it’s the law.

14- No outside shavings allowed on the grounds. You may pre-purchase your shavings with your entry or purchase them on grounds(with the exception of Riverside, bring your own shavings to Riverside). For Queen Creek if you bring in outside shavings you will be charged $12 a bag for all shavings you bring in. They have a strict no outside shavings rule please abide. 

15- If you go off course you may complete your pattern. But you MAY NOT re-circle a barrel. There will be a $25 fine for circling the barrel more than once.

16- There shall be no selling of any type of merchandise or professional service on the arena grounds, in stalls, or at trailers without prior approval from Burns Events. All Advertisements, flyers, posters or brochures must be pre approved before being hung on the grounds or posted on social media. Do not hang flyers on any glass or paint there will be a designated board.

17- Added Money and Payouts: 70% of the entry fee will be paid out, 30% of the entry fee will go to awards, added money and expenses. No memberships required. Xtreme progressive payout scale with a $85 EF is: 0-100 runners we will add $2,000, 101-200 runners we will add $3,000, 201-300 runners we will add $4,000, 301-400 runners we will add $5,000, 401-500 runners we will add $7,500 a day, 501-600+ runners Xtreme will add $10,000 a day.  The Over N Under, Prime and Youth pay scale will be 0-50 runners $250 added, 51-100 runners $500 added, 101-150 runners $1,000 added each day per class. Average awards to all classes.