Director: Julie Williams
Phone: 417-844-5224
Email: firemanjulie@gmail.com

 

Counties in BATES, VERNON, BARTON, JASPER, NEWTON, MCDONALD, ST CLAIR, CEDAR, DADE, LAWRENCE, BARRY, HICKORY, POLK, GREENE, CHRISTIAN, STONE, DALLAS, WEBSTER, WRIGHT, DOUGLAS, OZARK, TEXAS, HOWELL, SHANNON, OREGON, CARTER, RIPLEY.

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Who We Are
National Barrel Horse Association is dedicated to bringing barrel racers of all ages and skill levels together for a competitive, fun, friendly atmosphere. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, then NBHA has something to offer you.
We are the MO-02 district, servicing the southwestern region of Missouri.
 
Counties in BATES, VERNON, BARTON, JASPER, NEWTON, MCDONALD, ST CLAIR, CEDAR, DADE, LAWRENCE, BARRY, HICKORY, POLK, GREENE, CHRISTIAN, STONE, DALLAS, WEBSTER, WRIGHT, DOUGLAS, OZARK, TEXAS, HOWELL, SHANNON, OREGON, CARTER, RIPLEY.
 
Our members compete at the local level for cash payback and cumulative year end awards, such as saddles, belt buckles, and miscellaneous tack, apparel, and other prizes. In addition, the top five in each event qualify to compete at the NBHA World Shows—quite an honor. Membership in the NBHA entitles you to a wide array of benefits. 
 
CASH ENTRIES ONLY - CASH PAYOUTS
 
RACE FORMAT
 
We offer a pee-wee race (10 and under), a youth race (18 and under) and an open class. You may enter both the youth and open, but if you are enrolled in pee-wee you may not race in another class. We also offer exhibitions, which are basically practice runs where you can take your horse through the pattern without running for points or money.
 
NBHA-sanctioned barrel races are run in the 5D format for the youth and open classes (the pee-wee division is a straight first-second-third place race, but we allow all of our youngsters the fun of running barrels without any of the pressure and therefore award them all the same, regardless of skill level). The 5D format allows all riders to compete and place against the best. Basically, there are four separate divisions. The winning 1D is set by the fastest run of the day. Add half a second to that time, and you have your 2D winner. The 3D is a half second slower yet again. The 4D is one second slower than the 3D.
 
Perhaps it is best illustrated by an example. This is an imaginary barrel race in which 16 people competed. There were no hit barrels, as that would result in disqualification.
 
16.786-
15.678-
18.346-
15.236-
16.789-
15.346-
15.889-
16.865-
17.001-
17.564-
19.233-
20.500-
15.214-
16.754-
17.432-
17.654-
 
So the fastest time, obviously, is the 15.214, so it wins the 1D.
The 1D looks like this:
1st> 15.214
2nd> 15.236
3rd> 15.346
4th> 15.678
 
Now add half of a second for the 2D. The 2D can theoretically run from 15.714 to 16.213.
1st> 15.889
 
No one else fell in the 2D. They were either too fast or too slow. Add another half second for the 3D. This can run from 16.214 to 17.213.
1st> 16.754
2nd> 16.786
3rd> 16.789
4th> 16.865
5th> 17.001
 
The 4D is everyone two seconds and slower from the fastest time.
1st> 17.432
2nd> 17.564
3rd> 17.654
4th> 18.346
5th> 19.233
6th> 20.500
 
Points are awarded to the top five people in each division in a 5,4,3,2,1 format. If you place in the same division on more than one horse, you only receive points for the higher-placing run to give others a fair chance. You may run as many different horses as you like, but the same horse may not be ridden twice in the same class.
 
One rule that we are sticklers on is animal abuse. If we believe that you are mistreating your horse (excessive whipping, jerking on mouth, etc.) you may be fined or disqualified at the discretion of the director. If you notice any questionable activities that may be considered cruelty, please do not hesitate to question the individual involved or report the act to the director.
Once again, please contact our directors or visit www.nbha.com for more details. We'd be glad to have you join!
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All Districts Show

July 29-31

NBHA All Districts at Longhorn Arena in Mt. Vernon, Missouri.  

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Barrels for Boobies

October 8, 2016

Barrels for Boobies will be at the Highway 38 Arena in Marshfield.  This race benefits the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.  This is a really fun race with a lot of great prizes.  There will be a silent auction and raffles.  There will be 3 districts with added money.  Come out and join us in this fun race for a great cause.