Feb. 3, 2022

Hopefully winter is passing quickly for you!  We are excited to get the 2022 season underway.  The KS State Director has made quite a few updates that allow some district flexibility in events and classes

To start, we are only required to host 6 NBHA Sanctioned events.  These are the events that count towards earning your way to NBHA World Shows.  This saves the district some money in state fees and opens our schedule up a bit.  KS09 will continue to have 12-18 point shows for District year end awards.  The schedule denotes which events count towards NBHA and KS09 points.  You still need 3 shows in your district to qualify for State Championships.

For the NBHA Sanctioned events the order will follow NBHA rules; PW, Open, Youth & Senior.  You can carry over from Open to the Yth/Sr. classes.  Youth & Senior will continue to be drawn together.

Our Futurity and Derby side pots return with some slight adjustments.  Futurity is for 5 & under horses.  The horse can only compete in the Futurity class for one year, then will move to Derby.  Derby is open to horses 8 and under.  Will will accumulate points on horse/rider combinations, regardless of District or NBHA affiliation.  So all are welcome to compete for year end awards in these two classes.  

The state has added a Rising Stars class to fit between PW and Youth and we are considering offering the class so stay tuned for more details.

Our season kicks off March 5th at Hendersons Ranch.  The day starts with 2021 Awards, so be sure to join us as we recognize our winners and start the new season!  

Keep the barrels standing and see you soon,

Rick & Erin