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2023 NBHA Youth & Teen World Championships

July 22, 2023 @ 8:00 am - July 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Reaves Arena will be the only arena used if total entries do not exceed 1,700.
We will utilize 2 Arenas (Perdue and Reaves Arena) if total entries go above 1,700.

Important Information

Negative coggins & health certificates recommended per Georgia law
Fairgrounds open Friday, July 21 at 8 am sharp
RV Hookups at gnfa.com/rv-reservations
RV Reservations OPEN on May 5th at 10am EST.
***Facility first time arrivals will NOT be allowed 24 hours.***
First time arrivals will be from 8AM to 11PM

Important Dates

Mail-In Entries must be postmarked by 6/16 to avoid late fees
We strongly suggest using trackable mailing methods
Online regular entries close on 6/23 at midnight EST
Late entries ONLY accepted online through 7/16 at midnight EST
Late fee is $100/horse
Absolutely no late entries after 7/16
Draw/Vet/Med Outs 6/23 or prior, result in a full refund less the processing fee
Vet/Med Outs 6/24-7/22 result in a 70% refund of entries, no refund on stalls or processing fee with valid Vet/Doctor Note
All Vet/Med outs need to be emailed to [email protected]

Golf Cart Rentals

Mike’s Golf Cart Rental LLC | Book Now!
Reserve Golf Carts online at werentcarts.com
*Must be 18 & older with valid drivers license to rent/drive.

Personal Golf Carts, UTVs & Crickets

Personal golf carts, utility vehicles and crickets permitted.
Any questions regarding vehicles that are and are not allowed should be directed to GNFA.
All permitted carts must be checked-in at the NBHA Office.
Personal cart users must agree to and sign the rules related to use

Vendor Information

Click Here https://nbha.com/vendor-information/
All questions can be directed to [email protected]

Qualifications for 2023 Youth Worlds

Click here to see the full qualification list. https://nbha.com/2023-nbha-world-qualifier-list/
Direct any qualification concerns to us immediately to [email protected].
Youth = anyone qualified contestant who is 12 years and under as of Jan 1, 2022.
Teen = any qualified contestant who is between the ages of 13 and 18 as of Jan 1, 2022.

Added Money Breakdown

2D Poles: $1,000 Added
Youth: $5,000 Added Per Round | Finals $7,500
Teen: $10,000 Added Per Round | Finals $15,000
Troxel Helmet: $250 Per Round
APHA PBRIP: $500 Per Round
Youth Redemption Round: $2,500
Teen Redemption Round: $2,500

Entry Fees

All Entry fees cover both go-rounds. No Additional fee for Finals.

Teen: $175
Youth: $155
All Sidepots: $60 | Boy, Girl, Helmet, World Rookie (Separate Classes for Teen & Youth) & APHA PBRIP
Boy – Open to all male riders
Girl – Open to all female riders
Troxel Helmet – Open to all riders who compete in a safety helmet (any brand)
World Rookie – Open to all riders who are attending a NBHA World Finals for their first time
APHA PBRIP sidepot – Open to any APHA registered horse & rider who is a PBRIP enrolled. Youth & Teen Combined.
2D Pole Bending: $120 *Entries open separately on June 26th at 10AM est.
Redemption Round: $80 (entries not open until at event)
Mail-In Entry Processing Fee: $50 plus 4% convenience fee for credit card payments
Online Entry: 4% processing fee only.

Haul Ins

Haul Ins allowed for a one-time $50 per horse fee
Parking lot for haul ins will be determined closer to the event.
Haul Ins must pay for all horses in the trailer, no exceptions

Reaves Exhibitions

Example: One Youth Entry = One Exhibitions Max, Two Youth Entries = Two Exhibitions Max, etc.
Only available on SaddleBook.com when entries open March 7, 2023 at 10 am EST.
Any purchases greater than one exhibitions per horse will result in the removal of extra exhibitions with no refund.
Exhibitions must be purchased by the competing member in SaddleBook.com. Do not attempt to purchase exhibitions for anyone else. No refunds.
Exhibitions will be available in 50-minute time slots. Exhibitions are not guaranteed and only available while supplies last.
These exhibitions are for Reaves arena ONLY! If we go to 2 arenas than Perdue arena exhibitions will be handled separately.

2D Pole Bending

Entries will open June 26th at 10AM EST
$1,000 Added
Limited to the first 100 entries online through SaddleBook.com
$120 Entry Fee
70% Payback | 2D | 1 Second Splits
Horse must be entered in finals
Limit to 1 entry per person

Reserve Souvenir Packages – Pre-sales end 6/23

Contestant Package | $55 | Limit 1 per Contestant:
Commemorative Felt Back Number
Souvenir T-shirt with Contestant Names
Show Program
Commemorative Package | $50:
Souvenir T-shirt with Contestant Names
Show Program
Large Show Sticker

Payment Plan Available for Online Entries

All online entries will be taken through www.SaddleBook.com.
Entries open on March 7, 2023 at 10AM EST
Don’t wait, build your Saddlebook.com profile now!
Online entries will accept all major credit cards.
Choose the ‘Payment Plan’ option to at checkout break your total entry sum into three payments spaced 4 weeks apart each.
The Payment Plan option will expire on April 14th and not be available for new entries taken from that point on.
Please use a credit card that does not expire during the upcoming months.
Incomplete charges that are not cleared up with the office in a timely matter will result in DQ.
Payment plan becomes void and the full balance is due when adding classes or making changes mid-plan.

Redemption Round

Entry available to the horse/rider combinations who didn’t qualify to Finals
$80 Entry Fee
Separate class for Youth & Teen
5D Race
Winner of Each D (ties included) advance to Finals and receives Finalist buckle

More Info

All horses on the grounds must have a stall or pay a haul-in fee.
A same horse cannot be ridden more than once per class (Family Exception – See Rulebook)
You must name your horse at time of entry and must use registered names, if available
Horse substitutions allowed. $25 fee per horse substitutions after the draw
Anyone substituting 2 or more horses will have their horses redrawn in their draw positions as well as paying the $25 fee per horse.
No horse swaps allowed after your 1st go draw position has past.
Rider substitutions not allowed
Check-in is required prior to your first drawn position in your first event, or contestant is fined $50.
NBHA Check in is at table under overhang or at NBHA Office in Reaves Arena. Guard Shack check in is for the facility.
Maximum 5 horses entered in a class per qualified contestant
Dress code strictly enforced.
Helpers in the holding must have closed toe shoes.
Absolutely no bareback riding at any time – Saddles must be used when horseback
Returned check fee = $35
Dress Code, 1st Offense = Warning, 2nd Offense = $50 Fine, Hat Fine = $10
Hat retrieval is up to the contestant. They are to pick up at the closest barrel or gate that it came off the same day it occurred.
All final decisions are determined by the show office.


July 22, 2023 @ 8:00 am CDT
July 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CDT
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