The 2023 National Barrel Horse Association Open and Senior World Championships from October 29 – November 4 in Perry, Georgia, is set to pay out more than $91,000. Stay tuned here with Barrel Horse News for NBHA Open and Senior World Championships results and updates.
Find complete NBHA Open and Senior World Championships results here.
November 4, 2023 — Perry, Georgia — Megan Swint and Zing Zing Its Talent took home the NBHA 1D Open World Championships with a time of 14.738, worth $6,331. The duo from Donnellon, Florida, came into the NBHA Open World and had a little tough luck in the first couple of rounds, but took advantage of the Redemption Round to not only earn their spot back into the Finals, but to take home the Redemption Round win as well.
“He’s been pretty good to us, we can’t complain,” Swint said. “We drug barrels over in both go-rounds so I entered the Redemption Round and he won the Redemption and then came back and won the Finals. So, he definitely made it work.”
Swint and Zing Zing Its Talent have been partners for a couple of years and have been getting together as a team to find success on the barrel pattern.
“He’s got a cool personality. He doesn’t trust very many people,” Swint said. “He can be a little weird, but we’ve bonded pretty good over the last couple of years. Him and I get along good.”
All their hard work came to fruition at the 2023 NBHA Open World Championships.
“This is crazy,” Swint said of winning the Open 1D title. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do it’s just we’ve always been close — I think last year we were third or fourth in the finals just never had that perfect run at the perfect time. I guess this year was our year.”
November 3, 2023 — Perry, Georgia — Round Two of the NBHA Open and Senior World Championships concluded and it was Chloe Gray and Shake N Firewater (Tomahawk N Firewater x Spark Of Passion x SC Chiseled In Stone) with a 14.632, to take home the round win worth $3,462.
November 1, 2023 — Perry, Georgia —The Senior riders brought the heat to Perry, Georgia, for the NBHA Open and Senior World Championships. Senior Round 1 Champion: Marty Fulghum, 15.001 for $703 on 2012 mare Fireflingnwitch (A Streak Of Fling x Admire My Fire x Turn N Fire)
Senior Round 2 Champion: Amilda Coffman, 15.010 for $704 on 2008 ApHC gelding Firewater Will (Firewater Fred x Willies Sabrina (AP) x Dandys Music (AP))
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October 31, 2023 — Perry, Georgia — Reigning NBHA Teen World Champion Pressley Green topped the charts in the first round of the NBHA Open World aboard Sissys Slick Design with a 14.663, worth $3,462. The homebred, -raised and -trained 8-year-old stallion also led Green to her 2023 1D Teen world championship, and is from her family’s Southern Rose Ranch breeding program. “Slick” is by the legendary stallion Slick By Design and out of the Green family’s longtime all-time winningest futurity mare Sissys Little Coin. Along with Green’s 1D Teen World Championship Green also earned the 1D Youth World Championship in 2021 again aboard another of her family’s homebred, -raised and -trained mounts, Little Jetsablazin.
This week in Perry, Green and Slick have been putting on a show and working their way to an Open World Championship.
“I mean it’s a little bit just knowing that he can work in this arena and there’s just potential,” Green said. “[But] as long as he’s OK, I am too.”
Even with the knowledge that her 1D Teen world champion mount has had success in Perry before, Green knew making a business run was in her best interest to secure a qualification to Saturday’s finals.
“I was just going in to make it back because usually in the go-rounds I just want to make it back so at the finals I can really go for it and focus and just send him,” she said.
Brittany Dallaire aboard French Swag finished second in Round One with a time of 14.780, worth $3,126, followed by Megan Saint and BF Flyswatter with a time of 14.836, worth $2,265.
October 28, 2023 — Perry, Georgia — The NBHA Open and Senior World Championships kicked off in Perry, Georgia, with the first event of the week giving pole benders the spotlight. The NBHA Open World Pole Bending Race saw fast action, but it was Glenn Sutherland aboard Buggin For Some Sun who took the top spot with a time of 19.712, worth $1,256.