NBHA CALIFORNIA   DISTRICT 20
Our first race in right around the corner. March 30th at Prices for those who have forgotten.
We try to produce fun, low key races that are run efficiently. Doesn't always happen but we try. To help make this happen we do need to make sure we are all on the same page about some things.
New Changes and Reminders:

Nationals has set the guidelines for qualifying for our State Championships. You must compete at three races in your district. That is three different months not run three horses at one race. Once you qualify you can run as many horses at you would like at State. If you qualify in the open for State that also qualifies you for the senior/youth. If you qualify only in the senior/youth that does not make you eligible to run in the open at State. If you plan to enter both the open and senior/youth at state you must qualify in the open. California does offer District 00. This district includes all districts and is only to help members qualify for State, it does not offer year end awards. If you run at any district race it will count towards qualification for State. If you want more information let me know or go to our California website.
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We will be closing entries 30 minutes before the open starts. This is to give us time to complete the draw and prepare for our race. We want to be ready for that first rider and not be trying to reorganize from the last minute rush. If you prefer not to arrive early no problem you can pre enter. I have attached a tally sheet. You can fill it out and mail it to me with a check before the race. Darla Frye 9438 New Colt Ct. El Cajon CA 92021. You can even pick which drag you would like. You can cancel your entry at anytime before the draw. Your money and paperwork must be in our hands 30 minutes before the open. Standing in line doesn't count so allow a little extra time or mail in your entries. We won't turn you away if you enter right before the race, but you will have to pay a late fee of $20/horse. We will not except an entry without payment. If you are entering for a friend then you need to be prepared to pay there fees.

You must turn in a $50 sponsorship before you can start earing points. Please help spread the word and remind everyone to turn in their sponsorships.
To qualify for year end awards you must run at 50% of the races. We have a great district with awesome members. I always get comments on how everyone is so friendly and welcoming at the races. Everyone steps in to help out and do their part to help produce our races and it is very much appreciated.

Let's all enjoy the barrel race and have a great time. We are lucky to be doing something we love. Take some time to slow down, take it all in and smile.....


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