State Director's Corner

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February 8, 2016

Well the ground hog did not see his shadow, so let’s get those horses ready for the 15th Annual NBHA All District Show in Midland, MI, on April 22 & 23!

Hope all is well with everyone & their horses, don’t forget to have your coggins done & hopefully all your shots. Some of our sponsoring veterinarians are offering special clinics to get your horses vaccines at great prices. Get in touch with them & ask about these special dates! Make sure you tell them you are there because they sponsored our NBHA State Championships last year!  Remember that you must have your current coggins when you enter the Midland Fairgrounds.

We have some awesome shows coming up in 2016 but we have not finalized all of them yet! The finalization will occur at our NBHA Michigan Annual Director’s meeting on Feb 27, 2016. PLEASE let your district director know of new arenas & places you would like to have a show. If you can get them a contact name and phone number that would be awesome. Michelle Wells & Tim Droptiny were busy already last fall finding new arenas and arenas we haven’t used in years to have some great shows in 2016! We welcome any creative & helpful suggestions on ways to make NBHA Michigan even better than it already is. Please get hold of me or your director before Feb. 27th so we can discuss it at our director’s meeting. We will post the finalized show schedule on the website as quickly as possible after the meeting.

Just a few of the terrific shows your terrific director’s have already scheduled in 2016!

April 22 & 23 15th Annual All District Show, Midland, Michigan AT LEAST $1,000 ADDED

May 20 & 21 Midland Blast, Midland, Michigan AT LEAST $1,000 ADDED

May 27-29 Great Lakes National  (Look for entry form in the Barrel Horse News)

June 17-19 Syracuse, NY NBHA Super Show (Look for entry form in Barrel Horse News)

June 24-25 Can Am Super show, Midland, Michigan (Look for entry form in the Barrel Horse News)

July 2 & 3 Red, White, & Blue, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan lots of $’s Added & High Point for the weekend

July 9 & 10 Rocking Horse Arena, Kalkaska, Michigan

August 5-7    Larry Teubert Memorial Show, Hillsdale Fairgrounds, LOTS of added $’s

September 1-3 NBHA MICHIGAN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Lots of added $’s, Wild Cards, Saddles, Buckles, & lots of other prizes!

September 10 & 11 Fall Barrel Bash, Mt. Pleasant, Lots of added $’s & high point weekend awards

Lots more great MJI NBHA shows to come. Be sure to keep checking the schedule tab, our webmaster will be making fequent updates as show dates are finalized.

We are again having a tee shirt design contest this year. Your designs need to be submitted to me by May 15th . Congratulations to Tina Ladner & Sherri Yager for winning the contest in 2015! It was a great a great help for the final design!

Don't forget that you can get free stalls, entries, & camping at NBHA Michigan State Championships by getting ads for our program! The sponsorship form can be printed from the link on the News tab on our website. If you can’t get to it just ask your director or me & we will get you one! $400 will get you a free stall, $500 will get you a free entry & $1,200 will get you free camping, free entry & a stall! A lot of merchants committ their sponsorship money early in the year so it is good not to wait untill the last minute! Don’t forget when you are doing your spring cleaning to put set aside your new or slightly used items for the silent auction at NBHA State Championships. Last year the silent auction made over $1,000 for the added money.  Remember one person's junk is anothers treasures!

If you have questions PLEASE be sure to ask me or your director! That is the way you come up with the correct answers! We are always available for you! Thank you for letting me be your State director & all the wonderful things & calls & emails you sent Jim's & my way last summer, when Jim had his “little accident”! NBHA Michigan is the best!

So let’s get those horses ready for the All District & summer! Looking forward to seeing you all!

Diane Loosenort
1950 64th Street
Byron Center MI 49315