State Director's Corner

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September 10, 2015

Another NBHA State Championships in the record books! Congratulations to all our 2015 NBHA State Champions! Also thank you NBHA members for your support & help at the NBHA State Championships, without you it NEVER would have gone off so smooth & fast running, at one point Lenell Dean (our announcer), the tractor drivers, barrel setters, & barrel racers were running OVER 50 horses an hour! Wow what a credit to you all, I think we are getting it down after 23 years! Thank you to all the members that volunteered to help at state! We did something a little extra this year, putting all the volunteers names in a bucket & drew one out for a beautiful bronc halter donated by Lazy R Tack Room (Lil Rasmussen)…The winner was Curt Yerger! Very well deserved, not only did he set barrels & run the back gate at state but he donates his voice to announce many of our shows throughout the state, starting early in the spring with our All District show (2016 date April 22 & 23) & ending at The Fall Barrel Bash in Bay City! Thank you Curt for all your help!
The winner of our Baymont Inn & Suites (our host hotel) drawing was Victoria Brunette! Victoria gets a free Open entry to our 2016 NBHA State Championships! Congratulations Victoria! NBHA Michigan would also like to thank the Cumper’s, Saginaw Valley Vet Clinic, for the Bar-B-Q! It was absolutely delicious! Thank you for serving our office staff, announcing staff, & the gate guys that was sooo thoughtful! Also thank you NBHA Members for buying T’s from Saginaw Valley, It resulted in $480 in additional added $’s to our state championships! Thank you Brad & Cammie & staff for ALL your support!

We missed some of our members at the show Ron Sullivan who at last report was still in Midland Hospital with his 2nd operation in as many weeks! Hopefully this one does it! Also our web master Diane Fenby broke her leg & some toes at a 4-H show barrel race...Just in case the web isn’t quite updated right away...her husband took her up to their cabin in the woods, to get away & heal up, they have no access to internet at their cabin!

Way to go NBHA Michigan Members! We collect over $1,500.00 at our silent auction & just about $900.00 in our Calcutta! This money ALL goes for added $’s! Also thank you for buying tickets for the “31” raffle we collected an additional $165 also for added $’s. Thank you Sarah Nyp (“31 “Representative) for all the work you put into the raffle!

We had 394 Open runners, 123 Youth runners, 92 Senior runners, & 36 Pee Wees (our NBHA future)! Thank you to Tena Ladner & MI05 & the Marshall’s for their sponsorship of the Maverick class; they are the highlight of the whole NBHA State Championships! Also Thank you to MI04 & Conley Oil for sponsorships & taking the reins for the Stick Horse Races1 I did not get a chance to see them in 2014 but was able to watch this year, it is soo much fun to watch, if you missed it make plans for next year to stay after the 2nd go open to watch, you will not leave, those kids are so much fun to watch! Thank you all for your support!

Looks like Jim handed over the reins (after 23 years) for arena dirt to very capable hands, Brad Marshal & team, who did a great job! We had over 1500 runs on the ground!

MI02 thank you for sawdust deliveries it makes it sooo nice when you arrive to have your sawdust in your stall!

Most of all we would like to thank our many sponsors; we will have the web updated with their businesses soon! PLEASE support them & tell them you appreciate their support to our NBHA Michigan State Championships!

See you at the 2015 NBHA World Championships in Perry, Georgia! Good Luck & safe travels!

Diane Loosenort
1950 64th Street
Byron Center MI 49315