State Director's Corner

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The NBHA Great Lakes Nationals have been cancelled. Due to EHV-1 Gordyville Arena in Gifford IL is closing down for 3 weeks. All entries will be refunded.

Pre-entries for the NBHA CAN/AM Super show due June 3rd.

May 5, 2015

A huge THANK-YOU to everyone who supported the 12th Annual NBHA All District Show we had a really good turnout & are looking forward to seeing you all at the May 15 & 16 “Midland Blast”! I personally would like to thank everyone who helped with the show, it really went smoothly thank to you all, especially to our directors who arrived early to set up & get things together for another great NBHA show! A special Thank you to Curt Yerger our announcer, great job

Everything we earned at the All District show goes directly for added $’s to our NBHA Michigan State championships!  Last year we had $25,000.00 added, 12 Alamo Saddles, 11 Gist buckles & lots of other prizes; let’s try for $30,000 this year! Remember our silent auction where you can bring your new & gently used items, & by getting ads for the program you can earn $ for free entries, stalls, & camping! Sponsorship forms can be downloaded on the website. We will also have them available at the Midland Blast!

We would like to welcome all the new members who signed up both at the All district Show & at TKY arena the week before! “Old” members (that is everyone who has joined in the last 23 years) please welcome our new members & let them know they are part of the NBHA Michigan Family!

I’m sure everyone has received their Barrel Horse News with the Can-Am registration in it! If you haven’t I will have entry forms at the Midland Blast, you can turn them in there & we will get them mailed for you! We are again looking for a great time at the Can-Am; Tim Droptiny is getting a live band for after the Sat. night show.  The band will beginning at 9:00 so everyone can get their horses & themselves taken care of then come for a night of fun & fellowship!  We are so blessed that a show of this caliber has been coming to Michigan for the last 6 years & hopefully for many more! This year there will be a BONUS to the top money earners in each division  --  $250 plus a beautiful Gist Belt Buckle! This is awesome event and we are so thankful that the NBHA National office comes up to Michigan to put on this show!

NBHA Michigan will again be greeting the Can-Am contestants at the gate, delivering sawdust, & setting barrels at this event! All $’s raised goes to NBHA Michigan State Championships & your District awards so please let your director know if you can spend just 1 hour helping. Sawdust will be available, delivered to your stalls. Also we will again be having Golf Cart Rentals BUT you MUST call Denise Jones to reserve in advance; we will NOT be ordering extras so call Denise at 269-355-9521 SOON! 

Remember if you have a question your District Directors and myself are always available to answer them or get you an answer! Also we accept ANY constructive questions or advice to make NBHA Michigan even better!

Good Luck to everyone attending the NBHA Great Lakes Nationals in Gifford, Illinois! Bring home lots of those Gifford $’s & some new Alamo Saddles! Make sure you have fun also!

Hope to see you at a NBHA Barrel Race soon.  Safe travels, have fun, & fellowship with your fellow barrel racers!


Diane Loosenort
1950 64th Street
Byron Center MI 49315