NBHA State and District Directors: Share Your News with BHN
At Barrel Horse News, we enjoy sharing the news, results and stories from your races, and we hope your state and district events end 2020 strong and carry that momentum into 2021.
First, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to those of you who may not already know me. My name is Kailey Sullins and I’ve served BHN for the past six years as first the associate editor, then managing editor and now as editor. I know your state and district director positions keep you busy and I’d like to clear up some confusion as to whom and where to submit your state and district news. I hope to streamline this process so that we can promptly and accurately highlight your events.
I’ve attached submission instructions for submitting event recaps and photos from your state and district shows for the NBHA State News and NBHA District News pages. We enjoy having complete results submitted within a timely manner to include more stories from your state and district shows. Also, to help us do a better job of including your events, we would like to encourage all NBHA directors who aren’t already doing so to submit your results to Equi-Stat, which is the statistical division of Cowboy Publishing Group.
Why does Equi-Stat need your results and how does this help us at Barrel Horse News? If you read the statistical reports in BHN, those articles and charts on top horses, riders, breeders, owners and shows are derived from stats generated thanks to individual producers who email their results to Equi-Stat upon conclusion of their races. Not only does having this data help us at BHN to track participation in the barrel racing industry as a whole, it also helps people interested in verifying horse earnings when purchasing a barrel horse or making a breeding decision.
When people are encouraged to use their horse’s registered name on the entry form, then that horse gets credit for its earnings in Equi-Stat. Our industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and if you are not currently sending your results, we’d love to get them added as an overall service to the industry. Equi-Stat processes shows submitted with 80 percent or more registered horse names or grade names verified with Equi-Stat by the owner.
Submission instructions for Equi-Stat are included in the following instructions packet.
Thank you for all your hard work promoting the sport of barrel racing. Both Equi-Stat and those of us at Barrel Horse News look forward to working with you.
Editor, Barrel Horse News