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Section E: Rules Related to State, Super and World Shows

All rulings made in accordance to the rule book and for instances not referenced in the rule book, will be made by the Show Manager and will be considered final.

  1. State Shows
    1. All NBHA rules will apply as set forth in the rulebook if not addressed below.
    2. All participants in State Championship’s must be current members in good standings at the time of show.
    3. State Shows may not be used for District show points or qualifications of any kind.
    4. No member may compete in more than one NBHA State Championship during a calendar year.
    5. To be eligible to enter a State Championship in any class all participants must have competed in three separate district shows in at least one sanctioned class in the declared competition district during the time between State Shows.
    6. Under no circumstance shall a State offer a buy-in option to State Finals. Members must compete to obtain qualifications. No qualification will be given for rider who do not compete.
    7. Horse and rider combinations may not change draw positions under any circumstance.
    8. No rider substitutions allowed.
    9. Horse changes must be received in the show office prior to your competition run. When a Short Go/Finals is involved, members must compete on the horse they qualified on.
    10. Electric timers must be used for all rides. Should the timer malfunction a rerun will be granted immediately after the event is completed for the day and after a drag, or at the discretion of the Show Manager.
    11. In the event of a tie for a State title in any Division (1st Place only in any D), a run-off will occur using the following protocol:
        1. A Show Official will toss a coin to determine running order, unless both/all parties tied parties mutually agree the coin toss to determine the clear winner without a runoff.
        2. In an event of a run-off, each contestant will be given a minimum of 30 minutes of rest before having to ride in a runoff.
        3. During the runoff, any barrels knocked down will result in a 5 second penalty per barrel down.
        4. Winning monies related to a tie will be split 50/50 or evenly in the case of more than two individuals in a tie and contestants will be deemed Co-Champions. Prizes will be awarded to the results from the runoff or the mutually agreed upon flip.
        5. If a contestant fails to contact the Show Official within 30 minutes of announced results. He or she will forfeit the opportunity of flipping a coin or running for first choice of awards. This will not impact the event payoff, or the contestants being considered Co-Champions.
        6. It is the contestant’s responsibility to seek show results.

      l. In the event of a tie not related to a State title, in which awards are given:

        1. A coin flip will be used to determine who will receive first choice of awards. If a contestant fails to contact the Show Official within 30 minutes of announced results, he or she will forfeit the opportunity of flipping a coin for first choice of awards.
        2. Winning monies related to a tie will be split 50/50 or evenly in the case of more than two individuals in a tie.

 

  1. Super Shows
    1. All NBHA rules will apply as set forth in the rulebook if not addressed below.
    2. It is recommended that all participants in Super Shows must be a current member in good standing, however NBHA reserves the right to open Super Shows to all competitors. If awards are given, only current members would be eligible for such awards.
    3. Lead line in a NBHA Super Show class will result in a no-time.
    4. Entries may remain open beyond the start of the classes. Entries will close at the advertised times.
    5. Horse and rider combinations may not change draw positions under any circumstance.
    6. Payouts per division will follow the percentages as stated in Section D, Rule 2. The percentages and number of placings within each D will be determined based on added money, number of entries and entry fee, and at the discretion of the Show Manager and may differ from Section D, Rule 2.
    7. Riders must check in with the gate help during the time the tractors are dragging for their set of runners. Failure to check in will results in a three-call for the rider and the rider missing their run if not able to enter the arena during those three calls.
    8. In the event of a tie where awards are applicable, a coin toss will be used to determine who will receive preference of/or any awards, but prize money will be evenly split.

 

  1. World Shows
    1. All NBHA rules will apply as set forth in the rulebook if not addressed below.
    2. All participants in World Shows must be current members in good standings.
    3. Horse and rider combinations may not change draw positions under any circumstance.
    4. No rider substitutions allowed.
    5. Lead line in a Championship class will result in a no-time.
    6. Riders must check in with the gate help during the time the tractors are dragging for their set of runners. Failure to check in will results in a three-call for the rider and the rider missing their run if not able to enter the arena during those three calls.
    7. Payouts per division will follow the percentages as stated in Section D, Rule 2. The percentages and number of placings within each D will be determined based on added money, number of entries and entry fee, and at the discretion of the Show Manager.
    8. In the event of a tie for a World Championship title in any Division (1st Place only in any D), a run-off will occur for awards using the following protocol however riders will be considered Co-Champions:
      1. A Show Official will toss a coin to determine running order, unless both/all parties tied parties mutually agree the coin toss to determine the rider who gets first choice of awards without a runoff.
      2. In an event of a run-off, each contestant will be given a minimum of 30 minutes of rest before having to ride in a runoff.
      3. During the runoff, any barrels knocked down will result in a 5 second penalty per barrel down.
      4. Winning monies related to a tie will be split 50/50 or evenly in the case of more than two individuals in a tie and contestants will be deemed Co-Champions. Prizes will be awarded to the results from the runoff or the mutually agreed upon flip.
      5. If a contestant fails to contact the Show Official within 30 minutes of announced results. He or she will forfeit the opportunity of flipping a coin or running for first choice of awards. This will not impact the event payoff, or the contestants being considered Co-Champions.
      6. It is the contestant’s responsibility to seek show results.

i. In the event of a tie not related to a World Championship title, in which awards are given:

      1. A coin flip will be used to determine who will receive first choice of awards. If a contestant fails to contact the Show Official within 30 minutes of announced results, he or she will forfeit the opportunity of flipping a coin for first choice of awards.
      2. Winning monies related to a tie will be split 50/50 or evenly in the case of more than two individuals in a tie.

j. Wild Cards

      1. Wild cards are good for one World Championship qualification. One Wild Card = One horse qualification into one Championship class.
      2. They cannot be replaced if physically lost.
      3. These do not expire and they are transferable with proper transfer form. NBHA does not sell Wild Cards. Transfers and purchases must be done between competitors.
      4. The physical certificate must be surrendered for qualification. Photocopies and picture are not valid.
      5. Wildcards may be used at either World Championship show (Youth/Teen/Senior/Open) regardless of where the Wildcard was won or what is stated on the certificate.Competitor may use valid Wild Cards awarded in their own name to enter World Championships using the show guidelines and deadlines for entry. Competitors wishing to use a valid transferred Wild Card must hold a membership current as March 1st in the same year they wish to compete in the World Championship show.