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2021 NBHA Youth & Teen World Championships

Jul 18, 2021 - Jul 24, 2021

2021 Youth & Teen World Championships | July 18-24

Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry, GA 31069

Watch the Action Live on the Wrangler Network Here

10 Alamo Saddles to the 1D-5D Champions in the Teen & Youth
2 Cricket Carts, One in Youth & Teen – Key lottery for all Division Winners for a 1 in 5 chance to win!
10 Gist World Champion Buckles + Many more awards!
450 Gist Finalist Buckles **100 More Finalist in 2021 than ever before!**

Enter online beginning 3/1/2021 by mail-in and online at

  • Negative coggins & health certificates per Georgia law recommended for travel
  • Fairgrounds open Friday, July 16 at 8 am sharp
  • RV Hookups: 478.987.3247 |
  • RV Reservations OPEN ON MARCH 1st at
  • Reserve Golf Carts by calling: 478.472.8565
  • Vendor Information: Click Here
  • All questions can be directed to [email protected]

Qualifications for 2021 Youth Worlds:

Click here to see the full qualification list. Direct any qualification concerns to us immediately at [email protected]

  • Youth = anyone qualified contestant who is 12 years and under as of Jan 1, 2020.
  • Teen = any qualified contestant who is between the ages of 13 and 18 as of Jan 1, 2020.

Entry Fees:

All Entry fees cover both go-rounds. No Additional fee for Finals.

  • Teen: $150
  • Youth: $140
  • All Sidepots: $50 | Boy, Girl, Helmet, World Rookie, Paint Horse (Separate Classes for Teen & Youth)
    • Boy – Open to all male riders
    • Girl  – Open to all female riders
    • Troxel Helmet – Open to all riders who compete in a safety helmet (any brand)
    • World Rookie – Open to all riders who are attending the NBHA World Finals for their first time
    • Paint Horse – Open to all riders who are competing on a registered or grade Paint Horse
    • AQHA – Open to current AQHA members (riders) who are riding a registered AQHA horse
  • Limited Pole Bending Jackpot: $65 **SOLD OUT** Waitlist available
  • Redemption Round: $60 (entries not open until 7/22)
  • Mail-In Entry Processing Fee: $50 plus 4% convenience fee for credit card payments
  • Online Entry: 4% processing fee only.

Important Dates:

  • Mail-In Entries must be postmarked by 6/18 to avoid late fees
  • We strongly suggest using trackable mailing methods
  • Online regular entries close on 6/25 at midnight EST
  • Late entries ONLY accepted online through 7/9 at midnight EST
  • Late fee is $100/horse
  • Absolutely no late entries after 7/9
  • Vet/Med Outs 6/25 or prior, result in a full refund less the processing fee
  • Vet/Med Outs 6/26-7/18 result in a 70% refund of entries, no refund on stalls or processing fee with valid Vet/Doctor Note

Finalist Information:

  • Teen: Top 25 in each go-round advance to Finals
  • Youth: Top 20 in each go-round advance to Finals
  • Round 2 will roll beyond the cut off placings if any horse and rider team is already qualified
  • All Finalists will receive a Gist buckle for each qualified horse no exceptions
  • Additional chance to qualify to the Finals in 2021: The Redemption Round. Info listed below


  • The entire event stall price of $145 includes 3 bags of shavings.
  • Almost every stall will be on concrete.
  • Stall Mats from rent from third party: Green Broke Farms. Click Here to reserve your stall mats.
  • Stalls will be assigned first-come, first-served.
  • Online entries will definitely have a better chance at being “first-come” as they open on March 1st. Paper entries will be available on the 1st as well and would be input within a reasonable time upon receipt by mail or fax.
  • The foolproof way to get your friends and yourself stalled together is to have one of you buy all the stalls on one entry.
  • There will be a NOTE SECTION online to include your stall preferences and whom you want to be grouped with if purchasing separately from your friends. Suggestion: Use a group name, and make sure all people in your group use the same name, and preferably a total number of how many stalls will be in your group.

Haul Ins:

  • Haul Ins allowed for a one-time $50 per horse fee
  • The parking lot for haul ins will be outside the venue gates
  • Haul Ins must pay for all horses in the trailer, no exceptions


  • Entries, stalls and exhibitions open on March 1, 2021 at 12:00:01 am EST on Don’t wait, build your profile now!
    • Example: One Youth Entry = Two Exhibitions Max, Two Youth Entries = Four Exhibitions Max, etc.
  • Any purchases greater than two exhibitions per horse will result in the removal of extra exhibitions with no refund.
  • Exhibitions must be purchased by the competing member in Do not attempt to purchase exhibitions for anyone else. No refunds.
  • Exhibitions will be available in 50-minute time slots and in both arenas. Members may purchase their two exhibitions in the same arena, or split them between the two arenas.
  • Exhibitions are not guaranteed and only available while supplies last. Any unsold time slots will be sold at check-in.

Pole Bending Jackpot

  • $500 Added
  • Limited to the first 150 entries online through
  • $65 Entry Fee
  • 70% Payback | 3D | 1 Second Splits

Golf Carts & Crickets

  • Reserve a golf cart by calling 478-472-8565
  • Personal golf carts, utility vehicle and Crickets permitted
  • No four-wheelers, scooters, or any motorized vehicle you must straddle or stand on
  • All permitted vehicles/carts must be checked-in at the gate
  • Cart user must agree to and sign the rules related to use
  • All drivers must have a valid drivers license. Rental carts must have a driver 18 or over.

Reserve Souvenir Packages – Pre-sales end 7/4. Extra items available for sale on-site.

Contestant Package | $45 | Limit 1 per Contestant

  • Commemorative Felt Back Number
  • Souvenir T-shirt with Contestant Names
  • Show Program

Commemorative Package | $40

  • Souvenir T-shirt with Contestant Names
  • Show Program
  • Large Show Sticker

*NEW* Payment Plan Available for Online Entries

  • All online entries will be taken through
  • Entries open on March 1, 2021 at 12:00:01 am EST
  • Don’t wait, build your profile now!
  • Online entries will accept all major credit cards.
  • Choose the ‘Payment Plan’ option to at checkout break your total entry sum into three payments spaced 4 weeks apart each.
  • The Payment Plan option will expire on April 16th and not be available for new entries taken from that point on.
  • Please use a credit card that does not expire during the upcoming months. Incomplete charges that are not cleared up with the office in a timely matter will result in DQ.
  • Payment plan becomes void and the full balance is due when adding classes or making changes mid-plan.

Redemption Round:

  • Entry available to the horse/rider combinations who didn’t qualify to Finals
  • $60 Entry Fee
  • 5D Race
  • Arena Location TBD
  • Winner of Each D (ties included) advance to Finals and receives Finalist buckle

Highlighted Rules:

  1. All horses on the grounds must have a stall or pay a haul-in fee.
  2. A same horse cannot be ridden more than once per class (Family Exception – See Rulebook)
  3.  You must name your horse at time of entry and must use registered names, if available
  4. Horse substitutions allowed. $25 fee per horse substitutions after the draw
  5. Anyone caught using horse substitutions for draw advantages will be fined
  6. Rider substitutions not allowed
  7. Check-in is required prior to your first drawn position in your first event, or contestant is disqualified
  8. Maximum 5 horses entered in a class per qualified contestant
  9. Follow Georgia state regulations for Coggins & health certificate requirements
  10. Dress code strictly enforced for all contestants while competing in the arenas.
  11. If in the holding pen, whether a contestant or not, closed-toed shoes required
  12. Absolutely no bareback riding at any time – Saddles must be used when horseback
  13. Returned check fee = $35
  14. Dress Code, 1st Offense = Warning, 2nd Offense = $50 Fine, Hat Fine = $15


  • **New in 2021** No more admission armbands! Arena admission is FREE!
  • **New in 2021** No more registration fee for bringing your own golf cart

Event Schedule:

Below is a working schedule to help you plan your trip to Perry. More details will be added closer to the event.

Friday 7/16/21
8AM: Gates Open – No Arrivals Prior
8AM to 9PM: Registration | Front Gate

Saturday 7/17/21
8AM to 10PM: Registration | Front Gate
8AM to 7PM: Exhibitions | Both Arenas
7PM to 8PM: Open Arena | Both Arenas

Sunday 7/18/21
8AM to 11AM: Registration | Front Gate
8AM to 7PM: Exhibitions | Reaves Arena
8AM to 3PM: Exhibitions | Perdue Arena
9AM: Vendors Exhibition Hall Opens
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Cowboy Church | Covered Horse Arena
12PM to 4PM: Registration | Main Office
4PM: Pole Bending Jackpot | Perdue Arena
7PM: Ice Cream Social | Perdue Arena

Monday 7/19/21
7AM to Last Rider: Registration | Main Office
6AM to 7:30AM: Open Arena | Both Arenas
8AM: Go Round 1 Starts | Both Arenas
6PM: ldol/Band/Dinner | Miller-Murphy-Howard Building

Tuesday 7/20/21
7AM to Last Rider: Registration | Main Office
8AM: Complete Go Round 1 | Both Arenas
7PM: Movie Night | Grass next to McGill Market Place

Wednesday 7/21/21
8AM: Go Round 2 Starts | Both Arenas
6PM: Spirit Parade & Games | Reaves Arena

Thursday 7/22/21
8AM: Complete Go Round 2 | Both Arenas
12PM: Redemption Entries Open Online & Office

Friday 7/23/21
7AM: Redemption Entries thru last big drag
TBD: Redemption Round | Arena(s) TBD
After Redemption Round: Amateur Adult Barrel Race & 2nd Go Recognition | Reaves Arena

Saturday 7/24/21
8AM: ‘Donut’ Hold Back Champions Grand Entry Line Up
9AM: Grand Entry | Reaves Arena
11AM: Youth, Teen Short Go | Reaves Arena

Sunday 7/25/21
11AM: All must vacate the venue


Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter
Perry, GA United States + Google Map


Official NBHA
(706) 722-7223