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2022 NBHA Open & Senior World Championships

Oct 30 - Nov 5

2022 Open & Senior World Championships | October 30- November 5, 2022

Georgia National Fairgrounds
401 Larry Walker Parkway
Perry, GA 31069

Pre-Entry May 2 – Oct 7, 2022

$85,000 ADDED MONEY + Awards
10 Circle Y Saddles to the 1D-5D Champions in the Open & Senior
2 Crickets | Keys given to Open and Senior D winners to draw for the Cricket winners
10 Gist World Champion Buckles + Many more awards!
360 Gist Finalist Buckles | 255 to the Open & 105 to the Senior

Enter online beginning 5/2/2022 at 7 PM EST at or by mail-in.

  • 12 Month Negative coggins & health certificates recommended per Georgia law
  • Fairgrounds open Friday, October 28 at 8 am sharp
  • ARRIVALS FROM 8 am – 11 pm only!
  • RV Hookups: 478.987.3247 |
  • RV Reservations OPEN ON MAY 2nd at 9am EST at

Golf Carts & Crickets

  • Reserve a golf cart by calling 478-472-8565
  • Personal golf carts, utility vehicles and crickets permitted with registration.
  • No 4 wheelers or any motorized vehicle that you straddle.
  • All permitted carts must be checked-in at the NBHA office.
  • Cart user must agree to and sign the rules related to use.

Qualifications for 2022 Open Worlds:

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

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

  • Open: $265
  • Senior: $165 You can carry over your open run to the Senior Class.
    You would have to make a separate run for Senior and Open Finals if you make both.***
  • Super Senior: $65
  • Sweepstakes: $125

All Sidepots: $50 | Men, Women, Helmet, Youth and Prime

  • Men – Open to all male riders
  • Women – Open to all female riders
  • Troxel Helmet – Open to all riders who compete in a safety helmet (any brand)
  • Prime – Open to all riders between the ages of 19 and 49.
  • Open Redemption Round: $80 (entries not open until at event)
  • Senior Redemption Round: $60 (entries not open until at event)

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 09/30 to avoid late fees
  • We strongly suggest using trackable mailing methods
  • Online regular entries close on 10/07 at midnight EST
  • Late entries ONLY accepted online through 10/21 at midnight EST
  • Late fee is $100/horse
  • Absolutely no late entries after 10/21
  • Vet/Med Outs 10/07 or prior, result in a full refund less the processing fee
  • Vet/Med Outs 10/07-10/30 result in a 70% refund of entries, no refund on stalls or processing fee with valid Vet/Doctor Note
  • Email [email protected] to Vet/Med Out.

Finalist Information:

  • Open: Top 25 in each go-round advance to Finals.
  • Senior: Top 10 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 2022: The Redemption Round. Info listed below


  • The entire event stall price of $150 includes 3 bags of shavings.
  • Shaving facility prices are $7 and pellets are available for $8
  • Almost every stall will be on concrete.
  • Stall mat rental can be rented here from our official vendor, Greenbroke Farms for $120/stall (pre-order price):
  • You do not have to know your stall to reserve mats. The NBHA office send a stall list to Greenbroke prior to event.
  • Stalls will be assigned first-come, first-served.
  • Online entries will definitely have a better chance at being “first-come” as they open on May 2nd at 7 PM EST. Paper entries will be available on the 2nd as well and would be input within a reasonable time upon receipt by mail.
  • 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
  • Parking lot for haul ins – to be determine.
  • Haul Ins must pay for all horses in the trailer, no exceptions
  • If you are only planning on entering the Sweepstakes race there will be a $25 Haul In Fee


  • Entries, stalls and exhibitions open on May 2, 2022 at 7:00:01 pm EST on Don’t wait, build your profile now!
  • 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.
  • Exhibitions are not guaranteed and only available while supplies last. Any unsold time slots will be sold at check-in.

Reserve Souvenir Packages – Pre-sales end 10/07

Contestant Package | $50 | Limit 1 per Contestant

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

Commemorative Package | $45

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

Payment Plan Available for Online Entries:

  • All online entries will be taken through
  • Entries open on May 2, 2021 at 7:00:01 pm EST
  • 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 July 29th 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.

Sweepstakes Race:

  • $2,000 Added
  • Open to ALL NBHA Members
  • $125 Entry Fee
  • 70% Payback | 5D
  • Entries close at first big drag
  • Haul in Fee $25 if only attending sweepstakes

Super Senior Race

  • $500 Added
  • Must be a qualifier to enter | 60 and over day of race
  • You can carry over your time from the Super Senior Race into the Sweepstakes Race
  • $65 Entry Fee
  • 70% Payback | 5D

Open Redemption Round:

  • $2,500 Added | 5D Race
  • Entry available to the horse/rider combinations who didn’t qualify to Finals
  • $80 Entry Fee
  • Winner of Each D (ties included) advance to Finals and receives Finalist buckle

Senior Redemption Round:

  • $500 Added | 5D Race
  • Entry available to the horse/rider combinations who didn’t qualify to Finals
  • $60 Entry Fee
  • 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. The 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
    Horse substitutions allowed.
  4. $25 fee per horse substitutions after the draw.
  5. Anyone substituting 2 or more horses will have their horses redrawn in their draw positions as well as paying the $25 fee per horse.
  6. No horse swaps allowed after your 1st draw position has past.
  7. Rider substitutions not allowed.
  8. Check-in is required prior to your first drawn position in your first event, or contestant will be fined $50.
  9. NBHA Check in is at table under overhang or at NBHA Office in Reaves Arena.
  10. Guard Shack check in is for the facility.
  11. Maximum 5 horses entered in a class per qualified contestant
  12. Follow Georgia state regulations for coggins & health certificate requirements
  13. Dress code strictly enforced.
  14. Helpers in the holding must have closed toe shoes.
  15. Absolutely no bareback riding at any time – Saddles must be used when horseback
  16. Returned check fee = $35
  17. Dress Code, 1st Offense = Warning, 2nd Offense = $50 Fine
  18. Hat Fine = $10
  19. Hat retrieval is up to the contestant. They are to pick up at the closest barrel or gate that it came off the same day it occurred.
  20. All final decisions are determined by the show office.

Vendor Information: Click Here
All questions can be directed to [email protected]

Tentative Schedule: 

Additional Detail Info: 


Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter
Perry, GA United States


Official NBHA
(706) 722-7223