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2023 NBHA Open & Senior World Championships presented by Circle Y Saddles

Oct 29, 2023 @ 12:00 am - Nov 4, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

2023 NBHA Open & Senior World Championships presented by Circle Y Saddles
October 29th to November 4th, 2023

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

$91,000+ ADDED MONEY + Awards
10 Circle Y Saddles to the 1D-5D Champions in the Open & Senior
10 Gist World Champion Buckles | 10 Gist Reserve World Champion Buckles + many more awards!
360 Gist Finalist Buckles | 255 to the Open & 105 to the Senior

Enter online beginning 5/22/2023 at 10AM EST at
Mail in entry form can be found on the right side of this page

12 Month Negative coggins & health certificates will be examined upon arrival for all out-of-state horses. In-state horses will require 12-month coggins only.  

Fairgrounds open Friday, October 27 at 8 am sharp
RV Hookups at
RV Reservations will be opening 8/8/23.
**NEW* Facility arrivals will now be allowed 24 hours after the gates open at 8am Friday.

Perry RV Rentals | Book Now!
Reserve a RV rental with delivery right to your site! Reserve online at
Use code ‘NBHA2023’ for $10 discount off your RV rental.

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Reserve Golf Carts online at
*Must be 18 & older with valid drivers license to rent/drive.

Personal Golf Carts & Crickets

  • Personal golf carts, utility vehicles and crickets permitted.
  • *Any questions regarding vehicles that are and are not allowed should be directed to GNFA.
  • All permitted carts must be checked-in at the NBHA Office.
  • Personal cart users must agree to and sign the rules related to use

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

Qualifications for 2023 Open Worlds:
Click here to see the full qualification list.
Direct any qualification concerns to us immediately to [email protected].

Added Money:
3D Poles: $1,000 Added
Super Senior: $500 Added
Sweepstakes: $2,000 Added
Open: $24,000 Added Per Round | Finals $32,000
Senior: $1,500 Added Per Round | Finals $2,000
Troxel Helmet: $250 Per Round
Open Redemption Round: $2,500 Added
Senior Redemption Round: $500 Added

Entry Fees
All Entry fees cover both go-rounds. No Additional fee for Finals.
Open: $275
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 *Allowed to add day of. Entries taken until first big drag of Super Senior. Can carry over into Sweepstakes.
Sweepstakes: $125 *Allowed to add day of. Entries taken until first big drag of Sweepstakes.
All Sidepots: $60 | Men, Women, Helmet, Youth, Prime & Golden Horse (16+) | Can be added at event.
Men – Open to all male riders
Women – Open to all female riders
Troxel Helmet Sidepot – Open to all riders who compete in a safety helmet (any brand)
Prime – Open to all riders between the ages of 19 and 49.
Golden Horse – Open to all HORSES that are 16 years of age and older.
3D Pole Bending: $100 *Entries opening at later date.
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 09/29 to avoid late fees
  • We strongly suggest using trackable mailing methods
  • Online regular entries close on 10/06 at midnight EST
  • Late entries ONLY accepted online through 10/20 at midnight EST
  • Late fee is $100/horse
  • Absolutely no late entries after 10/20
  • Draw/Vet/Med Outs 10/06 or prior, result in a full refund less the processing fee
  • Vet/Med Outs 10/07-10/29 result in a 70% refund of entries, no refund on stalls or processing fee with valid Vet/Doctor Note
  • All Vet/Med outs need to be emailed to [email protected]

Finalist Information

  • Open: Top 25 in each go-round advance to Finals | 255 Total Finalists (includes 5 from Redemption Round)
  • Senior: Top 10 in each go-round advance to Finals | 105 Total Finalists (includes 5 from Redemption Round)
  • 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.
  • Finalist buckles will be given out at the conclusion of the Grand Entry for each class.
  • Additional chance to qualify to the Finals in 2023: Redemption Round. Info listed below


  • Permanent Stalls (Barn 1 or 2): $170 includes 3 bags of shavings.
  • Portable Stalls: $150 includes 3 bags of shavings.
  • If/when Permanent Stalls sell out we will open up additional portable stalls. At this time the portable stalls will be in the isles of Horse Barn 1 & 2.
  • Shaving facility prices are $7 and pellets are available for $8
  • ALL stalls will be on concrete.
  • Stall mat rental can be found here:
  • You do not have to know your stall to reserve mats. The NBHA office sends a stall list to Green Broke 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 22nd. Paper entries will be available on the 22nd 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 will be determined closer to the event.
  • Haul Ins must pay for all horses in the trailer, no exceptions
  • If you are only planning on entering the Poles/Super Senior/Sweepstakes/ Races only there will be a $25 Haul In Fee


  • Entries, stalls and exhibitions open on May 22, 2023 at 10:00:01 am EST on Don’t wait, build your profile now!
  • LIMIT ONE PRE-PURCHASE EXHIBITION PER HORSE ENTERED. Limit has been lifted. Purchased more by editing your SaddleBook entry.
  • 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 10/06
Contestant Package | $55 | Limit 1 per Contestant:
* Commemorative Felt Back Number
* Souvenir T-shirt with Contestant Names
* Show Program
Commemorative Package | $50:
* 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 22, 2023 at 10:00:01 am 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 August 11th 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.

3D Pole Bending
Entries will open at a later date.
Saturday |10/28
$1,000 Added
$100 Entry Fee
70% Payback | 3D | 1 Second Splits
NPBA Sanctioning

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
Entries taken day of and close at first big drag of Super Senior.
$65 Entry Fee
70% Payback | 5D

Sweepstakes Race
$2,000 Added
Open to ALL NBHA Members
$125 Entry Fee
70% Payback | 5D
Entries taken day of and close at first big drag of Sweepstakes.
Haul in Fee $25 if only attending Sweepstakes

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

  • All horses on the grounds must have a stall or pay a haul-in fee.
  • The same horse cannot be ridden more than once per class (Family Exception – See Rulebook)
  • You must name your horse at time of entry and must use registered names, if available
  • Horse substitutions allowed. $25 fee per horse substitutions after the draw.
  • Anyone substituting 2 or more horses after 10/6 will have their horses redrawn in their draw positions as well as paying the $25 fee per horse.
  • No horse swaps allowed after your 1st draw position has past.
  • Rider substitutions not allowed.
  • Check-in is required prior to your first drawn position in your first event, or contestant will be fined $50.
  • NBHA Check in is at NBHA Office in Reaves Arena.
  • Guard Shack check in is for the facility and does not constitute NBHA check-in.
  • Maximum 5 horses entered in a class per qualified contestant
  • Follow Georgia state regulations for coggins & health certificate requirements, as papers will be checked and enforced
  • Dress code strictly enforced.
  • Helpers in the holding must have closed toe shoes.
  • Absolutely no bareback riding at any time – Saddles must be used when horseback
  • Returned check fee = $35
  • Dress Code, 1st Offense = Warning, 2nd Offense = $50 Fine
  • Hat Fine = $10
  • 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.
  • All final decisions are determined by the show office.








Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter
Perry, GA United States
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