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2023 NBHA Youth & Teen World Championships

Jul 23 - Jul 29

2023 NBHA Youth & Teen World Championships

July 23-29, 2023


Georgia National Fairgrounds
401 Larry Walker Parkway
Perry, GA 31069


$60,000+ ADDED MONEY
10 Circle Y Saddles to the 1D-5D Champions in the Teen & Youth
10 Gist World Champion Buckles | 10 Gist Reserve World Champion Buckles + more awards!
460 Gist Finalist Buckles

Enter online 3/7/2022 at 10am EST by mail-in and online at

Click here to enter online:


Reaves Arena will be the only arena used if total entries do not exceed 1,700.
We will utilize 2 Arenas (Perdue and Reaves Arena) if total entries go above 1,700.


Important Information

  • Negative coggins & health certificates recommended per Georgia law
  • Fairgrounds open Friday, July 21 at 8 am sharp
  • RV Hookups at
  • RV Reservations OPEN on May 5th at 10am EST.
  • ***Facility first time arrivals will NOT be allowed 24 hours.***
  • First time arrivals will be from 8AM to 11PM


Important Dates

  • Mail-In Entries must be postmarked by 6/16 to avoid late fees
  • We strongly suggest using trackable mailing methods
  • Online regular entries close on 6/23 at midnight EST
  • Late entries ONLY accepted online through 7/16 at midnight EST
  • Late fee is $100/horse
  • Absolutely no late entries after 7/16
  • Draw/Vet/Med Outs 6/23 or prior, result in a full refund less the processing fee
  • Vet/Med Outs 6/24-7/22 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]


Golf Cart Rentals

  • Mike’s Golf Cart Rental LLC | Book Now!
  • Reserve Golf Carts online at
  • *Must be 18 & older with valid drivers license to rent/drive.


Personal Golf Carts, UTVs & 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


Qualifications for 2023 Youth Worlds

  • Click here to see the full qualification list.
  • Direct any qualification concerns to us immediately to [email protected]
  • Youth = anyone qualified contestant who is 12 years and under as of Jan 1, 2022.
  • Teen = any qualified contestant who is between the ages of 13 and 18 as of Jan 1, 2022.


Added Money Breakdown

2D Poles: $1,000 Added
Youth: $5,000 Added Per Round | Finals $7,500
Teen: $10,000 Added Per Round | Finals $15,000
Troxel Helmet: $250 Per Round
APHA PBRIP: $500 Per Round
Youth Redemption Round: $2,500
Teen Redemption Round: $2,500


Entry Fees

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

    • Teen: $175
    • Youth: $155
    • All Sidepots: $60 | Boy, Girl, Helmet, World Rookie (Separate Classes for Teen & Youth) & APHA PBRIP
      • 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 a NBHA World Finals for their first time
      • APHA PBRIP sidepot – Open to any APHA registered horse & rider who is a PBRIP enrolled. Youth & Teen Combined.
    • 2D Pole Bending: $120 *Entries open separately on June 26th at 10AM est.
    • Redemption Round: $80 (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.


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


Reaves Exhibitions

    • Example: One Youth Entry = One Exhibitions Max, Two Youth Entries = Two Exhibitions Max, etc.
  • Only available on when entries open March 7, 2023 at 10 am EST.
  • Any purchases greater than one 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. Exhibitions are not guaranteed and only available while supplies last.
  • These exhibitions are for Reaves arena ONLY! If we go to 2 arenas than Perdue arena exhibitions will be handled separately.


2D Pole Bending

  • Entries will open June  26th at 10AM EST
  • $1,000 Added
  • Limited to the first 100 entries online through
  • $120 Entry Fee
  • 70% Payback | 2D | 1 Second Splits
  • Horse must be entered in finals
  • Limit to 1 entry per person


Reserve Souvenir Packages – Pre-sales end 6/23

  • 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 March 7, 2023 at 10AM 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 14th 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
  • $80 Entry Fee
  • Separate class for Youth & Teen
  • 5D Race
  • Winner of Each D (ties included) advance to Finals and receives Finalist buckle


More Info

  • All horses on the grounds must have a stall or pay a haul-in fee.
  • A 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 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 go draw position has past.
  • Rider substitutions not allowed
  • Check-in is required prior to your first drawn position in your first event, or contestant is fined $50.
  • NBHA Check in is at table under overhang or at NBHA Office in Reaves Arena. Guard Shack check in is for the facility.
  • Maximum 5 horses entered in a class per qualified contestant
  • 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.


Event Schedule

  • See below for statement about schedule.




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


Official NBHA
(706) 722-7223