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2024 NBHA Open & Senior World Championships presented by Circle Y Saddles

Oct 27 - Nov 2

2024 NBHA Open & Senior World Championships

presented by Circle Y Saddles

October 27 – November 2, 2024

Georgia National Fairgrounds
401 Larry Walker Parkway
Perry, GA 31069 

Reaves Arena

$110,500+ 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
Go Round Buckles for Rounds 1 & 2 in BOTH classes + Many more awards!
360 Gist Finalist Buckles | 255 to the Open & 105 to the Senior

Click here to enter online 5/20/2024 at 10am EST:

Horse Paperwork Requirements
12 Month negative coggins & health certificates required per Georgia law. Paperwork will be checked.
12 Month negative coggins for ALL horses.
30 Day Health Certificate for all OUT OF STATE horses.

Facility Arrivals & RV’s
Fairgrounds open Friday, October 25 at 8 am sharp
Arrivals will be allowed 24/7 this year once fairgrounds open on October 25th.
RV Reservations  OPEN on August 6th at 10am EST here:

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 & 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
Click Here
All questions can be directed to [email protected]

Qualifications for 2024 Open & Senior World Championships:
Must be a qualifier or be using a wildcard for the Open, Senior and Super Senior Classes.
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: $2,500 Added
Open: $25,000 Added Per Round | Finals $35,000
Senior: $2,000 Added Per Round | Finals $3,500
Troxel Helmet Sidepot: $250 Per Round
APHA PBRIP Sidepot: $500 Per Round
International Sidepot: $500 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: $175 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. Open to all.
All Sidepots: $60 ($70 for APHA) | Men, Women, Helmet, Youth, Prime & Golden Horse (16+) | Can be added at event.
Sidepots are available for Open & Senior contestants. If you are a senior running in both classes your fastest time will be what is carried into sidepots.
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 9/27 to avoid late fees
  • We strongly suggest using trackable mailing methods
  • Online regular entries close on 10/04 at midnight EST
  • Late entries ONLY accepted online through 10/18 at midnight EST
  • Late fee is $100/horse
  • Absolutely no late entries after 10/18
  • Draw Outs 10/04 or prior, result in a full refund less the processing fee
  • Vet/Med Outs 10/05-10/26 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 minimum of 5 from Redemption Round)
  • Senior: Top 10 in each go-round advance to Finals | 105+ Total Finalists (includes minimum of 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 2024: Redemption Round. Info listed below
  • NEW THIS YEAR: If a division does not fill in from Round 1 or 2 we will allocate additional finalist positions to the other 4 divisions as such: for every 4 unfilled finalist positions we will take back 1 additional finalist from each D on the round that this occurs. For example:
    • 6 unfilled finalist positions in the 1D Round 1 would yield 1 additional finalist in each of the 2D-5D for that age class only.


  • Stalls are for the entire duration of the event and includes 3 bags of shavings.
  • Permanent Stalls (Barn 1 or 2): $175
  • Temporary Stalls: $155
  • If/when Permanent Stalls sell out we will open up additional temporary stalls. At this time the temporary stalls will be in the isles of Horse Barn 2 and Beef & Dairy Barn.
  • Permanent stalls are wood siding and concrete floors
  • Temporary stalls are vinyl siding and concrete floors.
  • Shavings and pellets are available through the facility during the event.
  • Stall mat rental can be found here:
  • Stall fronts to allow your horse to put there head out (stall doors are one piece with bar tops) can be rented through our official vendor, Stall View for $100/stall:
  • You do not have to know your stall to reserve stall views or mats. The NBHA office sends a stall list to Stall View and 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 2oth. Paper entries will be available on the 20th 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. If one party purchases early and the other not around the same time, it could make it hard for us to place you together. No guarantees.

Haul Ins

  • Haul Ins (horses without purchased stalls) 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 20 at 10:00:01 am EST on SaddleBook.
  • Exhibitions must be purchased by the competing member in SaddleBook. 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.

3D Pole Bending
Saturday | 10/26
$1,000 Added | $100 Entry Fee
70% Payback | 3D | 1 Second Splits
*Pending NPBA Sanctioning

Super Senior Race
$500 Added | $65 Entry Fee
70% Payback | 5D
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.

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

Reserve Souvenir Packages – Pre-sales end 10/04
Contestant Package | $55 | Limit 1 per Contestant:
*Commemorative Felt Back Number
* Souvenir T-shirt with Contestant Names
* Show Program
Commemorative Package | $50 | No Limit
* Souvenir T-shirt with Contestant Names
* Show Program
* Large Show Sticker

Payment Plan Available for Online Entries

  • All online entries will be taken through SaddleBook.
  • Entries open on May 20, 20234 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 9th 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.

Open Redemption Round
$2,500 Added | 5D Race | Entries not taken until at event.
Only available to the horse/rider combinations who didn’t qualify to Finals
$80 Entry Fee

Senior Redemption Round
$500 Added | 5D Race | Entries not taken until at event.
Only available to the horse/rider combinations who didn’t qualify to Finals
$60 Entry Fee

NEW THIS YEAR: After every 300 entries in a redemption class we will add 1 additional spot. See below for breakdown.
1-299 Entries = 1 finalist per D
300-599 Entries = 2 finalist per D
600-899 Entries = 3 finalist per D
1-299 Entries = 1 finalist per D
All finalist of the redemption rounds will receive Gist Silversmith finalist buckles, too.

More Info

  • 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 10/4 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 at the front of the building nearest the clock tower.
  • 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.
  • NBHA Rules apply. See rulebook for details.
  • All final decisions are determined by the show office.


Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter
Perry, GA United States + Google Map
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Official NBHA
(706) 722-7223
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