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Meet NBHA Member Jess Shafranich

Jess Shafranich (Milroy, PA) and Whateva Fires You Up took top honors at the 2020 Youth World Championships in Round 1 with a 14.757

Dramatic Finish to the 2020 NBHA Youth World Championship – Teen Finals!

Cassidy Brown and Caleb Cline made history when they tied with a 14.686 in the Teen Division Finals at the 2020 NBHA Youth World Championships! We tip our hats to these talented riders and their amazing horses.

Brandon Cullins Points on the Pattern

Brandon Cullins demonstrates why you need a lot more room around the barrels during slow work and how it applies to going fast:

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Meet 82 yr old 2019 NBHA 4D Open World Champion Charles Walker

Dreams coming true! Congratulations Charles Walker on your Open Finals 4D World title, clocking a 16.263 aboard KM CASH N PERKS at the 2019 NBHA Open World Championships in Perry, Georgia!

NBHA France Member Profile: Alanis Rondelli

My name is Alanis Rondelli. I am 16 and I am a Julien Tortora’s student. Julien is the president of the NBHA of France and the owner of the Montarines Ranch.

I started barrel racing one year ago with my new horse. My parents and I bought her in January 2019, her name isGR White Sugar Kim and she is 6 years old.  GR White Sugar Kim lived in Belgium and she had never seen a barrel before I got her. We worked hard all year and in November we went to Equitalyon. It is a big competition were the NBHA Finals takes place.

We were registered in the Youth and the Novice Horse categories. I was the first time I had competed there, and I was a bit stressed. I had a great season with her so I knew that everything would be good for us. I won this competition in both categories with a 15.452s and a 15.226s in the Youth and a 15.223s and a 16.052s in Novice Horse.

I qualified for the Youth World Championship. I have three sponsors – 2 clothing brands who are Fence 2 Fence and RankAHead and products for my horse by Horshair.

I understood that working hard is the only way to win and be proud of yourself and I wish to everybody had the chance that I have. Believing in your dreams is the only way to make them come true.

Alanis Rondelli

Photos: (Top left) Provided by Alanis Rondelli / (Bottom left and right) Julie Jurain

Ava Grayce Sanders and Tampa Bay Rey Deal – 2019 NBHA Youth World Champion 1D

Ava Grayce Sanders of Vero Beach, Florida, took top honors at the 2019 NBHA Youth World Championships in the Youth division with a 14.898 riding Tampa Bay Rey Deal (Dealnwithacoolcat x Emily Rey x Dual Rey).