State Director's Corner

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State Finals Reminders

Please - No early arrivals.  Check-in time is 8 a.m. Thursday.  If you come earlier, there will not be anyone in the office to check you in or to assign you a stall!  The front gate will be locked.

This year we will be taking down license #’s so if you are staying longer than you paid for you will have to pay. You will not be able to run any shows until your bill is paid! This will be closely monitored, as the fairgrounds has not been happy with our camping count!

You must check-in, present your membership card & coggins papers before you unload to receive your stall #s .  DO NOT COME WITHOUT THESE! You WILL NOT be given stalls numbers for other people or those in your group.  You must check yourself in.

Horses are to be loaded & unloaded by the barns ONLY.  If you load or unload in the camping area or are caught with your horses on the grass - you will be subject to a $100 fine. You will be on camera.

Dogs must be on a leash in hand at all times.  Fairgrounds rule: Absolutely no dogs in the arena or barns at any time.


FAIRGROUNDS RULE: All horses must be stalled.  No tying to trailers or stalling in trailers.

Horse substitutions must be in office by 4 pm Thursday, 9/3/2015.

All golf cart (other than rentals), scooters, etc.. Must be registered at check-in at the fair office. Only licensed drivers over 18 may operate.

Silent Auction

Don't forget about the MI NBHA silent auction. Please bring a new or lightly used item to be auctioned. All proceeds go toward the added money.

State Championship Sponsors Needed

Last year, Michigan NBHA State Finals had a record $25,000 added to the show (not payout ) PLUS 12 Alamo saddles, 13 Gist buckles and numerous additional awards including qualifier awards.  Due to members' requests, the Directors had decided to make Youth & Senior 4D that year which added two more divisions of saddles, buckles and other awards.

This  year, we are asking for our members' help - we are short  5 saddles and 9 buckle sponsorships plus we only have 4 barrel sponsors.  If we do not get sponsors for these awards, it will mean that we will run for less added $$ as these will need to be paid by the State.  MI NBHA is proud to say that we have over 600 members.  If every member would get just one $25 sponsorship, we would have enough to run for the same amount of added $$$ as last year.   If you are unable to do a saddle, buckle or barrel sponsorship yourself, see if others would pitch in with you to donate one.

We are hoping to keep costs for State Finals as reasonable as possible.  Where else can you run for a minimum of $10,000 added plus saddles, buckles & other awards for less than $17 per run, if you qualify for the short-go?  We want MI NBHA State Finals to grow every year in entries and added $$$ but we can only do it with ALL the members support

There is still time to get those sponsors lined up. Remember $400 in sponsors gets you a free stall, $500 a free entry and $1200 gets a free stall, entry and camping. Print off the sponsorship form today.

Golf Carts for State Championship Show

If you want a cart contact Denise Jones at 269-355-9521 or connect with her on Facebook. $100 for the weekend. Please no text messages.


Diane Loosenort
1950 64th Street
Byron Center MI 49315