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2021 NBHA Youth & Teen World Championships

July 18 - July 24

2021 Youth & Teen World Championships | July 18-24
Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry, GA 31069
10 Alamo Saddles to the 1D-5D Champions in the Teen & Youth
2 Cricket Carts, One in Youth & Teen – Key lottery for all Division Winners for a 1 in 5 chance to win!
10 Gist World Champion Buckles + Many more awards!
450 Gist Finalist Buckles **100 More Finalist in 2021 than ever before!**
Enter online beginning 3/1/2021 by mail-in and online at www.SaddleBook.com
Negative coggins & health certificates per Georgia law recommended for travel
Fairgrounds open Friday, July 16 at 8 am sharp
RV Hookups: 478.987.3247 | gnfa.com/rv-reservations
RV Reservations OPEN ON MARCH 1st at www.gnfa.com
Reserve Golf Carts by calling: 478.472.8565
Vendor Information: Click Here
All questions can be directed to events@nbha.com
Qualifications for 2021 Youth Worlds:
Click here to see the full qualification list. Direct any qualification concerns to us immediately at nbha@nbha.com.
Youth = anyone qualified contestant who is 12 years and under as of Jan 1, 2020.
Teen = any qualified contestant who is between the ages of 13 and 18 as of Jan 1, 2020.
Entry Fees:
All Entry fees cover both go-rounds. No Additional fee for Finals.
Teen: $150
Youth: $140
All Sidepots: $50 | Boy, Girl, Helmet, World Rookie, Paint Horse (Separate Classes for Teen & Youth)
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 the NBHA World Finals for their first time
Paint Horse – Open to all riders who are competing on a registered or grade Paint Horse
Limited Pole Bending Jackpot: $65
Redemption Round: $60 (entries not open until 7/22)
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 6/18 to avoid late fees
We strongly suggest using trackable mailing methods
Online regular entries close on 6/25 at midnight EST
Late entries ONLY accepted online through 7/9 at midnight EST
Late fee is $100/horse
Absolutely no late entries after 7/9
Vet/Med Outs 6/25 or prior, result in a full refund less the processing fee
Vet/Med Outs 6/26-7/18 result in a 70% refund of entries, no refund on stalls or processing fee with valid Vet/Doctor Note
Finalist Information:
Teen: Top 25 in each go-round advance to Finals
Youth: Top 20 in each go-round advance to Finals
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 no exceptions
Additional chance to qualify to the Finals in 2021: The Redemption Round. Info listed below
The entire event stall price of $145 includes 3 bags of shavings.
Almost every stall will be on concrete.
Stall Mats from rent from third party: Green Broke Farms. Click Here to reserve your stall mats.
Stalls will be assigned first-come, first-served.
Online entries will definitely have a better chance at being “first-come” as they open on March 1st. Paper entries will be available on the 1st as well and would be input within a reasonable time upon receipt by mail or fax.
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 outside the venue gates
Haul Ins must pay for all horses in the trailer, no exceptions
Entries, stalls and exhibitions open on March 1, 2021 at 12:00:01 am EST on www.Saddlebook.com. Don’t wait, build your Saddlebook.com profile now!
Example: One Youth Entry = Two Exhibitions Max, Two Youth Entries = Four Exhibitions Max, etc.
Any purchases greater than two exhibitions per horse will result in the removal of extra exhibitions with no refund.
Exhibitions must be purchased by the competing member in SaddleBook.com. Do not attempt to purchase exhibitions for anyone else. No refunds.
Exhibitions will be available in 50-minute time slots and in both arenas. Members may purchase their two exhibitions in the same arena, or split them between the two arenas.
Exhibitions are not guaranteed and only available while supplies last. Any unsold time slots will be sold at check-in.
Pole Bending Jackpot
$500 Added
Limited to the first 150 entries online through SaddleBook.com
$65 Entry Fee
70% Payback | 3D | 1 Second Splits
Golf Carts & Crickets
Reserve a golf cart by calling 478-472-8565
Personal golf carts, utility vehicle and Crickets permitted
No four-wheelers, scooters, or any motorized vehicle you must straddle or stand on
All permitted vehicles/carts must be checked-in at the gate
Cart user must agree to and sign the rules related to use
All drivers must have a valid drivers license
Reserve Souvenir Packages – Pre-sales end 6/25
Contestant Package | $45 | Limit 1 per Contestant
Commemorative Felt Back Number
Souvenir T-shirt with Contestant Names
Show Program
Commemorative Package | $40
Souvenir T-shirt with Contestant Names
Show Program
Large Show Sticker
*NEW* Payment Plan Available for Online Entries
All online entries will be taken through www.SaddleBook.com.
Entries open on March 1, 2021 at 12:00:01 am EST
Don’t wait, build your Saddlebook.com 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 16th 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
$60 Entry Fee
5D Race
Arena Location TBD
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.
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 caught using horse substitutions for draw advantages will be fined
Rider substitutions not allowed
Check-in is required prior to your first drawn position in your first event, or contestant is disqualified
Maximum 5 horses entered in a class per qualified contestant
Follow Georgia state regulations for Coggins & health certificate requirements
Dress code strictly enforced, and this includes helpers in the holding pen on foot and horse
If in the holding pen, whether a contestant or not, full NBHA dress code required
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 = $15
**New in 2021** No more admission armbands! Arena admission is FREE!
**New in 2021** No more registration fee for bringing your own golf cart
Event Schedule:
Below is a working schedule to help you plan your trip to Perry. More details will be added closer to the event.
Friday 7/16/21
8AM: Gates Open – No Arrivals Prior
8AM to 9PM: Registration | Front Gate
Saturday 7/17/21
7AM to 10PM: Registration | Front Gate
8AM to 7PM: Exhibitions | Both Arenas
7PM to 8PM: Open Arena | Both Arenas
Sunday 7/18/21
7AM to 11AM: Registration | Front Gate
8AM to 7PM: Exhibitions | Reaves Arena
8AM to 3PM: Exhibitions | Arena #2
12PM to 4PM: Registration | Main Office
4PM: Pole Bending Jackpot | Arena #2
7PM: Ice Cream Social | Arena #2
Monday 7/19/21
7AM to Last Rider: Registration | Main Office
6AM to 7:30AM: Open Arena | Both Arenas
8AM: Go Round 1 Starts | Both Arenas
6PM: ldol/Band/Dinner | TBD
Tuesday 7/20/21
7AM to Last Rider: Registration | Main Office
8AM: Complete Go Round 1 | Both Arenas
7PM: Movie Night | TBD
Wednesday 7/21/21
8AM: Go Round 2 Starts | Both Arenas
6PM: Spirit Parade & Games | TBD
Thursday 7/22/21
8AM: Complete Go Round 2 | Both Arenas
12PM: Redemption Entries Open Online & Office
6PM: Activity | TBD
Friday 7/23/21
7AM: Redemption Entries thru last big drag
TBD: Redemption Round | Arena(s) TBD
Saturday 7/24/21
8AM: ‘Donut’ Hold Back Champions Grand Entry Line Up
9AM: Grand Entry | Reaves Arena
11AM: Youth, Teen Short Go | Reaves Arena
Sunday 7/25/21
11AM: All must vacate the venue


July 18
July 24
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Official NBHA


Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agriculture Center
Golden Isles Parkway 401
Perry, Georgia 31069 United States
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+1 478-987-3247
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