IL 04 news:
The final show for the 2015 season is over. The S2 Horse Show held at Rawlings 4R Arena had beautiful weather and some tough horses. Molly Johnson held the top time to win the open class with a 14.479. Summer Northcutt finished second, Jim Hankins was 3rd and Taylor Skromme held the last paycheck in the open. Jim Hankins won the senior with Charlotte finishing 2nd. The top 5 places for the youth class went in this order, Rachel Windish 1st, Vanessa Bucher 2nd, Taylor Skromme 3rd, Megan Windish 4th and Jessica Sears was 5th. Thanks to the show committee for a nicely run show.
What a weekend at Rawlings! A total of 797 horses ran down the alley headed into the arena - that is not counting the exhibitions. Tough competition in all the classes and fast times. On Saturday, Johnny Johnson dominated in the open class with his 14.168 time. Tamber Babler, Becky Johnson and Jim Hankins all finished in the 1-D. The top open winners all rolled their time to the senior class so Johnny Johnson placed first, Becky Johnson 2nd and Jim Hankins 3rd. With 46 entries in the youth class, Jett Meyer held the fastest time for IL 04.
The times were just a bit faster on Sunday, and Brittany Johnson held the top IL 04 time to finish 2nd in the open. Johnny Johnson and Vicky Nutter were the top placing IL 04 members for the senior class and with 50 entries, Wyatt Johnson held the top IL 04 time for the youth class. Thank you to all who made an effort to help set barrels or work the gate. Thanks to Roger and Vicki Rawlings for having such a great place to go and Brian Ruder for his hard work on such perfect ground.
Circle G Arena was the hottest 2 day show of the 2015 show season. Ground was in great shape and the show saw some tough competition both days. Derek Diedrich won the open on Saturday. Derek and Don Robinson were the only 2 in the 1st division. Jim Hankins won the senior class and Stormy Johnson won the youth class.
Sunday's Dan Griffith Memorial Show had awesome ground and Derek Diedrich won the open 1-D to win the Dan Griffith memorial barrel saddle. Brittany Johnson placed 2nd in the 1-D. Vicky Nutter won the senior class and Wyatt Johnson held the fastest IL 04 time in the youth class, placing 3rd.
Thanks to the Circle G Arena show committee for their hard work and dedication to continue to support the people who enjoy barrel racing. It was a great show with a fun, family friendly atmosphere enjoyed by all.
The Lewistown Speed show had only one person in the 1st division of the open class. Nikki Klein ran a 15.668 to win the entire first division on a new horse owned by Olivia Harvell. Cortney Engle, Donna Irvin, and Jill Otto held the next fastest times to place in the 2nd division. Jim Hankins held the fastest IL 04 time in the senior class. Rachel Windish won the youth class with Jack Krieger, Kiera Peters and Megan Windish all running in the top four places of the youth class.
It takes alot of time and effort to have a well run show and thank you to all who worked to make this show possible.
We had some cloudy weather at the Bureau County Fair in Princeton but had some great barrel racing. Bonnie Henry Buchholz had the fastest IL 04 time in the open class with Vicky Nutter, Jim Hankins, Donna Irvin and Tamber Babler holding the top 5 IL 04 spots right behind her. Jim Hankins won the senior class. Stormy Johnson won the youth with Brittney Schroeder, Jade Ansteth and Wyatt Johnson all in the top 4 spots in the youth class. A big thanks goes to the Bureau Co Fair show committee for their hard work on putting on such a nice show.
Runnin 3 Ranch show saw some fast barrel racing. Two arena records were broken - one in barrels and one in poles. Times were fast and competition was tough. Tamber Babler held the fastest IL 04 time in the open class with her 4th place finish. Jim Campbell held the fastest IL 04 time in the senior class and Jett Meyer held the fastest IL 04 time in the youth with her 2nd place finish. Lori Blum and Ed Diaz -thanks for another great NBHA show. Ground is always great and always a very well run show.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous for the Winnebago Co Fair show in Pecatonica. The show had a new arena and thanks to all who helped get the ground prepared for the show. Thanks to John Spray for doing such a good job on the tractor before and during the show. With 122 running in the open class, Derek Diedrich held the fastest time in some tough competition. Vicky Nutter won the senior class and Sylvia Hasz held the fastest IL 04 time in the youth class with her 2nd place finish. Thanks to the show committee for a great show.
The Whiteside Co Fair show at Morrison had rain the night before the show. Weather was clear for the show and Bonnie Henry Buchholz, Danae Diedrich and Tamber Babler held the top 3 fastest times in the open class. Bonnie Henry Bucholz also won the senior class with Duane Diedrich and Don Robinson, 2nd and 3rd. Rachel Windish held the top IL 04 time in the youth class with her 2nd place finish. There was not 1 barrel knocked in any of the NBHA classes! Thanks to Cal Vandermyde and the show committee for a very nice show.
Wenona Barrel Days saw beautiful weather and a brand new arena. Ground was good all day with over 100 head in the open. Derek Diedrich held the top IL 04 time in the open, placing 2nd in the class. Johnny Johnson won the senior class and Madison Conroy held the fastest IL 04 time in the youth class, placing second. A great big thank you goes out to all who helped put this show on, especially Dan, Jan, and Tyler Hill and the Wenona Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to all who helped set barrels, worked the office, entries and did the announcing. Also thank you to Chris Trone for putting on the Wenona Days flag race.
After a complete morning of rain, the Ft Madison show on Saturday, was on a rain delay. With the sun coming out in the afternoon, the arena was prepared only to have another shower come and soak in. A vote was taken on what to do for the weekend and the majority vote was to go ahead and hold the show under the lights. Ron Stevenson was able to get the ground worked and 106 horses ran in the open class with not one horse slipping. Tamber Babler placed 2nd in the open class with a 17.698. Tammy Engle held the fastest time for IL 04 in the senior, and Megan Windish placed 3rd in the youth.
On Sunday, with 120 in the open class, Molly Johnson placed 5th, holding the IL 04 top fastest time. Tammie Kear held the fastest IL 04 time in the senior class, and Jessica Sears placed 5th in the youth. It was a great weekend, even with the rain delay. A huge thank you to the IA 05 crew and also to Ron Stevenson for his hard work on the tractor to get the ground in such great shape.
There has been a change to the show schedule for August 29 and 30. The Bureau County Fair has been moved into the show schedule on August 29 and the Lewistown show will be held on August 30.
The 2015 t-shirts are available @$13 ea. Long sleeve tees will be ordered mid summer to be available early fall. The long sleeve tees will run $20 and can be pre-ordered.
The 2 day show held at Rawlings Arena saw some fast times on some good horses. The open class on Saturday had 137 entries. Bill Johnson held the top IL 04 time in the open, Johnny Johnson won the senior class and Brittney Schroeder won the youth.
Sunday's show had 90 in the open class with Vicki Rawlings winning the class. Vicki also won the senior class and Mary Tegeler won the youth. Ground was in great shape both days thanks to Brian Ruder, making for some great competition. Thanks to all members and non members who helped out to make the show run so smooth. Appreciate everyone's help with taking entries, setting barrels, and working the gate. A special thank you goes to Tom Wall for announcing both days.
The NITHEA show held at Diamond G in Rochelle saw a good crowd with 94 in the open class. Terilynn Beyer finished 3rd to hold the top time for IL 04, with Courtney Campbell and Lori Blum finishing 4th and 5th. Courtney Campbell also finished 2nd in the youth, with Jade Ansteth and Taylor Skromme finishing in the top 5 of the youth class. The senior class had to be cancelled because of rain and lightning and thunder. Thanks to NITHEA for having a great show, thanks to Pete O'Rorke for working the ground and also to everyone who supported the food stand. The proceeds from the food stand go towards district year-end awards.
The Runnin 3 Ranch show saw a big crowd and had 101 in the open class. Tamber Babler finished 2nd in the open to hold the fastest IL 04 time. Taylor Skromme was right behind to place 3rd. Taylor Skromme also won the youth class and Aubrey Bush and Jessica Sears both finished in the top 5 of the youth. Believe this or not, your director, Tammie Kear had the fastest IL 04 time in the senior class to finish in 2nd place. Ground was in great shape and a huge thanks to Runnin 3 Ranch for their support in holding NBHA shows.
Selling t-shirts again this year - $12 each. There are a few safety orange left and also have one youth XS and youth M.
New for this year is a long sleeve tee shirt in cyber pink color. These will be priced at $20 each and t-shirts at $12. If you would like one, please let me know. cyberpink.jpg
Also for sale - 18 tubes of IVERCARE wormer $5 each. Expiration date is 1-2016. These will be available to purchase at any show while they last.
Black Hawk College was the place to be for the first sanctioned IL 04 show on Wednesday, April 15. Mary Tegeler won the open class, Becky Johnson won the senior and Taylor Skromme won the youth class. Thanks to the college for another well organized show. Results are posted.
Donations for Pete and Rhonda O'Rorke will be taken at the first 3 shows, Black Hawk College on April 15, and Runnin 3 and Diamond G the first weekend of May. Please donate. ORorkesdonation.doc
First shows in May will be at Runnin 3 Ranch in Rockford on May 2 and then on May 3 at Diamond G in Rochelle. We will be having our usual food stand to help support IL 04 and IL 01 so please donate packaged baked goods and/or cold drinks. Also IL 04 will be hosting the bonfire at Diamond G on Saturday night so head to Diamond G after running at Runnin 3. Free overnight camping.
The first show scheduled for the 2015 season will be held at Black Hawk College in Galva on April 15. Showbill is posted.
NBHA has a new website link:
The 2014 year end points were sent in to the NBHA office in GA. These points were in a 5-D format, required for the year end points from NBHA, so many of the IL 04 members will be seeing their names qualified for the NBHA Open/Senior/Youth World shows.