IL 04 news:
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.