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IL 04 can have 18 shows scheduled for the 2016 season.  There are a couple of tentative dates that are not set yet.  Please check the show schedule tab for all show information.

IL 04 news:
A great weekend of barrel racing at the Runnin 3 Ranch and NITHEA at Diamond G Arena.  Saturday's races at Runnin 3 Ranch saw 118 in the open with tough competition and fast times.  Olivia Harvell held the fastest time for the IL 04 member in the open and she rolled her time to win the youth class.  Vicky Nutter won the senior class.
On Sunday, at Diamond G Arena, with sunny skies, Lori Blum held the fastest IL 04 time in the open class.  Johnny Johnson won the senior class and Jessica Sears held the fastest time for IL 04 in the youth class. 
A huge thank you to everyone who donated in any way to the food stand and thanks to Terilynn and Rick Beyer and family for giving up their day to run it.
A big thank you to Pete O'Rorke for doing the ground at these shows.  Great job!
The NBHA sanction has been pulled from the Winnebago Co Fair show in Pecatonica so we will now sanction the October 1 show to be held at Wenona.  This will be a great opportunity to get a show in before the IL NBHA show held mid October.
Please help support the food stand at Diamond G Arena on Sunday May 15.  Donations of baked goods and/or drinks will be appreciated. 
The weekend races held at Rawlings 4R Arena saw a big crowd.  Saturday's open class had 131 entries and Taylor Skromme, Brittany Johnson, Johnny Johnson and Don Robinson held the fastest IL 04 times in that class.  The top 3 senior riders were Johnny Johnson, winning the class, with Don Robinson and Becky Johnson rounding out the top 3.  The youth class had 56 entries and Mary Tegler held the fastest IL 04 time, with Wyatt Johnson, Stormy Johnson, and Brittney Schroeder all right behind her.
On Sunday, Brittany Johnson held the fastest IL 04 time in the open class, Becky Johnson won the senior class, and Mary Tegler, Taylor Skromme and Jessica Sears with the fastest IL 04 times in the youth.  Thanks to all for a great weekend.  Special thanks to the Rawlings and Brian Ruder for working the ground.  Thanks too for everyone who helped set a barrel and work the gates.  
The 2016 show season got started at Black Hawk College on Saturday, April 23.  The weather was picture perfect and thanks to all the staff and students for putting on a very well run show.  With 86 in the open, Jim Hankins held the fastest time for IL 04.  Johnny Johnson won the senior and Hope Moreland won the youth class.  
Here is some news from the NBHA headquarters:
The entry form for the NBHA Youth World is in the April issue of the Barrel Horse News magazine.  The Youth World show does conduct an NBHA Idol contest that is great fun and an opportunity to win money.  There is also a Spirit parade for each state that attends.  For all other members, NBHA does have an official NBHA facebook page and you can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram.  Tanya Steinhoff Owens is handling this for NBHA and Tanya has giveaways almost every week and reports results as soon as NBHA events are done each day.
The 2015 year end awards will be held on March 20 at Ks Korner in Sterling IL.  Each and every IL 04 member is invited to attend even if you are not receiving an award - attend!!!
The 2015 show season is over and the points totaled up.  Below are the members who will be receiving awards for this year.
Here are the top 5 members for OPEN:
Tamber Babler
Duane Diedrich
Cortney Engle & Tammy Spray-tie for 1st
Shari Morris
Derek Diedrich
Heather Schumacher
Megan Windish
Tammie Kear
Molly Johnson
Jade Ansteth
Jade Ansteth
Cody Gillette
Johnny Johnson
Courteny Campbell
Jessica Sears
Kayla Griffitt
Bonnie H Bucholz
Brittney Schroeder
Tiarra Paschall
Marilyn Springer

TOP 5 for the SENIOR:
Jim Hankins
Tammie Kear
Charlotte Wall
Johnny Johnson
Tammy Engle
CJ Stark
Tammie Kear
Chuck Springer
Deb Mason
Becky Johnson
Shari Morris
Shari Morris
Vicky Nutter
Jim Campbell
Kina Duke

TOP 5 for the YOUTH:
Jade Ansteth
Breanna Lucas
Megan Windish
Courtney Campbell
Emma Hoffman
Aubrey Yarger
Taylor Skromme
Riley Tillet
Taylor Skromme
Wyatt Johnson
Jessica Sears
Sylvia Hasz
Brittney Schroeder -tie for 5th
Lacie Staley
Brittney Schroeder
Rachel Windish -tie for 5th
The 2015 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.  

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Thats all for now.


Keep the faith - Tammie

NBHA news:
for 2016:

1.  District points will be 
awarded on the 5-D format, 
all in 1/2 second divisions.  
This is only for the points 
getting sent to the Georgia 
office.  This will open up & 
allow more people to qualify 
for the World Shows.  This 
district (IL 04) will continue 
to accumulate points in the 
same format as we have 
done - 4-D for the open 
class and 3-D for the youth 
and seniors.  

2.  NBHA is re-instating the 
one year membership 
requirement in order to use 
a transferred wildcard.  This 
applies to anyone using a 
wildcard they did not them-
selves win.

3.  There will be a Super 
Senior class at the World 
Show open to all NBHA 
members age 60 or over on 
the day of the show.  No 
district qualifications or 
wildcards are required to 
participate in this class.

4.  At NBHA World, National 
& State shows, which use 
the two-go and finals format,
riders may qualify any 
number of horses per 
division to the finals.
Previously riders were limited 
to two horses per division.