IL 04 news:
New website and new FB page for IL NBHA has been updated. Check them out www.ilnbha.com and Illinois NBHA on FB. All state show info will be posted thru the above.
The Bureau County Fair show had 72 entries in the open class. Johnny Johnson held the fastest IL 04 time, riding Gentry. Johnny also won the senior class riding Rancho. Keiarra Peters won the youth class. A big thank you to Travis H and his horse show workers for a great day of barrel racing. On to the Green River Saddle Club for the annual Saturday night potluck. Great food and fun times. Sunday's show at Amboy started with some rain but it ended shortly after it started so it didn't really hinder the show. The ground was fast indeed. Vicky Nutter smoked a run and ran the fastest time of the day - the only 14 second run. There were only 2 horses in the 1-D, Vicky with a 14.921 and Molly Johnson with a 15.387. Vicky rolled her time to win the senior class. Keiarra Peters held the fastest IL 04 time in the youth class. Thanks to the Green River Saddle Club for hosting another NBHA show. A special thanks to Del Nutter and Sue Cook and the show committee for a great day. This will be the last time Del and Sue host a show for NBHA. We appreciate all you and the club members have done in the past years for hosting barrel racing shows. Hoping someone will step up for next year as it is a really nice place to show.
Please note the change in the show schedule - the Pekin Riding Club show on Oct 8 has been cancelled. We will be using the Sept 23 show for a replacement. Jessica Lynch will be putting on a show at her Dad's place in Canton. Showbill to come.
Sunny weather for a weekend of barrel racing. The Winnebago Fair in Pecatonica had rain during the week before the show but the ground was in great shape. With 128 entries in the open class, Duane Diedrich held the fastest time of the day to win the class, riding Chub. Vicky Nutter won the senior class. Brittany Nice held the top IL 04 time in the youth class. Thanks to Lori Campbell, the fair board and the show helpers for a great show.
Runnin 3 Ranch had 100 entries in the open class. Jim Hankins held the fastest IL 04 time in the open class and rolled his time to hold the top IL 04 time in the senior class. Brittany Nice held the top IL 04 spot in the youth class. A great show with good ground. Thank you to Lori Blum and Ed Diaz and all the show help. Guardian Bedding was again, a sponsor and thank you for all the donations to the show.
Another great show at the Whiteside County Fair in Morrison. Derek Diedrich held the fastest time of the show to win the open class with Vicky Nutter placing 2nd. Vicky rolled her time to win the senior class. Megan Windish won the youth. A big thank you to Cal and Kim Vandermyde for hosting another year of barrel racing at the fair show and sanctioning with NBHA IL 04.
Absolutely perfect weather for the Wenona Barrel Days. Nikki Little had the fastest time of the day to win the open class with Duane Diedrich and Charlotte Wall finishing in the top 3 spots. Fastest IL 04 youth time was Brittany Nice and Riley Phillips was right behind her. Duane Diedrich won the senior class with Charlotte Wall and Vicky Nutter all finishing in the top 3. A huge thank you goes out to the Wenona Chamber of Commerce for allowing the show to happen again this year and also a even bigger thank you goes to Jennifer Blanchette who took over as show superintendent. It went smooth and we hope you will take command again next year.
It is a pleasure to co sanction a show with Iowa District 5. The weather was perfect, and so was the ground, for Saturday's race against some very tough competition. Tamber Babler held the IL 04 fastest time, with 142 entries in the open class. Megan Windish was the top IL 04 youth and Tammie Kear was the top IL 04 senior. Sunday's race saw a few sprinkles during the open class and warmer temps. Don Robinson held the fastest IL 04 time in the open and also rolled his time into the senior class to finish 3rd in the 1-D. Megan Windish, once again, held the top IL 04 time for the youth. Her youth run on Sunday was the fastest IL 04 time of the weekend, running a 17,780 on Rally. A big thank you to IA district 5 for a great show and to Ron Stevenson for awesome ground each day.
The Pekin Riding Club was ready and waiting for barrel racers. Rain was threatening the night before the show but the rain was just enough to settle the dust. Ground was good and fast. Vicky Nutter, riding Jeff, held the fastest IL 04 time in the open class with Riley Phillips and Becky Johnson finishing out the top 5 fastest times. Vicky rolled her time to win the senior class. Megan Windish won the youth class on Rally. Thanks to the Pekin Riding Club and all the show committee for hosting a very nice show. The cook shack had some awesome food. Mark your calendars for the next show on October 8.
Another great weather weekend for barrel racing plus celebrating Mother's Day too. We had 101 entries in the Friday night fundraiser jackpot which set the pace for Saturday and Sunday's classes. Jim Hankins held the fastest IL 04 time, with a 14.145 in the open on Saturday and rolled his time to win the senior class. Brittany Nice had the fastest IL 04 time, with a14.407 in the youth class. Sunday saw another good day of fast ground. Courtney Engle held the fastest IL 04 time, with a 14.325 in the open class, Johnny Johnson held the top IL 04 time, 14.391 in the senior class and Lacie Staley held the top IL 04 time, 14.377 in the youth. A great weekend. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way at the show. During the weekend, we had 7 winners in the 10 4 10. Thanks to Jenn Thorne/MVP and Ron Nielsen/Veterinary Supply & Poultry Supply for sponsoring each day.
A great weather weekend for the shows at Runnin 3 Ranch and NITHEA. Runnin 3 Ranch celebrated their 3rd annual Derby Hat day and also had some fast times. Danea Diedrich held the fastest time for the open win out of 112 entries. Tie-ing for 2nd/3rd place was Heather Schumacher and Tamber Babler. Johnny Johnson won the senior class and Kiearra Peters held the fastest IL 04 time in the youth for a 2nd place win. Thanks to Lori Blum/Ed Diaz/Pete O'Rorke and all the show helpers for making another great NBHA show. On to the showgrounds at Diamond G Ranch for a enjoyable evening of fun and relaxation sitting around the campfire. The NITHEA show on Sunday saw 98 open entries and Duane Diedrich held the fastest time for the open win. He also rolled his time to win the senior class. Megan Windish won the youth class. Thanks to everyone's support on the food stand and also to the NITHEA show committee /all workers for hosting a very nice show.
Heavy rain started during the Black Hawk College Spring Speed Series show but thankfully, running in the indoor arena kept everyone dry. IL 04 members took home 3 of the 4 open buckle awards. The 1-D buckle went to Danea/Duane Diedrich (there was a tie between the two) 2-D buckle went to Dusty Pyse and 4-D buckle went to Jessica Jackson. The open race saw 67 entries and Tammie Kear held the fastest time for IL 04. Lacie Staley won the youth class and Tammie Kear rolled her time from the open to win the senior class. A big Thank You goes to the show committee/students/staff for another well run show. Also thank you to all who sponsored the awards.
Please text Vicki Rawlings for stall/electric reservations for the Mother's Day weekend shows at Rawlings. TEXT ONLY
Show schedule is complete and 2 new arenas have been added this year. Thank you to both Kim Moss and her 1st Annual Pink Turn N Burn for Breast Cancer held at the Copperas Creek Ranch and the Pekin Riding Club for hosting shows with IL 04.
Black Hawk College show is our first show of the season. Show
is a 10 4 10 show and is sponsored by Jim Hankins Horseshoeing.
Celebrating 10 years for this show season. Meetings scheduled for March 12 @ The Farmhouse in Delavan (12:30pm) and March 19 @ Konz Restaurant in Walnut (12:30pm). This year there will be a 10 4 10 theme - find out what its all about.
The 2016 year end points were sent in to the NBHA office in GA. The year of 2017 is the 25th anniversary of NBHA. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary, NBHA is allowing each district to send in the top 10 point earning members to attend these anniversary shows. These points were sent in a 5-D format, required by NBHA, so many of the IL 04 members will be seeing their names qualified for the 2017 25th Anniversary NBHA Open/Senior/Youth World shows.