It’s time for the Superbowl of barrel racing. The 2020 NBHA World Finals, where competitors come together after qualifying from their season to compete with the best of the best. This year the NBHA World Finals will be taking place on October 24-31, 2020 in Perry, Georgia at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. They have a total added money of $53,000 split between different brackets of competition. We will jump more into that below!
This year, there are seven competition brackets that the qualifiers can win money in, depending on what they are entered in. Here are those brackets and the added money for each. Open: $45,000 ADDED | Senior: $2,500 ADDED | Sweepstakes: $2,000 ADDED | Super Senior: $500 | Oxy-gen Youth Side Pot: $250 ADDED | Troxel Helmet Side Pot: $250 ADDED | Triple Crown Redemption Round: $2,500. New this year is the Oxy-gen Youth Side pot, the Triple Crown Redemption Round, the Troxel Helmet Side Pot and a Breathe Easy Bonus from Flair Equine Nasal Strips.
The Oxy-gen Youth Side pot and the Troxel Helmet side pot are offered in Round 1 and 2 in the Open Division with $125 ADDED to each round. Side pots are added to each entry onsite during check-in. Youth side pot riders must be 18 years and under on the day of the race. Riders may wear any brand of helmet in the Troxel Helmet Side Pot. All side pots are $25 each to enter.
The Triple Crown Redemption Round is a pretty cool addition to this year as well. Essentially, all 2020 World Championship Open contestants who did not qualify for the Open World Championship Finals in Round 1 or 2 will have the opportunity to enter the Triple Crown Redemption Round with $2,500 ADDED and a $55 entry fee. The Triple Crown Redemption Round will be held on Saturday morning before the Open Short Go Finals on October 31, 2020. Each D winner from that race will immediately advance to the Open Short Go Finals, where they will run for their share of the $45,000 ADDED. What a great addition to this year’s finals! Good luck to all redemption riders!
The Breathe Easy Bonus is a fun way to earn $100. All D winners, wearing a Flair Strip in the Open and Senior Division Finals will receive a $100 bonus from Flair Equine Nasal Strips. To qualify for the Breathe Easy Bonus finalists must be wearing a Flair Strip during their Short-go run.
This schedule is subject to change, but this gives you an idea of how things will be run.
- Saturday, October 24: Gates Open for vendors and contestants
- Sunday, October 25: Cowboy Church | Exhibitions | Super Senior
- Monday, October 26: Sweepstakes
- Tuesday, October 27: Senior 1st Go | Open 1st Go
- Wednesday, October 28: Open 1st Go Continued | Trick or Trot | Games
- Thursday, October 29: Senior 2nd Go| Open 2nd Go
- Friday, October 30: Open 2nd Go Continued | Senior Finals
- Saturday, October 31: Triple Crown Redemption Round | Open Finals
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