Welcome to ADM Alliance Nutrition (distributor Natalie Riley), as new sponsor of NBHA UT01.
This particular feed is formulated for horses 4 years and older. Natalie will have SeniorGlo, JuniorGlo and PrimeGlo in stock.
All other products distributed by ADM Alliance Nutrition can also be ordered through Natalie.
proper feeding and equine nutrition with the ADM equine nutritionist.
Special thanks to Natalie who has generously donated 4 bags of SeniorGlo
feed to be given away at our Feb 16th race.
On Jan 1st, at our New's Years Day Race an Ipad touch was lost somewhere at the arena, possibly the playground. Please while you are at the race this weekend or anytime that you are at the Washington County Regional Park, please keep a look out for this item. This was a Christmas gift for the child that lost it and would very much like to have it back. You can contact either myself or the facility if you happen to find it.
Thanks everyone for help with this
After getting feed back all last year regarding our junior youth class, I feel some changes need to be made. Any contestant that runs for points in the junior youth division aka The Littles needs to show proof of age. This class was designed so our little ones had a place to compete where they could grow and improve as well as compete against competitors of the same caliber. The intention was to give The Littles somewhere to start barrel racing. Once they had progressed to where they could reasonably compete against the other youth of our district, they should move up. That is the reason they are not allowed to run in both the open and The Littles. I want to keep this class exactly as it was designed, for the beginners. I want these kids to be able to compete on an even playing field. However, I believe that kids at the top of this class have earned their way up the ranks and should receive the rewards for their efforts during their last year in the class. Since the competition year begins on Jan 1st which is only days away, proof of age must be submitted by the Jan 19th race.
I appreciate all the input I received regarding this class and look forward to watching our little ones progress with their barrel racing.
Thanks to everyone that took the time from their holiday season to vote on a very important issue. It appears that this is not a policy you would like to see me initiate into the district. The no attendance policy will remain in effect in the district for all classes including side pots. As I see it the vote is 8 for and 17 against. Here are the votes with the comments included:
I vote against an attendance policy. You do make money on us out of towners on the weekend races, stalls, shavings etc. I think? Bobbi
I vote no for keeping it the same. No attendance policy. Thank you Janie.
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Traci vonK :)
I vote No attendance policy.
Also, tipped poles and barrels in the juniors should just be the 5 second penalty, not a no time. It is not a NBHA class, and points should be awarded as the time warrants, same with first year horse. The reason divisional races are a no time for tipped barrels is that it could win money in another division. Since juniors and first year horse have no divisions points should be awarded on total time. (Shelly Johnson)
I vote yes to the policy, (Kelly Lucht)
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i vote NO. no attendance policy for me
Rachel Hendrix - Votes to NO attendance policy, to leave the district as it was started.
I dont agree with there being a policy. I only make a few a year as it is with my schedule being so busy. I understand that you cant make every one happy and that my opinion probably should count because i only hit a few in a years time. But i am also voicing my concern for all those that have other things that come first and honestly can only break away once in a blue moon to go have fun. I look forward to those weekends that i can go enjoy the races but with this policy it is pretty much hopless for me to keep doing it. I just love running and do it for fun and a stress reliever so hopefully we can keep it the fun level it is at. I really enjoy these event everyone is so friendly. (Stephanie Brinkerhoff)
I believe the no attendance policy is the best way to go. I feel this way because although we may have good intentions to attend all or at least 50% of the jackpots, life has a way of changing any of our plans......stuff happens. Also with the no attendance policy the contestants are there because they want to be not because they feel like they have to be. Thanks for all you do for all of us.
I agree with the attendance policy and I think the littles class should be changed to 8 and under. (Melissa Terry)
Dear Janie, I love this club and I will go along with what ever everyone else wants. There have been times when I have been ready to get up and go and have woke to a snow storm and I'm not going to drive in it, so I come to the ones I can. Gena Williams
I hesitated to vote because we really aren’t officially members yet, but my opinion is to keep it as no attendance requirement. (Sheri and Tenille Rhodes)
Do not change policy #2 (Wendy Bess)
My vote is FOR an attendance requirement to qualify for year-end awards.
As we all know, the NBHA UT01 year-end prizes are funded from monies collected at the approved races. To reward a member who comes to only a few of the races and, thus, does not contribute much toward the year-end prizes, by bumping a member from year-end awards who attends most of the races and, thus, contributes a great deal toward the year-end prizes, doesn’t seem right to me.
I have listened to arguments for and against the attendance requirement. The one I’ve heard most is that “if they aren’t good enough to win points, they don’t deserve the awards”. On the surface this might sound plausible but think about the supportive members who attend the majority of the NBHA UT01 races, contributing a great deal to the year-end awards, only to fall “between the D’s” and receive no points in any D. That doesn’t mean they don’t “run good enough” or that they don’t deserve awards! In fact, those members have run “too good” because they fall in the bottom of a D instead of running a slower time to be at the top of the next D!
I am certain most of us want to attend as many NBHA UT01 races as possible. The 50% attendance mandate doesn’t seem that burdensome if we want to support NBHA UT01.
Thank you for all you do for we members!
My vote remain as is, thanks Janie (Kim Gora)
I think we need to leave it how it is!
Happy new year!
Love ya! (Robyn Christiansen)
Hey Janie, I vote attendance is probably a good thing? Good luck!!!!
my vote is in favor of the 50% attendence policy for the sidepots .
I vote for a attendance policy.
Regarding the vote: I agree on the attendance policy for side pot classes.
My personal preference would be to not have an attendance requirement for any of the divisions. (Gayle Ray)
I vote no attendance policy…
Those that attend more races should accumulate more points just by the nature of things so
I don’t think an attendance policy is necessary (Andi Burton)
Our vote would be that it is really hard for some of us to attend all the point races. Members that
live in cold areas are unable to keep their horses legged up and don't get to start until the ground
thaws out. So we feel that no on the 50% attendance policy. We feel that it could hurt the amount of
contestants that compete in other classes also.
If we are voting on #3 on the Panguitch Friday race we say no way, it is almost impossible to get there
on time to be able to compete. (we both have to work on Fridays among several others.) Also it would
have an effect on if we want to come or not, or remain members. It is really expensive to come to a Panguitch
race and still win back our expense of coming, and to add one more day (motel, entry & stall fees) don't pay off.
But I guess that is how it is when you live away from the area.
# 4 is awesome !!!!!! This will help a lot for all the races. Pay checks seriously needed to be increased!!! yeah
We will surely try to make more races.
Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
See you sometime in the spring!
Shawn & Tammy
Each month in Barrel Horse News Members and Directors are profiled in the NBHA portion of the magazine. I would like to see our members represented there as well. If you would like to be profiled in the magazine, please send me a picture along with answers to the following questions and I will get them sent off to Barrel Horse News. Not sure how long it takes to actually get in the magazine but the sooner we submit profiles the better.
Here are the questions typically asked for this article:
How long you've been a member of NBHA
Number of barrel horses you own
Why you barrel race
Barrel Racing Goals
Favorite Barrel Horse (can be your own horse)
Favorite Barrel Racer (doesn't have to be a celebrity)
City to Visit
I look forward to reading about our fabulous members.
Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year to all of you.
Vote on attendance policy is open until December 28th at 5:00 pm
Beginning in 2013, I changed the no attendance policy of this district to a minimum of 50% of the races for all side pot classes including the youth, seniors, middles, littles, poles and first year horse. This policy did not apply to the open 4D. Please refer to Policy #2 in your newsletter.
A member in good standing has asked that I bring this new policy change to a vote before the members. There are two sides to this issue and before I take the vote both sides need to be addressed.
The requesting members side is that the policy will cause undue hardship on members trying to achieve year end prizes and that prizes should be awarded no matter how many you attend. There has never been an attendance policy for this district since I started it and there should not be one now. Quote: "The fact that there has never been an attendance policy is one main reason I stay a member. So if in a given year life gets in the way and I don't make it to as many races as I would like, my points still count for something." Member feels that by imposing this policy on those classes, the incentive to join the club or NBHA has been taken away.
The other side of the issue is being a contributing member. All money for year end prizes is generated directly through jackpot attendance and the few sponsors that we have. I feel attending 50% of the races or approximately 13 races per year is reasonable.
My intention is never to punish anyone, nor to make it hard to be a member. I want to run the district in the most efficient, user friendly direction that I can. If this new policy is not in the best interest of the club or you feel that it is warranted, now is the time to voice your opinion. The vote will be open until Dec 28th at 5:00 pm. All votes must come via email and will be published with any comments when the voting is complete. Majority will rule on this vote no matter how many participate in the vote.
I appreciate your attention to this matter. Both myself and the requesting member agree on the wording of this vote.
NBHA UT01 NEWSLETTER
Now that the 2012 pointed season and the banquet is in the books its time to start looking forward to our 2013 season which is our 10th year as a district. That’s exciting on lots of levels. I am putting together some ideas to celebrate our 10th year such as getting your open entry fee free if you have a “10" anywhere in your time. That could be something like 16.010 or 18.100. Any new member who joins that has a “10" in their membership
number will also get a free entry fee ($25 value). At our Feb 2nd race I will be having a chili dinner to celebrate so come hungry. I welcome other ideas to celebrate.
Other award programs I am going to implement this year is for any member that brings a new member to our district will get a free entry fee ($25 value). I am also going to extend this offer if you get a past member to return to the district. If you bring a new rider to a race that has never attended an NBHA race before, or has left the district, you will get your arena fee paid ($4 value). The $200 sponsor incentive will remain in place. Several of you have taken advantage of the sponsor incentive and we proudly welcome Scott Reber to our list of new sponsors in 2013. Sponsors can be in the form of products, cash or services but must directly benefit the district. Again, I welcome other ideas for reward programs.
I have included the 2013 schedule. All dates marked in Red will not count towards year end points. There are some tentative dates on there and willbe resolved shortly. I appreciate your flexibility with the schedule. I make every effort possible to not conflict with bigger races going on around us giving you the opportunity to attend and support other associations and races. If any of you would like me to co sanction with other associations or
you know of a date that conflicts, please get with me as soon as possible so I can make some adjustments. Please understand that sometimes changes have to be made to the schedule. Its not something I do without a lot of consideration of the impact it will have on you as members and your plans. However, sometimes changes are beyond my control and are in the best interest of the club. I will also try to utilize all of the arenas we have available to us. We often run in the covered when we are at the county, but you have asked to run in the indoor and the large outdoor more often and the county is willing to work with us. Although CrossHollow charges much more for the indoor arena, I will schedule that arena more as well.
I have attached a First Year Horse form. This class is for horses of any age that have had no competition prior to Dec 1st. Nomination form must be turned in and nomination fee paid before the horse is eligible for points. Points are tracked by the horse. Must be a current member of UT01 in order to get points in this class.
I am looking for a volunteer that will help announce at District races. This person needs to be someone that doesn’t run or someone that can work with me and the draw to switch off while I run. An announcer is a vital part of a race. It is the announcers job to keep the race running smoothly. If you are interested or know of someone that might be, please contact me.
Each new season brings opportunities for change and improvements with the lessons we learn from the past season so I will be making some changes for the 2013 season.
1. The middles will be a pointed class next year but will be a carry over only.
2. There will be an attendance policy of at least 50% of the races for all classes except the open.
3. Friday nights will now count towards points at all Panguitch races. Panguitch has upped our sponsor to $10,000 as part of this requirement. I am still working with Tony of the Triple C as to how to distribute the remaining $2,500 as well as reduction of stall prices. We are negotiating with the local hotels to also get the price of hotels reduced during our stay in their city. The Horizon Hotel which is right next door to the Triple C has already gotten on board by donating 3 free rooms while we are in Panguitch. These rooms were given out as drawings at the banquet. Thanks to Sharon Welch for working with the Horizon.
4. Industry standard of 30% held out of the entry fee going back to the club for year end awards will now be reduced to 25%. Although this will slightly impact the awards budget at the end of the year, it will improve the payouts during the races. If attendance at jackpots continues to increase, I will decrease this amount even further. The 30% industry standard will remain in place at races with more than $1,000 added. Also, as you can see by the schedule I will try to have more added money at races including some larger races such as the $7,000 added race in April. The arena fee will remain the same. This fee is used to pay the facility. All profits from the race goes
directly to the year end awards budget and expenses to run the club. No one including myself, profits personally from any money generated by this district. Everyone is a volunteer.
5. If you bounce a check to this district, any points that you accumulated at that race will be null and void even if you make good on the check. You will also pay the $15 service fee the bank charges the district account and you will also pay a $25 fine. That's a total of $40 in fees/fines and your points for that race will not count. In addition, you will not be considered a "member in good standing" and will not accumulate points at future races until you have paid the fine and made good on the check. You will also not be eligible for a year end prize until this matter is satisfied. We have not had a big problem with this issue in our district but I feel its important to have a policy in
place in order to continue allowing contestants to still write checks for their entries.
6. Time only’s are a great source of income for our district but seem to cause a source of contention and are hard to schedule man power to run them. Most facilities only allow us an average of 1 ? hours for time onlys and I understand how important they are especially at the first and end of the year. From now on the cost of time onlys for the first half will be $2 per run. After that they will be $3. The person running the time onlys will maintain a list of time onlys getting her to the ? way mark, after that everyone will pay the $3. I am trying to reward those that come and get their time onlys in and to avoid the cluster of time onlys trying to get theirs in before we have to shut
them off. Please understand that the line gets long fast and if you really need a time only you can’t show up 15 minutes before they are going to be shut off. I will no longer be accepting pre entries for time onlys except at larger races such as New Years Day, Jan, Feb and April added money races. These races bring out of town guests and the time onlys need to be handled differently for these types of races. Except for the aforementioned races, everyone that wants a time only must get in line at the gate. If you need to pay for them with your entries, you will still be given a ticket as proof of payment but will not be guaranteed a time only. You must maintain at least a trot at
all times and you cannot circle the barrel more than twice. Please be considerate of others waiting their turn. I am very open to ideas on how to solve the time only situation.
7. When things are placed out there for a vote or for an opinion, those results will now be published with my decision. For the record, when I ask for an opinion, I take the information gathered and make the decision I feel is in the best interest of the club/race. If a vote is required, majority rules and the vote stands.
I appreciate those of you who take the time to pre enter for the races. Our goal is to have the draw ready within a half hour of the race. This allows those that are at the beginning of the draw plenty of time to be ready. By pre entering, I am better equipped to assist you with any draw issue you might have. I will take pre entries for races by text, face book, email or by phone. I know I say this all the time, but please make sure I respond no matter how you enter. By taking entries from so many avenues, its easy to get an entry lost in the shuffle.
I’m very thankful to those of you stepping in to help in the arena. Your cooperation and willingness to help does not go unnoticed. It takes all of us to run the jackpots and with lots of people taking a turn in the arena, no one person has to shoulder the burden all the time. We always need help in the arena setting barrels and poles. If you or your traveling partner are available to help, please let me know. I don’t foresee a time when we have to assign people to set up as long as we continue to volunteer.
Over the past few months I have had an opportunity to talk with some of you regarding how I run the district. I have found this to be not only very constructive but positive and informative. Its always exciting to find out the needs and expectations of members. The only way that I am able to provide you the leadership you need and expect as a director is to listen to your concerns. Of course, not all are feasible but by implementing what the majority of the members want, I feel like I can continue to take the district into the future in a positive direction.
Thanks very much to the sponsors of our district - Quichapa Canyon Ranch/Joe & Jean Lopour, Kristi Diesel/John & Kristi Jones, City of Panguitch & The Triple C Arean, Matt’s Springs and Trailer Sales/Matt & Marilyn Woods, Equine Supply/ Konra Minniear & Darla Adams, Rafter V Farrier Supply/Jerry & Traci VonKaenel, Triple C Color Country Catering/Ray Masterson, Chad Hunter Shoeing, Gem Jewelers/Kevin & Lori Taysom, Purdy Leatherworks/Lorie Purdy, Beads N Bling/Jessica Belinger, Hughes Oil Company/Darla Adams, Williams Family, BioMane/Cole Clement and Scott Reber.
I look forward to hearing from you regarding any of these issues or the issues that concern you as members of this district. On behalf of myself and the staff of NBHA UT01, have a fabulous holiday season and a prosperous New Year.