Local Saddle Club Members Compete at World Championship
Union County Saddle Club members Sarah Howard, Alyssa McFarland, and Hallie Morris, all from Blairsville competed July 19th - July 25th, at the 2015 National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championships held in Perry, Georgia. This invitation only event is the largest youth barrel race in the world.
The NBHA Youth World participants numbered over 1,200 in the Teen Division (13 and over) and over 800 in the Youth Division. Contestants ran for over $300,000 in cash and prizes. Prizes included 4-Star Trailers, Alamo Saddles, Gist Silversmith buckles, and many more. Riders came from 36 states, Canada, France, Panama, and Australia.
Contestants must qualify each year in their respective states to be able to compete at World. The NBHA is based in Augusta, Ga. And has members in every state and on 5 continents. We are very proud of our local Cowgirls for qualifying, competing, and representing Georgia and the Union County Saddle Club to the highest degree. Adrianna Smith also qualified, but didn’t attend. Congratulations ladies!
As always, proof of a negative Coggins is required at all events.