National Barrel Horse Association of Australia
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Rules
National Barrel Horse Association Official Rulebook

The purpose of the National Barrel Horse Association is to provide Barrel Racers with an international organization that will promote the sport of barrel racing and its growth.

Our goals are to increase the number of participants, improve the quality of shows and enhance the image of barrel racing.

These rules have been adopted to address the needs of NBHA members, promote fairness, eliminate confusion, and assist show organizers.

INTRODUCTION

These Rules cannot cover all possible situations that may arise during a show, nor can they regulate all administrative questions. Where cases are not precisely regulated by a Rule, it should be possible to reach a reasonable decision by looking at the Rule book and the Director's Handbook. The Rules assume that NBHA Directors, Show Management and Headquarters staff have the necessary competence, sound judgment and absolute objectivity. Too detailed a rule might deprive the official of his/her freedom of judgment and thus prevent him/her from finding the solution to a problem dictated by fairness, logic and special factors.

SECTION A: Competition Rules

SECTION B: Show Sanctioning

SECTION C: Earned Points

SECTION D: Payout

SECTION E: Penalties and/or Disqualifications

SECTION F: Dress Code

SECTION G: Protests & Complaints

Australia

Protests, complaints or general queries within Australia should be addressed to National Barrel Horse Association of Australia Inc (enquiries@nbha.com.au).

Where noted in the Rulebook or District Directors Handbook, State or Regional Director refers to Management Committee of National Barrel Horse Association of Australia Inc.

Click here to download a PDF version of the NBHA Australia 2018 By-laws.

Click here to download a DOCX version of the NBHA Australia 2018 By-laws.


District Directors Handbook

Click here to download a PDF version of the District Directors Handbook of National Barrel Horse Association (updated and approved for use in Australia).


Constitution

Click here to download a PDF version of the Constitution of National Barrel Horse Association of Australia Incorporated.


District Information

Click here to download a PDF version of the District Structure for National Barrel Horse Association of Australia Incorporated.

Refer to individual Facebook pages for District boundaries (see Contacts page). Districts are added with the intent to expand not just across Australia, but to increase our overall NBHA membership base. Districts are based on what area/arena a show can be expected to draw contestants from without imposing a travel hardship. If you are keen to see a District near you, please email enquiries@nbha.com.au


2018 AGM

Click here to download a PDF version of the NBHA Management Committee Nomination form (must be returned to enquiries@nbha.com.au by 5pm 10th September,2018.

Click here to download a PDF version of the 2018 NBHA AGM Agenda.

Click here to download a PDF version of the 2018 AGM Agenda Proxy Form.

Click here to vote for the 2019 Management Committee.



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