VGBRA

Where It All Begins!

Running strong in the Walla Walla Valley since 1962

2016 BBR WESTERN TERRITORIAL FINALS, OCTOBER 27--30, Reno-Sparks Livestock Center
If you join the BBR before Autumn Daze and run in both races on Saturday, October 1, you will qualify to attend this awesome race in Reno. There is $25,000 added. Please read more about this event in the informational flyers below. Entries for this event must be postmarked by October 10.
2016 Reno Ad
2016 Reno Territorial Entry Form
2016 Reno Schedule
 
 
NBHA Award
Congratulations to Sue Ruzicka for receiving the Outstanding Service Award at the NBHA Finals held in Moses Lake. She has been the District 9 NBHA Director for many years. Thanks, Sue, for all you do for barrel racing!
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Board of Directors meeting to be held October 17, Monday, at Holiday Inn Express at 6 p.m. Members welcome.
 
VGBRA BANQUET
November 12, Walla Walla Fairgrounds Community Center, happy hour at 5, banquet at 6. Members are required to submit a silent auction item to Julie Williams. More information later.
 
 
Rule Changes

MEMBERSHIP

Current Rule:

9. Due to the fact that our two main functions, Barrel Daze and Autumn Daze have grown so much, VGBRA members are required to work (gates, drivers, barrel setters, etc.) during these events. Only exceptions are for members who are out of town, have family illness or emergencies. Members who do not sign up, show up, or get a replacement will be fined $50. No points can be accrued until fine is paid.

 
Change Rule to: THIS ONE PASSED!!!!!!!!!

9. Due to the fact that VGBRA has sponsored events during the year, VGBRA members are required to work (gates, drivers, barrel setters, etc.) during ANY VGBRA Sponsored Barrel Race.  Only exceptions are for members who are out of town, have family illness or emergencies. Members who do not sign up, show up, or get a replacement will not receive their year-end awards.

     Yes, I agree
      No, I disagree

GOLD CARD

Current Rule:

13. Gold Card Membership- Any member may submit to the President a written recommendation for a member to receive a Gold Card. Member must be in good standing, and have a total of 20 years of being a member and held at least 5 or more years as a director or officer in VGBRA. Must be received by August 15th. A Gold Card membership entitles the recipient to "one" divisional membership. Any additional horse (division) would require full membership payment

 
Change Rule to: THIS ONE DID NOT PASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13. Gold Card Membership- Any member may submit to the President a written recommendation for a member to receive a Gold Card. Member must be in good standing, and have a total of 20 years of being a member and held at least 5 or more years as a director or officer in VGBRA. Must be received by August 15th. A Gold Card membership entitles the recipient to "one" divisional membership, unless they are a competing member, then they shall be required to pay one half of the current membership fee. Any additional horse (division) would require full membership payment.

    

 

AWARDS

Current Rule:

2. There will be a combination of standard awards or graduated awards in each division according to membership in each division (except novice that will not go beyond the top 10 awards):
a. 1-24 members top 10 get awards
b. 25 and above top 15 get awards

 
Change Rule to: THIS ONE PASSED!!!!!!!

 2. There will be a combination of standard awards and graduated awards in each division.  The number of placings for awards in each division shall be determined on 50% of members in each division for that year.   With a minimum of 6 and maximum of 10 placings in each division.

 

POINT SYSTEM

Current Rule:

1. Points will be given as follows: 1st=10, 2nd=9, 3rd=8, 4th=7, 5th=6, 6th=5, 7th=4, 8th=3, 9th=2, 10th=1. Overall will remain as; 1st=6, 2nd=5, 3rd=4, 4th=3, 5th=2, 6th=1.

 
Change Rule to: THIS ONE PASSED!!!!!

1. Points will be given as follows: 1st=8, 2nd=7, 3rd=6, 4th=5, 5th=4, 6th=3, 7th=2, 8th=1.  Overall will remain as; 1st=6, 2nd=5, 3rd=4, 4th=3, 5th=2, 6th=1.

    
 
Current Rule:

2. Points awarded on each go-round. No points given for the average.

 
Change Rule to (add): THIS ONE DID NOT PASS!!!!!

2. Points awarded on each go-round. No points given for the average.  If a contestant knocks over a barrel it will result in NO TIME and No points will be given.