Director:  Beckie Lewis
3623 SW 298th Street
Newberry, FL  32669

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Hey Everybody!

Well our second half of the year is underway. The weather threatened but we squeaked in and got the show finished! Thanks to everyone for helping out and being ready to ride to keep the show moving smoothly.

Jennifer Peurrung and Perky Bug were the fastest members in the Open with a 14.941.
Audrey Davis and Deacon won the Youth class with a 15.620.
Beckie Lewis and Bernice were the fastest members in the Seniors with a 15.193.

Please look at the schedule as some of the show locations may have changed.

We are taking a vote on the October 17th show as it is in conflict with a benefit show for Kim Landry. Kim has been a barrel racing icon throughout the country and especially here in Florida. I will post a decision by September 18th. Please call, text, or email me your choice of the following:

1. Cancel the Williston show and possibly reshedule so members can attend the benefit show at Lake Butler.

2. Keep the show at Williston but take up a collection and send to Kim Landry in leiu of attending the show.

Melissa Nancarrow was unable to attend the show so if you have not paid for your awards and would like to you can mail them to her.
Open: $30
Youth: $15
Seniors: $15
Please make checks out to Melissa Nancarrow.
Melissa Nancarrow
307 SE 138th Ave
Micanopy, FL 32667

We had our first of the year meeting and a few things have been changed.
We voted to increase our Open entry to $26. This will add another $1 to our awards.
Youth and Senior entries will remain the same.

The district voted to continue with payouts and awards the same as last year.
If you would like to receive awards at the end of the year and place in the top 5 of a division (4D format) then the following must be paid by the State show in June.
Open: $30
Youth: $15
Seniors: $15

Dress code will be enforced at the shows. No tank tops. Sleeveless shirts are fine. No short shirts. Shirts must be tucked in or long enough that they don't come up over your pants. Riders must wear boots. Verbal warnings will be given and then possible disqualifications. If you have to ask about whether a shirt is legal or not then change it.

This will be my last year as the Director of FL 08. If anyone has an interest in becoming the director please get with me at the shows.

There are some new rules this year for the NBHA. Points in all classes will be done in a 5D format. We can still pay out however we want to as a district. They are also re-instating the one year membership rule in order to use a wild card. This means you must be a member for at least one year before you can use a wild card to go to any of the world shows. And the last change is that there is no limit to how many horses you can qualify back to the finals in a division at the world, national, or state shows.

If we have any open holes in the draw prior to the show starting all draws will be moved up to fill in the slots. I try to estimate how many entries we have at the shows but sometimes we have more or less.

Welcome to all our new members! I hope everyone will make them feel at home in our district.

Go FL 08 - Ain't It Great!