A Little History…

In 1992, the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) revolutionized the barrel racing industry by forming and utilizing the divisional format. For the first time, winning was in reach for the beginner through the advanced racer. What was once the very large district of NC01, was geographically divided in half and NC07 was formed in the spring of ’98. Fred Smith was named District Director.

District NC07 typically averages just under 100 members, but those members are 100% dedicated to barrel racing at it’s finest. Our district is very family oriented and it’s not uncommon to have several generations of the same family participating, supporting each other and all their friends. NBHA offers a chance to compete for all age groups; we have a Pee Wee division, Youth division, Senior division, and an Open division. We would welcome you to come out and join us.

We’re very proud to announce that NC07 is the home to multiple World Champions,  Reserve Champions, and several National Champions –

  • 1997 Open 1D World Champion, Jason Smith
  • 1998 Open 2D World Champion, Rosanna Lynn Cash
  • 2002 Open 4D World Champion, Tammy Thomason
  • 2003 Open 1D World Champion, Jamey Hunt
  • 2006 Senior Reserve 2D World Champion, Earl Bracey
  • 2006 Colonial National Open 1D Champion, Debbie Olson
  • 2006 Colonial National Senior Reserve 1D Champion, Jo Anne Harvey
  • 2007 World Sweepstakes 3D Champion, Lindy Janik
  • 2007 Senior 2D World Champion, Jo Anne Harvey
  • 2007 Senior Colonial National Champion, Jo Anne Harvey

Champions are made, not born. And NBHA is an organization where “beginners can be winners”! If you would like to know more about NBHA and NC07, I would encourage you to call or email us. Should you make the decision to join NBHA and be part of our team, you can join online here, or a membership form can be downloaded here and mailed directly to the NBHA Headquarters. If you’re not sure which district you should be in, click here and you can find out.

We know that once the excitement gets under your skin, you too, will want to be a part of the fastest growing barrel racing organization in the world! Whatever you decide, check out our show schedule and come visit. Feel free to bring your horse along. Whether you’re a member or not, there’s always room in one of our classes for you!

Thank you for checking us out and we hope that you enjoy your visit to our site. We would love to meet you at the next horse show!

Crystal Batchelor
NBHA NC07 District Director
Phone: (252) 903-9732
Crystal Batchelor – Email

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Dear Members:

Congratulations to our State Finals winners:

-Reserve Youth 1D

-Reserve Youth 2D

-Youth 3D Champion

-Reserve Youth 3D

-Open 3D Champion

-Reserve Open 4D

Congratulations to all NC07 Members who placed in the goes and the finals.