The National Barrel Horse Association uses a four division (4-D) format that makes it possible for beginning, intermediate and advanced barrel racers to compete and win in the same event.
All riders, regardless of ability, run in the same 4-D barrel race. The four divisions are then determined by time brackets. With the 4-D format, the OVERALL fastest time of the race is used to set the time brackets for the four divisions. The NBHA awards points to members IN ALL DIVISIONS on a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 basis for first place through fifth place, regardless of the number of entries or paying places. · 1st Division: These are the riders with the fastest times. · 2nd Division: These are competitors who ran ONE-HALF (1/2) SECOND or SLOWER than the OVERALL fastest time. · 3rd Division: These are competitors who ran ONE (1) SECOND or SLOWER than the OVERALL fastest time. · 4th Division: These are competitors who ran TWO (2) SECONDS or SLOWER than the OVERALL fastest time.
There are three NBHA 4-D Classes–the YOUTH 4-D for ages 18 and under, the OPEN 4-D for any age and the SENIOR 4-D for competitors 50 years and older.
June 22, 2012 - June 24, 2012