To enhance the image of our sport, the NBHA encourages and promotes appropriate western attire throughout all NBHA sanctioned events. This includes a long-sleeved Western shirt with collar or Western motif and a western hat. Shirt sleeves must be rolled down and buttoned or snapped.
Shirttails must be tucked in. This dress code will be strictly enforced at all State Championships, National Championship Series, the NBHA World Championships, the NBHA Youth World Championships, and all Super Shows. Anyone making a run at any of these shows that is found to be in violation of the dress code will be assessed a $25 fine.
During all National, World, and Super Shows, contestants will be assessed a fine of $25 for losing their hat during a run. Members who fail to pay such fines will be ineligible to enter any NBHA sanctioned or approved shows until such fines are paid in full. All disputes over dress code and fines will be decided by Show Management. The decision of Show Management will be final and binding. In the interest of safety, contestants may wear appropriate riding safety helmets.