Local teen competes in National Barrel Horse World Championship in Georgia

Hannah Crump

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Hannah Crump, 17, of Lebanon, shows off her finalist buckle from the National Barrel Horse Association World Championship at the Georgia State Fairgrounds last week.

By: 
STEVE SMITH ◆ SSMITH@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

A Lebanon teen finished as a finalist in the National Barrel Horse Association World Championship competition held at the Georgia State Fairgrounds last week. 

Hannah Crump, 17, qualified two horses in the teens World Championship Finals and one horse in the Open (adult) World Championship Finals her first year in the NBHA. 

Her mother, Stacia Crump, wrote about her daughter’s achievements and shared their experiences traveling to the finals in an email to the Daily Record.

She says Hannah started her first barrel lesson in March 2016. It was “with a little quarter horse named Sunshine who had never done barrels and was sold to us because she was not trainable for competition in reigning and would bolt when ridden. We got Sunshine in December of 2015 to be a trail horse. In March of 2016, Hannah decided she’d like to barrel race and her trainer Josh Titus referred us to a barrel trainer out of Marshfield.”

Stacia Crump said they went to lessons once a week and then worked together at home by themselves. After six weeks, they entered their first competition and joined the Lebanon 4-H group. 

“Hannah and Sunshine just flourished, and they have gone above and beyond what anyone expected of them,” she said. “Her father and I believe it is because of the bond Sunshine and Hannah Crump have. They truly love each other. It’s nothing unusual to find Hannah lying on Sunshine’s back taking a little nap or seeing Hannah in a lawn chair with Sunshine sharing a bag of potato chips or Sunshine sleeping upside down in her stall with her feet propped up in the wall in total submission.

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