Youth Fitting Contest Registration

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Youth Fitting Contest
Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Sale Pavilion, North of the Cattle Tent

Online Pre-Registration Entry Required and Due: Friday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m.

For a complete list of rules and regulations, see the premium book.

General Contest Rules
1. Open to youth ages 13 - 21 as of day of Contest.  Youth whom are 21 on as of January 1, 2023 are ineligible to compete. See divisions below.
2. Youth who have previously won the World Dairy Expo Fitting Contest, Senior Division, are ineligible to compete in future Contests.
3. Contestants must provide a show halter and show harness. Exhibitor numbers will be issued and must be worn for identification throughout the Contest.
4. Contestants must provide an animal to fit. Contestants need not own the animal they fit. Contestants are responsible for obtaining permission from the owner, if the animal is not his/her own. The animal must be entered in a World Dairy Expo show or sale.
5. Only the head/neck and legs of the heifer may be clipped before the contest. See diagram below.
6. Contestant set-up begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sale Pavilion.
7. Contestants must provide their own fitting equipment. Fitting chutes and personal assistants are not permitted for the Contest.
8. Contestants will have 60 minutes to fit their animal to show ready.
9. After the completion of fitting, each division will lead out for final fitting inspection, placings and reasons.
10. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Contest.  The First Place Award winners of each Division in both Contests will be presented their award during the breed show calf class most closely associate with the winning fitters.

The following scorecard will be used:

Ease of handling equipment 20 points
Proper clipping technique on body 20 points
Proper topline hair grooming,
including blowing and clipping
30 points
Hair is blended properly 10 points
Proper use of sprays and adhesives 10 points
Preparation completely finished  10 points

Youth Fitting Contest Divisions

Intermediate Fitting Contest: Ages 13 - 16
Male Division
Female Division

Senior Fitting Contest: Ages 17 - 21
Male Division
Female Division

Registration Forms are not open.