Youth Showmanship Contest Registration

09/29/2023 2:00 PM

Youth Showmanship Contest
**NEW DATE: Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 2 p.m.**
Coliseum Showring

Entry Deadline: Saturday, October 1 at 4 p.m.

Any person leading an animal at World Dairy Expo in the Youth Showmanship Contest must be 9 years of age as of October 2, 2022.  For complete Rules and Regulations of the Youth Showmanship Contest, please see the Premium Book.

General Contest Rules
1. Participants must meet the age requirement listed below and have verification of age available.
2. Contestants must provide their own animals. Contestants need not own the animal they show. Animals shown must already be on grounds and entered in a World Dairy Expo show or sale. Contestants are responsible for obtaining approval from the owner if the animal used is not their own.
3. A contestant must use the same animal in the finals as he/she used in earlier heat(s).
4. Milking females do not need to be “bagged” for competition. Extra credit will not be given for those who are bagged.
5. The judges may ask questions about breed(s), showing and fitting and the general dairy industry.
6. The PDCA Showmanship Evaluation Card will be used for the judging of the showmanship contest.
7. Decisions of the judges and contest superintendents are final.
8. Parents are to adhere to the Showring Code of Ethics and to practice good sportsmanship at all times.
9. Past winners may participate again in the Junior and Intermediate Divisions.
10. Past winners may not participate again in the Senior Division.
11. Heats will be approximately 30 minutes in length.
12. A number of showmen will be selected, at the judge’s discretion from each heat, to participate in the finals. The finals will be held immediately following the last heat for that Division.
13. All exhibitors will be given entry numbers and are required to wear these in show harnesses during the competition. Heats will be posted at the Milkhouse, on the WDE website and emailed to all registered participants. Back tags may be picked up in The Tanbark (Arena Building), from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sunday, October 2. Back tags will also be available beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the area outside the loading dock near the Coliseum north cattle show entrance.
14. Required attire for the contest is white pants and either a white shirt or an official 2022 World Dairy Expo Junior Show shirt.

Contest Times
The Junior and Intermediate Divisions will begin at 2 p.m.
The Senior Division will start immediately following the conclusion of a prior division, around 5 p.m.

Registration Forms are not open.