Showmanship applies to the following projects:
Beef Cattle, Dairy Goats, Specialty Goats, Dairy Cattle, Llamas, Swine, Poultry, Sheep, and Horses.
Order of Show: To be determined by the Respective specie barn committee
4-H Exhibitors in grades 9 and above (grade on January 1 of the current year).
4-H Exhibitors in grades 6-8 (grade on January 1 of the current year).
4-H Exhibitors in grades 3-5 (grade on January 1 of the current year).
Contestant must be enrolled in the project during the current year to compete in showmanship for that species.
CONTESTANTS MUST SHOW THEIR OWN ANIMAL IN ALL SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES.
The judge will announce the 1st -3rd place winners for all divisions of a showmanship class.
ROUND ROBIN SHOWMANSHIP
Date of Shows:
Rabbits & Poultry- Thursday, July 18th 3:00 pm in the Rabbit/Poultry Barn
Thursday evening, July 18th, scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
- For all 2019 Senior Champion Showmanship winners, 4-H’ers will show each animal species to determine the overall county showmanship champion.
- The purpose of the Clark Round Robin Showmanship Contest will be to determine an overall showmanship winner in seven different livestock species. The Clark Round Robin Contest will be strictly a showmanship contest based on technique and knowledge of species; grooming of animals will not be judged.
- Participants: Senior Showmanship winners in each of the eleven species (Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy and Specialty Goats, Dairy Cattle (if numbers allow), Draft Horse, Poultry, Rabbits, Horse & Pony, and Llamas.).
- If a participant wins more than one species, he/she will choose which specie they will represent or if a qualifier declines to be in the contest, the next highest placing participant (first alternate) in that species will be named to participate.
- Order of Show will be determined by the 4-H Educator.
- Animal/youth pairings will be determined by random drawing. Animals will be provided by the respective barn committees.
- Recommended dress for participants is blue jeans and Round Robin Showman Shirt-provided by Extension Office.
- Contestants will not enter the ring with their own animal but at the judge’s discretion the animals may be switched to their owner.
- Ranking: Judges will rank the showmanship skills of the eight individuals in each of the eight animal categories. Rankings from the eight species performance contests will be added to compute the overall contest winner.
- Judging: As in any livestock competition, the judges reserve the right to ask questions. Decision of the judges will be final. In case of a tie, judges will select the method of choosing a winner.
- Awards: Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the contest. Each of the eleven (11) participants in the contest will receive a cash award. The overall winner will receive an extra cash award and trophy in recognition of their accomplishment.