SHOWMANSHIP
General rules:
1. Showmanship is a required class for all 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors. Champions are REQUIRED to show in the Master Showmanship. 
2. Showmanship Classes in beef, horse, sheep, swine, and goats will be divided into Senior, Intermediate and Junior age divisions.
3. Contestants must show their own animals in this contest and trade with other contestants at the direction of the judge.
4. Contestants will be judged on their skill as showmen and on the appearance their animals make before the judge. The breed or individual conformation of the animals shown will not be considered. The judge will consider the following items as the basis for awards in this contest:
A. Fitting of the animal for the show
B. Presentation/grooming of the animal in the show ring
C. Appearance of the showman
D. Sportsmanlike behavior of the showman
E. Knowledge of their project

5. Awards will be the following:
A. Champion Junior Showman from each animal class
B Champion Intermediate Showman from each animal class
C. Champion Senior Showman from each animal class




MASTER SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST
Judging: Friday, July 16, 2021, immediately after Goat Show
Superintendent: Lynetta Gillmore


General rules:
1. The Champion Senior, Intermediate, and Junior Showmen from the Horse, Beef, Swine, Sheep, and Goat shows will compete in the Master Showmanship Contest.
2. Master Showmanship participants must compete in the first animal class they qualify in. If the Champion Showman of an animal class is unable to compete, the next highest qualifier may compete in their place. In the event there is not a Showman for an animal class, the animal class will be dropped from the competition.
3. Contestants must show their own animals in this contest and trade with other contestants at the direction of the judge.
4. Contestants will be judged on their skill as showmen and on the appearance their animals make before the judge. The breed or individual conformation of the animals shown will not be considered. The judge will consider the following items as the basis for awards in this contest:
A. Fitting of the animal for the show
B. Presentation of the animal in the show ring
C. Appearance of the showmen
D. Sportsmanlike behavior of the showmen

5. A grooming score will be determined during the initial animal class showmanship contest. This score will be used as a tie breaker, if needed.

6. Awards will be the following:
A. Grand Champion Junior Showman
B. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Showman
C. Grand Champion Intermediate Showman
D. Reserve Grand Champion Intermediate Showman
E. Grand Champion Senior Showman
F. Reserve Grand Champion Senior Showman


The showman with the highest score overall from all age groups will be invited to the Colorado State Fair to represent Custer County. The highest scorer will be announced prior to the sale. 


For more information please visit the Colorado State Fair website at https://coloradostatefair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/00-021-Master-Showmanship.pdf