Time: Approx. 30 minutes after conclusion of Junior Sheep Show
Location: Lower East Annex Show Ring
Entry Closing: Wednesday October 25, 2023
Judge - Outfit:
Judge - Control and Presentation of Animal:
Judge - Presentation of Contestant:
Master of Ceremonies:
1. Present a sheep while displaying competency through industry showmanship standards 2. Enhance the image of Sheep Shows and the Sheep Industry 3. Support promotion of the wool industry
Rules and Regulations:
Sheep must be yearling ewes or ewe lambs, conditioned, fitted and trained to show at halter. The Royal follows the CSBA tail length requirements. All lambs entered require a caudal fold that can be seen or felt.
Except where otherwise noted, all rules for exhibiting sheep at the RAWF apply.
Participants must have previously shown an interest in sheep and the sheep industry and be 14-21 years of age as of January 1st of the current year. This competition is open to contestants of all genders. As with all RAWF Youth Activity events, 100% participation is expected by all participants.
Contestants are required to submit a short biography with their entry form. The biography template is included in this package after the entry form.
Participants will be required to enter the ring at the same location, lead their sheep around the ring and line up according to the wishes of the judges.
Previous winners of this class are ineligible for competition.
Sheep must be stabled before Saturday, November 11, 2023– 7:30 am and may leave the premises at the conclusion of the show.
Contestants will be required to make a 1-2 minute speech where they will answer one of the following question (Note: The Royal will indicate which question the contestant is to answer in their entry confirmation letter):
What has been the impact of the sheep and wool industry on your life?
How do you plan to be involved in the sheep and wool industry in the future?
If given the opportunity, how would you market and promote the Canadian sheep and wool industry?
Points will be awarded as follows:
Outfit - 35 points *refers to the style of outfit selected. It should be complimentary to both individual and the class. The major portion of the outfit must be made of wool and the participant must furnish their own outfit.
Control and Presentation of Animal - 40 points
Presentation of Contestant - 25 points
NOTE: 3 points will be deducted if the speech exceeds 2 and a 1/2 minutes.
It is expected that all contestants will be able to share their ideas and generally discuss with the judges the following topics:
General knowledge of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
General information on Canadian agriculture and the Canadian sheep industry
Any special interests or involvement in extracurriculat activites such as 4-H, Junior Farmers, school or other rural clubs and organizations in their communities
In the event that the 2023 winner is unable to compete thier duties, the 1st runner up will be asked to carry out these duties.
The winner of this class is expected to attend The Royal Sheep Show and The Royal Junior Sheep Show the following year to present awards and are encouraged not to enter any other junior competition during the dates of the 2024 Sheep Show.
All Other Contestants
The Albert and Reta Hunter Memorial Award (Annual)
This award is presented annually to the winner of this class by the family of the late Albert & Reta Hunter in thier memory as founders of the class.
The Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Award
The winner will recieve a gift persented by the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers.
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Award
The winner will recieve a sash presented by The RAWF.
A gift will be presented to the second prize winner by Cindy Ayre, Ashley and Curtis Dirscoll, Elora, Ontario
Great Lake Sales Award
A gift will be presented to the third place winner by Great Lake Sales. Ridgetown, Ontario