Youth Showmanship Program

  • Showmanship teaches many valuable lessons that can be used in daily life.
  • Strengthens leadership skills such as setting goals, self-discipline, sportsmanship, and responsibility.
  • Builds character and increases confidence.
  • Teaches advanced planning, practice, and hard work to reach a goal.
 
 


FGG Showmanship
Calendar

 
Date
Show
Location
June 16-18, 2016

Rocky Mountain Fainting Goat Show
Results posted (click here)

Logan, Utah
June 18, 2016 Oregon Fainting Goat Show
Results posted (click here)
Scio, Oregon
August 19-20, 2016

North-West Classic
Results posted (click here)

Tillamook, Oregon
September 3, 2016 Galaxy Empire Show
Results posted (click here)
Ridgecrest, California

September 4, 2016

Valley of the Sun Fainting Goat Show
Results posted (click here)

Ridgecrest, California
 


Class Information

Class 1 Senior Handlers 16 to 18 years of age
Class 2 Intermediate Handlers 13 to 15 years of age
Class 3 Junior Handlers 9 to 12 years of age
Class 4 Beginner Handlers 4 to 8 years of age
Master Showmanship Class


Show Information

 

Showmanship Rules

  • Handlers will be judged on showmanship. 
  • The goat will be judged on how well it is groomed. 
  • Handlers may show a doe or wether of any age, or a junior buck. 
  • Bucks 6 months of age or over are not allowed in showmanship classes.
  • Handlers do not need to own the goat that they are showing.
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and may be grounds for disqualification.

Master Showman and Reserve Master Showman

  • 1st and 2nd place winners from each of the Showmanship classes will come back to the ring to compete for the Master Showman and Reserve Master Showman.
  • 1st and 2nd place winners will have an equal chance of winning the Master Showman title.
    • This gives the 2nd place winners the opportunity to listen to the Judge and demonstrate that they have learned enough to come back and win.
  • A Master Showman will be chosen from the classes, as well as a Reserve Master Showman.
  • To see past Master and Reserve Master Showman, visit the individual show results listed below.

Showmanship Score Card

  • Appearance - 10 points total
    • Goat - 5 points
      • Showmanship animal should be in good show condition - well-muscled with a smooth, even covering of firm flesh, hair smooth and glossy. Some showman will not be showing their own animals; however, the showman needs to take this under consideration when choosing an animal to show in this competition.
      • Hair should be clean, dry and free of foreign matter, including flanks, face, nose, ears, feet, and legs.
      • The decision regarding shearing, trimming, or fitting is left to the individual showman and the owner of the animal being shown.
      • Feet should be trimmed so that goat walks and stands natural and correct.
    • Exhibitor - 5 points
      • Exhibitor should be well groomed and clothes clean and neat.
      • Shirts should have a collar.
      • Belt should be worn if belt loops are present on pants and should match shoe color.
      • Exhibitor should have safe and proper footwear.
      • No shorts.
      • No caps. If a hat is worn, it can be a clean cowboy hat.
      • The exhibitor should not chew gum while showing.
  • Cooperation - 25 points
    • The exhibitor should be aware of the judge’s location, and maintain that awareness until the class is completed. Maintain eye contact.
    • The exhibitor must stay in position to effectively and efficiently show and move the goat. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility not to obstruct the judge’s view of their goat at any time.
    • A judge often places animals from the profile/side view/head-to-tail position. As open spaces occur, the exhibitor should move forward in line without waiting to be told. If the judge is evaluating their animal, the exhibitor may delay in this movement until the judge has completed the evaluation or requests the goat be moved forward.
    • Goats should be maneuvered into position as requested by the judge, smoothly without a lot of excess movement.
  • Skills - 25 points
    • Shows teeth and teats or udder development to Judge before entering the ring.
    • Enters the show ring promptly and proceeds in a clockwise direction.
    • Uses the entire ring, squaring corners (90 degree angle).
    • Is responsive to Judge’s and Ringmaster’s requests.
    • Works quickly, but not abruptly.
    • Recognizes and corrects faults of animal’s position efficiently.
    • Not distracted by persons and things outside of show ring.
    • Shows animal, not self.
    • Does not leave ring until released by ring official.
    • Displays a courteous and sportsmanlike attitude.
    • Waits until after the class placing to ask any questions.
  • Presentation - 25 points
    • A goat should be well presented at all times, but showman should not engage in undue fussing or maneuvering. The goat should always be positioned between the showman and judge on a profile/side view/head-to-tail presentation.
    • Set the goats feet up squarely under the body with the hind feet spread a bit. Head and neck should be at a 90 degree angle.
    • Always set up the legs closest to the judge first.
    • When the judge is viewing the goat from the rear, the exhibitor should be standing in front of the goat, slightly off to one side.
    • Exhibitor should step to the goat’s side, stand straight, and face the judge while holding the head up when the judge is inspecting the front end of the goat.
    • A goat should be led with one hand holding the neck chain or collar and the other hand held to the showman’s side. Exhibitor’s free hand should be available to properly maintain control of the goat.
    • Each exhibitor should maintain proper distance when on the move and when standing to allow other exhibitors enough space to show their animal. Exhibitors should be courteous to other exhibitors and their goats at all times.
    • When asked by the ringmaster or judge to move an animal to a new position, priority is to get to that position and set up the goat in an efficient manner.
    • Beginning exhibitors may use a halter if it is required to maintain control of the animal. If a halter is needed, the lead rope should be very short.
  • Questions Asked by Judge - 15 points
 

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~ Click Here to learn more about how to Judge a Goat ~

 


View Results from Previous Years

 
Date
Show
Location
June 19-20, 2015 Copper Mountain Fainting Goat Show - View Results Tooele, Utah
June 20, 2015 Oregon Fainting Goat Show - View Results Scio, Oregon
August 14-16, 2015

North-West Classic - View Results

Tillamook, Oregon

October 16-17, 2015

Valley of the Sun Fainting Goat Show - View Results

Ramona, California

 
Date
Show
Location
June 5-7, 2014 Utah Fainting Goat Show - View Results Ogden, Utah
July 11-13, 2014

North-West Classic - View Results

New Plymouth, Idaho

October 17-18, 2014

Valley of the Sun Fainting Goat Show - View Results

Ramona, California

  Date Show Location
May 24-25, 2013 Rocky Mountain Fainting Goat Show - View Results Ogden, Utah
June 28-30, 2013 Oregon Fainting Goat Show - View Results
Scio, Oregon
Aug 30-Sep 1, 2013 Western Fainting Goat Show - View Results
New Plymouth, Idaho

October 18-19, 2013

Valley of the Sun Fainting Goat Show - View Results

Ramona, California



 
Date
Show
Location
June 23-24, 2012 Oregon Fainting Goat Show - View Results Scio, Oregon

October 19-20, 2012

Valley of the Sun Fainting Goat Shows - View Results

Ramona, California

 
Date
Show
Location
July 10, 2011 Galaxy Empire Open Show and Futurity - View Results Scio, Oregon
September 17-18, 2011 WFGS - High Noon & Sharp Shooter Shows - View Results New Plymouth, Idaho
November 4-5, 2011

Valley of the Sun Fainting Goat Shows - View Results

Ramona, California

 


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