Showmanship

 

 PURPOSE

The intent and purpose of the Florida Sheep, Wool, and Herding Dog Festival, sponsored by the Meat Sheep Alliance of Florida, Open Sheep Show is to provide for a means to promote the sheep industry in Florida and the Southeastern United States. Florida has a unique opportunity for a market that is for out-of-season breeding and for natural colored breeds, known as niche markets. The Meat Sheep Alliance of Florida is a forerunner in meeting the needs of the diverse cultural markets of Florida.  The Florida Sheep, Wool and Herding Dog Festival provides marketing opportunities by highlighting the Florida Heritage Breeds of sheep that thrive in Florida’s tropical climate.

 

SHOWMANSHIP  (See Show Schedules for event times)

Showmanship (Hair Breeds) Showmanship (Wool Breeds)

  1. All exhibitors will be placed in one of the three divisions as determined by their at the time of the show.
  • Pee-Wee Division……………(Under age 5)
  • Pee-Wee Division……………(5 years through 7 years)
  • Junior Division………………..(8 years through 13 years of age)
  • Senior Division………………..(14 years through 12th grade of high school)
  • Collegiate Division………….(High School Graduates to age 27)
  • Adult Division………………… Over the age of 27
  1. First place winners in each division will receive an award.
  2. All exhibitors must show their own animal.
  3. Exhibitors are only allowed to participate in one Breeding Sheep Showmanship.

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