Superintendent: Alicia Cranston
- Mail ALL 4-H & Open Sheep Entries To: Tina Fisk, PO Box 71, Clayville, RI 02815
- You must mark on the IF YOU ARE STAYING ALL WEEK and if you are entering 4-H, OPEN, or BOTH 4-H and OPEN. To receive open show premiums 4-Hers must enter both shows and pay proper open show entry fees by August 1 mailed to Tina Fisk.
- No individuals under the age of 5 will be permitted in the show ring, regardless of supervision from an adult, per Washington County Fair Rules.
Rules and Regulations
- Breed classes will be the same as the Open show will coincide with the Open show.
- Exhibitors must have owned or managed their sheep on or before July 1. 4-H members are limited to one entry in each class. Separate classes may be provided for purebred wool and meat breeds of sheep. Exhibitors in purebred classes must show their registration papers when called for. Sheep must be shown on halter for all classes. Show is open to all enrolled RI 4-H’ers.
- 4-H sheep must be penned and registration and rabies/health papers checked in with the 4-H or Open Superintendents by 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
- 4-H sheep will be released by the 4-H Sheep Superintendents by Thursday 6 pm. Each 4-H’er is responsible for breaking down his/her sheep pens provided. If any 4-H sheep are entered and shown in the Open Show, they must stay on the fairgrounds and follow Open Show rules until released by the Open Show Superintendent on Friday, unless previous arrangements are made with Open Show Superintendent.
- Each exhibitor must show his or her own project sheep alone in the single classes. Another 4-H’er may help the exhibitor if the animal is extremely large, unruly or the 4-H’er has a handicap. (These exceptions must be discussed with the Superintendent prior to the show.) The exhibitor may recruit other 4-H’ers to help in the group classes.
Fitting and Showmanship
- 4-H Exhibitors must enter a Fitting and Showmanship class. It is based on: blocking and fitting for the Show, handling and posing the animal before the judge, personal appearance and sportsmanship of the exhibitor.
- Exhibitors enter only one Fitting and Showmanship Class:
FITTING & SHOWMANSHIP – Class Descriptions
1: Cloverbud Ages 5,6,7 as of January 1
2: Novice- Any age first year showing.
3: Junior Ages 8,9,10,11 as of January 1
4: Intermediate Ages 12,13, 14 as of January 1
5: Senior Ages 15,16,17,18 as of January 1
- Exhibitor Dress: White shirt/blouse; tan or black pants must be clean and neat (no jeans).
- Classes may be divided according to breed and/or exhibitor age.
Ribbons for Blue, Red and White placing. Special awards for Champion Showman in each division and for Champion Ewe, Champion Ram & Champion Market Lamb.
Showmanship: 1st – $20.00; 2nd – $15.00; 3rd – $10.00; 4th – $5.00
Breed: 1st – $10.00; 2nd – $7.00; 3rd – $6.00; 4th – $3.00