Wednesday, September 19, 2012

PA State Jr Dairy Show

Got home last night from a weekend in Harrisburg with Robert and his calf Dazzle at the State 4-H Show. It was a busy, crazy fun weekend (with a few frustrations) but a good experience for him. On Saturday he showed in the Spring calf class and placed 10th out of 14. 

Then on Sunday he participated in the National Jr. Showmanship Contest. There were 440 kids (under the age of 21) showing in the contest. There were approximately 160 Jr's (8-11 year olds) divided into 8 heats. Robert showed but wasn't pulled for the next level. He wasn't disappointed, just excited that he had participated in such a big show and he got to show in both the Equine Arena and the Large Arena at the Farm Show Complex.

Dazzle returned to Cochranton following the show and we packed up and headed for home after the boys went swimming at the hotel for a bit. We ate an early supper and the boy's slept almost the whole way home.

The "Barn Crew"

Robert in the 4-H Show on Saturday

4-H Show

The whole class that Robert competed in

Andrew in the State 4-H Show

And and Panda Paw in the 4-H show

Andrew showing in the showmanship on Sunday

Robert in the Showmanship Contest on Sunday

Andrew and Panda Paws    Robert and Dazzle 

The kids at State 4-H Dairy Show
So ends Robert's 2012 4-H year (I think), he is already checking out projects for next year and we have 1 goat expecting in late November/early December. Here's to next year!!!

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