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The 8th Annual Eastern Ontario Junior Show
August 10, 2016

55 4-H’ers participated in the Eighth annual Grenville Mutual Junior Show, which ran in conjunction with the EastGen 4-H Showcase.

The first day of the event had the Junior competitors got some help to finish clipping their calves, time was also spent getting some instruction in the ring on showmanship from Ava Doner. Brianne Brown helped out at one of the educational stations giving the kids an early introduction into Ag advocating & Truth in advertising. Kris MacLeod spoke about the new Journey to the Ring – Guide to Preparing for Show Ring Success manual from Holstein Canada, as well as youth opportunities available from the Branch. Each participant was given a duffle bag or flash light as a take home gift.

On show day, the Juniors put what they had learned the previous day to the test in front of Judge Ian Fraser from Dalkeith, Ontario. The Champion Junior Showperson was SARAH CAMPBELL from Lennox & Addington County, followed by Reserve Champion WYATT PAUL of Carleton County. In the Senior Class, WILL VANDER MEULEN from Northumberland County came out on top, followed by KATELYN REDNER, also from Northumberland. For his Overall Showmanship Champions, Ian chose Showperson WILL VANDER MEULEN, Reserve Champion Showperson KATELYN REDNER and Hon. Mention SARAH CAMPBELL.

The conformation portion of the show started with the Junior Calf class. SARAH CAMPBELL of Lennox & Addington County won with Beslea Sanchez Kung Fu followed by NIKKI LEGAULT of Russell County with Drentex Request Storm. Top Intermediate Calf went to PAYTON BROWN of Lennox & Addington with Kingsdale Tequila Treats and second was awarded to NADIA UHR of Stormont County with SCR Premier Remarkable. The Senior Calf class was topped by WILL VANDER MEULEN of Northumberland County with Avonlea CF Breezes Bristol, and KATELYN REDNER of Northumberland County placed second with her heifer Avonlea CF Belle of the Ball. KRISTIAN MCDONALD of Carleton County won the Yearling class with Riview Premier Sophastar followed by ALEX CUNNINGHAM of Frontenac County with Groenway Lavangaurd Robbi.

The stage was set for the Champion Calf showdown with WILL VANDER MEULEN coming out on top while KATELYN REDNER captured Reserve honors. All participants were given prizes during the event. Honorable Mention went to PAYTON BROWN.

he Lucky draw prize winner of the Show box was DOUGIE ROBINSON from Stormont County. Other draw winners were FELICITY PORTEOUS of Dundas and DOMINC MEYERHANS of Russell who each received a garment bag.

A huge thank you goes out to all those that made this show happen – sponsors, volunteers and EastGen for their partnership and help throughout the two days to make this event as successful as it was. We would like to particularly recognize GRENVILLE MUTUAL INSURANCE, the premier sponsor of this event for their financial support which enabled participants to enjoy the event free gratis.

 

 



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