Last Saturday we loaded up 4 calves, 2 kids and 3 adults and went to a steer and heifer show 100 miles south east of us. If our friends' heifer hadn't died unexpectedly last week, it would have been 6 calves, 4 kids and 5 adults.
Once we got there, it was so nice out we decided to tie out to the trailer and show out of the trailer. Rather than haul everything out of the trailer into the barn and set it all up, and then when we were done showing to pack everything back up, haul it out to the trailer and load it all back onto the trailer.
And if you're 10, you can slack off for a little bit and text your boy friend/girl friends while you are waiting around:
It was beautiful out, even if it was a little cold.
But the steers and heifers stayed cool and we didn't need to turn on the fans.
The kids started off with showmanship:
Jessie got 2nd out of 23 kids with Smokie in Jr. Showmanship.
And then Tyler went right back into the ring for beginner showmanship (kids 8 & under) and got 3rd out of 6.
We took a heifer and a steer for each kid to show. Tyler got 7th with smokie (out of 13).
Jessie got 6th with Jason's heifer Fabulous (out of 14)
Tyler got 8th with Huey (out of 13)
And Jessie took her new steer Tank in and got 10th (out of 16).
Our main goal for this show was to get everyone in the ring and walking and behaving well. And for Jessie to get in there with Fabulous and Tank, whom she has never shown. If all goes as planned, we will go back to Columbus over Jessie's birthday (she again this year wants to go to a steer show for her birthday) and we want her comfortable with these calves.
And we were happy that we were in the middle of the pack. There were some big names down there - kids that skip their county fairs and show at the National level......but we held our own.
It was a very long day (we left the house at 7 a.m. and got home just after 9 p.m.). But it was a good day and we are planning on going back down there next year:)