The Expo recognizes the importance of teaching and celebrating showmanship skills, and is thrilled to offer a contest where the focus is solely on the exhibitors. Our showmanship contest will continue to be a no fit show, and exhibitors will be judged strictly on their showmanship skills. No emphasis will be placed on fitting skills or animal quality.
Questions about showmanship can be directed to Expo staff at email@example.com or 651-643-6476.
Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 (Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum Arena)
3:30 p.m.: Showmanship contest begins
Ages 10 and under
Ages 13 & 14
Ages 17 & 18
Ages 11 & 12
Ages 15 & 16
RULES & INFORMATION
- Registration will open on Aug. 14, 2023.
- NEW FOR 2023! Exhibitors must be preregistered for showmanship through the online system by Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 11:59 p.m.
- On-site check-in is required and will be on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 20 from 8-10 a.m. If not checked in, exhibitors will be removed from competition.
- The Expo’s showmanship contest is a no-fit show. No emphasis will be placed on fitting skills or animal quality. Exhibitors do have the option of fitting their animal for the sole purpose of personal practice.
- Awards will be given to the top five in each division.
- If an animal gets away from an exhibitor three times during a competition, the exhibitor and animal will be excused from the show ring.
- $7 per showman
NEW FOR 2023! Please use your age as of Jan. 1, 2023:
- Group A: Ages 10 and under
- Group B: Ages 11 & 12
- Group C: Ages 13 & 14
- Group D: Ages 15 & 16
- Group E: Ages 17 & 18
- Group F: Ages 19 to 21