“Showmanship is more than leading an animal around an arena or in front of a judge,” according to Barbara Moran, 4-H animal science program coordinator and local farmer.
All youth interested in showing an animal at the Sullivan County Youth Fair can participate in a free Multi-Species Showmanship Clinic on Sunday, June 3, 2018, offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s 4-H Youth Development program. This hands-on clinic will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Stone Wall Farms on 139 Callicoon Center Road in Jeffersonville. Youth do not need an animal to participate.
Barbara Moran will present how to display an animal to its greatest potential. Species highlighted will be alpaca, beef, dairy, goat, horse, poultry, rabbit, and sheep. Participants will expand existing knowledge and learn new skills, including proper techniques of showmanship, effectively communicating with a judge, and reviewing common judging criteria.
This series is FREE to youth. Any Sullivan County youth ages 5-18 can apply to enroll in 4-H for free, all year long.
In the event of special needs, the public should contact the CCESC office. Additional donations for CCESC programs are appreciated.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program empowers any youth ages 5-18 to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H members have opportunities to connect to Cornell University resources and gain career readiness skills through hands-on activities and “learning by doing”.
Stone Wall Farms
136 Callicoon Center Rd.
Jeffersonville, NY 12748