mix. The kids arrive Friday afternoon and the program runs until approximately
noon Sunday. The kids recieve great instruction in preparing their animals for
show, clipping and grooming etc. They also have a lot of instruction in showing
your animal and the chance to handle other animals.
Showmanship is all about presenting your animal to the judge. It is about knowing your animal; knowing their strengths and weakness and how you present the animal. The grand finale is a show on Sunday morning, where everyone can put their new skills to the test, and also get great feedback from the judges.
Add to all this soccer games, tug of war, water fights and a pizza party! I should also mention the food.. From what I am told the food is ample and fantastic. This is high praise indeed because unless you have faced 80+ hungry farm kids at breakfast time.. you don't know cranky.
Fluff and Buff been a tradition in our family for 4 years now.
Every year just seems to get better. Reiley continues to aquire more knowledge
and friends every year. I am continually impressed by the dedication of the
volunteers, this is run by volunteers, most of them 4-H parents or past members.
I have been involved in many sports, teams and childrens programs over the past 25 years; but I can honestly say that 4-H is one of the best.
Reiley and Pepper showing on Sunday