SULLIVAN SUPPLY TEAM FITTING & SHOWING COMPETITION
HighPoint Calculation: Participation is required to win HighPoint and participation points are awarded.
Teams: Teams will be selected at random draw and will consist of one Junior (7-12), one Intermediate (13-16), and one Senior (17-21) member. Intermediates may be moved up to seniors if there aren’t enough seniors. The number of juniors signed up for team fitting will be the base number of teams in the competition. Intermediates and seniors may be asked to compete on multiple teams dependent upon the number of juniors. (No additional HighPoint points will be given if an intermediate or senior competes on multiple teams.) If interested in participating on multiple teams, please advise the IJBBA Director in charge at NJBS Contest Check-In.
Contest Rules: The junior and intermediate team members will be allowed 15 minutes to fit the animal while the senior member provides instruction only. At the end of the 15-minute period, teams will be given one minute with cattle still in the fitting chutes to put all supplies in buckets and clean up fitting area before their cattle must come out of the chute. Once cattle are removed from the chute, a 5 minute period will be allowed for instructions on showmanship by the senior and intermediate members. After the instruction period, juniors then compete in a showmanship competition. While in the show ring, the senior member will get to accompany the junior, while the intermediate remains outside of the ring. The senior will do some final instruction in the ring and then be asked to go to the other side of the arena for final showmanship evaluation. During this entire time, a panel of judges will be evaluating the teams for organization, instruction, teamwork, and their ability to fit and show the animals. The score breakdown is 60% teamwork/organization, 20% showing, and 20% fitting. No additional fitting by anyone, will be allowed after the timed period is over and team members as well as animals selected from heats must remain in the holding area or the team will be disqualified. Teams must follow IBBA’s Show Eligibility and Inspection of Exhibits for fitting animals. Chutes and blowers will be provided and set-up ahead of time but teams are responsible for all other fitting supplies.
2018 NJBS TEAM-FITTING WINNERS
Thank you Sullivan Supply for sponsoring our Team Fitting and Showing Competition!