Indiana Dairy Goat Youth Showmanship Points Series
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Rules and Guidelines

In an effort to include as many youth as possible the Indiana Dairy Goat Youth Showmanship Points Series will be open to youth from 10-21 years old.

Age Divisions

Beginner- 10 to 12 years old
Intermediate 13-16 years old
Senior 17-21 year old.

For continuity throughout the show season the participant’s age is calculated as of January 1st 2019.

The top 5 placing Showmanship exhibitors at participating shows in each division will be awarded points. Points will be awarded via a 6 point system for 1st-5th place: 6 pts for 1st place, 5pts for 2nd place, 4pts for 3rd place etc.

Bonus Points can be earned by participating in one of the IDGYA Youth Showmanship Workshops (locations TBA) and participating in the Dairy Goat Olympics at The Indiana State Fair. Point Series Participants may only earn one bonus point for attending IDGYA Showmanship Workshops regardless of how many workshops they attend.

High Point Winners through 5th place overall placing participants from each division will receive awards. One Overall Points Champion will also be awarded from the winners of the three age divisions.

The FIVE highest point earning events recorded during the series will be tallied towards point totals for each participating individual.

How do I sign up for the Indiana Dairy Goat Youth Showmanship Points Series?

Membership forms will be available at participating shows and online at link below.
Enyty Form

Do I have to be a member of the Indiana Dairy Goat Association (IDGA)?

Yes, membership to the IDGA is required to participate in the Showmanship Point Series. A family membership is available online for $10 per family, only one membership is needed per family. Membership registration can be found at link below.         
Do I have to be a member of the AGDA?

No, but an ADGA membership is valuable if registering Dairy Goats to participate in open shows.

Do my goats have to be registered?

No, goats do not have to be registered with any association to compete in Dairy Goat showmanship.
 However, they must be 100% dairy goats, be disbudded, and be free of disease. Please note if dairy does are not registered with ADGA they will not be allowed to enter any of the sanctioned show classes. Bucks are not permitted to be used by participants in Points Series Showmanship Classes.

What does it cost?

$10 for a family membership to the IDGA, enrollment in the points series is $10 per participating child. These memberships and fees must be paid prior to earning points. Any points earned before memberships and fees are obtained will not be valid.

What happens if there is a tie?

In the event that there is a tie between participants in either an age divisions or for overall showman a showmanship tie breaker will be held at the IDGA fall conference on October 6th in Danville, IN.

When and where are participating shows?

We are very pleased to announce that there are eight (8) shows located throughout Indiana participating in the Indiana Dairy Goat Youth Showmanship Point series for 2019:
  • Heart of Indiana Dairy Goat Show - Franklin, IN- 5/5/19
  • Cass County Open ADGA Dairy Goat Show - Logansport, IN- 5/11/19
  • Banks of the Wabash Dairy Goat Show - Cayuga, IN- 5/25-26/19 (showmanship 5/26)
  • Michiana Goat Breeders Association - Goshen, IN- 5/31-6/1/19         (showmanship 5/31)
  • Hoosier Classic - Danville, IN - 6/7-6/9/19 (showmanship 6/9)
  • Lincoln County Classic - Washington, IN - 6/22/19
  • Chevon Challenge - Danville, IN - 6/30/19
  • Kidding Around Classic - Washington, IN 9/21/19

How do I know if I’ve won any awards?

Award winners will be announced via Facebook and on the IDGA website after the conclusion of the points series.
What types of awards are given?

Awards include merchandise type items (example belt buckles, insulated mugs, chairs etc) that are typically industry and dairy goat related. These awards are often graciously donated by or Point Series Sponsors.

When do I get my awards?

Awards are presented to the winners at the IDGA Fall Conference on 10/6/19 in Danville, IN. This year’s Fall Conference will include youth activities and competitions. We highly encourage youth participation in these events in addition to the awards ceremony.

Do I have to attend the awards ceremony?

Age division, overall high point winners and reserve high point winners are expected to be present on October 6th at the IDGA Fall Conference to receive their awards. If any winning exhibitor is NOT present at the awards ceremony the award will be given to the next eligible junior exhibitor. We understand that emergencies arise and special circumstances do happen, please contact Erin Freuchtel if a high Point winner will not be able to attend the Award Ceremony.

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Mailing Address:

IDGA C/O Bonnie Robbins
9076E 300S
Greensburg, IN   47240

Phone: 812-934-3010

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