2017 Blue Mountain Fitting and Showing Clinic Info
Who: 3rd grade through 12th grade livestock showmen
Date: April 9, 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 8:00 am for beef and 9:00 am for swine and sheep
Place: Pendleton Round Up Pavilion, Pendleton, Oregon
Cost: $20/person or $15/person w/animal
Contact: Makenzi Hughes @ BMCCFittingShowing@gmail.com
Description: Join us for a day of fitting and showing! Bring your animal and get a morning-long crash course in fitting with a dash of animal nutrition. Lunch will be available. The afternoon will consist of showmanship.
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Registration Form due April 1, 2017: Click here PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Late registrations will be charged an additional $5 per person. We need to know how many students and animals are going to here so that we have facilities to support them.
Liability Release Form: Attached to Registration Form above
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How do I get to the Round-Up Pavilion? The Round-Up Pavilion is located behind the Pendleton Convention Center. Take SW 18th off of Westgate which runs in front of the convention center. There is a driveway to the right just before you get to Fallen Field. The driveway will take you to the pavilion which sits next to Fallen Field.
Do we have to pre-register? Pre-registration is a requirement. We must have the liability waivers for the students to be able to participate. And we also need to know the number of people to prepare for so that we have enough supplies and college students to support the event. Our caterer also needs to know how many people to expect to serve. Please pre-register!
Is this event limited to 4-H and FFA members only? No! If you are not a member of 4-H or FFA, you can still come.
What's the minimum age for participation? All participants must be at least 6 years old. We are interested in helping those students who may want some help in preparing for the "jackpot" contests. Parental assistance is required for these showmen.
Should animals arrive to the event clipped and "show-ready"? No. The clinic is meant to help the student make their animal "show-ready". We do request that they arrive to the event washed. (Manure tags need to be removed) HOWEVER, all participant animals must be halter broken and tame. Unruly animals, as determined by Nick Nelson, the event manager, will be re-loaded and sent home.
What if my animal isn't tame or halter broken? All participant animals must be halter broken and tame. Unruly animals, as determined by Nick Nelson, the event manager, will be re-loaded and sent home.
Does each participant need their own equipment? No. However, it's a good idea to bring what you have to allow for maximum participation since everyone will be working at the same time. Having your own fitting chutes and lamb stands will make it easier to participate.