Yesterday we attended the North American Miniature Hereford Association Fall Classic. We had a great time and had great results.
Isaac's job was fitting all the tails.
Rachel, our heifer, was in heat and decided that she was going to be a handful. Both Isaac and Walker were planning to show Rachel for showmanship, but at the last minute we had to change plans. Blue was taking everything in stride, so he was the one chosen for showmanship.
Isaac won Senior Showmanship.
Walker struggled in Junior Showmanship. Blue, a bull, was in line behind a heifer that was in heat. You can imagine the struggle that Walker had. We knew it was a risk to show a bull in showmanship, but we didn't want to pull the boys out of the showmanship competition completely. We knew we had to work with what we had. The ring hand stepped in and helped Walker get control of Blue, but not before he got his foot stomped on. Walker was very frustrated, but he fought through and didn't give up. The judge even commended him on his determination and composure.
Since Rachel was a spunky and Walker had just fought with Blue, we all agreed that it would be best for Isaac to show Rachel in the heifer class. They won first in the Senior Heifer class.
Rachel went on to win Reserve Champion Female.
Blue and Mitchell were in the same class. Daniel showed Mitchell and Isaac showed Blue. It was a rare and special moment for Daniel to be able share the ring with Isaac.
Mitchell took second in his class and went on to win Reserve Champion Bull.
Last year, Rachel, Blue and Mitchell were all at the Fall Classic. They were all young and we didn't end up bringing home any plaques or chairs. The boys, especially Walker, were very determined to bring home a chair this year.
We brought home 6 plaques and 3 chairs. We were very surprised, but thankful for a great show.
We always have a great time at the Fall Classic. We are all a Miniature Hereford family and you really feel that at this show. While we all want to win, we are all encouraging and supportive of each other. It was great to see so many little tiny kids try their hand a showing for the first time. I can tell that we have a great future before us.
Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.