RHODE ISLAND 4-H
4-H SHEEP SHOW
Wednesday 12:00 Noon at the Show Barn
CONTACT: Tony Patti, 150 Camp Westwood Rd, Greene, RI 02827
Rules and Regulations:
- Exhibitors must have owned or managed their sheep on or before July 1. 4-H members are limited to one entry in each class. Separate classes may be provided for purebred wool and meat breeds of sheep. Exhibitors in purebred classes must show their registration papers when called for. Sheep must be shown on halter for all classes. Show is open to all enrolled RI 4-H’ers.
- 4-H sheep must be penned and registration and rabies/health papers checked in with the 4-H or Open Superintendents by 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
- 4-H sheep will be released by the 4-H Sheep Superintendents by Thursday 6 pm. Each 4-H’er is responsible for breaking down his/her sheep pens provided. If any 4-H sheep are entered and shown in the Open Show, they must stay on the fairgrounds and follow Open Show rules until released by the Open Show Superintendent on Friday, unless previous arrangements are made with Open Show Superintendent.
- Each exhibitor must show his or her own project sheep alone in the single classes. Another 4-H’er may help the exhibitor if the animal is extremely large, unruly or the 4-H’er has a handicap. (These exceptions must be discussed with the Superintendent prior to the show.) The exhibitor may recruit other 4-H’ers to help in the group classes.
Fitting and Showmanship
All 4-H Exhibitors must enter a Fitting and Showmanship class. Judging of Fitting and Showmanship Classes is based on:
- Blocking and fitting for the Show.
- Handling and posing the animal before the judge.
- Personal appearance and sportsmanship of the exhibitor.
- Exhibitors enter only one Fitting and Showmanship Class: Freshman, Intermediate, Junior, Senior.
- Exhibitor Dress: White shirt or blouse; tan or black pants or slacks must be clean and neat (no blue denims).
The following classes may be divided according to breed and/or exhibitor age:
1. Fitting & Showmanship, Senior Division: 4-H members 16-19 as of 1-1.
2. Fitting & Showmanship, Intermediate Division: 4-H members 13-15 as of 1-1.
3. Fitting & Showmanship, Junior Division: 4-H members 10-12 as of 1-1.
4. Fitting & Showmanship, Freshman Division: 4-H members 7-9 as of 1-1.
The following classes may be divided according to breed and/or wool breed or meat breeds.
Classes will be the same as the Open show will coincide with the Open show.
All entries will be mailed to Tina Fisk-Colt. Entries will be marked 4H and/or Open. 4Her's need to enter the Open show in order to receive Open show premiums. Proper entry fees for the Open show much accompany the entry form.
Awards: Ribbons for Blue, Red and White placing. Showmanship Rosette for Freshman, Intermediate, Junior and Senior Champions. Trophies or medals for Freshman, Intermediate, Junior and Senior Showmanship. Trophies given for Champion Ewe, Champion Ram & Champion Market Lamb.
Premiums: 1st - $10.00; 2nd - $7.00; 3rd - $6.00; 4th - $3.00
Showmanship: 1st - $20.00; 2nd - $15.00; 3rd - $10.00; 4th - $5.00
4-H BEEF SHOW
Wednesday at 10:00 AM at Ring #2
Contact: Superintendent: Jim Titus, 160 Liberty Hill Road, West Greenwich, RI 02817
Entries Due: August 1
Follow 4-H Guidelines for rules. Refer to general health regulations. All entries are due by August 1. Open to any enrolled RI 4-H member. This is one of the shows that will be qualifying exhibitors for participation in the ESE 4-H Beef show. 4-H members showing in the 4-H show will be required to keep their animals on the fairgrounds for the entire fair, being released Sunday night at 6 pm. All Beef animals are to be kept in the beef barn. Boots or closed toe shoes must be worn at all times. No sandals.
1. Light Weight
2. Medium Weight
3. Heavy Weight
Females - All Breeds
4. 0 - 3 months
5. 4 - 6 months
6. 7 - 12 months
7. 13 - 18 months
8. 2 Years & Older
9. Brood Cow - 3 years and up
10. Cow/Calf - Calf up to 6 months old
Reserve Champion Female
Showmanship and Fitting
- Clover Bud - 6 and 7 years old as of January 1
- Freshman - Ages 8 to 9 as of January 1
- Junior - Age 10 to 12 as of January 1
- Intermediate - Age 13 to 15 as of January 1
- Senior - Age 16 to 19 as of January 1
Awards: Ribbons will be awarded for Blue, Red and White levels of performance and rosettes for showmanship.
Trophies for freshman, intermediate, junior and senior showmanship champions and champion steer and champion breeding animal.
Premiums: 1st - $10.00; 2nd - $7.00; 3rd - $6.00; 4th - $3.00 Showmanship premiums: 1st - $20.00; 2nd - $15.00; 3rd - $10.00; 4th - $5.00
4-H GOAT SHOW
Saturday at 9:00 AM at Show Barn
Co-Chairmen: Megan Hawkins 189 John Potter Rd West Greenwich RI 02817
Assistant Chairman: Lisa Dallast
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Time: 4-H goats will arrive on Friday 12 pm. All 4-H goats will remain on the fairgrounds until 6pm on Sunday. The show will start promptly at 9:30 am with Senior Showmanship, Junior Showmanship, Intermediate Showmanship & Freshman Showmanship followed by Fitting Classes then Conformation classes.
- All animals being shown must be owned by the youth or being raised under a management agreement properly filed in the Extension office prior to June 1. Show is open to all enrolled RI 4-H’ers.
- If any Rhode Island 4-Her wishes to attend the Eastern States Ex¬position Dairy Goat Show, it is necessary that he or she participate and be judged two RI 4-H Dairy Goat Shows.
- All animals must have a current year health certificate and have permanent identification number either by tattoo or ear tag and will be checked before unloading. Any animal found to have a serious health problem will not be allowed to unload. The show com¬mittee reserves the right to reject any animal for health reasons if advisable. The dam’s health papers may be used if a kid is under 6 months of age.
- No horned animals ... No bucks. Wethers are accepted in showmanship classes only, without horns.
- The original certificate of registration is required for all animals 6 months of age or older. The original certificate of registration or a stamped copy is required for all animals under 6 months of age.
- There will also be classes for unregistered animals. *Please enter them as Grade*
- No more than 2 animals owned by the exhibitor in the same class.
- All 4-H entrants will be responsible for a 1 hour shift to work with their animals and talk to the public in a sectioned area of the goat barn. A sign up sheet will be available at registration.
- All goat milk will be disposed of in the proper bulk tank near the dairy cow milk area. Do not dump milk down the drains.
- Pens will be assigned. Space will be tight and tack may need to be in a separate area. Please include on entry form how man single or double pens are required are required and the quantity.
- Everyone must clean their own stall and area before leaving on Sunday. No exceptions.
- After unloading all trailers need to be parked in the designated area of the parking lot.
- There will be no entry fee. Premiums will be paid as follows:
Classes: 1st - $10.00; 2nd - $7.00; 3rd - $6.00; 4th - $3.00
Showmanship: 1st - $20.00; 2nd - $15.00; 3rd - $10.00; 4th - $5.00
- No premiums for fitting classes.
- Entries must be in the hands of the Show Secretary by August 1. NOTE: Goats may not enter the Goat Barn before 12pm on Friday. Please use the 4-H Livestock Form and note on it whether it is Dry, Milking and a Doe or Wether.
- Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate their stalls and each exhibitor will be judged on Herdsmanship according to their ADGA Score Sheet. This will be judged at random times throughout the entire time of the fair.
- All exhibitors and families should exhibit good sportsmanship at all times. We want everybody to have a good time!
Fitting and Showmanship:
A. Senior (16-19 years old)
B. Intermediate (13-15 years old)
C. Junior (10- 12 years old)
D. Freshman (8-9 years old)
There will be 5 breed classes: Recorded grade, AOB, and Grade. The other two classes will be determined by the breeds with the most entries.
Please include the following information so we can properly assign classes:
- Date of birth.
- Whether animal is registered as purebred, recorded grade or not registered.
- Whether animal is currently milking.
- Whether animal is a doe.
GOAT OBSTACLE COURSE
Immediately following the 4-H Dairy Goat Show in Show Barn
RULES AND REGULATIONS
- Must be a registered goat show exhibitor.
- Sign up is required.
- Goat must always be handled in a human way.
Obstacle course will consist of a minimum of 5 stations. This is a timed event
Class Descriptions: All Ages as of January 1st.
Pee Wee: Ages 5 to 8
Junior: Ages 9 to 11
Intermediate: Ages 12 to 15
Senior: Ages 16 to 19
Awards: 1st - $30.00, 2nd - $25.00, 3rd - $20.00, 4th - $15.00, 5th - $10.00
4-H EXHIBIT HALL
Chairman: Kristy Horan
Telephone: 401-874- 2959
Co-Chairman: Heidi Wright
Telephone: 401-874- 9412
ONLINE ENTRY: http://web.uri.edu/4h/fair-guides- and-rules/
- All exhibits must be set up between 1:00 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. on Monday, 2 days before the fair starts. Late entries run the risk of not being judged.
- Exhibits cannot be removed from the building before 8:00 PM on Sunday, the last day of the Fair. Exhibitors may designate another person to pick-up their exhibits if needed. The person picking up should be aware of what items they are to take.
- All other rules are listed in the RI Guidelines for 4-H Exhibits. Please take note, all space allowances and total number of allowable entries listed on this document take precedent over those printed in the 4-H Exhibit Guidelines.
- All exhibits must be pre-entered online by August 1 st at midnight.
- Clover bud exhibits will be accepted, but will not be judged and will all receive a green ribbon. Additionally, all clover bud exhibits must fit into one of the listed categories or classes.
- Theme or Topic exhibits (Individual or club) must not exceed 2 feet deep and 2 feet wide.
- Final decision on any questions to do with the 4-H Exhibit Building rests with the 4-H staff.
- Hosts and Hostesses: 4-H members/parents/volunteers will be scheduled to greet the public at the 4-H building during the fair and will receive passes for those days. There are 58 hours of scheduling for the Exhibit Hall, all available help is needed. The sign up for shifts will be emailed to the 4-H email list a few weeks before the fair.
SINGLE ITEM EXHIBITS: 1 item made, grown or produced by the 4-Her.
301001 Single Item Art- Limit of 5 exhibits entered into this class per person.
301002 Single Item All Other- Limit of 5 exhibits entered into this class per person.
THEME EXHIBITS: An eye-catching display of at least 5 items made or grown by the 4-Her with a theme on a Poster or Tri-Fold. Colorful fabric and other materials can be used to emphasize the theme and accentuate the items to be judged.
302001 Art Theme- any theme with art items. Limit 1 exhibit/person in this class.
302002 All Other Theme- any theme exhibit not art. Limit 1 exhibit/person in this class.
TOPIC EXHIBITS: An exhibit that does one or more of the following: teaches or informs, shows how to do or make something or tells a story. Topic exhibits have backboards and items in front of the backboards, posters are flat on standard poster board.
303001 Individual Topic Exhibit -Limit 1 exhibit/person in this class.
303002 Poster Art- Must be a 4-H recruitment theme- Limit 1 exhibit/person in this class.
CLUB EXHIBITS: Exhibited by at least 4 members of the same club. Themes must have 10 items for club themes.
304001 Club Topic Exhibit
304002 Club Theme Exhibit
304003 Club Banner
1. The following special exhibits are open to individuals only.
2. Limit of one entry per person in each of the following categories.
3. Prizes for these special exhibits (305001, 305002, 305003): 1 st - $10, 2 nd - $5, 3 rd - $3.
305001 Know Your Animal Contest
1. Topic type exhibit to explain to the public. All there is to know about the care of an animal before it reaches the table or old age - includes housing, feed, care, and disease prevention and veterinary care.
2. Prizes: 1st - $10.00, 2nd - $5.00, 3rd - $3.00
3. Poster or Trifold board required
305002 Bountiful Harvest
1. A collection of garden produce attractively displayed in a container you choose.
2. Will be judged on: Quality - 75 points; Arrangements - 25 points.
3. May include canning, jams, jellies, and pickles if grown by the exhibitor.
305003 Floral Design
1. A design of your choice using no more than 12 stems of flowers (bought or home grown) plus unlimited greens Arranged in a container of your choice (basket, vase, etc.) Exhibitor supplies all materials.
2. Exhibitors should list a title or theme for the arrangement along with the names of the flowers and greens used on an index card.
Ribbons will be awarded to each entry. Best of Show ribbons maybe awarded at the judge’s discretion to each class with more than 3 entries. Premium money will be paid in all divisions except Cloverbud on Sunday, starting at 7pm. Unless otherwise noted premiums are as follows.
Club Exhibits: 1st Place =$10.00 2nd Place = $7.00, 3rd Place = $5.00
Individual Exhibits: 1st Place =$5.00 2nd Place = $3.00, 3rd Place = $2.00
4-H FARM SCHOOL
Daily: Wed, Thurs and Sat, 4pm to 5pm. Fri 11am
Chairman: Heidi Wright
4-H Farm School is a non-competitive program at Washington County Fair which gives youth the opportunity to educate and entertain the public by showcasing their 4-H animal projects. Farm school participants will talk with the general public, especially small children and families about their animal projects with live animals present. Youth will talk about their animal’s unique needs and characteristics, including things like; basic grooming, training or showing, breeds, daily care, parts of the body, stages of growth, life cycles, etc. Presentations should be lively and fun. This presentation is more like teaching a class of students than giving a speech, in that you will have some facts and information prepared to share but the audience interest will guide where the presentation goes. Which makes it extemporaneous and informal, more like a conversation.
No need to get stressed-out! It’s just you, your friends and your animal buddies talking to people who want to learn about animals. No judges.
Wed: 4pm to 5pm
Thurs: 4pm to 5pm
Fri: 11am to 12pm
Sat: 4pm to 5pm
Guidelines and Rules:
- All participants must be enrolled in 4-H.
- All state Animal Health Regulations apply for this program. Animals must be inspected by the appropriate official and have current and correct health certification to be unloaded and allowed on the fairgrounds. If your animal is coming to the fair for this program only, plan to provide your own containment for your animal while it is at the fair. Trailers will have to leave the livestock parking area as soon as 4-H Farm School is finished.
- Youth are encouraged to present in teams of 2 to 4 members, so one team member can be speaking while the others are handling the animals. Team members should plan to take turns speaking.
- Entries due by August 1st. Please email the following info to firstname.lastname@example.org
Names and ages of presenters:
Animal species and topic:
1st and 2nd choice of presentation days:
Contact phone #’s:
- Early registration is suggested. Participants will receive confirmation of date of presentation.
- Exhibitors must be on the grounds, checked-in and ready to present one hour before the assigned presentation time.
- Exhibitors must be clean and dressed appropriately - no torn jeans, short shorts, cutoffs, or spaghetti straps. Excessive jewelry should not be worn. Show clothes recommended.
- Speakers should be enthusiastic about their animal and speaking with the audience. Speakers will be required to use a microphone. A microphone and PA system will be provided. No power point or slide presentations will be allowed.
- Registered Presenters will receive a 4-H tee-shirt and $5 after completing their Farm School presentation. Participation in Farm School can count towards Public Speaking and Community Service in Record Books and Big-E Applications.
Examples of things to talk about with the audience:
• Facts about your animal such as name, age, sex, breed, how long you have had it, how long you will keep it.
* Breeds or colors of your animal’s species
• How to judge your animal for show
• How to care for your animal at home
• Explain how to show your animal in showmanship and fitting classes
• How do you train your animal species? Does your animal have a special talent?
How do I make my Presentation interactive?
• Start with a joke, skit or personal story
• Ask the audience questions
• Allow the audience to decide what you are going to talk about next.
Need help coming up with ideas or want to practice before the fair? Contact Heidi for assistance.
RI 4-H DOG SHOW
Wednesday at 9:00 AM at Ring #1
Show Secretary: Lisa Cash
Steward: Mary Ann Reynolds
- Dogs and owners should arrive by 7:00 am for State Vet check in and registration. 2. The show starts promptly at 8:00am. 3. The SRI 4-H Fair and Washington County Fair Dog Shows will be qualifiers for Eastern States! 4. Dogs are not allowed on the fairgrounds except in the ring and must be under total control at all times! 5. RI Law requires all dogs over 12 weeks be vaccinated against rabies. 6. All dogs will need a health certificate.
- Photocopy of current Rabies/vaccination records must be turned in with registration.
- Exhibitors must present a certificate signed by their veterinarian showing the dog has a current rabies vaccination. Vaccination must be at least 30 days before the show. Vaccinations are also recommended for distemper, parvo, corona, bordetella and leptospirosis. Certificate must include the producer and vaccine serial or lot numbers.
- Parent: The above exhibitor and parent assume all risk of damage or loss either of person, dog or property, from all and every cause whatsoever, including negligence, either on the part of the University of Rhode Island Extension, its officers, volunteers or employees and members against all suits. I further agree to indemnify URI Extension its officers and members against all suits and expenses arising out of any injury claims, demands by any person or damage to any property caused by my animal(s).
- Show Uniform: Recommended uniform will be as follows: a clean white dress shirt or blouse or white 4-H T-shirt (may have 4-H clover emblem on left breast), and green pants, culottes, skirt or jumper of appropriate length (no higher than half the knee cap). No bare midriffs are allowed. Any shade of green will be allowed. Members will be disqualified if they are wearing clothing advertising a kennel or breed. For safety reasons, delegates must wear non-skid, closed toe footwear. No jeans or shorts are allowed.
It is the member's responsibility to enter the correct obedience class. (Ages are determined as of January 1, of current year, but not 19 as of January 1st)
Novice (4Hers in their first year of showing)
Junior (8 - 13)
Senior (14 - 18)
Sub Novice A
Sub Novice B
4-H DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES
Sub-Novice A: For 1st time exhibitors who have not previously trained a dog. Dog and handler may only exhibit in this class for one year.
Sub-Novice B: For 1st time exhibitors who have previously trained a dog in a beginner or more advanced levels of training, or have shown this dog at the sub-novice A level in previous years.
Novice A:For Exhibitors that have not previously trained a dog at Novice or more Advanced levels of training. All of the exercises, with the exception of heel on leash and the figure eight, will be done off lead.
You and Your Dog
You and Your Dog is a program created to allow all 4-H members an opportunity to include their four legged k9 family member as their 4H project without the intensity of training and competing on the dog show level. It is for all members/dogs regardless of ability/disability. Once a member has shown in a 4-H dog show they are not eligible to enter into You and Your Dog.
The judging is done as an individual interview and runs parallel with the 4-H dog show at the WCF Fair. The areas to be evaluated are the Interview; Knowledge of dog’s care and welfare, 4-Her responds accurately to age appropriate questions taken from the dog knowledge resources which is found on the 4-H web site. Member’s appearance and attitude; appropriate dress, courtesy, poise and good sportsmanship.
Dog’s appearance and attitude; presents evidence of good health (consider age) and good grooming attention given to eyes, ears, coat, teeth, and toenails. Demonstrates good manners and allows examination without resistance. Creative achievement of member and dog; This is an opportunity to demonstrate special tricks that make your dog unique. Demonstration should not be longer than 3 minutes.
You and Your Dog participants must follow the same rules and guidelines concerning inoculations and safety set by the RI 4-H dog committee and WCF fair committee. This program is meant to be fun and a place where 4-H members can include their dogs in a 4-H activity and gain some recognition for the care that they are given on a daily basis.