by: Kim Syme, 860-202-7004, firstname.lastname@example.org
The North East Youth Sheep Show (NEYSS) is the 3rd largest and longest running youth sheep show in the country. The show is July 19-22, 2018 in West Springfield, MA. It is the premier all-breed junior show in the northeast, attracting 200 youth exhibitors and 600-700 head of sheep, with 20+ breeds represented.
Weekend activities include:
- Breed Shows
- Market Lamb Show
- Fleece Competition
- Fitting & Showmanship Classes
- Skill-a-thon & Quiz Bowl Contests
- Educational Clinics
- Friday Fun Night – Pizza Party & Ice Cream Social
- Saturday Used Equipment Auction
- Presentation of the NESWGA Harry Hardwick Scholarship, Youth Grants & Spirit Awards
Premiums and participation awards are given, as well as breed Champion and Reserve Champion banners and sashes. The weekend culminates with the selection of the Supreme Ram, Ewe, and Flock awards. The NEYSS is open to youth 21 years old and under. The deadline to enter is June 15, 2018.
The NEYSS is sponsored by the New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association (NESWGA). It is supported by national breed associations, local organizations and individual sponsors. To learn more about the NEYSS or the NESWGA, please visit www.nesheep.org.