Junior Events

There are events for Southdown Youth year-around, all across the country!  Please see the ASBA Calendar for a full list of the current events and how to participate. You can also contact the ASBA Director for your region or an AJSA Ambassador who can connect you with Southdown breeders, youth, associations, and events in your state.

Spring Kickoff Junior Show

May 13, 2023
Greenville, Ohio – in conjunction with the National Southdown Sale.
Click here to learn more & make entries

Southdown Classic

June 10-11, 2023
Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Rd., Richmond, IN 47374
Click here for more information

National Southdown Junior Show

June 28 – July 2, 2023
Madison, WI – in conjunction with the All-American Junior Show

AJSA Junior Photography Contest

Northeastern Junior Regional Southdown Show

Check out the Northeastern Junior Regional Southdown Show held with the Northeast Youth Sheep Show in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Complete with a fleece show, Skillathon, quiz bowl contest, and sheep show, there is a lot to participate in.

Midwest Junior Regional Southdown Show

Make plans to attend the Midwest Junior Regional Southdown Show at the 2020 Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival in September. Junior Southdown members can enjoy a fun social organized by the Wisconsin Southdown Association. Kids are also encouraged to participate in the judging contest, Skillathon, photo contest, lamb lead, and other events being held during the Wool Festival.

North American International Livestock Expo Southdown Junior Show

The NAILE is a culmination of ASBA events for the year in a final showdown! Held at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center in Louisville, the NAILE Southdown Junior Show is the final event for futurity participants to receive points and winners of the “Pot ‘O Gold” are announced following the show. Kids can also take part in the Southdown Skillathon and enjoy a Junior Social organized by the AJSA Ambassadors. The NAILE is also home to the ASBA Annual Social and Meeting along with the Stars of Louisville Ewe Sale. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get connected with breeders and families from across America.