ShowDowns Program

Southdown “ShowDowns” Program

ShowDowns is a showmanship competition for junior members who show Southdowns during showmanship. We believe that our showmen are some of the best in the country and we wanted to give them the opportunity to be rewarded for their consistent hard work across the country! 

2022 ShowDowns Results

Click here to view spreadsheet – it will be updated automatically throughout the year.

2021 ShowDowns Results

Click here to view spreadsheet – it will be updated automatically throughout the year.

Congratulations to all of our 2021 ShowDowns participants!

Beginner Top 5:
Ephraim Fowler
Caleb Formo
Lillian Schut
Landrey Krieger
Oliver Nicholson

Intermediate Top 5:
Ryker Beckmier
Alivia Porter
Maddie Hauger
Drew George
Elizabeth Wagster

Senior Winner:
Brock Trew


Exhibitors can show any age Southdown ewe, wether or ram for showmanship that is registered in their name or the name of the farm. This rule has been changed since last year. A lamb registered in several sibling names will be accepted, but just as last year, the lamb cannot be shown by multiple people. The Southdown does not need to be nominated or purchased in order to qualify for the showmanship ShowDowns program, but it cannot be shown by more than one person.

A Southdown market lamb can be shown, but breeding information must be sent in to verify that it is a registered Southdown. If you use a Southdown wether, please identify it on the form by scrapie tag number.

A point record form must be completely filled out, with no unfilled blanks, for each show and forwarded either by email to or postmarked within 14 days of the show to Stephanie Formo (please email for address). The card must be signed by the superintendent of the appropriate show certifying that the junior exhibited a registered Southdown, class size, scrapie tag number and the placing of the showman. All information must be included.

Exhibitors can compete at an unlimited number of shows with only the top five (5) point award shows being recorded as the Show-Downs point total.

In case of a tie on the final tabulation of the futurity, the NAILE Junior show will be used as the first tie breaker, and the National Junior Show as the second tie breaker.

Showmanship Divisions: Ages 7-11 as of January 1st would be the Beginner division 1, 12-15 years old as of January 1st Intermediate Division, 16-21 years of age would be Senior Division.

Prizes: Each division winner will receive an embroidered jacket following Louisville. Once the awards are announced at Louisville, we will place the order so that the sizing can be custom.

We realize each judge places their showmanship classes differently, and it may be frustrating to the showmen who are cut, or not placed, before the top finishers are placed. After much consideration and discussion, we have agreed on the point scale below. If an exhibitor is sent out of the ring without being placed, the exhibitor will only be eligible to receive a participation point award equal to placing 6th or lower in any given class.