Exhibitors can show any age Southdown ewe, wether or ram for showmanship that is registered in their name. The Southdown does not need to be nominated or purchased in order to qualify for the showmanship ShowDowns program, but it cannot be registered in a farm or sibling’s name.

A Southdown market lamb can be shown, but breeding information must be sent in to verify that it is a registered Southdown.

A point record form must be completely filled out, with no unfilled blanks, for each show and forwarded to the Association office postmarked within 14 days of the show. 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.

Placing In Class
# in Class 1 2 3 4 5 6+
1-5 5 4 3 2 1
6-10 10 9 8 7 6 1
11-15 15 14 13 12 11 2
16-20 20 19 18 17 16 3
21-25 25 24 23 22 21 4
26+ 30 29 28 27 26 5

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.