2017 ODGC Memorial Classic Mini Silky Shows

The Eleventh Annual Old Dominion Gold Cup Memorial Classic Mini Silky Shows
will be held in Harrisonburg, VA at Rockingham County Fairgrounds

Friday and Saturday April 21 & 22, 2017

Friday April 21, 2017

ODGC Memorial Classic Sunrise Mini Silky Show (AM)
Judge: Kaycie Chester

ODGC Memorial Classic Daybreak Show (AM)
Judge: John S Vizzuto

ODGC Memorial Classic Sunset Mini Silky Show (PM)
Judge: Judy Ratcliffe

ODGC Memorial Classic Twilight Mini Silky Show (PM)
Judge: Karen Wilson

Satuday April 22, 2017

ODGC Memorial Classic Spring Break Mini Silky Show (AM)
Judge: Kimberly Barmoy

ODGC Memorial Classic Spring Fever Mini Silky Show (AM)
Judge: Linda Cosner


The ODGC shows will be dedicated to the memory of Stephen K Orr.
Founder of the ODGC shows and co-founder of the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat Association and Sol-Orr Farm.

Hosted By Sol-Orr Farm

Sponsorship form –Word

Sponsorship form – PDF

Event Sponsors

Robert and Terri Randolph of Randolph’s Mini Hoof FarmAd

Earl & Connie Gates of The Rusted Gates FarmAd

 

Show Sponsors

Linda Bourque & Mindy Smith of Hobby Hills AcresAd

Sharon Joly of Four Springs Farm – Ad

Jackie & John Pegg of Flying J FaintersAd

 

Division Sponsors

Pamela & Charles Odum of Racing For Home FarmAd

Grace Davidson of Grace’s Farm, IA – Ad

Jeremy & Michelle Roberts of Triple A Farm, IL – Ad

 

Class Sponsors

Linda DeVerno of Fainting Hearts Farm, Ontario, Canada

Tentative Schedule
Thursday – 
farms begin to arrive, unload animals and set up pens.
Friday –
The barn is open all day and the first set of shows will begin at 8 am followed by a lunch break around noon. The afternoon shows will begin around 1 pm.
Saturday –
The morning shows start at 8 am. The shows should be over around noon.  Exhibitors will be packing up and heading home Saturday afternoon.

Six Shows in Two Days

We are going to have six Mini Silky Shows in two days. We will have two sets of classes Friday morning and afternoon judged simultaneously and independently by two judges in each set of shows. At the end of each class each judge’s placements will be announced and ribbons will be awarded. Because of time constraints, the judges will not give oral reasons for their placements. If you would like to get a verbal critique of your animal, you may talk with the judge/s after the show. This same format will be repeated Saturday morning. Champion legs will be available in each division under each judge provided there are at least 5 Mini Silkies in each senior divisions and at least 10 Mini Silkies in the junior divisions.

Trophies will be awarded for each Best in Show and a special Prize will be awarded to the High Scoring Farm in Show.

The Old Dominion Gold Cup Memorial Classic Mini Silky Shows offer you a chance at 6 sets of Championship Legs for one low price.

Entry Form – Word

Entry Form – PDF

Entry Fees and Pen Fees
Enter Early and Save Money… Entries postmarked on or before April 1, 2017 are $54 per goat for all six shows. Entries postmarked on or before April 8, 2017 are $60 per goat for all six shows. Entries postmarked after April 8, 2017 are $66 per goat for all six shows.  No entry fees charged for any goat after the 10th goat entered by one farm.  Take charge of your entry fees and enter early, you’re in full control.     No refunds for any reason.

The Pen Fee is $15 which includes clean up after the show. There will be no straw or shavings provided for the pens by the show management. If you would like a fresh bag of wood chips for your pens, you may order bags of wood chips at $6 per bag. I will have them unopened in your pens when you arrive. The pens are about 6′ X 6′ made out of wooden slats. If you are bringing young kids, you may want to bring some plastic mesh or puppy pens to line the show pens with. You must provide your own hay.

We accept PayPal for your convenience. PayPal account: ODGCGoatShow@yahoo.com

Awards

Ribbons awarded to 4th place in all regular classes. Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions will be awarded Rosettes. Best in Show and Best Wether in Show are awarded Trophies and Rosettes.

Sponsorship
Sponsors are so important for putting on quality shows. Sponsors are greatly appreciated by not only the Show Hosts but also by the Exhibitors. Thank you in advance for helping to make this show possible.

Event Sponsor       $200

Event Sponsors will receive a full page color ad in the catalog and will be acknowledged as show sponsor in the catalog and on show website. You will get a one year link to your website on the show website. Event Sponsors will be able to put their farm banners inside the show ring if they would like to. We will mail you a marked catalog if you are unable to attend the show.

Show Sponsor       $100

Show Sponsors will receive a full page color ad in the catalog and will be acknowledged as show sponsor in the catalog and on show website. You will get a one year link to your website on the Show website. We will mail you a marked catalog if you are unable to attend the show.

Division Sponsor      $50

Division Sponsors will receive a half page color ad in the catalog and you will be acknowledged as division sponsors in the catalog and on show website and get a six month link to you website on the show website. We will mail you a marked catalog if you are unable to attend the show.

Class Sponsor       $25

Class Sponsors will receive a business card ad in the catalog and will be acknowledged as a class sponsor in the catalog as well as the show website. We will mail you a marked catalog if you are unable to attend the show.

Note: All ads sent digitally should be camera ready. If you would like me to do your ad, please send clear, crisp pictures and what you would like to say in the ad. All ads should be in the office by April 8, 2017.

Class Listing

Junior Does
1.) Up to 4 months
2.) Over 4 to 8 months
3.) Over 8 to 12 months
4.) Over 12 to 18 months
5.) Over 18 to 24 months
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Doe

Senior Does
6.) Over 24 to 36 months
7.) Over 36 months
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Senior Doe

Junior Bucks
8.) Up to 4 months
9.) Over 4 to 8 months
10.) Over 8 to 12 months
11.) Over 12 to 18 months
12.) Over 18 to 24 months
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Buck

Senior Bucks
13.) Over 24 to 36 months
14.) Over 36 months
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Senior Buck

Best In Show
15.) Best in Show Class: Competition to include all four Grand Champions of the show and any Master Champions entered in the show. If you have an MSFGA Master Champion, this is the class you would enter it in.

Wethers
16.) 24 months and under
17.) Over 24 months

Best Wether in Show: Competition between 1st place winners in classes 18 & 19. Winner’s points count toward MSFGA Top Winning Mini Silky Wether of the year Award.

All Exhibitors entered in the shows will automatically take part in the Top Scoring Farm competition. Each 1st place in class, Reserve Grand Champion, Grand Champion and Best in Show will earn points which will be counted and kept track of by the show clerk, the winner will be announced at the end of the afternoon shows.

Exhibitors are welcome to bring goats for sale. However, due to the lack of space, pens and the enormous expense of putting on a show, folks who are NOT entered in the show will NOT be permitted to display goats for sale in the barn or on the show grounds nor will you be allowed to pass out flyers or otherwise solicit sales for your goats.

Health Requirements
You will be able to get the health requirements by going to this link:
http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/animals-goats-and-sheep.shtml

Hotels in the area:
I highly recommend that you make reservations early as this is a busy time of year in VA. This is a list of the closest hotels:
Village Inn (highly recommended) – 800-736-7355
The village Inn is almost directly across from the Fairgrounds entrance. It’s a lovely, clean place to stay with very nice rooms.     www.thevillageinn.travel/

Hampton Inn Harrisonburg – 540-432-1111

Ramada Inn – 540-434-9981

Campers: Rockingham County Fairgrounds has camper hookups for water and electricity for $25. Please indicate on the entry form if you plan on bringing a camper and need hookups.

Directions

4808 South Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Rockingham County Fairgrounds is a half mile south of Harrisonburg, VA,  just off of I 81 on Rt. 11 between extits 240 and 243.

Arrival/Departure

Animals may arrive any time after noon on Thursday April 20. I will spend the night in the barn Thursday and Friday night to help keep watch on exhibitors’ animals. However, exhibitors alone are responsible for their animals. Please make sure your pens are secured when you leave the barn for any reason.