2018 ODGC Mini Silky Shows

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

Friday and Saturday April 27 & 28, 2018

Friday April 27, 2018

ODGC Memorial Classic Sunrise Mini Silky Show (AM)
Judge: Judy Ratcliffe

ODGC Memorial Classic Daybreak Show (AM)
Judge: Karen Wilson

ODGC Memorial Classic Sunset Mini Silky Show (PM)
Judge: Linda Cosner

ODGC Memorial Classic Twilight Mini Silky Show (PM)
Judge: Kimberly Barmoy

Satuday April 28, 2018

ODGC Memorial Classic Spring Break Mini Silky Show (AM)
Judge: John Vizzuto

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

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

Terri & Robert Randolph of Randolph’s Mini Hoof Farm – Ad coming soon

Show Sponsors

Lynette and Joe Clooney of Bluebonnet Acres – Ad

Jackie and John Pegg of Flying J FaintersAd

Michelle & Jeremy Roberts of Triple A AcresAd

Julie & Larry Beach of Jubilee FarmAd

Linda & Jim Bourque of Hobby Hills Acres – Ad

Division Sponsors

Pamela & Charles Odum of Racing For Home FarmAd

Earl & Connie Gates of the Rusted Gates FarmAd

Grace Davidson 0f Grace’s Farm – Ad

Tammy Harper of Westwind AcresAd

Class Sponsors

Barbara and Ronald Scholz of Luv-N-It Estates – sponsoring class #5

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.

Raffle and Silent Auction

There will be a raffle table as well as a silent auction table this year. The Old Dominion Gold Cup will be holding a silent auction on some of the equipment that has been used over the years for the shows. Some of the silent auction items will be a 100 cup coffee maker, a 42 cup coffee maker, a rechargeable, portable PA System, large baskets and other food display items. If you have an item you would like to donate to the raffle table, please notify me of what you plan to bring, we welcome anything that you might like to donate.

A special thank you to everyone listed below for helping to defray the cost of the show!

Donors

Terri Randolph of Randolph’s Mini Hoof Farm – $75 MSFGA gift certificate

Renee Orr of Sol-Orr Farm – Useful Farm Items

Microchip ID Systems (Pro-ID) – Mini Microchips

Panda’s Paradise Farm Goat Milk Products – Goat Milk Soap

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 7, 2018 are $54 per goat for all six shows. Entries postmarked on or before April 14, 2018 are $60 per goat for all six shows. Entries postmarked after April 14, 2018 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, however the fairgrounds put down fresh wood chips before the show in the entire barn. 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 7, 2018.

Class Listing

Junior Does
1.) Up to 3 months
2.) Over 3 to 6 months
3.) Over 6 to 9 months
4.) Over 9 to 12 months
5.) Over 12 to 16 months
6.) Over 16 to 20 months
7.) Over 20 to 24 months
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Doe

Senior Does
8.) Over 24 to 36 months
9.) Over 36 months
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Senior Doe

Junior Bucks
10.) Up to 3 months
11.) Over 3 to 6 months
12.) Over 6 to 9 months
13.) Over 9 to 12 months
14.) Over 12 to 16 months
15.) Over 16 to 20 months
16,) Over 20 to 24 months
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Buck

Senior Bucks
17.) Over 24 to 36 months
18.) Over 36 months
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Senior Buck

Best In Show
19.) 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
20.) 24 months and under
21.) Over 24 months

Best Wether in Show: Competition between 1st place winners in classes 20 & 21. 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 per night. Please check in with the fairground office to pay for camper 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 Wednesday April 25. I will spend the night in the barn Thursday and Friday night to help keep watch over 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.