Lead Line Competition

The Lead Line Competition is a contest to show the relationship between the shepherd and the wool products made from sheep (clothing products). The competitor leads a sheep around the ring while wearing an outfit made from wool, either sewn, knitted, or crocheted. The contestant is judged on the handling of the sheep, as well as the outfit.


Rules

  1. Classes:  Junior ages 5-8
    Intermediate ages 9-12
    Senior ages 13-18
    Adult 19 years & over
  2. Contestant’s outfit must be at least 80% wool.
  3. Contestants must halter train a sheep (ram or ewe) of any age.
  4. The sheep does not have to be owned by the competitor.
  5. All sheep entered must be accompanied by a veterinary certification of health. See Animal Health Regulations. No pens are allocated specifically for entries.
  6. Judging will be based on:
    Wool Outfit – 60 points
    50 pts – color, fit and style appropriate to wearer
    10 pts – some or all work done by exhibitor
    Sheep’s Fleece – 20 points
    10 pts – general appearance
    10 pts – fitted to breed requirements
    Poise and Control – 20 points
    10 pts – poise of contestant
    10 pts – control of the animal
    Total – 100 points

Prizes

Premiums in each class are:
1st  $50         2nd  $40       3rd  $30        4th  $20


How to Enter

To register for the Lead Line Competition, send your name, address and  phone number, the class you are entering, a description of your outfit, and information about the sheep (including ownership) to:
Karen Fleishell-Fought
230 West Middlesex Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-422-7228
or email: .

Register by April 20, 2020.

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