Lead Line Competition

The Lead Line Competition is a intended to show the relationship between the shepherd and the wool products made from sheep (clothing products). The competitor leads a sheep 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 (based on age as of January 1):

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:

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