SPENCERVILLE - Sixty one keen 4-H'ers participated in the fifth Eastern Ontario Junior Show, run in conjunction with the EastGen 4-H Showcase here June 28-29.
The first day of the event had the junior competitors watching a clipping demonstration by Kevin Johnston after which they then split between getting calves clipped and taking time in the ring getting instructions from Melanie Curtis on showmanship. Before supper the group got together to take a photo and discuss how the show would go the following day. Each participant was also given a feed pail as a take home gift with the Grenville Mutual Insurance logo on it. In the evening Melanie Curtis gave a more advanced presentation on showmanship.
On show day, the Juniors put what they had learned the previous day to the test in front of Judge Kyle Rivington from Carp. The Champion Junior Showman was Katelyn Redner of Northumberland County, followed by Reserve Champion Caitlin Allen of Prescott County. In the Senior Class, Connor Halpenny of Grenville County came out on top, followed by Kelsey Edwards of Renfrew County. For his Overall Showmanship Champions, Kyle selected Katelyn Redner and Caitlin Allen, respectively.
The conformation portion of the show started with the Junior Calf class and Megan Morrison from Carleton County won with Quinndale Shadow Omaha followed by Katelyn Redner of Northumberland County with Kingsway Goldwyn A Ha. Top Intermediate Calf went to Melissa Brisson from Russell County with Brissfrance Fever Penelope with second awarded to Cassie Allen of Prescott County with Allensite Pinkman Adonis. The Senior Calf class was topped by Aimee Vanloon of Stormont County with Payneside MacN Cheese, and Rebecca Barr of Frontenac County placed second with her heifer Rodrick R T Shiver. Sophie Dickson of Renfrew County won the Yearling class with Gouldhaven Rainy Taylor followed by Mikayla Kelly of Grenville County with Yellow Rose Lacey Lauthority.
The stage was set for the Champion Calf showdown with Aimee Vanloon coming out on top while Melissa Brisson captured Reserve honors. All participants were given prizes during the event. The Lucky draw prize winner was Carson Edwards for the beautiful show box.