Little International Livestock Show- "Little I"
Little International is Block & Bridle's annual livestock show, held each fall, that allows new members the opportunity to show a species of animal, ranging from Equine, Swine, Beef, Dairy, or Sheep. For some members this is their first time showing an animal! Over a period of a month students are exposed to the species of livestock that they must train and prepare to show. New members gain valuable showmanship skills and undergo professional development, while also interacting with fellow club members. For our new members this is the first of many opportunities to become more involved in Block and Bridle.
Little International 2016
Block and Bridle enjoyed an incredibly successful Little I in which we welomed 46 new members! New members chose to show either in dairy, beef, swine, or equine. Over the course of a month, members attened pratices to learn how to properly care for and exhibit their animal. Several old members volunteered to serve as coaches, they include Jorgie Rojas and Joe Coleman for Dairy, Cassidy Dossein, Ashley Franco, and Gregory Shoemaker for Beef, Kylie Phillips and Heather Swaine for Swine, and Allie Anderson and Addie Gorst for Equine. Other old members volunteered with set up and dinner. At the show a winner was chosen for each species, followed by a round robin, in which the species winners alternated showing each of the other species. After the round robin a grand and reserve champion were declared. The 2016 grand and reserve champions were Sarah Orrell and Ally Marchetti. Block and Bridle would like to thank Vice President, Erin Jones, for organizing the event, all of our judges, Leigh Anne Skurupy, Jessica Cooper, Earl Jones, and Lauren Ellison. We would also like to thank Pam Mayo for serving as an emcee, and all of our old members, department faculty, and advisors! Without your help we could not pull off this event!