Virtual Show for Miniature Herefords 2011 – the results are in!

With eleven competitors from Australia, the United States and New Zealand and a total of sixty-three entries across the twelve classes this has been a small but successful start to a new type of showing.   There has been enough positive feed back to warrant holding it again next year and it seems the month of June is probably the best time but this will be confirmed.   The programme will be much the same but with a few adjustments to bring it in line with more serious competitions.   There will also be an effort to find sponsors from each of the competing countries who could supply real prizes to the place getters. A common comment was the appreciation of being able to view Miniature Herefords of similar ages in the different countries.   This gives current and aspiring breeders new ideas for developing and improving their own breeding programmes.   A sharing of experiences is always helpful.

Photos of the winning entries:

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Results of the twelve classes are:

Class 1 –  Senior Cow 3 yrs and over with calf/calves at foot
1st – AMH Babette and calf.   Julie Stott, New South Wales, Australia
2nd – SS Miss Elizabeth and calf.  Charlotte and Steve Williams, Texas, USA
3rd – Grovenorth Abby and calf.  Janet Poole, Northland, New Zealand

Class 2 – Junior Cow 2 yrs with/without calf/calves at foot
1st – WW Golden June. Charlotte and Steve Williams, Texas, USA
2nd – AMH Doretta.  Julie Stott, New South Wales, Australia
3rd –  Boomer Creek Katie and calf – Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia

Class 3 – Yearling Heifer
1st –  Boomer Creek Marilyn – Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia
2nd – Riverlets Sparkler – Janet Poole, Northland, New Zealand
3rd – 05’s B=Day Joy – Charlotte and Steve Williams, Texas, USA

Class 4 – Heifer Calf
1st – WW Tinker Bell – Charlotte and Steve Williams, Texas, USA
2nd – Ruzak Park  Kraka –  Carole Steele, Oamaru, New Zealand
3rd – Grovenorth Delilah – Alistair Hargrove, Northland, New Zealand

Class 5 – Senior Bull 3 yrs and over
1st – Baringup Billy the Kid.   Jennie Menzies, NSW, Australia
2nd –  Boomer Creek Jonno – Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia
3rd – Boomer Creek Jumbo – Julie Stott, NSW, Australia

Class 6 – Junior Bull 2 yrs
1st – WW Sam’s Gold E – Charlotte and Steve Williams, Texas, USA
2nd – Ensedemash Energy – Janet Poole, Northland, New Zealand

Class 7 – Yearling Bull
1st – Boomer Creek Lyle – Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia
2nd – WW Tom Thumb – Charlotte and Steve Williams, Texas, USA
3rd – Ruzak Park Digger – Janet Poole, Northland, New Zealand

Class 8 – Bull Calf
1st – Boomer Creek Impact – Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia
2nd – WW Prince William – Charlotte and Steve Williams, Texas, USA
3rd – Riverlets Patrick – Janet Poole, Northland, New Zealand

Class 9 – Group Entry
1st – Family Trio – Julie Stott, NSW, Australia
2nd – Group of Bulls and Heifers – Jennie Menzies, NSW, Australia
3rd – Frodo and Friends – Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia

Class 10 – Scenic Photo including Miniature Herefords
1st – Cattle in Bushland – Jennie Menzies, NSW, Australia
2nd – Cattle near the seaside – Joy Walters, Tasmania, Australia
3rd – Cattle in the Hill country – Janet Poole, Northland, New Zealand

Class 11 – Entertainment with Miniature Herefords
1st – “Go ahead, make my day!” – Ruth Blaikie, Northland, New Zealand
2nd – “Wonder how much bull power this has?” – Julie Stott, NSW, Australia
3rd – “Watch my tail!” – Charlotte and Steve Williams, Texas, USA

Class 12 – Viewers’ Choice
1st – Miniature Hereford Enthusiasts – Kirstie Kasch, Texas, USA
2nd – Never too young to start – Charlotte and Steve Williams, Texas, USA
3rd Equal – Four Young Ladies – Alistair Hargrove, Northland, New Zealand
Mother and Child – Julie Stott, NSW, Australia
Evening Supper – Jennie Menzies, NSW, Australia

A big thank you to all who took part, all who helped organize and run the event, the Judges and all who gave us useful feedback for another show.   For those of you who would like to compete next year start taking photos now.

A hint from the Judges was that three photos comprising side view, front and rear made their job easier as they had a more ‘complete’ picture of the animal.

If the numbers grow we may have to look at running Regional, National and then a final International Virtual Show with place getters from each going on to the next competition.

Remember, it is open to anyone who is a Miniature Hereford enthusiast providing you meet the entry criteria for the classes.

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