ILR Show Division
HALTER COMMITTEE Minutes
Committee conference call was called to order at 8:03 p.m. by Chairperson Niki Kuklenski. Other committee members on the call
were: Carol Reigh, Justin Timm, Harvey Pool and Darrell
Anderson. Tor Sorenson was not available for the call.
for clarification on the procedure for submitting our
committee's minutes and recommendations to the Governing Board.
Harvey indicated that it was the responsibility of the secretary
to submit the minutes to the ILR office, and they would
distribute them to the Governing Board.
asked for additional input regarding the two issues sent to us
by the Judge's Committee and Governing Board. After reviewing
the various changes in the language and intent of the inclusion
of fleece issue, Darrell moved the adoption of the following
language to replace the current wording on Page 72 & 73 in the
HALTER (page 72)
APPROVED HALTER CLASSES
1. Approved Halter Class Guidelines
a) Halter classes will be judged based on the conformation
of the animals in the class as viewed from the front, rear
and the side while in motion and at rest. The overall
conformation & balance will be considered as well as
evaluation of the smoothness of gait while in motion. The
judge, at his/her discretion may assign a small portion of
the overall evaluation to fleece. It is the job of the
halter judge to evaluate the animal as a whole based on
positive attributes of individual fiber types. The fleece is a positive attribute and
should be acknowledged; however the judge should not loose
sight that overall conformation, balance and movement are of
A. APPROVED HALTER CLASSES
2. Approved Halter Divisions
a) The purpose of these divisions is to sort groups of
animals exhibiting similar phenotype and fleece
characteristics for judging, and keep the competition fair
and to optimize the available points for all competitors.
The judging of ALL divisions will be based on conformation
and the use of positive fleece characteristics in close
pairs. (as stated in section XI. Halter, part 1a).
On page 73
- change list of classes to separate all 10 classes as
individual classes, and beginning that "Classes may be
combined state at as Superintendents so choose.
seconded the motion and a roll call vote was taken with the
following results: Harvey - yes; Carol - no; Justin - yes;
Darrell - yes; and Niki - yes. Motion carried.
then centered on the proposed changes in the showmanship judging
as submitted by the Judge's Committee. The proposal was modified
very slightly, and Carol moved the adoption of the following
wording on Page 88 in the Guidelines:
SHOWMANSHIP (page 88)
Showmanship is a skills based class that is judged on the
handler's ability to exhibit his/her animal to its' best
Showmanship Procedures and Judging (renumber as 2.a. - e.)
Change 2.a.6 - Presentation of the animal as if it were
being shown in halter class.
(now 2.b) to:
b) The animal itself will be evaluated on grooming
and training* but not on conformation.
* The goal of the showmanship class is to present the animal
to it's best advantage. In a "real life" situation, this
involves changing place in line and maneuvering around the
show ring, etc. The judge, at his/her discretion, may
request any additional techniques in evaluating the overall
conduct of the class.
(now 2.c) Exhibitors will be expected to present their
animal to optimize its' best characteristics while following
the judge's instructions.
(now 2.d) to:
It is appropriate that the showmanship class be similar to
the judge's preferred halter class procedure, and
appropriate for the show ring layout. The judge may, at
his/her discretion, request any additional maneuvers to
demonstrate the showman's ability to negotiate instructions.
Niki seconded the motion
and a roll call vote resulted in unanimous approval of the
The letter regarding a
possible change in the description of the non-breeder class was
discussed briefly, but no action was taken.
No further business was
presented, so a motion to adjourn was passed unanimously -
conference call adjourned at
Darrell D. Anderson