ILR Show Division
YOUTH COMMITTEE Minutes
January 19, 2009
meeting of the ILR Show Division Youth
Committee was called to order at 7:00 p.m. CST on Monday,
January 19th. Members present were Kristy Brown,
Karen Baum, Beth Myers, Seth Onsager, Tabbethia Haubold, Debbie
Shellabarger, and Kelly Gisch.
Assignment of chairperson and secretary:
Secretary: Kelly Gisch
Discussion of youth being allowed to show in both youth and open
division at shows.
Will be left to the discretion of
show management by weighing benefit to youth with consideration
to delay or excessive length of show.
Discussion of how many youth may share the same animal:
youth showing the same animal will be permitted if necessary
in youth performance classes, with the exception of
showmanship, which youth may share in different age
divisions only. Show management will have discretion on
limiting the number of youth using the same animal if deemed
was made to request to the Governing Board to determine a
specific date or time of year at which point any performance
rule changes could be proposed and approved, with changes at
other times approved only in the case of legitimate and urgent
possible performance class names (ideas, not necessarily
made to not require weight in packs for youth pack trial
classes, but to require a pack with 2 cinches.
Discussion of age divisions:
Ages 8 - 11 will be Junior
Ages 12 - 18 will be intermediate
(novice) or advanced
For 2009 youth aged 12 - 18 who
have been showing 3 years or less will be placed in intermediate
class. Those who have been showing more than 3 years will be
placed in advanced class. This will be based on years showing
in shows in addition to just 4H shows.
It was recommended to keep the
age divisions the same for youth showmanship and performance.
It was suggested that maximum
class size be set at 20 rather than 15 to avoid too many small,
made to determine age as the age of the youth on a determined
date rather than birthday. (Example: Age as of January 1st
as in most animal industry associations)
committee is in favor of using the UAP point system for awarding
Discussion of non-point classes:
A suggestion was made for
sub-junior classes and other fun, non-point classes. This will
be discussed in more detail during
adjourned at 8:50 p.m. CST.