ILR Show Division
YOUTH COMMITTEE Minutes
January 31, 2011
started at 5:05 pm (Eastern Time)
In attendance: Matt Fruits, Ed Bender, KristyBrown, Seth
from the August board meeting were approved.
nominated by Kristy to be chair and was unanimously elected.
was nominated by Kristy to be secretary and was uninamously
ILR Board: Kristy
The first ILR National/International show is scheduled
for June 17-19, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa.
The show will be promoted as a family vacation event with
lots of family and youth activities.
Youth will not need to qualify to compete this year but
they will need to be an ILR-SD member.
is offering a “Pot of Gold” Gelding Futurity for Youth, which is
a year-end cash award to youth who own and show their own
is a $75 nominating fee.
More information about this program is available on the
ILR website and will be sent out to members again by email.
award form & Youth membership form:
The Youth Committee discussed several edits.
Kristy will make these changes and resend these documents
to the committee.
The Youth Committee will need to make a final vote on
these changes via email before February 16 so that the document
can be submitted to the ILR Board for a vote.
There were only a few changes discussed by the Youth
Michelle motioned to approve this document with the
suggested changes and it was seconded by Matt.
Kristy will make these changes and send the document to
the ILR Board for a vote.
The “Judges” section on the ILR website has been revised
and all of the Youth Committee members should review the new
Kristy has been spending a lot of time thinking about how
to make youth judging more fun and exciting. Kristy discussed
these ideas with the Youth Committee and will email the Youth
Committee a longer description of these ideas.
Idea #1: Instead of having a youth judging class similar
to ALSA, offer judging competitions that would be open to youth
Idea #2: Despite our attempts as mentors to have you go
on to become judges, few do. This idea would be to offer a
Judges’ education or mentoring program at shows. This would not
be a competition but youth would still register for it as a
class. It would be limited to one child per class, such that if
there were 4 children registered, then 4 classes would have
children shadow the judges.
Seth has not heard back from Sara yet and will let us know when
The Youth Committee
website will be fully functional April 1, 2012.
The next meeting is scheduled for March 13, Sunday from
Matt motioned to adjourn
and Michelle seconded. Adjourned at 5:55 pm (Eastern Time).
2012 ILR-SD Youth Committee
Matt Fruits (chair): 3283 E 350 N, Crawfordsville,
Home phone: (765) 376-0261; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Kutzler (secretary): P.O. Box 234, Philomath,
Home phone: (541) 929-7672; Cell phone: (541) 740-1434;
Kristy Brown, 7369 Kate Ave, Sparta,
Home phone: (608) 269-3292; Cell phone: (608) 487-5964;
Edward Bender: 300 Beaumont Highway, Lebanon,
Home phone: (860) 423-0380; Cell phone: (860) 428-6250;
Seth Onsager (website
manager): N5176 Hwy HH, Mauston,
Cell phone: 608) 797-0924; E-mail: email@example.com
Debbie Shellabarger: 1225 Nash Road, Xenia,
Home phone: (937) 376-2980; Cell phone: (937) 470-0080;