ILR Show Division
YOUTH COMMITTEE Minutes
November 1, 2012
9:00 pm EST
Matt Fruits, Debbie Shellabarger,
Michelle Kutzler, Seth Onsager, Karen Baum
Action items are in
ILR-SD Adult Judging and Adult Judge Mentoring
The committee was in agreement that this is not within
the purview of the ILR-SD Youth Committee.
Decisions regarding these programs should be left for the
ILR-SD Youth Judge Mentoring Program
There was some discussion about the amount of
clarification and work still needed to bring this program to the
At this time, the ILR-SD Youth Committee is in agreement
that work on this program should be tabled until January 2013.
ILR-SD Division Youth Judging Program
The goal is to have this program implemented in 2013 and
in order to do this; the program needs to be brought to the
Governing Committee at their next meeting.
There was extensive discussion led predominately by
Debbie on necessary changes to the ILR-SD Judging Competition
4 animals needed to be included in each competition and
this needed to be specified.
The Hormel Scoring system needed to be used for halter,
showmanship and free style obstacle and this needed to be
The Hormel Scoring system will not work for fleece
scoring (per Mary Jo Miller via Matt Fruits—separate phone call
during conference call) but this was not a problem.
None of the participants should give written reasons
(because they are too difficult to read—even for the
participants). Intermediates and Seniors should give oral
reasons and juniors should take a test; similar to how it is in
ALSA and other youth judging competitions.
Scoring should be performed by either a computer program
to quickly judge the score cards or a clerk to hand tally the
Hormel Scoring for the score cards.
Michelle tracked these changes to the best of her ability
on the document entitled ILR-SD Youth Judging Competition
(revised 11/1/12) and submitted this along with these minutes
and copies of the ALSA youth judging documents to the ILR-SD
Youth Committee members via email.
Committee members will respond to Michelle with their
comments/changes to the revised Youth Judging Competition
document as soon as possible and no later than
Sunday, November 4,
Michelle motioned to adjourn, Debbie 2nded the motion;
motion to adjourn passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 10:04 pm EST