and Reserve Placings at Shows
One of the new and innovative designs for the ILR
Show Division is how the Grand and Reserve classes are
All first and second place animals
return to the ring for the Grand and Reserve selection
The ENTIRE group is then placed
Group receives points based on the TOTAL number of
animals in that HALTER DIVISION, not just the number in
the Grand/Reserve Group.
What is the point of placing the whole class?
The animals in the
Grand/Reserve group are what has been selected as the
top of all the classes, and by placing the entire group,
it gives recognition and additional points to all top
animals in that halter division.
Why are the points based on the total halter division
and not just the Grand/Reserve group or the largest
group are the class winners, so the animal placing grand
is basically the winner of all classes. This new
approach gives credit for this accomplishment. Here are
Example 1: An adult animal is the only one in its
class and even though it receives a blue ribbon, it
receives no points. If this animal goes on to win the
Grand, it has been selected over the winners of the
other classes, so in essence, it has won over the total
number of animals in the show. If there were a total of
24 animals in that halter division (all ages included),
then the animal would receive 8 points.
Example 2: A yearling wins a class of 9 and receives
6 points. The animal then places 5th in the
Grand/Reserve group, and there were a total of 24
animals in that halter division (all ages included),
then the animal would receive an additional 4 points!
Example 3: An animal is first in a class of 2 and
receives one point. It then places Reserve in the
Grand/Reserve group and there was a total of 5 in that
halter division (all ages included), the animal would
receive and additional 2 points!
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