September 1, 2010

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Grand 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 placed

            All first and second place animals return to the ring for the Grand and Reserve selection

            The ENTIRE group is then placed

The Grand/Reserve 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 individual class?

The Grand/Reserve 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 some examples:

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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