Young lamb showmen from all over the country have been arriving in the Mile High City over the last few days. For some, this is a moment that has been years awaited and others are seasoned veterans. No matter the background or experience level, the barns have been bustling with excitement for the kickoff of the lamb exhibition: Showmanship.
It takes more than a good animal to win a show. An animal can go from good to great with a knowledgeable showman ensuring that it looks the best it can from any angle. The showmanship contest puts young competitors head-to-head to see who has perfected the art of exhibiting livestock. A showmanship title is coveted by many because it is a representation of the dedication and passion poured into showing.
Becoming a good showman does not happen overnight. The support of friends and family are essential to building strong character, good sportsmanship and integrity – all key components to being a champion showman.