This afternoon, the Texas Longhorns were running through the yards to get to the Non-Haltered Show in Stockyards Arena. There was a large audience to watch this event, because the Texas Longhorns are one of the distinguishable novelty breeds at the NWSS.
Volunteers arranged panels into a pathway for the pens of Texas Longhorns to get to the arena. They checked that all panels are wired and all openings are covered to prevent these horned cattle from roaming beyond the stockyards.
Similar to yesterday’s haltered show, Judge Joel Dikinson of Barnesville, Ohio, was looking for horn width and size, unique hide color, as well as composition.
“This one just had more pizzazz,” Dikinson said, as he was justifying one of his class placings.
Announcer, Jim Civis, emphasized the importance of yesterday’s youth show, because they are the future of the Texas Longhorn breed. To raise funds for youth programming, the Texas Longhorn Association was selling raffle tickets throughout today’s show. Half of the proceeds received went to winning ticket holder, and the other half went toward the association’s youth events.
Congratulations to the breeders and exhibitors in this event!
Grand Champion Non-Haltered Female
Reindeer Games- Randy Witte, Red Ink Ranch of Peyton, CO
Reserve Grand Champion Non-Haltered Female
Windy Point Penelope- Lana Pearson, Windy Point Longhorns of Fowler, CO
Click here to view the rest of the show’s results.
Please enjoy these Texas Longhorn candids!