The Lead Line is a Youth Sweepstakes eligible competition where entrants are judged on the fashion and fit of their wool garments (purchased or handmade) while leading a sheep. The objective of this event is to present a class of sheep in the most attractive manner, to give spectators a real opportunity to view a style show and to improve the image of a sheep show that promotes wool. This event showcases the beauty and versatility of wool clothing for all occasion wear and gives youth the opportunity to showcase their involvement in the sheep industry.
The Sheep Costume Class is open to any individual or family interested in sheep. The object is to promote lamb and wool. The exhibit is to be judged on the attractiveness and originality of the costume and theme or idea presented by both competitor and sheep. This class is open to all exhibitors 6 months to 100 years of age! *All other rules apply. The Costume Class is not Youth Sweepstakes eligible.
Lead Line Entry Fee: $10.00 per entrant ($5.00 for any entrant participating in the current year Wisconsin Make It With Wool competition)
Costume Contest Entry Fee: $10 per entrant or group.
Late Entries: Late entries will be accepted until August 29 with an entry fee of $15; $10 for entrants participating in the Make It With Wool competition.
Location: Sale Arena (Open and Junior Sheep Show Arena)
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. – Check-in
6:00 p.m. – Lead Line – Classes will enter youngest to oldest.
Please write the commentary in the third-person and as it will be read by the announcer (e.g. “Sue is leading a Hampshire yearling ewe named.” Not “I am leading…”). Commentary must be typed and submitted to the Registration/ Information Desk (lobby of Activity Center) by 8 a.m. the day of the competition. Failure to submit commentary will void the entry and entry fee. There will be no exception to this rule. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Class 1 – Beginner Costume Class (age 10 and under)
Class 2 – Intermediate Costume Class (age 11- 15)
Class 3 – Senior Costume Class (16 and above)
** The age group for the costume class is subject to change: will depend on number of participants.
** If participating in the Costume Class, you may have a team of individuals; however cash prizes will be split amongst the team.
Class 4 – Age 10 & under
Class 5 – Ages 11-13
Class 6 – Ages 14 - 16
Class 7 – Ages 17 – 21
Class 8 – Over 21
Style and/or Fashion Accessories
Presentation and Appearance of Animal