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Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association

Age Base Dates

Yearling-Born in 2017

Lambs-Born in 2018


Andrew Bain, East Lothian, England


August 15


Thursday – 4-9
Friday – All Day
Saturday – 8:00 – 10:00 am


Friday – 2:30 pm


12:30 pm – Saturday

Kelly Bartels - Sheep Show Chair
Kate Cox - Co-chair



1. Click on the ENTER NOW button. (A new tab will open at Showorks. All registrations/payments are handled by ShoWorks.)
2.  Once at ShoWorks, you will need to CREATE AN ACCOUNT (user name and password) as an “exhibitor” – even if you have entered in previous years.
3.  Find the type of entry/order you wish to place. Under DEPARTMENT, select SHEEP SHOWS, then under DIVISION, select MSSBA SHOW.
4. The name of each animal entered is mandatory.
5. All junior exhibitors must register under their own name – please include the age of junior entrant when making entries.
6. ORDER – Once you have an entry in your shopping cart, you can save your progress and return at a later time. Returning users can sign in with user name and password. 
7. PAYMENT – No saved registrations can be guaranteed unless payment is made. Payment must be made by credit card at the end of the registration process through our secure online system.

8.  When you are finished registering, you’ll receive an email confirmation. PRINT YOUR ORDER in case your email confirmation does not go through. If you forget to print your order, or entered an incorrect email address, ShoWorks stores your order in your profile. You may reprint it at anytime.

MSSBA Show – Class Numbers

Use the following class numbers in making entries.

S 1 Youth Showmanship*
S 2 Senior Ram
S 3 Yearling Ram – (2018 only)
S 4 Ram Lamb – (2019 only)
S 5 Pair of Ram Lambs – (2019 only)
Champion & Reserve Champion Ram
S 6 Senior Ewe
S 7 Yearling Ewe – (2018 only)
S 8 Ewe Lamb – (2019 only)
S 9 Pair of ewe Lambs – (2019 only)
Champion & Reserve Champion Ewe
S 10 Dam & Daughter – (Any age)
S 11 Best Small Flock – (1 Ram, 2 Ewes)
S 12 Best Fleece on Hoof – (One entry per exhibitor)
S 13 Costume Class*
S 14 Best Modified, Spotted or Colored Shetland

Exhibitors in the Midwest Shetland Sheep Show are limited to two (2) entries in each individual class. Sheep used as a group entry must be exhibited in an individual class. Trimming and fitting of Shetlands is not allowed.   *Do not send entry fees for showmanship or costume classes. All sheep shown will have the owner present during exhibition. It is acceptable to have someone other than the owner show the sheep but the owner must attend the show.


Junior MSSBA exhibitors are eligible for Youth Sweepstakes awards and are automatically entered if they 1.) Are between 8 and 21 years of age as of January 1 of the current year; and 2.) Exhibiting sheep or fleeces entered under their own name. Please see Youth Sweepstakes page for more details.

Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Show Awards

1–4 Placings – Ribbons
Champions – Plaque and $50 and Special Rosette from MSSBA
Reserve Champions – Plaque and $25 and Special Rosette from MSSBA
Classes 10, 11, 12 – Ribbons & Cash Awards                                                                                     
Offered again this year is a Novice Exhibitors award for first time exhibitors. Anyone can enter this class if this is their first show. A special rosette and a $25 premium will be awarded to the winner.
 Premiums added to:
Youth Showmanship
Dam & Daughter
Best Fleece on Hoof
Best Small Flock

Awards and premiums for the Midwest Shetland Sheep & Fleece Shows are supported by the Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association and the show sponsors listed on the
Sponsors Page. Thank you for your support!


Enter Online: Entry deadline is August 15.
Late Entries: $10 per head – after August 15 and until August 30 (online entry date). No entries accepted after August 30 – No day of show entries.
Arrival & Entry Check-in:
All original registration certificates must be in order and presented at check-in. All sheep will have their official identification recorded.
Health Certificates:NOTE: Sheep originating from outside Wisconsin must be accompanied by a currently valid certificate of veterinary inspection for interstate movement, to be submitted at check-in. Superintendents will collect and hold health certificates until release at which time they will be returned to exhibitors. No sheep showing any symptoms of contagious or infectious disease will be permitted to be unloaded, shown or exhibited. All sheep entries must comply with USDA scrapie regulations and programs and must be identified with official, individual scrapie identification.
Fees:Only those sheep for which the $8 entry fee has been remitted with application for entry will be permitted to be penned in the barns. No in-transit sheep. Sheep entry fees do not include admission to the Festival. Admission is charged at the gates Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Check schedule for gate hours. Daily admission is $8 per person, kids 8 and under FREE. Weekend passes at $15 per person may be purchased at the Gate. Exhibitors will receive gate passes at the discretion of the respective sheep show superintendents.
Parking:Please park all vehicles and trailers to the west and south of the Sale Arena and Sheep Barn. Parking next to barns and buildings is prohibited except for loading and unloading.
No In-transit Sheep:In-transit sheep are not allowed in the barns or on the grounds. Only sheep for which the $8 per head entry has been paid will be allowed to be penned in the barns.
Departure:All Open and MSSBA breeding sheep may be dismissed at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, but have the option of remaining on exhibit through the close of the Festival at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Cleaning Pens: Pens on the South end of the Sheep Barn do not need to be cleaned. The stationary wooden pens on the north end must have all manure and bedding raked out and placed in the aisle or a $20 per pen clean-out fee will be assessed.
No dogs in the barns!
All Pens Assigned:  Pens will be assigned by show superintendents. Due to limited available penning, tack pens may not be allowed. Please plan accordingly.
Ownership:All breeding animals must be entered and exhibited under the registered name appearing on the records of the respective breed association as of August 15 of the current year.
Supreme Champion Drive: Sheep shown in the Open and Junior Shows are eligible for the Supreme Drive. Sheep from the MSSBA show may participate in the supreme drives in either the Open or Junior shows, but must be shown in those shows and have paid an additional $8 per head entry fee per show.

MSSBA Sheep Show Sponsors

The Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association acknowledges the continuing support of these sponsors in making the MSSBA Show possible and thanks the many volunteers that make the show a success!

  • Youth Showmanship
    Shetu Farm
    Debbie Powers
  • Yearling Ram
    Glen Tamarack Farm
    Russ & Terry Dukerschein
  • Ram Lamb
    Foggy Hollow Ranch
    Scott & Lynda Davies
  • Pair of Ram Lambs
    Pike Hill Farm
    Scott Bailey
  • Senior Ewe
    Cap Ten Ridge
    Brad & Laurie McDowell
  • Senior Ram
    Linden Lane Farm
    Jason & Amy Rappuhn
  • Ewe Lamb
    Ramsay Farm
    Garrett Ramsay
  • Pair of Ewe Lambs
    Windy Maple Shetlands
    Jon & Terry Yapp
  • Champion Ram
    OK Acres Shetlands
    Mike & Kelly Bartels
  • Champion Ewe
    Lancien Farm
    Cyndee Wolfe
  • Reserve Champion Ram
    Willowcroft Farm
    Jean Curtis
  • Reserve Champion Ewe
    Sleepless Nights
    Jodi Grever
  • Dam & Daughter
    Allen Creek Farm
    Jim & Lori Scharlau
  • Best Small Flock
    High Ridge Shetlands
    Jake & Sharrie Brockhaus
  • Best Fleece on Hoof
    Inse Acres
    Kate Cox
  • Yearling Ewe
    Sunshine Shetlands
    Kyle & Alissa Whitcomb     
  • 1st Time Exhibitor/New Exhibitor
    Whitetail Acres
    Jackie Herbst

Friends of Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC
Fine Fleece Shetland Sheep Association

Show Committee: Kelly K. Bartels, Pres./Show Chair
Co-Chair/V. Pres-Garrett Ramsay


2019 WSWF MSSBA Fleece Show
41 total fleeces in 7 classes with six exhibitors from 4 states.

White Fleeces - 5
1 - Karen Valley 74 points
2 - Ricky LaCasse
3 - Ricky LaCasse
4 - Theresa Gygi
5- Kelly Bartels

Black Fleeces - 4
1 - Kelly Bartels 76 points
2 - Kelly Bartels 74 points
3 - Ricky LaCasse
4 - DQ

Moorit/Fawn - 7
1 - Theresa Gygi (Moorit)76 points
2 - Kelly Bartels (Moorit)
3 - Ricky LaCasse (Fawn)
4 - Ricky LaCasse (Fawn)
5 - Rick LaCasse (Fawn)

Gray - 9 fleeces
1- Ricky LaCasse - 76 points
2 - Kelly Bartels -74 points
3 - Garrett Ramsay - 74 points
4 - Theresa Gygi
5 - Ricky LaCasse

Any Other Color - 8 fleeces
1 - Kelly Bartels - 74 points
2 - Karen Valley
3 - Garrett Ramsay
4 - Garrett Ramsay
5 - Ricky LaCasse

Ram fleece class - 5
1 - Kelly Bartels
2 - Ricky LaCasse
3 - Kelly Bartels
4 - Ricky LaCasse
5 - Lori Scharlau

Rooed - 3 fleeces
1 - KellyBartels - 75 points
2 - Kelly Bartels
3 - Lori Scharlau

Champion of Show - Ricky LaCasse 76 points Gray fleece
Reserve Champion of Show - Theresa Gygi - 76 points Moorit fleece
CH Rooed - Kelly Bartels 75 points
Judges Choice - CH Rooed Fleece Kelly Bartels

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