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September 6-8, 2024


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Mid-American Shetland Sheep Show

A Youth Sweepstakes Activity

Thursday - Friday - Saturday Sheep Barn - Building 10


August 15


Brian Ridland, Orkney Scotland UK
Shetland Island


Thursday – 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday – All Day
Saturday – 8:00 – 9:30 am


FRIDAY TBA: Check the MASS Show Facebook page for details.

Mid-American Shetland Sheep Show


12:30 pm – Saturday

Kelly Bartels

Sheep Show Chair [email protected]

MSSBA SHOW – Class Numbers

The name of each animal entered is mandatory

  • S 1 Youth Showmanship*
  • S 2 Senior Ram
  • S 3 Yearling Ram – (2023 only)
  • S 4 Ram Lamb – (2024 only)
  • S 5 Pair of Ram Lambs – (2024 only)
  • Champion & Reserve Champion Ram
  • S 6 Senior Ewe
  • S 7 Yearling Ewe – (2023 only)
  • S 8 Ewe Lamb – (2024 only)
  • S 9 Pair of ewe Lambs – (2024 only)
  • Champion & Reserve Champion Ewe
  • S 10 Dam & Daughter – (Any age)
  • S 11 Best Small Flock – (1 Ram, 2 Ewes any age) Green Acre Award
  • S 12 Best Fleece on Hoof – (One entry per exhibitor)
  • S 13 Costume Class*
  • S 14 Best Modified, Spotted, Colored-Sue Russo Award

Exhibitors in the Mid-American 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 MASS 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.

MASS Show Awards

1–4 Placings – Ribbons
Champions –Special Rosette and $50 from MASS
Reserve Champions – Special Rosette and $25 from MASS
Classes 10, 11, 12 – Rosettes, 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 Mid-American Shetland Sheep & Fleece Shows are supported by the Mid-American Shetland Sheep Breeders 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 $10 entry fee has been remitted with application for entry will be permitted to be penned in the barns. No in-transit sheep.
  • Admission: Sheep entry fees do not include admission to the Festival.
    • Adult Exhibitors: Purchase admission at GATE 1 - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - $10 per day per person, or $20 for a weekend pass.
    • Junior Exhibitors: Junior Exhibitors (21 and under as of January 1) will receive a gate pass when entering GATE 1.
  • 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.
  • Departure: All Open and MASS 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.
  • 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 MASS 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 FEE per head entry fee per show.


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