Southdown Juniors > Events
There are events for Southdown Youth year-around, all across the country! Please see the ASBA Calendar for a full list of the current events and how to participate. You can also contact the ASBA Director for your region or an AJSA Ambassador who can connect you with Southdown breeders, youth, associations, and events in your state.
ASBA Policy - Please review the rules that the American Southdown Breeders Association has adopted for use at its National and Regional Junior Southdown shows.
2016 AJSA Events
Ambassador Online Sale – Check out the AJSA Ambassador Online Sale, hosted by Willoughby Sales, on April 18, 2016. The sale is organized by the AJSA Ambassador team who solicit breeders from across the United States to offer an elite set of ewe lambs. This is a great opportunity to help support the AJSA as portions of each sale go to support youth activities throughout the year.
Junior National Southdown Futurity Kick-Off – Make plans to attend the Junior National Southdown Futurity Kick-Off following the National Southdown Sale on April 30th in Richmond, IN. The 2016 season kicks off with this great opportunity for kids to collect futurity points on ewes and wethers. Last year almost $9,000 was awarded back to juniors who participated in the “Pot ‘O Gold” futurity. For more information, check out the Futurity page.
National Junior Southdown Show – Held in conjunction with the All American Junior Show, plan to attend the premier junior breeding sheep show in the country. More than just a sheep show, kids from all across the United States come together to compete in judging contests, skillathons, promotional contests, 3 on 3 basketball, and much more. The 2016 All American will be held in East Lansing, Michigan on July 1st – 3rd.
Western Regional Junior Southdown Show – The San Diego County Fair in California is once again hosting the Western Regional Junior Southdown Show. Visit the ASBA Calendar for more show entry information.
Northeastern Junior Regional Southdown Show – Check out the Northeastern Junior Regional Southdown Show held with the Northeast Youth Sheep Show in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Complete with a fleece show, Skillathon, quiz bowl contest, and sheep show, there is a lot to participate in. For more information, visit the ASBA Calendar.
Midwest Junior Regional Southdown Show – Make plans to attend the Midwest Junior Regional Southdown Show at the 2016 Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival on September 11th. Junior Southdown members can enjoy a fun social organized by the Wisconsin Southdown Association. Kids are also encouraged to participate in the judging contest, Skillathon, photo contest, lamb lead, and other events being held during the Wool Festival.
North American International Livestock Expo Southdown Junior Show – The NAILE is a culmination of ASBA events for the year in a final showdown! Held at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center in Louisville, the 2016 Southdown events will be held from November 11th – 14th. The NAILE Southdown Junior Show is the final event for futurity participants to receive points and winners of the “Pot ‘O Gold” are announced following the show. Kids can also take part in the Southdown Skillathon and enjoy a Junior Social organized by the AJSA Ambassadors. The NAILE is also home to the ASBA Annual Social and Meeting along with the Stars of Louisville Ewe Sale. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get connected with breeders and families from across America.