Published On: Wed, Aug 2nd, 2017

Area 4-Hers learn the ins, and outs of showing sheep

Despite having some troubles in the show ring, Jordynn Urwiler earned the Reserve Champion award in Junior Showmanship this year.

HARTINGTON — A few difficulties didn’t stop a Laurel girl from winning one of the top ribbons in the Sheep Show.
Jordynn Urwiler, 13 years old, took home the Reserve Champion purple rosette ribbon in Showmanship at the Sheep Show during the Cedar County Fair.
Urwiler kept her eye on the judge as she showed her sheep during the Intermediate Showmanship competition. She took time to make sure her sheep’s legs were in place as the participants lined up for the judge to get a closer look at the sheep.
Showing “Moe,” a market wither born in March, wasn’t necessarily an easy task for Urwiler. At one point during the show, Moe jumped and tried to get away but Urwiler had a good hold on the sheep’s head with one hand and below the sheep’s jaw with her other hand. And then toward the end of the competition, her sheep refused to turn and follow the other sheep as they walked around the show ring so the judge could see how they moved. Jordynn insisted and the sheep finally gave in.

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