Saathoff wins Premier Show­case

Times-Record - - FRONT PAGE - By ABBY AN­DREWS aan­drews@car­o­line­times­record.com

— Caro­line Saathoff, of Denton, won this year’s Premier Show­man­ship com­pe­ti­tion at the Caro­line-Dorch­ester County Fair.

Held Fri­day, Aug. 3, the event brings to­gether the grand cham­pion show­man win­ners from the fair’s four live­stock shows — sheep, goats, beef and swine — to com­pete for pre­miere show­man.

Started in 1994, the com­pe­ti­tion is an in­cen­tive for par­tic­i­pants to learn

show­man­ship for all species.

Saathoff, the win­ner of this year’s beef and swine shows, com­peted against Cheyenne Wells, of Denton, the win­ner of this year’s sheep show, and Jake Faass, of Denton, the win­ner of this year’s goat show.

Kon­nar Miller, of Smiths­burg, judged the com­pe­ti­tion, award­ing points to each com­peti­tor as they all showed sheep, cat­tle, goats and pigs.

Saathoff, 16, said this was her fourth year com­pet­ing in the Premier Show­man­ship event and her first win.

Saathoff said she shows pigs and cat­tle, so it was a bit stress­ful to have to show the goats and sheep, es­pe­cially when the an­i­mals did not want to co­op­er­ate.

“This means so much,” said Saathoff, who has par­tic­i­pated in 4-H since the third grade. “I’ve been want­ing this for a long time.”

PHOTO BY ABBY AN­DREWS

Caro­line Saathoff, cen­ter, won the Premier Show­man­ship com­pe­ti­tion at this year’s Caro­line-Dorch­ester County Fair. Also com­pet­ing were Cheyenne Wells, left, and Jake Faass, right.

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