Want to participate?
All students are welcome to sign up. Both experienced and inexperienced people are welcome. The students that have no background in showing animals are placed in groups and receive help from experienced show persons to learn how to properly show their animal. Then students spend a few weeks training their assigned animal before the show. On the day of the show, the competitors are placed in novice and experienced heats according to their background experience. The preliminary heats are run in the morning followed by a lunch break. Then in the afternoon the Championship show for each animal is followed by a Grand Championship show.
There are 4 categories of animals you could show including:
Champion and Reserve Champion winners will participate in an All-Around Show (showing all animals shown on that Show day, plus a mystery animal).
We use a combination of university-owned and privately-owned animals in the show. For beef and dairy heifers, we must now depend entirely on local farmers lending us their animals due to changes in university policy.
First time showing?
Check out the information below from Nova Scotia 4H that has a few tips for each species at College Royal!