Pacific Northwest Regional Miniature Hereford Show: 12 Years of Tradition

This year, the Oregon State Fair celebrated its 12th Annual Open Mini show, now recognized as the Pacific Northwest Regional Miniature Hereford Show. I would like to extend a special thank you to the exhibitors new to showing (Allen Family Farms, Cornerstone Acres, and members of the Silverton FFA) as well as the greatest appreciation for the continued exhibitors.
The PNW Regional show commenced with move-in on Monday, August 29, followed by Weights and Measures on Tuesday morning. Our terrific tradition of a coffee, orange juice, and doughnut breakfast continued each morning and was sponsored this year by PJ Ranch, Silver Peaks Farm, and Allen Family Farms. Tuesday night, all of our exhibitors and their families met at the Roadhouse Grill for a no-host Breeders Dinner where everyone had the opportunity to catch up with old friends. Wednesday was dedicated to preparing for the show, talking with the public, and just relaxing. It was the mini’s turn to show off on Thursday morning, beginning at 9:00 with the Open Junior Showmanship contest. We had 15 participants ranging from ages 3 to 18, competing in four separate age brackets; our winners are Bailey Geniesse in the Peewee division, Mikayla Geniesse as a Junior, Kylee Williams in the Intermediate, and our Senior division winner, Kelsey Potter. Kelsey is also our two-time Overall Grand Champion Showman–Congratulations! The Open Mini show began promptly at 10:00. After the completion of the show and photographs, our exhibitors gathered for an End of the Trail Luncheon featuring pizza and the drawings for our raffle baskets, proceeds of which contribute to the Junior and Open shows.
I would also like to recognize some of our show sponsors: MHBA, Abiqua Animal Clinic, Sweet Sippin’ Acres, PJ Ranch, DuVal Farms, Mt. Angel Meat Company, Eric & Erin Eldridge, Glen & Jeanette Nichol, Potter Auto Specialties, Allen Family Farms, Louetta Shiplet, Straitside Ranch, as well as Tony & Kim Brooks.
The PNW Regional show is an excellent exhibition for anyone wanting to experience a friendly show atmosphere with plenty of marketing opportunities to the public. I highly encourage everyone to come to the OSF next year for a truly wonderful show!

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