Regional Show Rules & Regulations

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Regional Show Process

Each year 8 state fairs or livestock shows around the country are invited by the ASA to be Invitational Point Accumulation Event (PACE) Shows. These 8 shows are designated in 8 different regions of the US and rotate yearly within that region. Additionally, there are 6 Major PACE Shows held at national-level which are non-rotational shows. Shorthorn exhibitors accumulated points throughout the year based on their winnings and the show and number of animals exhibited. The points accumulated give animals the opportunity for an All-American distinction.

How does a show become a PACE show?
The Invitational PACE Show process begins about two years in advance of the current show season. Each year at the National Show, the ASA Senior Show Committee discusses the show roster for the next show season. Their recommendations will be given to the ASA Board of Directors, who will discuss it at their next meeting in the Spring. Letters are usually sent out in the fall of the year prior to the desired show date.

What does this mean for you?
It is never too early to start working with your state/regional fair in bringing a PACE show to your state. Call the show staff of the fair you would like to be a designated PACE show, and explain some reasons for wanting the PACE Show designation including:

  • Attracting high quality cattle from across the country to the fair
  • Bringing in more exhibitors who would not ordinarily come
  • Gaining more premium money for the exhibitors – ASA provides premium support
  • Gaining exposure for the show since it will be listed in the Shorthorn Country and on the ASA website
  • Makes it convenient for local breeders to compete for All-American titles

Make sure the fair staff understands that they could become a PACE show for the following season, and that this would be a one-time designation. They can be nominated as another PACE Show for a later show season, but it’s important for them to understand this is a one-time distinction, not permanent PACE status.

Direct the show staff here, to the ASA website, to look over the Guidelines and Classification, as these are two resources that all PACE Shows must use. Then the show staff should write a brief letter to the ASA requesting PACE status for their show. The ASA would prefer the PACE requests come from the show staff rather than the state association or local breeder, because it is the show staff who are going to have to adhere to the PACE Guidelines and work with the ASA to carry-out the event. Ideally, letters from the state fairs should be received in the ASA office in September/October to be able to be presented to the Show Committee in a timely manner.

Guidelines


Super Regional Show Guidelines for Fairs & Expos
Effective for the 2014-15 Show Season

  1. Please send a complete Premium Report to the ASA at the completion of the show. See Premium Book Statements below.
    1. Requirements that must be included in the Premium Report
      1. Animal registration number
      2. Exhibitor Name, City, State
      3. Amount paid by show
  2. The Fair must adhere to the Super Regional Show Classifications that are provided by the ASA. Age divisions (ie. Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, Senior) are not flexible.
  3. The ASA will recommend two judges in their order of preference to judge the Super Regional show. The Fair must select a judge from the list submitted by the ASA. The judges are to be contacted in order of preference.
  4. The Fair will pay the judge’s expenses and honorarium for judging.
  5. If any item in the Super Regional Show Guidelines is not fully adapted and adhered to, the ASA Board of Directors can revoke the Regional Show status at any time.

Regional Show Guidelines for Fairs and Expos
Effective for the 2014-15 Show Season

  1. Please send a complete Premium Report to the ASA at the completion of the show. See Premium Book Statements below
    1. Requirements that must be included in the Premium Report
      1. Animal registration number
      2. Exhibitor Name, City, State
      3. Amount paid by show
  2. The Fair must adhere to the Regional Show Classifications that are provided by the ASA. Age divisions (ie. Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, Senior) are not flexible.
  3. The ASA will recommend two judges in their order of preference to judge the Regional show. The Fair must select a judge from the list submitted by the ASA. The judges are to be contacted in order of preference.
  4. The Fair will pay the judge’s expenses and honorarium for judging.
  5. If any item in the Regional Show Guidelines is not fully adapted and adhered to, the ASA Board of Directors can revoke the Regional Show status at any time.

Show Classifications


Super Regional Show Guidelines for Fairs and Expos
Effective for the 2015-16 Show Season

  1. The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) will not provide premium support.
  2. Please send a complete Show Report to the ASA at the completion of the show.
    1. Requirements that must be included in the Show Report
      1. Animal registration number
      2. Exhibitor Name, City, State
      3. Class Placings
      4. Division Winners
      5. Champion & Reserve Bulls and Females
  3. The Fair must adhere to the Regional Show Classifications that are provided by the ASA. Age divisions (ie. Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, Senior, Cow/Calf) are not flexible.
  4. The ASA will provide a list of judges if the show prefers.
  5. The Fair will pay the judge’s expenses and honorarium for judging.
  6. If any item in the Regional Show Guidelines is not fully adapted and adhered to, the ASA Board of Directors can revoke the Regional Show status at any time.

Super Regional Show Classifications
Purebred Shorthorn
Show Season – April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016

  • All cattle must be purebred and have an original American Shorthorn Association registration paper (no copies or faxes accepted) to be eligible to show.
  • The Fair must adhere to these Show Classifications regardless of entry numbers. Age divisions (ie. Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Junior, Senior) are not flexible.
  • No exhibitor shall be permitted to win more than two prizes in any one class.
  • All animals must be registered as the property of the exhibitor in the records of the American Shorthorn Association by the time of the Fair or Show. Please refer to specific show guidelines for a junior show ownership deadline.
  • Animals in a Junior Show may only be in the sole name of the individual exhibitor.
  • Individual animals shown in all of the group classes listed below must have been entered and shown in one of the following classes for single animals. Multiple owned animals must be exhibited in the name of all owners. Family bred and raised animals entered by juniors in Junior Classes and subsequently entered in Open classes may be treated as family entries in group classes.
  • All Shows held on or after October 1st of the show year must have Late and Early Spring Calf Championships added to the Division Championships, and seven Champions will be available for consideration for Grand Champion Awards.
  • All Shorthorns are subject to a tattoo inspection by representatives of the ASA. All Shorthorns and Polled Shorthorns are also subject to an age inspection if deemed necessary by the ASA and the decision of the examining veterinarian is final. Use of artificial fins on show animals is not permitted.

IMPORTANT: Each of the following classes MAY be broken into multiple classes to accommodate large numbers of entries, but separate classes may NOT be combined into one. For example, there MAY be four “Junior Heifer Calf” classes, but there may NOT be one single “Spring Heifer Calf” class (combining Late and Early Spring calves).

Female Classes – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining thereto.
Class 1. Late Spring Heifer Calves – calved after May 1, 2015
Class 2. Late Spring Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 1
Class 3. Late Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 1
Class 4. Early Spring Heifer Calves – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2015
Class 5. Early Spring Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 4
Class 6. Early Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 4
Class 7. Junior Heifer Calves – calved between January 1 and February 29, 2015
Class 8. Junior Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 7
Class 9. Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Class 7
Class 10. Winter Heifer Calves – calved between November 1 and December 31, 2014
Class 11. Senior Heifer Calves – calved between September 1 and October 31, 2014
Class 12. Senior Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 10 & 11
Class 13. Senior Heifer Calf Res. Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 10 & 11
Class 14. Summer Yearling Females – calved between July 1 and August 31, 2014
Class 15. Late Spring Yearling Females – calved between May 1 and June 30, 2014
Class 16. Intermediate Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 14 & 15
Class 17. Reserve Intermediate Champion Female – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 14 & 15
Class 18. Early Spring Yearling Females – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2014
Class 19. Junior Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners from Class 18
Class 20. Reserve Junior Champion Female – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Class 18
Class 21. Junior Yearling Females – calved between January 1 and February 28, 2014
Class 22. Senior Yearling Females – calved between September 1 and December 31, 2013
Class 23. Senior Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 21 & 22
Class 24. Reserve Senior Champion Female – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 21 & 22
Class 25. Grand Champion Heifer – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion females
Class 26. Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion and Reserve Champion females
Class 27. Two-Year Old Cow/Calf Class – cows born between January 1, 2013 – August 31, 2013
Class 28. Three-Four Year Old Cow/Calf Class – cows born between January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012
Both Cow and calf must be Purebred Shorthorn – Calf age may not exceed 280 days of age on show day.
Class 29. Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 27 & 28
Class 30. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair chosen form 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 27 & 28
Class 31. Grand Champion Shorthorn Female chosen from Grand Champion Heifer and Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair
Class 32. Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Female chosen from Grand and Reserve Champion Heifer and Grand and Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair
Class 33. Group of Two Females – bred and owned or co-owned by the breeder (exhibitor)

Senior/Junior Yearling Pregnancy Rule for exhibitors at all Open shows: Any senior/junior yearling female 28 months of age or older on or before the date of the show must have a registered purebred natural calf at side and must be shown with calf. If purebred Senior/Junior Yearling has a ShorthornPlus calf at side, it is not eligible for the Purebred Shorthorn Show, however it is eligible for the ShorthornPlus show if such show is available. All females 20 months of age on or before the date of the Super Regional show need to have a 60 day pregnancy verification signed by an accredited, non-owner veterinarian at the time the female is processed for the show. Exhibitors may be asked to present said verification upon the request of the Show officials or ASA representatives. If verification cannot be produced, the female may be allowed to participate if the exhibitor can produce a qualified veterinarian to examine the female at the show site, and verify a 60-day pregnancy. Any infractions against this rule will lead to disqualification of that animal for that specific show.
Bull Classes – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining thereto.
Class 34. Late Spring Bull Calves – calved after May 1, 2015
Class 35. Late Spring Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 34
Class 36. Late Spring Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 34
Class 37. Early Spring Bull Calves – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2015
Class 38. Early Spring Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 37
Class 39. Early Spring Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 37
Class 40. Junior Bull Calves – calved between January 1 and February 29, 2015
Class 41. Junior Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 40
Class 42. Junior Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Class 40
Class 43. Winter Bull Calves – calved between November 1 and December 31, 2014
Class 44. Senior Bull Calves – calved between September 1 and October 31, 2014
Class 45. Senior Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 43 & 44
Class 46. Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Classes 43 & 44
Class 47. Summer Yearling Bulls – calved between July 1 and August 31, 2014
Class 48. Late Spring Yearling Bulls – calved between May 1 and June 30, 2014
Class 49. Intermediate Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 47 & 48
Class 50. Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 47 & 48
Class 51. Early Spring Yearling Bulls – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2014
Class 52. Junior Yearling Bulls – calved between January 1 and February 28, 2014
Class 53. Junior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 51 & 52
Class 54. Reserve Junior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 51 & 52
Class 55. Senior Yearling Bull – calved between July 1 and December 31, 2013
Class 56. Two-Year-Old Bulls – calved between January 1 and June 30, 2013
Class 57. Senior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 55 & 56
Class 58. Reserve Senior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 55 & 56
Class 59. Grand Champion Bull – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion bulls
Class 60. Reserve Grand Champion Bull – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion and Reserve Champion bulls
Class 61. Group of Two Bulls – bred and owned or co-owned by the breeder (exhibitor)
Class 62. Super Cow Class – class should consist of two offspring of either or same sex of show age classification. Offspring do not need to be owned by the same exhibitor. No more than one pair from each cow can win a prize in the class.
Class 63. Get-Of-Sire Class – class should consist of three offspring of either or same sex of any age from the same sire. Offspring do not need to be owned by the same exhibitor. No more than one group from each sire can win a prize in the class.
Class 64. Breeders Herd – Owned or co-owned by the exhibitor or working family (ie Father, Mother, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts & Uncles).

Super Regional Show Classifications
ShorthornPlus
Show Season – April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016

  • All cattle must be registered ShorthornPlus (green paper). ShorthornPlus animals must be 50% Shorthorn blood concentration or higher to be eligible for ShorthornPlus shows.
  • The Fair must adhere to these Show Classifications regardless of entry numbers. Age divisions (ie. Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Junior, Senior) are not flexible.
  • No exhibitor shall be permitted to win more than two prizes in any one class.
  • All animals must be registered as the property of the exhibitor in the records of the American Shorthorn Association by the time of the Fair or Show. Please refer to specific show guidelines for a junior show ownership deadline.
  • Animals in a Junior Show may only be in the sole name of the individual exhibitor.
  • Individual animals shown in all of the group classes listed below must have been entered and shown in one of the following classes for single animals. Multiple owned animals must be exhibited in the name of all owners. Family bred and raised animals entered by juniors in Junior Classes and subsequently entered in Open classes may be treated as family entries in group classes.
  • All Shows held on or after October 1st of the show year must have Late and Early Spring Calf Championships added to the Division Championships, and seven Champions will be available for consideration for Grand Champion Awards.
  • All Shorthorns are subject to a tattoo inspection by representatives of the ASA. All Shorthorns and Polled Shorthorns are also subject to an age inspection if deemed necessary by the ASA and the decision of the examining veterinarian is final. Use of artificial fins on show animals is not permitted.

IMPORTANT: Each of the following classes MAY be broken into multiple classes to accommodate large numbers of entries, but separate classes may NOT be combined into one. For example, there MAY be four “Junior Heifer Calf” classes, but there may NOT be one single “Spring Heifer Calf” class (combining Late and Early Spring calves).

Female Classes – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining thereto.
Class 1. Late Spring Heifer Calves – calved after May 1, 2015
Class 2. Late Spring Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 1
Class 3. Late Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 1
Class 4. Early Spring Heifer Calves – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2015
Class 5. Early Spring Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 4
Class 6. Early Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 4
Class 7. Junior Heifer Calves – calved between January 1 and February 29, 2015
Class 8. Junior Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 7
Class 9. Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Class 7
Class 10. Winter Heifer Calves – calved between November 1 and December 31, 2014
Class 11. Senior Heifer Calves – calved between September 1 and October 31, 2014
Class 12. Senior Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 10 & 11
Class 13. Senior Heifer Calf Res. Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 10 & 11
Class 14. Summer Yearling Females – calved between July 1 and August 31, 2014
Class 15. Late Spring Yearling Females – calved between May 1 and June 30, 2014
Class 16. Intermediate Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 14 & 15
Class 17. Reserve Intermediate Champion Female – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 14 & 15
Class 18. Early Spring Yearling Females – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2014
Class 19. Junior Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners from Class 18
Class 20. Reserve Junior Champion Female – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Class 18
Class 21. Junior Yearling Females – calved between January 1 and February 28, 2014
Class 22. Senior Yearling Females – calved between September 1 and December 31, 2013
Class 23. Senior Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 21 & 22
Class 24. Reserve Senior Champion Female – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 21 & 22
Class 25. Grand Champion Heifer – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion females
Class 26. Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion and Reserve Champion females
Class 27. Two-Year Old Cow/Calf Class – cows born between January 1, 2013 – August 31, 2013
Class 28. Three-Four Year Old Cow/Calf Class – cows born between January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012
Both Cow and calf must be Purebred Shorthorn – Calf age may not exceed 280 days of age on show day.
Class 29. Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 27 & 28
Class 30. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair chosen form 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 27 & 28
Class 31. Grand Champion Shorthorn Female chosen from Grand Champion Heifer and Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair
Class 32. Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Female chosen from Grand and Reserve Champion Heifer and Grand and Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair

Class 33. Group of Two Females – bred and owned or co-owned by the breeder (exhibitor)

Senior/Junior Yearling Pregnancy Rule for exhibitors at all Open shows: Any senior/junior yearling female 28 months of age or older on or before the date of the show must have a registered Shorthorn or ShorthornPlus natural calf at side and must be shown with calf. If purebred Senior/Junior Yearling has a ShorthornPlus calf at side, it is not eligible for the Purebred Shorthorn Show, however it is eligible for the ShorthornPlus show if such show is available. All females 20 months of age on or before the date of the Super Regional show need to have a 60 day pregnancy verification signed by an accredited, non-owner veterinarian at the time the female is processed for the show. Exhibitors may be asked to present said verification upon the request of the Show officials or ASA representatives. If verification cannot be produced, the female may be allowed to participate if the exhibitor can produce a qualified veterinarian to examine the female at the show site, and verify a 60-day pregnancy. Any infractions against this rule will lead to disqualification of that animal for that specific show.

Bull Classes – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining thereto.
Class 34. Late Spring Bull Calves – calved after May 1, 2015
Class 35. Late Spring Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 34
Class 36. Late Spring Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 34
Class 37. Early Spring Bull Calves – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2015
Class 38. Early Spring Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 37
Class 39. Early Spring Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 37
Class 40. Junior Bull Calves – calved between January 1 and February 29, 2015
Class 41. Junior Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 40
Class 42. Junior Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Class 40
Class 43. Winter Bull Calves – calved between November 1 and December 31, 2014
Class 44. Senior Bull Calves – calved between September 1 and October 31, 2014
Class 45. Senior Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 43 & 44
Class 46. Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Classes 43 & 44
Class 47. Summer Yearling Bulls – calved between July 1 and August 31, 2014
Class 48. Late Spring Yearling Bulls – calved between May 1 and June 30, 2014
Class 49. Intermediate Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 47 & 48
Class 50. Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 47 & 48
Class 51. Early Spring Yearling Bulls – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2014
Class 52. Junior Yearling Bulls – calved between January 1 and February 28, 2014
Class 53. Junior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 51 & 52
Class 54. Reserve Junior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 51 & 52
Class 55. Senior Yearling Bull – calved between July 1 and December 31, 2013
Class 56. Two-Year-Old Bulls – calved between January 1 and June 30, 2013
Class 57. Senior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 55 & 56
Class 58. Reserve Senior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 55 & 56
Class 59. Grand Champion Bull – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion bulls
Class 60. Reserve Grand Champion Bull – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion and Reserve Champion bulls
Class 61. Group of Two Bulls – bred and owned or co-owned by the breeder (exhibitor)
Class 62. Super Cow Class – class should consist of two offspring of either or same sex of show age classification. Offspring do not need to be owned by the same exhibitor. No more than one pair from each cow can win a prize in the class.
Class 63. Get-Of-Sire Class – class should consist of three offspring of either or same sex of any age from the same sire. Offspring do not need to be owned by the same exhibitor. No more than one group from each sire can win a prize in the class.
Class 64. Breeders Herd – Owned or co-owned by the exhibitor or working family (ie Father, Mother, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts & Uncles).

Regional Show Classifications
Purebred Shorthorn
Show Season – April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016

  • All cattle must be purebred and have an original American Shorthorn Association registration paper (no copies or faxes accepted) to be eligible to show.
  • The Fair must adhere to these Show Classifications regardless of entry numbers. Age divisions (ie. Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Junior, Senior) are not flexible.
  • No exhibitor shall be permitted to win more than two prizes in any one class.
  • All animals must be registered as the property of the exhibitor in the records of the American Shorthorn Association by the time of the Fair or Show. Please refer to specific show guidelines for a junior show ownership deadline.
  • Animals in a Junior Show may only be in the sole name of the individual exhibitor.
  • Individual animals shown in all of the group classes listed below must have been entered and shown in one of the following classes for single animals. Multiple owned animals must be exhibited in the name of all owners. Family bred and raised animals entered by juniors in Junior Classes and subsequently entered in Open classes may be treated as family entries in group classes.
  • All Shows held on or after October 1st of the show year must have Late and Early Spring Calf Championships added to the Division Championships, and seven Champions will be available for consideration for Grand Champion Awards.
  • All Shorthorns are subject to a tattoo inspection by representatives of the ASA. All Shorthorns and Polled Shorthorns are also subject to an age inspection if deemed necessary by the ASA and the decision of the examining veterinarian is final. Use of artificial fins on show animals is not permitted.

IMPORTANT: Each of the following classes MAY be broken into multiple classes to accommodate large numbers of entries, but separate classes may NOT be combined into one. For example, there MAY be four “Junior Heifer Calf” classes, but there may NOT be one single “Spring Heifer Calf” class (combining Late and Early Spring calves).

Female Classes – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining thereto.
Class 1. Late Spring Heifer Calves – calved after May 1, 2015
Class 2. Late Spring Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 1
Class 3. Late Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 1
Class 4. Early Spring Heifer Calves – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2015
Class 5. Early Spring Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 4
Class 6. Early Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 4
Class 7. Junior Heifer Calves – calved between January 1 and February 29, 2015
Class 8. Junior Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 7
Class 9. Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Class 7
Class 10. Winter Heifer Calves – calved between November 1 and December 31, 2014
Class 11. Senior Heifer Calves – calved between September 1 and October 31, 2014
Class 12. Senior Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 10 & 11
Class 13. Senior Heifer Calf Res. Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 10 & 11
Class 14. Summer Yearling Females – calved between July 1 and August 31, 2014
Class 15. Late Spring Yearling Females – calved between May 1 and June 30, 2014
Class 16. Intermediate Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 14 & 15
Class 17. Reserve Intermediate Champion Female – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 14 & 15
Class 18. Early Spring Yearling Females – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2014
Class 19. Junior Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners from Class 18
Class 20. Reserve Junior Champion Female – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Class 18
Class 21. Junior Yearling Females – calved between January 1 and February 28, 2014
Class 22. Senior Yearling Females – calved between September 1 and December 31, 2013
Class 23. Senior Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 21 & 22
Class 24. Reserve Senior Champion Female – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 21 & 22
Class 25. Grand Champion Heifer – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion females
Class 26. Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion and Reserve Champion females
Class 27. Two-Year Old Cow/Calf Class – cows born between January 1, 2013 – August 31, 2013
Class 28. Three-Four Year Old Cow/Calf Class – cows born between January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012
Both Cow and calf must be Purebred Shorthorn – Calf age may not exceed 280 days of age on show day.
Class 29. Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 27 & 28
Class 30. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair chosen form 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 27 & 28
Class 31. Grand Champion Shorthorn Female chosen from Grand Champion Heifer and Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair
Class 32. Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Female chosen from Grand and Reserve Champion Heifer and Grand and Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair
Class 33. Group of Two Females – bred and owned or co-owned by the breeder (exhibitor)

Senior/Junior Yearling Pregnancy Rule for exhibitors at all Open shows: Any senior/junior yearling female 28 months of age or older on or before the date of the show must have a registered purebred natural calf at side and must be shown with calf. If purebred Senior/Junior Yearling has a ShorthornPlus calf at side, it is not eligible for the Purebred Shorthorn Show, however it is eligible for the ShorthornPlus show if such show is available. All females 20 months of age on or before the date of the Super Regional show need to have a 60 day pregnancy verification signed by an accredited, non-owner veterinarian at the time the female is processed for the show. Exhibitors may be asked to present said verification upon the request of the Show officials or ASA representatives. If verification cannot be produced, the female may be allowed to participate if the exhibitor can produce a qualified veterinarian to examine the female at the show site, and verify a 60-day pregnancy. Any infractions against this rule will lead to disqualification of that animal for that specific show.

Bull Classes – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining thereto.
Class 34. Late Spring Bull Calves – calved after May 1, 2015
Class 35. Late Spring Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 34
Class 36. Late Spring Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 34
Class 37. Early Spring Bull Calves – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2015
Class 38. Early Spring Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 37
Class 39. Early Spring Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 37
Class 40. Junior Bull Calves – calved between January 1 and February 29, 2015
Class 41. Junior Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 40
Class 42. Junior Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Class 40
Class 43. Winter Bull Calves – calved between November 1 and December 31, 2014
Class 44. Senior Bull Calves – calved between September 1 and October 31, 2014
Class 45. Senior Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 43 & 44
Class 46. Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Classes 43 & 44
Class 47. Summer Yearling Bulls – calved between July 1 and August 31, 2014
Class 48. Late Spring Yearling Bulls – calved between May 1 and June 30, 2014
Class 49. Intermediate Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 47 & 48
Class 50. Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 47 & 48
Class 51. Early Spring Yearling Bulls – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2014
Class 52. Junior Yearling Bulls – calved between January 1 and February 28, 2014
Class 53. Junior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 51 & 52
Class 54. Reserve Junior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 51 & 52
Class 55. Senior Yearling Bull – calved between July 1 and December 31, 2013
Class 56. Two-Year-Old Bulls – calved between January 1 and June 30, 2013
Class 57. Senior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 55 & 56
Class 58. Reserve Senior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 55 & 56
Class 59. Grand Champion Bull – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion bulls
Class 60. Reserve Grand Champion Bull – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion and Reserve Champion bulls
Class 61. Group of Two Bulls – bred and owned or co-owned by the breeder (exhibitor)
Class 62. Super Cow Class – class should consist of two offspring of either or same sex of show age classification. Offspring do not need to be owned by the same exhibitor. No more than one pair from each cow can win a prize in the class.
Class 63. Get-Of-Sire Class – class should consist of three offspring of either or same sex of any age from the same sire. Offspring do not need to be owned by the same exhibitor. No more than one group from each sire can win a prize in the class.
Class 64. Breeders Herd – Owned or co-owned by the exhibitor or working family (ie Father, Mother, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts & Uncles).

Regional Show Classifications
ShorthornPlus
Show Season – April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016

  • All cattle must be registered ShorthornPlus (green paper). ShorthornPlus animals must be 50% Shorthorn blood concentration or higher to be eligible for ShorthornPlus shows.
  • The Fair must adhere to these Show Classifications regardless of entry numbers. Age divisions (ie. Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Junior, Senior) are not flexible.
  • No exhibitor shall be permitted to win more than two prizes in any one class.
  • All animals must be registered as the property of the exhibitor in the records of the American Shorthorn Association by the time of the Fair or Show. Please refer to specific show guidelines for a junior show ownership deadline.
  • Animals in a Junior Show may only be in the sole name of the individual exhibitor.
  • Individual animals shown in all of the group classes listed below must have been entered and shown in one of the following classes for single animals. Multiple owned animals must be exhibited in the name of all owners. Family bred and raised animals entered by juniors in Junior Classes and subsequently entered in Open classes may be treated as family entries in group classes.
  • All Shows held on or after October 1st of the show year must have Late and Early Spring Calf Championships added to the Division Championships, and seven Champions will be available for consideration for Grand Champion Awards.
  • All Shorthorns are subject to a tattoo inspection by representatives of the ASA. All Shorthorns and Polled Shorthorns are also subject to an age inspection if deemed necessary by the ASA and the decision of the examining veterinarian is final. Use of artificial fins on show animals is not permitted.

IMPORTANT: Each of the following classes MAY be broken into multiple classes to accommodate large numbers of entries, but separate classes may NOT be combined into one. For example, there MAY be four “Junior Heifer Calf” classes, but there may NOT be one single “Spring Heifer Calf” class (combining Late and Early Spring calves).

Female Classes – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining thereto.
Class 1. Late Spring Heifer Calves – calved after May 1, 2015
Class 2. Late Spring Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 1
Class 3. Late Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 1
Class 4. Early Spring Heifer Calves – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2015
Class 5. Early Spring Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 4
Class 6. Early Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 4
Class 7. Junior Heifer Calves – calved between January 1 and February 29, 2015
Class 8. Junior Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 7
Class 9. Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Class 7
Class 10. Winter Heifer Calves – calved between November 1 and December 31, 2014
Class 11. Senior Heifer Calves – calved between September 1 and October 31, 2014
Class 12. Senior Heifer Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 10 & 11
Class 13. Senior Heifer Calf Res. Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 10 & 11
Class 14. Summer Yearling Females – calved between July 1 and August 31, 2014
Class 15. Late Spring Yearling Females – calved between May 1 and June 30, 2014
Class 16. Intermediate Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 14 & 15
Class 17. Reserve Intermediate Champion Female – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 14 & 15
Class 18. Early Spring Yearling Females – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2014
Class 19. Junior Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners from Class 18
Class 20. Reserve Junior Champion Female – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Class 18
Class 21. Junior Yearling Females – calved between January 1 and February 28, 2014
Class 22. Senior Yearling Females – calved between September 1 and December 31, 2013
Class 23. Senior Champion Female – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 21 & 22
Class 24. Reserve Senior Champion Female – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 21 & 22
Class 25. Grand Champion Heifer – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion females
Class 26. Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion and Reserve Champion females
Class 27. Two-Year Old Cow/Calf Class – cows born between January 1, 2013 – August 31, 2013
Class 28. Three-Four Year Old Cow/Calf Class – cows born between January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012
Cow or calf must be ShorthornPlus – Calf age may not exceed 280 days of age on show day.
Class 29. Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 27 & 28
Class 30. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair chosen form 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 27 & 28
Class 31. Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female chosen from Grand Champion Heifer and Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair
Class 32. Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female chosen from Grand and Reserve Champion Heifer and Grand and Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair
Class 33. Group of Two Females – bred and owned or co-owned by the breeder (exhibitor)

Senior/Junior Yearling Pregnancy Rule for exhibitors at all Open shows: Any senior/junior yearling female 28 months of age or older on or before the date of the show must have a registered purebred natural calf at side and must be shown with calf. If purebred Senior/Junior Yearling has a ShorthornPlus calf at side, it is not eligible for the Purebred Shorthorn Show, however it is eligible for the ShorthornPlus show if such show is available. All females 20 months of age on or before the date of the Regional show need to have a 60 day pregnancy verification signed by an accredited, non-owner veterinarian at the time the female is processed for the show. Exhibitors may be asked to present said verification upon the request of the Show officials or ASA representatives. If verification cannot be produced, the female may be allowed to participate if the exhibitor can produce a qualified veterinarian to examine the female at the show site, and verify a 60-day pregnancy. Any infractions against this rule will lead to disqualification of that animal for that specific show.

Bull Classes – Entry in this show binds the exhibitor to all regulations pertaining thereto.
Class 34. Late Spring Bull Calves – calved after May 1, 2015
Class 35. Late Spring Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 34
Class 36. Late Spring Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 34
Class 37. Early Spring Bull Calves – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2015
Class 38. Early Spring Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 37
Class 39. Early Spring Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Class 37
Class 40. Junior Bull Calves – calved between January 1 and February 29, 2015
Class 41. Junior Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Class 40
Class 42. Junior Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Class 40
Class 43. Winter Bull Calves – calved between November 1 and December 31, 2014
Class 44. Senior Bull Calves – calved between September 1 and October 31, 2014
Class 45. Senior Bull Calf Champion – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 43 & 44
Class 46. Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners in Classes 43 & 44
Class 47. Summer Yearling Bulls – calved between July 1 and August 31, 2014
Class 48. Late Spring Yearling Bulls – calved between May 1 and June 30, 2014
Class 49. Intermediate Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 47 & 48
Class 50. Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 47 & 48
Class 51. Early Spring Yearling Bulls – calved between March 1 and April 30, 2014
Class 52. Junior Yearling Bulls – calved between January 1 and February 28, 2014
Class 53. Junior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners from Classes 51 & 52
Class 54. Reserve Junior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st and 2nd place winners from Classes 51 & 52
Class 55. Senior Yearling Bull – calved between July 1 and December 31, 2013
Class 56. Two-Year-Old Bulls – calved between January 1 and June 30, 2013
Class 57. Senior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st place winners in Classes 55 & 56
Class 58. Reserve Senior Champion Bull – chosen from 1st & 2nd place winners in Classes 55 & 56
Class 59. Grand Champion Bull – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion bulls
Class 60. Reserve Grand Champion Bull – chosen from Late Spring Calf, Early Spring Calf, Junior Calf, Senior Calf, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Champion and Reserve Champion bulls
Class 61. Group of Two Bulls – bred and owned or co-owned by the breeder (exhibitor)
Class 62. Super Cow Class – class should consist of two offspring of either or same sex of show age classification. Offspring do not need to be owned by the same exhibitor. No more than one pair from each cow can win a prize in the class
Class 63. Get-Of-Sire Class – class should consist of three offspring of either or same sex of any age from the same sire. Offspring do not need to be owned by the same exhibitor. No more than one group from each sire can win a prize in the class.
Class 64. Breeders Herd – Owned or co-owned by the exhibitor or working family (ie Father, Mother, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts & Uncles).

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Regional Show Map


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