the 2006 AGM in Springfield, Missouri, it was decided
that a committee would be formed to review the grooming
and showmanship standards that had been in place since
members were: Rick Seydel (Chairman), Pam Malcuit, Marvin
Johnson, Mary Young, Gene Pittman, Wendy Fultz, John
Foley, Dick Clark, Joanie Storck, and Roberta Wieringa.
discussed their views and then a survey was prepared
that covered a wide variety of grooming and showmanship
topics. The survey was sent to 71 members of the ADCA
that have shown cattle in various ADCA sanctioned shows
since 2003. The topic that was most controversial was
body clipping. There seemed to be a wide variety of
opinions on what should or should not be allowed. (To
help clear up some confusion, clipping is defined as
trimming the hair all the same length with either a
scissors or trimmers. Whereas, fitting is sculpting
and shaping the coat with trimmers and using adhesive,
sprays, etc to help shape the coat.)
were presented to the Board of Directors and members
in attendance at the 2007 AGM held in Grand Junction,
Colorado in June.
It was not
the intention of the committee to discourage anyone
from showing their animal. However, to make this breed
appear more professional in the show ring, we wanted
to try to set some guidelines that would allow us to
present our animals in the best possible way. Our goal
is to have a DVD in the future that members can purchase
that will help explain and demonstrate how to groom
an animal from start to finish.
new Show and Grooming Guidelines go into effect immediately
and they are a work in progress.
ADCA Show and Grooming Guidelines are:
fees and/or commissions will be established by the Show
and Sale Committee and published in advance.
are encouraged to present their cattle in a professional
manner that will show the pride the owner has in their
animals and in the breed. All animals must be at a minimum,
washed and brushed.
C. The same
grooming guidelines will apply to the AGM Video Show.
is left up to the discretion of the owner as long as
they abide by the items that are prohibited. - see below
E. The Showmanship
attire - see below