Three skill-set divisions for clipping
Basic Clipping and Show Ring Protocol – (For the beginner)
Before anyone can become a “Pro” you need to learn the basics. Participants in this group will work with volunteers and professionals to learn the basics of body clipping an animal. You are not judged in any way on the appearance of your animals clip job. Participants should bring a raw (unclipped) animal to take full advantage of this session. Participants in this group will learn basic show ring protocol by working with volunteers and professionals. After the instruction session you will have the opportunity to work hands-on with your heifer in the show ring under their supervision so that they can further teach and help you to understand what you have learned.
Intro to Advanced Clipping and Showing Techniques-(For the in-betweener)
So you’ve mastered basic clipping and can fully body clip your animal on your own but aren’t ready to compete in the TIMED “Purina Fit-Out Challenge”? Then this group is for you! Participants in this group will be given time to body clip their animal (ON THEIR OWN) in 2 different segments and then will have the opportunity to see a topline demonstration by a professional. Following that you will have some time to work on your own topline under the guidance of the professionals. Participants must bring a raw (unclipped) animal and demonstrate that they have the ability to fully body clip her on their own to participate in this session. Participants in this group will also have the chance to work with volunteers and professionals to help further their showing knowledge and techniques used in the show ring. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 11 YEARS OLD AND HAVE 3 YEARS OF SHOWMANSHIP EXPERIENCE TO TAKE PART IN THIS SESSION.
Advanced Clipping/Purina Fit-Out Challenge- (for the “seasoned” participant)
Put your clipping skills to the test in this TIMED CONTEST to compete for awesome prizes! In this group you will have an hour and a half to fully body clip your animal ON YOUR OWN. Then you will have the opportunity to see a topline and hair blending demonstration by a professional. Participants will then take that knowledge and go to work on their own animals under the guidance of the professionals. The Purina Fit-Out Challenge will be judged as Class 1 at the start of the show and will be judged on the following: 75% body clipping and 25% topline and hair blending. Because this is a contest the only clipping allowed to be done is in the time allotted. Anyone clipping at any other time will be disqualified. Participants must bring a raw (unclipped) animal to participate in this session.
***PARTICIPANTS WILL BE CLIPPING AT THE SAME TIME SO EVERY PARTICIPANT NEEDS THEIR OWN SET OF LARGE ANIMAL CLIPPERS!