2019 New England North American Cashmere Goat Show
CGA’s New England
North American Cashmere Goat Show
at the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
The Cashmere Goat Association held its annual cashmere goat show on October 6th in Tunbridge, Vermont. Fifty-three goats from ten farms traveled from New York, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Virginia to compete and receive assessment from our judge, Wendy Pieh, current CGA President and co-owner of Springtide Cashmere in Bremen, Maine. Most of the fleeces were assessed with the combined CGA/NWCA International Fleece Show on Friday and Saturday, with pen judging Saturday afternoon
Youth Showmanship and Caprine Challenge
Youth have become the strongest component of CGA’s Tunbridge Show with eighteen youth from New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Virginia and ranging in age from seven to eighteen participating in Youth Showmanship. Mika Ingerman of Burlington, VT, served as the judge for these classes. The group was divided by age into Senior and Junior Showmen.
The Caprine Challenge obstacle course, intended to show participants’ skills in leading their goats over a variety of unexpected challenges, followed – open to youth and adult participants. Fifteen goat handlers made the attempt, including some bystanders who were encouraged to try, too. Loriann Fell of Stockton, NJ, took the First-Place medallion, leading PHF Toffee, Nate Baker took the Second leading CSM Missy, and Paisley Ashland of Lovettsville, VA took Third.
You can see detailed 2019 show results here.