Hinckley resident Sophia Schrubb and her award-winning pygmy goat.
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4-H members who entered animals in this year’s Pygmy Goat Show at the Medina County Fair raised and trained their goats as if they were a household pet.
During the showmanship portion of the show Tuesday, participants were judged on how they presented themselves and their animals. They had to have knowledge of their goat, because they were asked questions during the show, which affected their ranking.
“This is my ninth year showing,” Sophia Schrubb of Hinckley said.
“Training goats is just like training any other pet. Our show differs from other animal shows because we do not auction our animals off but instead we keep them as pets.”
There were five showmanship categories:
- Senior Showmanship, age 14 and older; first, Sophia Schrubb;
- Intermediate Showmanship, ages 12-14; first, Spencer Schrubb;
- Junior Showmanship, age 11 and younger; first, Macie Dickerson;
- Beginner Showmanship, kids of all ages who were showing for the first time; first, Emalee English;
- Champions Showmanship for all first-place winners; winner, Sophia Schrubb.
Jiya Doshi, a sophomore at Brunswick High School, is one of more than 50 student “backpack journalists” (grades 6-12) in the award-winning BEAT Video Program. The program is sponsored by Scene75 (www.scene75.com), RPM, Plum Creek Assisted Living Community, Baskets Galore, Danbury Senior Living, Brunswick Eagles 3505, 100+ Women Who Care Medina, and the Brunswick Rotary Club. Go to www.thebeat22.com to learn more about the program, or visit https://thebeat.viebit.com to view videos produced by the students.
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