Want to hold a breed show? None in your area?
Breed shows are a fantastic avenue for breed promotion. Funds are raised by the breeders participating, other members, businesses and a portion of each MGBA membership is contributed to that memberships state for shows and promotions if required.
The first steps.. Contact your state MGBA show manager or a committee member if your state does not have one and let them know what the town is that you are looking to host as she might have some inside knowledge on that show or have some information already for you.
Things to think about before taking the next step will be raising funds for trophies (you must provide or get a few studs to pitch in or get a business sponsor), ribbons (some show societies supply these), a judge (we can help you or you can find a judge in your area of another breed and have them MGBA approved, ask a committee member how or visit the judges page on this website), a steward (can be anyone, husband, friend etc member or not).
Contact the local show society, introduce yourself and let them know that you are from the MGBA and find out if they are interested in having a Miniature Goat Section. If the show society says yes and you want to go ahead with the show, you must email the committee to have the show as an approved MGBA show. Once this is done you can now set up your show!
If the show society is interested, they will usually ask for an Email with your requirements on the day, you will need help with this and the show manager or contact will put something together for you. The show society that you have applied to will usually take this to their next meeting and let you know the outcome and if they can support the breed classes and fulfill the requirements. Once this is approved you can contact some local breeders (we recomened up to 5 hrs from the show) to see if they would be interested in participating in the show to see if there will be people to support the show with entries. If you have at least couple of studs interested in showing their goats, contact the MGBA state show manager or MGBA secretary again to let her know you have had the show approved and that you would like to go ahead or you can s.
Someone on the committee will organise contact for you with someone that can guide you in setting up a show or will advise you themselves. Your show will then be advertised on the MGBA website show page with it's own class schedule.