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Youth Points Guidelines 



How do I sign up for the IBGA Youth Challenge Series? It’s simple, come to the shows, sign up for a membership and start showing! All youth members are automatically eligible to start earning points!

Do I have to be a member of the IBGA? Yes, at least an annual Junior Membership is required to show in our junior shows and be eligible for the IBGA Youth Challenge Series. A Junior Member may also be a part of a family/farm membership.


Do I have to be a member of the ABGA or USBGA or any other association? No, the only membership required for participation in the program is an IBGA Membership (Junior or Farm/Family)


Do my goats have to be registered? No, goats do not have to be registered with any association to compete in either Showmanship or Market Goat classes. Breeding does must be registered with the National registry sanctioning the open show.


What does it cost? $15 for Annual Junior Membership or $35 for Farm/Family Membership (choice), plus applicable show fees.


What happens if there is a tie? If there is a tie in the Market Goat Exhibitor Points program, all awards will be combined and split between the tying winners, monetary awards will be totaled and split evenly. The show committee will determine how any non-monetary awards are divided. A tie in the showmanship division will be broken by a “show off” prior to the awards ceremony at the fall classic.


When are the qualifying shows? The qualifying shows are held during the spring/summer each year. Currently the Youth Challenge Series is set up to include all IBGA Summer Show Series Shows, and any IBGA Sanctioned Shows designated as points shows. Please visit our Event Calendar page for a current schedule of qualifying shows.


Where are the qualifying shows held? The qualifying shows are held throughout the state of Indiana. Please check our website for current show locations.


How do I know if I’ve won any awards? Winners will be posted on the website shortly after the final show of the season concludes.

What type of awards are given? Cash and merchandise awards are routinely given to our winners thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.


When do I get my awards? Awards are presented to the winners during our annual Awards Ceremony.


When and where is the awards ceremony held? The Annual Youth Challenge Series Awards Ceremony date/location will be announced at least 60 days in advance. Every effort is made to ensure that the ceremony is held in a central location that is easily accessible to all members. Please check our event calendar or contact the Show Secretary for more information.


Do I have to attend the awards ceremony? The high point winners and reserve high point winners MUST be present at the Awards Ceremony in order to receive the Awards. If any winning exhibitor is NOT present, the award will be given to the next eligible junior exhibitor. In the event of a valid reason for not attending (i.e. illness or injury) a family member may receive the award for the winner.

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