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2018 WSPA Sanctioned Show Rules

  1. Sanctioned shows must submit a Show Agreement to the WSPA by February 1, 2018.

  2. All shows will have 2 options for weighing barrows and crossbred gilts.

    Option 1: The show coordinator will weigh pigs during the morning of the show. Hogs will not be allowed to weigh the night before. This does not require a weigh back of the top 2 placing pigs during exhibition.

    Option 2: Exhibitors will declare the weight at which they would like to show their pig, and a mandatory weigh back of the first 2 placing pigs in class will be enforced. The weigh back will be 10 pounds at all May and June shows.
    Please read each sanctioned show’s rules carefully.

  3. Full show results in an electronic version to be provided to a WSPA representative at the conclusion of the show. A jump drive will be provided for ease of providing this information. Full show results include: complete listing of class placings for every class, including ear notch identification; breed champions; overall top 5 champion gilts and barrows; placing for all individuals who participate in showmanship. (For example, if there are 10 youth in a showmanship class, then placings from 1 to 10 for that class need to be recorded and included in show results submission) Only grand and reserve breed champions (gilts and barrows) can be considered for the selection of overall top 5 gilt and barrow honors.

  4. Youth must be a paid member of the WSPA prior to point accumulation towards the show circuit. Youth dues are $15 per individual. Wisconsin youth 21 years old and younger of Jan. 1, 2018 are eligible to become WSPA youth members. There is no minimum age limit however to collect points, the member must be able to exhibit their pig on their own without assistance from anyone. Special arrangements can be made beforehand for exhibitors that need special consideration.

  5. Shows are open to any youth 21 years old and younger as of Jan. 1, 2018. Out of state youth are allowed to show, however, only youth members of the WSPA will be eligible to collect points.

  6. Each exhibitor must present Certificate of Veterinary Inspection at each show.

  7. Ear notches will be used for hog identification at each of the shows.

  8. Each breed will have their own class regardless of entry numbers.

  9. Barrows will be shown by breed and weight, but must be born after November 1, 2017.

  10. Gilts will be judged as breeding gilts. Purebred gilts will show by age. Crossbred gilts will be shown by weight. All gilts must be born after November 1, 2017.

  11. Barrows and crossbred gilts may be shown at any weight.

  12. All purebreds must meet respective breed characteristics. Registration papers must be submitted before the final show. If not, the next animal in line will take Grand/Reserve honors.

  13. Individual youth must be present to exhibit their
    own animal for their points to accumulate in the show circuit.

  14. Once a pig is exhibited by a WSPA member and points are collected on that pig, no other WSPA member may collect points on that pig the rest of the show circuit including family members.

  15. Tie-breakers will be broken by the person with the most wins. A hog must obtain points at a minimum of two shows to qualify for an end-of-season award.

  16. Showmanship classes will be split into the following age divisions: Little Whips (4 and under); Novice (5-8); Junior (9-12); Intermediate (13-16); and Senior (17-21).
    Ages are as of Jan. 1, 2018. Little Whips showmanship will be for experience only. No placings will be given. Points will be awarded for participation.

  17. If a show would like to host a double-header, they may do so. However, points will only be collected on one show (whichever show WSPA Youth Member accumulates more points).

  18. WSPA members will be allowed to collect points from all but 2 shows during the 2018 show season.  The 2 shows with the lowest total point value will be dropped.  In the case of a double header the show with the highest point total will be counted toward the end of the season total.  Dropping the lowest of 2 shows at a double header will not count towards dropping 2 shows  at the end of the season. 
  19. Any grievances must be presented in writing to a WSPA representative within 24 hours of the incident and accompanied by a $100 fee. Fee will be re-funded if grievance upheld.

  20. Each show must follow the WSPA Sanctioned Show Rules listed above. If rules are not followed by show managers, the show may be placed on a one-year probation period and may not be allowed to host a WSPA Sanctioned Show during that probation period. Each year, the WSPA Executive Board of Directors reserves the right to deny any sanctioned show requests.

  21. A WSPA representative will be present at each show.
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