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Bryce Amburgey

We caught up with sheep showmanship judge Bryce Amburgey before he steps “Inside the Ring” at the Indiana Stock Show. We invite you to read our candid interview with Bryce below and please continue to check back often for our next edition of “Inside the Ring – Showmanship Edition.”

Do you like when kids show down on their lamb during showmanship?​
I have an appreciation for those exhibitors who know how to properly show an animal down.  However,  with that being said, there is a big game of risk vs reward to be played when making that call to do so in the show ring.

Do you prefer kids who get low on their sheep or stand up more when bracing?
I prefer a showman who understand their animals strengths and weaknesses to a point of knowing how they need to accommodate their showing technique to bring the best out of their lamb at any given moment.

What’s your opinion on kids who make noise to get their sheep to walk?
My advice: You do you, we will sort it out in the show ring.

What’s your words of wisdom to the kids before you step in the ring?
I’ll share a quote that was written on the door of the Amburgey family’s show barn when my brother and I were growing up.

” The only place that success comes before work, is in the Dictionary”

Bring your best.

What do you look forward to most about your upcoming showmanship judging experience?
It’s a toss up between working with the kids and finally being able to give back to an industry that developed me into the man I am today.