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Katy Kendell Ware

We caught up with Ms. Katy Kendell Ware, exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2022 Mississippi State Fair. Learn a little more about Katy below!

School Attending & Grade: I am a Senior at Winona Christian School in Winona, Mississippi.

What was special or interesting about your lamb?
“Buddy” was a C-section bottle baby that I helped deliver and raise.

What was your favorite sheep in your barn this year?
I like all of my show sheep but my most favorite sheep would be “Eeyore” because of his sweet, puppy dog attitude! I also really love “Buddy” because of my emotional attachment to him.

How would you describe the moment you were selected as champion?
I was in complete shock because I didn’t think the judge would drop back and use a Division 2 Champion as the Reserve Grand Champion. After the “Hand Shake” with the judge, I couldn’t wait to get to the gate to hug my Dad! Neither of us could believe that our bottle baby had just won the Mississippi State Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb and the Grand Champion Mississippi Bred Market Lamb. It was definitely an emotional day for my family that we will never forget!


Favorite thing to hear on showday?
I have quite a few favorite things I like to hear on show day. The first being from my Mom, who always tells me “you know what to do, give it your best!” The second would be from our family friend, Justin Hull, who never forgets to encourage me throughout the show day and ” to get my butt down and show my sheep!” My all time favorite thing to hear is from my Dad when he tells me “just go out there and have fun!” I like   it because it always keeps me focused on the real reason I show and that is for the family time, fun, and a win is just sprinkles on top of the cupcake.

Favorite person you spent time with at the show…
I love spending time with all of my show friends and family on show day. I wouldn’t get to experience the things I door make the memories I have if it wasn’t for my parents and show family!

Do you have any superstitions?
I pray a lot on show day, not just for a good outcome but that no matter what happens in the ring that I can leave with grace and humbleness knowing that I put the work in at home and praise God for his blessings!

What is your dream job?
My dream job is to become a Sports Medicine Chiropractor and Animal Chiropractor. I love helping both people and animals which is why I am choosing a career path that I can do both!