What an amazing show at the 2016 NC State Fair in Raleigh! It was a 26 hour whirlwind! White Diamond (Icelandic) won Reserve Champion White Long Wool Ewe.
Amethyst (Icelandic) won Champion Natural Colored Long Wool Ewe.
McLintock (Shetland) won Champion Natural Colored Fine Wool Ram and Supreme Champion Ram! First time ever here at the State Fair. He also won 1st place natural colored fine wool fleece.
El Dorado (Icelandic) won Champion Natural Colored Long Wool Ram.
Hondo (Icelandic) won Reserve Champion Natural Colored Long Wool Ram.
Camille (Shetland) won Reserve Champion Natural Colored Fine Wool Ewe.
We had such a great time and were thrilled with how the sheep showed!
The 2016 Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair turned out to be another great show for Hidaway Farms. We had the 1st place natural colored Shetland ram lamb with Colorado who later became the Champion Shetland ram and he also won the Shetland fleece class. We had the 1st place natural colored Shetland ewe lamb with Josephine, Colorado's sister, who then won Champion Shetland ewe. We also had 1st place white aged ewe who won the white fleece class, 1st place yearling ewe, and 1st place aged ewe. Wow!
Cora and Caroline won the Champion Shetland pairs.
Our Icelandics did super also. Diamond was 1st place yearling white long wool ewe, Maudie was 1st place natural colored long wool ewe lamb, Peridot was 1st place natural colored long wool yearling ewe, Emory was 1st place white aged ewe and Rosaline was 1st place natural colored age ewe. Rosaline was 1st place natural colored long wool fleece. Quincy and Rosaline were 1st place long wool pair of ewes and for the 2nd year in a row at SAFF, they were Supreme Champion Pairs.
We also had much success in the fleece show with our Icelandic fleeces off the sheep...1st place natural colored primitive fleece (Rio Bravo), 3rd place natural colored primitive fleece (Amethyst), and 1st place white primitive fleece (Jolene).
We were totally overwhelmed and blessed to have had such a great show season!! Truly the best ever in 21 years of showing!!