Show Program

Show Program

After our son graduated high school in 2015 we established a show program to assist students in developing their own leadership abilities and earn valuable scholarship money, all while experiencing the joy of raising and exhibiting longhorn cattle.

 

Applicants were required to submit a two-page essay on their educational/career goals.  Finalists completed a face-to-face or virtual interview.  Members of the team were provided an animal to show for two-three years and were required to attend certain shows.  They were also required to compete in various leadership activities, including speech contests and the keeping of a recordbook.  In return, exhibitors were awarded the chance to earn cash incentives and scholarships, both from the shows they attended and from Newcastle Ranch.

We ran the program for five years with three different exhibitors; Miss Jenna, Miss Dakota, and Miss Naomi.  All three young ladies represented our program well and successfully grew out their projects until they aged out of the circuit.  In 2019-2020 we went out with a bang; Miss Naomi exhibited her assigned heifer, Miss Margi, to a 5th place finish at the National TLBT Show.  Since we are now focusing our efforts on raising beef, and Jaema hopes to begin judging some events, we have discontinued our program for now.

2018-2019

Jenna and TRK Busta Mooooove

Year Four

Mentoring our newest member.

Mentoring our newest member.

First show with Busta - ETSF

First show with Busta - ETSF

Celebrating her birthday at a show.

Celebrating her birthday at a show.

Congrats on your 4-H Gold Star!

Congrats on your 4-H Gold Star!

State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas

Busta Mooooove is growing good.

Busta Mooooove is growing good.

NTLBA Spring Show

NTLBA Spring Show

Dakota and TRK Big Bang 

Year Two

Ft. Worth Stock Show

Ft. Worth Stock Show

Prepping for Show Day

Prepping for Show Day

Stillwater Shootout

Stillwater Shootout

Beautiful.

Beautiful.

Naomi and 77 Margaritaville 

Year One

Very first cattle show!

Very first cattle show!

Looking great - ETSF

Looking great - ETSF

Proud exhibitor  - Kaufman/Athens

Proud exhibitor - Kaufman/Athens

Margi is one big girl!

Margi is one big girl!

Pre-Show Talk - Ft. Worth

Pre-Show Talk - Ft. Worth

2nd in Points Only - NTLBA Show

2nd in Points Only - NTLBA Show

2017-2018

Jenna and TRK Bazinga! 

Year Three

West Texas Fair - Abilene

West Texas Fair - Abilene

Pretty Boy

Pretty Boy

East Texas State Fair - Tyler

East Texas State Fair - Tyler

Jack Cross Memorial Show

Jack Cross Memorial Show

Grand Champion Longhorn Steer

Grand Champion Longhorn Steer

Dakota and TRK Big Bang 

Year One

Getting to Know Each Other

Getting to Know Each Other

First Show

First Show

East Texas State Fair - Tyler

East Texas State Fair - Tyler

1st in Class at HOT - Waco

1st in Class at HOT - Waco

Ark-La-Tex - Lufkin

Ark-La-Tex - Lufkin

Jack Cross Memorial Show

Jack Cross Memorial Show

Visiting the Ranch

Visiting the Ranch

2016-2017

Jenna and TRK Bazinga!

Year Two

East Texas State Fair

East Texas State Fair

2nd in Showmanship at Athens

2nd in Showmanship at Athens

Jack Cross Bling

Jack Cross Bling

Fun at Ft. Worth

Fun at Ft. Worth

Ft. Worth Stock Show

Ft. Worth Stock Show

NTLBA Spring Show

NTLBA Spring Show

Spring Break!

Spring Break!

Summer Showmanship

Summer Showmanship

Autobahn 4th in Class!

Autobahn 4th in Class!

2015-2016

2015-2016

Jenna and TRK Bazinga!

Our first show team.

The Introduction

The Introduction

First Grooming Lesson

First Grooming Lesson

Showmanship Practice

Showmanship Practice

2016 World Youth Show

2016 World Youth Show

First Longhorn Buckle

First Longhorn Buckle

Autobahn Scholarship Tour

Autobahn Scholarship Tour

Ag Mechanics Competition

Ag Mechanics Competition

Art Competition

Art Competition

Autobahn 2016

Autobahn 2016

Autobahn Banquet

Autobahn Banquet

We're Pooped!

We're Pooped!