The Ten Commandments for show ring parents

6 11 2006

IMG_3615, originally uploaded by mclements.


Yes, darlings, I know that’s a cow, but it’s good advice, no?

1. Thou shalt know the rules

2. Thou shalt allow your children to do their project themselves.

3. Thou shalt be supportive and involved.

4. Thou shalt allow your child to practice and participate.

5. Thou shalt provide proper equipment.

6. Thou shalt keep your attitude in check on show day.

7. Thou shalt not be show ring sideline director.

8. Thou shalt not complain about the judge.

9. Thou shalt not disparage the competition.

10. Thou shalt honour your child.


Otherwise you end up like this cow.



3 responses

7 11 2006
I Gallop On

That’s excellent. All parents who have their children involved in any type of competetive sport should read this.


7 11 2006

great list of rules………I may pass it on to someone I know WHO NEEDS IT!

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