We caught up with Chaynee Tennant, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 Indiana State Fair! Learn a little more about Chaynee below!
Hometown: North Manchester, Indiana
Grade: Freshman in College
What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My goats name was Elvis! he was a true rock star!! He was the biggest baby you would have ever meet!
Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
While I have only showed goat this year Elvis was my favorite!! I have showed a few goats at the county fair but nothing like Elvis!
What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
I have worked for this now lets achieve it!
What’s your dream college to attend?
I would have to say my dream college would be Oklahoma state!
What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
I would have to say my favorite thing to do in the barn is blast music and work with my animals and get to know them!
What’s your favorite show? and why?
That’s a toss up… it’s between The Indiana State Fair and NAILE. The Indiana State Fair will always hold a special place in my heart. That feeling of walking onto the dirt in front of all your friends and family in the Pepsi Coliseum is something I will never forget. All the goosebumps and chills is out of this world, it’s a goal that every Indiana 4-her needs to set! NAILE is my favorite because I get to see all my favorite people and friends from across the country in one weekend. We are all doing what we love and that’s showing quality livestock together.
How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I set little goals within the bigger goals! you have to accomplish your little goals then accomplish your big goals! If your goals don’t scare you then they probably aren’t big enough!
Who has been your biggest influence?
Wow this is a tough one! There’s so many people that have been so influential in my life and my 4-h career, I can’t list just one. Everyone of them has held a piece in my success, whether it be pushing me a little harder, showmanship lessons, helping me just be me, traveling to shows with us, finding my set of sheep, finding my goats, helping dad with feeding, fixing meals while at shows or just being there because you have truly enjoyed being with me during this chapter of my life! I look up to each and everyone of these people because they took time to teach me and mentor me to be successful in my dreams. My Dad and Mom, Collin and Bailey, Kylar, Allison and Alex, John Allen and Parker Saum.