We caught up with Hayden Schroeder, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Arizona National Livestock Show! Learn a little more about Hayden below!
Your favorite stock show memory?
I have 10 years of great memories that are hard to put in a particular order, but if I had to pick one it would probably be the 2021 San Antonio Stockshow and Rodeo, where I won Grand Champion Market Goat and Grand Champion Market Lamb on the same day!
Favorite road trip snack?
Anything sour and sugary…..
Do you have a lucky show shirt, jeans, etc? If so, what is it?
Yes, I have one that I wear every chance I get. Logan Jackson lent it to me in Kansas City in 2019, when I won Grand and Reserve Grand Market Goat. We had left my show shirt, and he happened to have an extra one at the barn. I “traded” him a few other polo shirts because I knew this one was special!
If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be and why?
I hold my step-dad Jamie Smith to a pretty high regard! Everything he puts his mind to he normally finds success in. He was a successful pharmaceutical salesman for most of his life, which led to the career he has now. Hard work is something he’s not afraid of, but he also loves to enjoy life!!!
THIS OR THAT
Halter vs Chain:
Clipping vs Fitting:
Buckles vs Banners:
We caught up with Mr. Hayden Schroeder, who recently showed the Reserve Champion Market Wether at the Arizona National, and had a heck of a run this past fall! Learn a little bit more about Hayden below!
Hometown: Zephyr, Texas (Early High School)
How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have shown for 9 years. I actually started out showing hogs and then added the goats, and finally sheep a few years ago.
What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give to other showmen?
Enjoy it as much as possible and you get out of it what you put into it!!!
When I Grow Up I Want To….:
Raise competitive show goats and judge major livestock shows.
One Thing You Might Not Know About Me Is:
My “back up” career plan if the above mentioned doesn’t work out is that I want to be a rapper!!!
My Biggest Stock Show Oops Moment Is:
I can’t think of a huge moment right off the top of my head but I do remember getting to a few shows without a piece of equipment or product that I was in charge of loading!
Favorite Livestock Show:
I really like the American Royal in Kansas City!
Favorite Sports Team:
The Houston Astros
Current Favorite Song:
Currently it is probably Rocksalt and Nails by Tyler Childers.
Least Favorite Barn Chore:
Blow drying goats after they’ve been fully washed! We do a lot of online sales and that’s part of the process that I’m not fond of.
THIS OR THAT
Barn Music – Loud As It Gets or Peace & Quiet?
Loud As It Gets!
Superstitions – Yes, of course! or Nope!
Pre-Show Jitters – Heck yes! or Calm As Can Be?
No Way, Calm As Can Be
Favorite Pictures – Backdrops or Candid Ringshots?