Allen Newcomb Show Lambs & Treadmills

Sayde Allen

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Sayde Allen, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2024 National Western Stock Show! Learn a little more about Sayde below!

What school do you attend/grade are you in?
I attend Canute Public School and I am in 8th grade.

Tell us a little about your champion:
My goat was bred by Shroyer Sisters. We had a love/hate relationship. He was probably the hardest goat to train to brace and walk. It took many long hours to get him show ready but during those hours our bond grew close!

What has showing livestock taught you?
Hard work and responsibility are two things that come to mind first. Also showing has introduced me to a network of people from across the country some becoming my best friends!

What has been your biggest obstacle you have overcome while showing?
My biggest obstacle is trying to balance all my activities. Outside the showing, I enjoy playing basketball and softball. Trying to find the perfect blend of barn time vs gym/field time is tough on top of when games and shows are on top of each other.

Whats your favorite part of a goat show?
My favorite part of a goat show is hanging out with friends and competing in the show ring!

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
Well typically we enjoy a delicious steak dinner but this Denver win was different…we celebrated with McDonalds! After being in Denver for both the sheep and goat shows, we were ready to get home, so after the goat grand drive we grabbed McDonalds with some special friends and drove thru the night to get home!

Do you prefer to show wethers or does?
I prefer to show wethers.

What’s your favorite show? and why?
OYE – There is no other grand drive in the country that compares to the feeling of OYEs!

Who has been your biggest influence?
So many people have influenced the showman I am today! My family are my biggest supporters and I know they are always in my corner!