We caught up with Dakota Martin, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2023 National Western Stock Show! Learn a little more about Dakota below!
Your favorite stock show memory?
Winning the San Antonio Goat show was definitely a very special memory of mine, after being reserve 3 times the feeling of finally winning my last Texas goat major was unlike any other!
Favorite road trip snack?
Peanut butter m&ms without a doubt.
Do you have a lucky show shirt, jeans, etc? If so, what is it?
While I don’t really believe in luck, I am pretty fond of my pink shirt!!
If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be and why?
I think most days the person I would most like to be is me. In my opinion no matter who you are or what you do, your best days greatly outweigh your worst.
However if I had to choose, I would choose my Grandmama. She has been one of the most caring, supportive, and impactful people in my life, and everyday I strive to be a little more like her. Grandmama also had a strong background rooted in the livestock industry, in 1963 at age 16 she was the shorthorn lassy queen. She grew up raising charolais cattle and showing shorthorns, charolais, and the occasional brahman. She is truly an inspiration and one of my greatest role models. I hope everyone has someone like her in their life.
THIS OR THAT
Halter vs Chain:
Jackpots vs State Fairs:
Clipping vs Fitting:
Buckles vs Banners: