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!

Sayde Allen

Ethan Davies

And last, but certainly not least, to round out our 2022 Oklahoma Youth Expo Exhibitor Spotlights, we have the young lady that exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat, Sayde Allen! To top things off, after snagging that title she circled back in the ring to also receive that handshake for Grand Champion Market Lamb.

Age: 12

Hometown: Elk City, OK

School Attending: Canute Elementary School

Future Plans:
I plan to attend Oklahoma State University in hopes of being on the judging team or athletic team.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing for 8 years. I also show goats and pigs.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
In my free time I enjoy playing softball and basketball. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

My biggest stock show memory:
Two of my best friends, Brayden Bowers and Reagan Rodgers and I always bet on who will win showmanship. Whoever loses has to buy ice cream for everyone!

Tell us about your recent champion.
“Chief,” was special to me. We had a great bond and he brought me a lot of success throughout the show season.

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Nervous but thankful to be there!

Favorite Livestock Show:
My favorite show is OYE!

Washing or Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets