Third Time's A Charm For "Snickerdoodle"
"Timeless" is the term the judges used to describe 11-yearold Old Mill E. Snickerdoodle, who was named Supreme Champion for the third time at the 2009 Premier National Junior Show on Monday, Sept. 11, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center.
The Grand Champion Brown Swiss, bred and owned by Allen Bassler Jr., the 16-year-old son of Allen and Tammy Bassler of Upperville, Va., topped the six other breed champions to receive the $2,000 award sponsored by Ag- Choice Farm Credit and the John L. Morris Memorial Blanket.
A panel of judges, who had earlier placed more than 640 entries in the junior shows, selected the seven Premier National Junior Events grand champions. They were: Roger Turner, Guelph, Ontario; Jacob Hushon, Lake Mills, Wis.; Dr. Doug Evans, Georgetown, N.Y.; Adam Liddle, Argyle, N.Y.; Jeff Ziegler, Plain City, Ohio.
The six other breed champions were: Ayrshire - Gatton Wilton Bri-ET, Jade Jenson, Conway, Mo.
Guernsey - Windsong Glacier Marybeth, Ashley Elise Sears, Deerfield, Mass., and Abby and Bethany Trotter, Enon Valley, Pa.
Holstein - Hillmont Durham Lyndi, Luther Hillegass, Berlin, Pa.
Jersey - Ty-Ly-View Amedeo Fame-ET, Rebecca Black, Roaring Branch, Pa.
Milking Shorthorn - Hard Core Moon Crescent-EXP-PS, Jamie Arbaugh, Union Bridge, Md.
Red & White - Scenic-Edge Joyful - Red-ET, Stephanie Aves, Poplar Grove, Ill.