Hello Friends and Followers!
The moment we’ve been waiting for has finally come and gone! The 2012 ADGA National Show in Loveland, CO was a great success. My crew and I worked around the clock in order to fully capture the event. We met hundreds of wonderful people and thousands of delightful goats. All in all, I’d say it went really well!
There were moments of stress and drama, like a monumental thunder and lightning storm that flooded three tents of goat pens and temporarily displaced hundreds of goats just hours after vet check. But the goat community banded together to help save both friend and foe from the downpour.
There were also countless moments of triumph. Redwood Hill, a farm we’ve followed from the beginning, had three big wins and dozens of good placings. Redwood Herd Manager Trinity Smith won Overall Grand Champion Nubian with her mother Karen Smith’s Nubian doe of Wingwood Farm. Redwood also won Overall Grand Champion Alpine and Overall Grand Champion Saanen. When it came time to sell one of their Alpine does in the Colorama Sale, they raised over $3,700. Sir Echo’s Sandy Van Echo (a Kickstarter backer) won Overall Reserve Champion Oberhasli. Congratulations to everyone at the 2012 ADGA National Show! It will go down in the books as one of the largest shows in recent history. The competition was steep but everyone did a great job preparing their goats for the ring.
Goat Show Doc had anywhere between 3 and 7 cameras running at any given time, and even though we now have hundreds of hours of footage to sort through, I am extremely happy with what we got. We also had a very successful booth (blog post to come) that included information on local tourist activities and a “yearbook” with still photos from the shoot. We had a coin race (see results at http://goatshowdoc.com/2012/07/15/coin-race-results/) and sold T-shirts to raise money. We still have a lot of extra T-shirts ($20 plus shipping). If you’re interested please contact me! Finally we had a “Name the Documentary” contest. Results are available for voting at http://goatshowdoc.com/2012/07/014/name-the-documentary/. My personal favorites are “Goat People,” “Hooves” and “No Goats No Glory” … but we won’t decide until the public has voiced their opinion and until the movie is complete!
Thank you to everyone who made our National Goat Show experience so great! The hours were long and the shoot was physically demanding on all of us, but I wouldn’t change a thing! It was sad to say goodbye to so many old friends and so many new ones, but I know I will see you all in 2013 at the special advanced screening of the yet-to-be-titled Goat Show Doc.
A huge thank you to the following awesome people who gave us extensive interviews and access at the show:
Greg, Vicki, Hannah, Joseph, Abbi and Emily Larson (CO) – http://www.harmodyalpines.com/
Jennifer & Scott Bice (CA) – http://www.redwoodhill.com/
Trinity & Karen Smith (CA) – http://wingwoodfarm.com/
Katie Jack (CA)
Andrew Malmanis (CA)
Fauna Smith (New Zealand)
Joan S. Bowen (CO)
Chuck Pedersen (CO)
Karen Smith (TN)
Phil & Nan Hassey (CO)
Tawney Bleak (CO)
Sandy Van Echo (AZ) – http://www.sirechofarm.com/
Anne Jones (TX) – http://www.lattedadairy.com/
Ellen Dorsey (OK) – http://www.dillsalittlegoatfarm.com/
Matthew Dziadkowiec (TN)
Phil Cassette (ME) – http://chateaubriantfarm.net/
Paul Plummer (IA) – http://vetmed.iastate.edu/users/pplummer
Jon Welker (CO)
Libby George (CO) – http://www.gggblackforestoberhasli.com/
Barbara Rissler (OK)
Abby Powell (CO)
If you like what we’re doing, please consider donating – www.indiegogo.com We’re still over $20,000 away from what we need to finish the doc! Thank you for your support!