virtual animal shows

Virtual Animal Shows hosted by Orange County 4-H


Virtual Animal Shows hosted by Orange County 4-H

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H Youth Development Program will be hosting Virtual Animal Shows for any youth ages 9-21 in Orange County to enter.

Typically, Animal Shows hosted by Orange County 4-H are held during CCE Orange County’s own Fair however due to limitations and restrictions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, these events have to be planned virtually for the health and safety of all.

The Animal Science Virtual Show Categories will include: Dairy, Sheep, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Rabbit, Swine, Beef, Poultry, Costume Class, Public Presentation and Market Animal Presentation.

To enter, youth must create and submit a video following all the following rules:

  • Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes (including the introduction)
  • The focus of the video should be on the youth and the animal
  • Youth should be the only one handling their animal throughout the video
  • Parents or a sibling may assist with younger participants
  • There are to be no props and/or past ribbons/trophies/banners in the video frame
  • Parents should refrain from giving instructions during the video
  • Videos may not be edited
  • Public Presentation and Market Animal videos can be up to 5 minutes each

Details on what to include:
Please click the links below for all details on what to include in videos as well as for information regarding Zoom dates for judging/placing.

Animal Science Virtual Shows - Breed Market Video Entries
Animal Science Virtual Shows - Large Animal Showmanship Guidelines
Click here for the 2020 Virtual Animal Show Book!

Before submitting the video(s), the registration form found on the event page MUST be completed. The submission deadline for all videos is midnight on Wednesday, September 30th.


Judging and the placings will all take place over the online platform Zoom between Tuesday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 14th. The scheduling of these Zoom meetings can be found in the documents linked above as well as will be emailed to you upon completing the registration form.

For assistance with registration and submitting videos, you can call Carol at 845-344-1234 extension 243 or email Margaret Smith at with any questions.

Submission Links: Click the link for the species you are entering. This is where you will upload all video entries for that species. Our suggestion is to upload one video at a time. The longer the video, the longer it will take to upload your video. If you have questions or problems uploading your video please contact Maggie. We will do our best to help you through this process.

Animal Science Virtual Shows Overall Link

Dairy Link

Sheep Link

Dairy Goat Link

Meat Goat Link

Rabbit Link

Swine Link

Beef Link

Poultry Link

Costume Class Link

Public Presentation Link

Market Animal Presentation Link


Margaret May Smith
4-H Animal Science Program Manager
845-344-1234 Ext.235


This event is online

Last updated September 2, 2020