Heartland Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association

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2021 Show Rules

It is YOUR responsibility to read the rules in their entirety, abide by them and ask questions if you are confused PRIOR to the Show day.

Ignorance of the rules or not gaining clarification is not an exemption from them!


  1. ADGA rules shall govern.
  2. The show order is subject to change at the Judge’s and Show Chair’s combined discretion
  3. All Animals will be measured as they enter the ring. Over height animals will not be allowed to show.
  4. NO DOGS allowed in the barn or in any area where goats are being loaded or unloaded. Service Dogs must be approved by the show committee prior to arrival, must have current and valid certification on person, you fully accept responsibility for any and all auctions of owner & service animal. No Emotional Support Animals allowed. Failure to comply with this rule will result in removal from grounds and Norman Police Dept & Animal Control will be called with report filed.
  5. No baiting of animals is allowed in the show ring (use of treats, feed, scents, bottles or any substance or device to enhance the goats behavior in the show ring).
  6. It is expected that exhibitors respect the animals and property of others.
  7. Parking alongside of the barn is reserved for cars and trucks. ALL Trailers must be parked in designated parking spaces in the parking lot in front of the barn. DO NOT block the doors into the barn. DO NOT block the roads/fire lines around the barn. DO NOT use extension cords to run power to your trailer.
  8. If you require electricity or water for your trailer, park in the RV parking on the fairgrounds. Information about the availability and fees for RV Spaces may be found at http://www.clevelandcountyfair.org/173/rv-park​.
  9. No Standard Health Papers are required, but common sense must prevail and all animals must be in good health,​ any animals with lumps or abscesses or otherwise ill in the opinion of the show committee, will be quarantined and not allowed to show with all fees being forfeited.​ Sick or injured goats will be asked to leave the barn. For those of you crossing state lines be sure to satisfy any special requirements that might arise with your state, Check with your vet. We are not responsible for any actions that occur from failure to comply with your home state laws.
  10. Exhibitor is responsible for providing current, original certificates or registration, and accuracy of any ROA. No photocopies, xerox copies, or print off copies will be accepted. Stamped Duplicates allowed per ADGA current rules.
  11. Entry of animals indicates agreement of rules and show waiver.
  12. Every effort by exhibitors and staff will be made to ensure health and safety of everyone in attendance. We ask, out of respect for our judges and show secretaries, for masks or face shields to be worn while in the show ring or at the show table is a mask mandate is still in force.


note: If you or anyone in your traveling group is sick or been exposed to an illness, please stay home. Those entering fully understand transporting to and from the premises, show entry on grounds, exposure to other animals or people for disease, is at their own risk. By entering the show, they agree not to hold harmless HNDGA club or volunteers and Fair Grounds personnel for any claims for injuries or illness to companions, family, animals, or themselves.