ERICA RIJNEVELD FROM THE NETHERLANDS TO JUDGE THE UK & INTERNATIONAL
YOUTH SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPIONSHIPS
Erica Rijneveld, an international authority in preparing dairy cattle for the show ring, is returning to Borderway UK Dairy Expo for a second year to preside over the International Dairy Youth Championships
She has run her own business, Livestock Show Equipment, since 1998 offering showing and cattle grooming products, and uses her expertise to instruct young breeders and show enthusiasts in the art of cattle clipping, presentation and showmanship. She has run several successful clipping schools in Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Austria.
Erica, who judged the 2011 National Showmanship and Clipping Finals in France, and has also judged in Denmark, Spain, Czech Republic and Germany.
She said: “I’m flattered to be invited back to Dairy Expo and I am looking forward to seeing the best young breeders in the UK display their skills. Two years ago, I saw some great cows and some great young showmen and women in the making. I hope the class of 2014 is able to match the quality I judged in 2012.”