February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.
February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.

Dog Show

Show / Contest Coordinator

Coordinators: Felicia Sakuta, 910-467-3147  Tiffany Howard, 352-553-8151

Committee Members: Trisha Swinehart, Jason Swinehart, Shelley Sharp

More about the Dog Show Contest

This show originated with an agility demonstration by MADTA during the 2004 Fair. Because of the flurry of interest it generated, it was added as a show. The handlers direct their dogs over an obstacle course consisting of an A-Frame, dog walk, pipe tunnel, collapsed (cloth) tunnel, and hurdles — and that’s just for the Intermediate class. Advanced competitors also have to deal with a see-saw, weave poles, and a tire jump. Unlike many other shows, not only the dog but also the exhibitor must be in good physical condition, as both will have to run the course. Like all the other animal shows, a completed record book is required to compete.
Rally is a dog sport based on obedience. Unlike regular obedience, instead of waiting for the judge’s orders, the competitors proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position. The course consists of 10 to 20 signs that instruct the team what to do. Unlike traditional obedience, handlers are allowed to verbally encourage their dogs during the course.
Young people and their dogs have been going to school for weeks. They have been learning dog behavior and the benefits of proper training, identifying a dog’s body language, learning to care for a dog’s eyes,ears, teeth, and nails, proper grooming, and training the dog to respond to seven basic commands.Dog obedience teaches discipline, sportsmanship, responsibility, and record keeping. As with all the animal projects in the SEYF, a completed record book must be turned in for the exhibitor to compete with his or her animal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible? Any student older than 8 years of age and up and pays entry fee may enter this contest. Exhibitors must be a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter and either live in or go to school in Marion County.

How much does it cost? $5 entry fee for each animal and each contest (rally, obedience, and agility).

2021 Winners


Emily Cyrulinski – Ft McCoy 4-Leaf 4-H


  • JuniorKamdyn Howard – Caprine 4H
  • IntermediateEmily Velazquez – Arrowhead Archery 4H
  • SeniorAshtyn Perryman – Town & Country 4H


  • Junior – Emily Cyrulinski – Ft McCoy 4-Leaf 4H
  • Intermediate Kate Lynn Baxley – Majestic Oaks 4H
  • Senior – Amia Evans – Kids & Canines 4H



  • Junior – Kamdyn Howard & Panda – Caprine 4H
  • Intermediate – Cora Taylor & Pua – Town & Country 4H
  • Senior- Hunter Temple & Joy – Trinity Catholic FFA

SUB-NOVICE – Frank Sakuta & Kevin – Caprine 4H

NOVICE – Caroline Cassidy – Majestic Oaks 4H

ADVANCED – Anna Huffman – Stars & Stripes 4H



  • Junior – Kamdyn Howard & Panda – Caprine 4H
  • Intermediate – Amy Hendrixson & Gizmo – Ft McCoy 4-Leaf
  • Senior – Amia Evans & Sailor – Kids & Canines 4H


  • Anna Huffman & Maddie – Stars & Stripes 4H



Junior – Olivia Simpson & Mickey – Town & Country 4H 

Intermediate – Miley Griffin – Belleview Middle FFA


Sub Novice – 

Hunter Temple & Joy – Trinity Catholic FFA

Novice – 

Emily Cyrulinski – Ft. McCoy 4-Leaf 4H

Advanced – 

Anna Huffman – Stars & Stripes 4H


Thank You Dog Show Sponsors

Alberty Fence

Bob & Lee Saputo

Brianna Fryer

Central Florida Pet Cemeteries & Crematory

Country Oaks Veterinary Clinic

Coon Hollow

Forest Veterinary Clinic

Incredible Touch Cleaning

Kelly McKnight, DMD

Live Oak Animal Hospital

Magnolia Animal Hospital

Marion Alachua Dog Training Association

Marion County Extension

Marion Veterinary Association

Ocala Scottish Rite

Patriot Homes

Primal Dog Training

Robert Slack

Tractor Supply

Unbranded Boutique

Zubieta Farms

Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.