VCCP Winter Classic

2023 VCCP Winter Classic | January 27 -29, 2023

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VCCP is proud to serve as host of the largest jackpot show on the east coast: The VCCP Winter Classic. All of our events are held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The VCCP members thank everyone who has supported them since their inception, what a time it has been!!!!!

TWO RINGS AVAILABLE (Ring A and Ring B) for BOTH Days – Steers and Heifers

2023 Judges: TBA

Please follow the directions and complete all steps on the online registration form carefully. There will be 2 rings this year. Two Rings, Two different Judges = Two shows, same weekend, and location. The price is $60 for Ring A and $40 for ring B. Take advantage of this and show in both rings that we have worked hard to bring this option to you! Online credit card payment and online entry only.  All entries are due Thursday night 9 pm January 27th. Please take advantage of sponsoring a class or division through this registration process to help cover operational cost. The VCCP organization had unfortunate luck this past year, our bank account was hacked, and we lost all operating money and scholarship money. Any donations or sponsorships are appreciated.
Heifers show on Saturday-Steers on Sunday. Check in on Friday evening and short check in on Saturday morning 7am-8am.
Breed Division Head Requirements and Sponsorship
At least 10 head of either steers or heifers (each) of that breed are needed for a breed division in Ring A. At least 8 head of either steers or heifers (each) of that breed are needed to have a division in Ring B, or they will show in the AOB division. Breed Divisions can be sponsored to guarantee your breed has a division but both rings will need to be sponsored (Ring and B). See Clerk at Registration table for details on Friday.
**If your animal is not registered with a breed association, please enter as crossbred.  If you select anything other than crossbred the animal must be registered with that breed association, hold a Registration Paper, Reg. number and be properly tattooed.  
Updates and Class line-up Calling
Updates will be made on the VCCP Winter Classic Facebook page. Class Line up will be announced through the Band APP, VCCP Winter Classic: Be sure to download this APP so you know when to come to the show ring. Classes will also be posted on the VCCP Winter Classic Facebook page and outside show office.   
Health Papers and Registration Papers
**All cattle will need health papers. Please have these readily available as the state Veterinarians will be in attendance checking for them. Be sure if you have registered cattle, you have a copy of your registration papers (copy or original) and that your cattle are tattooed correctly.  
Special VCCP Best of the Valley Steer and Heifer sale Steer/Heifer Class
If you purchased a calf from the Fall VCCP Best of the Valley sale, you can show in the special VCCP class for free and should take advantage of this special class. Please note, this special class will only show in ring “A” and the EID tag number will be required to enter. VCCP sale calves are also eligible to double up and show in the regular show, ring A and/or ring B, but you will have to register that way and pay the normal ring “A” and/or “B” ring prices. If you want to show all three options you will have to click the “Prospect” Button, “VCCP Sale Calf” Button and leave the “Enter Ring B” Button Checked or any combination of the 3. Pay close attention to make sure you are doing what you want to do. 
If you have questions, please call Clint Lyle: 540-292-5953 or J.T. Begoon: 540-430-1716 
***** All entries are due Thursday night, January 26th, at 9 pm .

Tentative Show Schedule

12:00 Noon Cattle may Stall. Absolutely No cattle in barns before Noon
Vendor set up
5:00 PM till 9:00 PM Show Check-in (steer weigh-in)
5:00 PM Weaver Sponsored Fitting Clinic
All heifers and steers that are on grounds need to check in on Friday 5-9pm Check health papers, registration papers, be sure to bring these with you to registration
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 Breeding Heifer Show. Anyone showing only steers and/or market heifers may check in early Saturday morning 7-8am if not previously done so but must have previously registered online.
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM Check-in (steer weigh-in)
8:00 AM Silent auction and Vendors open / Bidding opens for VCCP Eastern Elite on SC Online sales
9:00 AM National Anthem – and Brief Opening comments
9:30 Start show A, Ring B will start after first division of Ring A is complete. Order of breeds will be determined and posted at show.
Market Heifer and Steer Show
9:00 AM Market heifers show first followed by Steers. Order of breeds will be determined and posted at show.

Show Rules

  • Registration will be online soon.
  • No unethical treatment of animals!
  • All Market heifers and steers will be weighed
  • All animals need to have health papers (within 30 days) on hand with them at the show.
    All heifers are eligible to show in the breeding show and may cross enter into the market heifer show on Sunday with a Double Entry Fee due when entries are received.
  • Any heifer that is shown on Saturday and not entered on Sunday is free to leave the show grounds at the conclusion of her class and or Division Championship.
  • Health Papers are required in and out of State. Basic Health papers ONLY.
  • Crossbred steers and market Heifers will be shown by weight.
  • Purebred Steers and heifers will be shown by age, and Purebred Heifers that will cross over into the market show must be weighed as well.
  • All cattle must be born after January 1, 2022 (no exceptions).
  • At least 10 entries (of each sex and breed) must be received to justify a breed class or show as AOB, and must be accompanied by the original/ copy of Registration Papers or will show as Commercial. Option: if there are not 10 cattle to have a breed class your family or farm can sponsor that breed for $250.00 to have the division and collect a banner and division money.
  • Barn stalling is first come, first serve – Marking off spaces ahead of time will not be allowed – signs will be removed.
  • No chutes will be allowed in Stalling Spaces or Tack areas. Aisle ways and other designated areas only, unless space permits after all cattle are in the barns on Saturday after 9:00 AM. Please abide to this rule. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO MOVE! NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Cattle may only be housed in the barns designated by the show committee only. No exhibitors may house or fit animals in any other buildings on the grounds unless pre-approval is obtained from the committee as a whole.


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