VanVorhis is champion at national Shorthorn show


A Wood County native has won in the show ring and for her work behind the lens.

Samantha VanVorhis won the Division VII national championship with CF Proven Queen 2025 EV X ET at the 2024 National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference.

There were 101 head entered in the ShorthornPlus Female show, with a total of eight divisions.

Junior Shorthorn enthusiasts gathered from 29 states to compete. Not only did the juniors compete with their animals, but had the opportunity to compete in multiple individual, team, or state contests.

The conference was held in Timonium, Maryland, June 15-22.

VanVorhis also took a prize in digital photography contest for those 17-21 years old.

The photography contest is all about the best “Shorthorn picture.” Candid shots, scenic pasture views – any picture featuring a Shorthorn were critiqued and scored. The entries were judged based on quality of the image, positioning, originality, creativity, emphasis on Shorthorns, as well as the overall appeal. The digital photography contest allowed exhibitors to not only show their creativeness behind the lens, but also behind the computer. Exhibitors in this contest were allowed to enhance or alter an agricultural photo for judging.

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