ATSA Sponsored Dow Memorial Trophy

NEW YORK STATE SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL SUPREME CHAMPION FLEECE – ATSA SPONSORED MYRTLE DOW MEMORIAL TROPHY

 

The American Teeswater Sheep Association is dedicating a perpetual trophy in honor of Myrtle Dow.  Myrtle is remembered for her extensive contributions to the American Teeswater Sheep Association as a founding member and past ATSA president.  The ATSA is dedicating a perpetual trophy to be awarded for Supreme Champion White Fleece at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY each year.  The Myrtle Dow Memorial Trophy was presented for the first time October 2015 at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York. The American Teeswater Sheep Association and friends of Myrtle Dow donated a memorial the cup in honor of Myrtle Dow and the outstanding contributions she made to the sheep world, particularly in the founding years of the American Teeswater Sheep Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following the presentation of the Myrtle Dow Cup, Roy Dow was presented with a special plaque honoring him for the years of commitment and dedication to shepherding.

 

2015

The trophy was awarded to the Supreme Champion White Fleece which this year went to an outstanding Rambouillet fall ewe owned and shown by Heidi and Chuck Simmons of Wil-Hi Farms.  Roy Dow of Black Pines Sheep, Eaton Colorado, presented the trophy in honor of his late wife, and was accompanied by Holly Partridge, Secretary of the ATSA.

2016

Geoff & Barb Ruppert of Ruppert’s Corriedales & Cormo Sheep

2017

Geoff & Barb Ruppert of Ruppert’s Corriedales & Cormo Sheep

 

ATSA member, Virginia Scholomiti presented Rupert’s Corriedale’s with the Dow Memorial Trophy.