Siblings get involved in goat show

| October 2, 2017

Pickles the goat and Taylor Hahn were ready for the junior fair goat show on Sept. 30. Josie Sellers | Beacon

Savannah and Jacob Shepler took a moment to pose with their goats prior to the junior fair goat show on Sept. 30 at the Coshocton County Fair. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Taylor Hahn and her goat Pickles calmly waited outside in the sunshine for the junior fair goat show to start on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 30 at the Coshocton County Fair.

Her sister has shown goats for two years and she decided to give them a try.

“I enjoyed helping her walk them and bathe them,” said Hahn, who is a member of the This-N-That 4-H Club.

Hahn’s father, Travis Hahn said Taylor was going to compete in the fun class.

“They just walk them around so they know what to expect when they get older,” he said. “4-H is a good program and it’s not just about animals. You don’t have to live on a hundred acre farm to do it.”

Jacob Shepler also got into showing goats because of a sibling and has now been doing it for two years.

“She (my sister) showed pet ones and I decided to do market ones,” Shepler said. “I enjoy working with the goats because they each have a different personality.”

He prepared for the goat show by shaving his goats, washing them, walking them and practicing setting their feet.

“I get nervous in the show ring, but I think I’m going to do decent out there,” Shepler said.

He brought two goats to the fair with him and they were in a pen right next to his sister’s two goats.

“I do the breeding class so I don’t have to sell them,” said Savannah Shepler, Jacob’s sister.

This is her third year working with goats.

“They are always fun to play with,” Savannah said.

The Shepler siblings are both members of the Good-Times 4-H Club and Jacob said for anyone interested in showing an animal at next year’s fair, “Find something you like to do.”

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    Josie Sellers

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    I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!