TD 4-H Classic 2023 Showmanship

@ Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - Toronto, ON

The TD 4-H Classic – Canada’s premier national youth show – is taking place at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. Yesterday, the showmanship classes were placed by Judge Kyle Rivington and his associate, Curtis McNeil.

This year saw 322 young participants in the Classic. There were several heats of showmanship in which the top 20 in each age group are selected. Those 20 showmen competed in the finals for each age group. The winners of each division were then evaluated and a Champion, Reserve Champion, and HM Champion showman selected. This year’s TD 4-H Classic Champion Showman is Taylor VanderMeulen, Brighton, ON – congratulations!

See full finalist class results here!

Thank you to Ella Wright Photography for providing the photos – a wonderful taste of the tremendous 4-H show at the Royal!

Stay tuned for results from today’s 4-H Conformation classes!


CHAMPION SHOWMAN – Taylor VanderMeulen, Brighton, ON
HM CHAMPION SHOWMAN – Keaton Phoenix, Uxbridge, ON

JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP, 12-14 years old

1. Morgan Howard, Burgessville, ON
2. Janelle Phoenix, Uxbridge, ON
3. Myla Bretzler, Crysler, ON
4. Ericka Mathers, Winchester, ON
5. Reid Barkey, Blackstock, ON
6. Nellie Jacobs, Cap-Sante, QC
7. McKenzie Howard, Burgessville, ON
8. Carly Brooks, Hillsburgh, ON
9. Gavin Da Silva, Woodstock, ON
10.Paige Werry, Oshawa, ON


1. Keaton Phoenix, Uxbridge, ON
2. Taylor Mathers, Winchester, ON
3. Rylan Aitken, Haydon, ON
4.Nadia Uhr, Crysler, ON
5. Heidi McFadden, Douro-Dummer, ON
6. Emma Lewis, Dorchester, ON
7. Jaelynn Phoenix, Uxbridge, ON
8. Cooper Smith, Vankleek Hill, ON
9, Cooper Puterbough, Blackstock, ON
10. Kaylin Beckett, Sunderland, ON

SENIOR SHOWMANSHIP, 18-21 years old

1. Taylor VanderMeulen, Brighton, ON
2.Denise Sayles, Paris, ON
3. Kolton Crack, Richmond, QC
4. Dani Karn, Woodstock, ON
5. Jordan Hawthorne, Listowel, ON
6. Caden Finley, Woodville, ON
7. Samantha Hildbrand, St.Albert, ON
8. Will VanderMeulen, Brighton, ON
9. Carson Edwards, Cobden, ON
10. Joelle De Vries, Sydenham, ON