Sapphire W Lamanchas
Herd owner - Grace Ware, 11 yrs old
Grace started us out in dairy goats after falling in love with the lamanchas at our county fair. She purchased her first two goats with the money she earned from the Crooked Path's herd of Fredda Eastep. We appreciated Fredda's help so much that Grace decided to name one of the goats after her (see Fredda on Grace's goat pages). Our first show was the State Fair of Texas, where it was trial by fire. Luckily dairy goat owners are a friendly bunch and we absorbed all that we could from them. Grace has shown her goats at the Coryell County Youth Fair, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, SCTGA Memorial Show, CTDGA Spring Fling, and the State Fair of Texas. She has brought home many ribbons including, 3 Grand Champion, 2 Reserve Champion, and the ALC District VI Outstanding Youth Exhibitor Award. Grace is hard at work preparing for the upcoming show year and hopes to see you at the shows!
Outside of Goats
Grace is also highly involve in 4-H and dance! How does she find the time?
She has been in 4-H, starting as a clover kid in kindergarten, for 5 years now. She has participated in the food and nutrition, goats, clothing and textiles, and photography projects. She has won multiple times with her canned goods, including Second Best of Show at the Heart of Texas Fair in 2009 and Grand and Reserve Champion at the Coryell County Youth Fair. Her goat accomplishments can be seen to the left. Grace has also advanced to district each year with her clothing and textiles projects and photos. Grace has won the coveted Rookie of the Year and Bronze Star awards for Coryell County 4-H. Lately she has focused more on dance and moved it into her 4-H creative and interpretive arts project.
Grace has been taking dance since she was 3 years old. She always liked to dance in her crib as a baby and she hasn't stopped yet! She has learned ballet, tap, jazz, clog, lyrical, and pom from 3 different dance instructors. She started out with A&K Dance and moved to Silver Stars Dance Academy when A&K moved to Killeen. Since her move to Silver Stars, she has joined their competitive team. Their team has won sweepstakes each year at the American Dance & Drill Team competitions, and last year brought home the Best of Division award. This year Grace is stepping up her dancing by assistant teaching the tiny tots class at the studio as well as preparing a solo for competition and recital. She has also attended two dance clinics, one at MCC and one with Danceline. The Silver Stars team will compete at two events in Februay and follow up with their yearly recital in April.