On February 12th, the Van Wyk family lost a barn to a fire. Inside it was filled with their belongings, 10 goats and all their show supplies.
Their 5th grade daughter, Lynnzae is no stranger to the show ring. When Lynnzae first started showing, you could see the love she had for her goats. That quickly turned into a deep passion on and off the farm that was second to none. She looked up to the older showman, and worked hard on her showmanship skills, pushing herself to be better every day and at every show she attended. Today, in the ring Lynnzae, while only 11 years old, is a fierce competitor with the biggest heart. She has had great success on multiple levels including a class winner at the National level with one she raised on her own. She was proud, yet humble about her winning, a trait we hope to instill in all youth. Whether you are an animal lover or a livestock breeder, you know and love the passion any child shows to their animals. The fire in their eyes that they have for their animals in the show ring and during every day chores, raising and showing livestock is one of the most rewarding experiences for youth!
Due to the fire, currently Lynnzae doesn’t even have a fitting comb to her name. We are asking you to find it in your heart to support Lynnzae and her brother, Kahsen, to allow them to continue to work towards their dreams and grow their passion they have for breeding and showing Boer goats, something their whole family loves and enjoys!