Within the realm of competition, NAILE offers ten major divisions of livestock entries: dairy cattle,
dairy goats, llamas and alpacas, quarter horses, draft horses, cowboy mounted shooting, market swine, beef cattle, boer goats, and sheep.
Particular interest is given to the industry's future as seven major youth judging contests take place during
the show and assist in preparing the next generation for tomorrow's breeding challenges. All appearing under
one roof, these competitions help make NAILE the premier livestock event in the world.
The NAILE livestock events are rightly complimented by the wild excitement of the North
American Championship Rodeo - the invitational finals for the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).
The Great Lakes Circuit Rodeo Finals brings the top cowboys and cowgirls together to compete for over
$80,000 in prizes and the title of Regional Champion. The action is homegrown with the Great Lakes
Circuit including participants from Kentucky and the neighboring states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The total purse ranks among the top 10 percent
of all PRCA rodeo prize money and is the second largest purse for a circuit final.