Success in the Faulkner County Fair show ring is nothing new to 8-year-old Lainey Homan.For the past three years, her champion hogs have brought in top honors and secured a spot in the county Junior Livestock Auction.This year, "Flash," a more than 500-pound hog, took home the Reserve Grand Champion spot.Lainey also won showmanship in her age group, taking home a traditional belt buckle and ribbon. Showmanship is a separate competition having nothing to do with the physical structure of the animal, but that is all about the exhibitor and his or her commitment to and comfort with the animal in the ring."You get in the show ring, you keep his head up and you keep 'em going," she said. "You keep him off the fence and you keep your eye on the judge."The Vilonia Primary student is committed to her animals, her dad, Kris, said. He also said the friendly competition with older sister, Ryleigh, is also incentive for her.Ryleigh, 11, also took home a first-place ribbon in the 2016 show for her animal and won the showmanship contest in her age group."She's really determined and pays attention," Kris says. "She told us last year after the show that she would win showmanship, and she did."Her mother, Alicia, said Lainey is an active little girl, taking part in tournament softball when she's not working with her animals. She also hopes to be a teacher one day.Next year, Lainey will begin again with a new group of hogs, training them and training herself to bring home the buckle and ribbons."I like this," she told WINC during the Faulkner County Fair last month. "This is my favorite week of the year."