Each year the first Sunday of July, the competition “I Love My Ram” (I Love My Goat) takes place in Colombier, a charming village in the centre of the island. This unusual competition is an opportunity for the biggest goat’s fans around the island to expose their champions.
The “candidates” are pampered all year to meet the different competition categories and requirements.
During this day of celebration, the whole village reflects the traditional folklore of St. Martin, and points out that farming is still a part of the daily life of the islanders.
The beauty of the goat is just one criterion among others in the I Love My Ram competition. The “candidates” get the votes of the jury and the public and are rated on their manes, their horns, their dress and style. A prize is given to the friendliest goat, it’s a must that on the “Friendly Island” that even goats have to be nice!
During the final parade the declared winner strolls alongside his owner. The atmosphere is at its height: car horns are heard, fans applaud and shout with joy joining the celebration. The victory is celebrated around the island but ends in the winner’s neighbourhood.