Posts Tagged ‘Show’

2011 Manawatu Show

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

The Manawatu  show was held on the 5th & 6th of November. The weather was rather chilly, but as it is an indoor show, we were unaffected by any rain. We took a team of 7 alpacas and came home with 3 first places, and 2 second places, so were very happy with that result. It was Sterlings first show, and because of other events in the preceeding week, he had only been on a halter 4 times before going to the show – but behaved himself perfectly – which bodes well for the future, as we expect him to have a long show career. Sunday also included a call from Gordon to say another cria had been born at home (happens everytime we go away), this time a black male.

Masterton A&P Show

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

The Inaugural Masterton A&P Alpaca Show was held on 20 February 2011. This coincided with the A&P Showgrounds 100th Centenary, so was an excellent start for what promises to be a very popular alpaca show. Our judge was Paul Garland, who was delighted with the quality of the 50 fleeces exhibited, and impressed with the quality of the 37  alpacas on show. The Alpaca Place had an excellent day, starting with a 1st ribbon in the Junior White/Light Fawn fleece for Huari Cracker, which was a great win in a tough class. Cracker went on to take 2nd place in the Intermediate Male class. Cracker is now for sale as a potential stud – see our for sale page.

Other high achievers on the day were Huari HollyAnna, Champion Black, and Huari Nightshade, Reserve Champion Black, who also went on to take 2nd place in the Get of Dam competition. Giovanna (dam of Holly and Nightshade) will be available for sale later this year, so if you are looking for a quality black female, you have found her! Another champion on the day was Huari Eclipse, our young grey male, and a future stud. The Alpaca Place had entries in every colour section, and all came home with a ribbon.

Hawkes Bay Show

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Labour Weekend – a long weekend for us here in NZ – preceded by the Hawkes Bay Show. We took a selection of young alpaca, and came home with 3 ribbons. Cracker took a 5th in the Junior White class, which we were thrilled about, not only because any ribbon in a white/light fawn class is an acheivment, but because the Judges critique mirrored our own opion of him – its always good to hear you are on the right track when assessing your own alpacas! Holly Anna won a 2nd place in the junior black class, and our beautiful grey boy, Eclipse won his Intermediate class. We then returned home to a weekend of beautiful sunshine, and a chance to catch up on some farm tasks.