AOA National Supreme Champion Award Rules

2017 National Supreme Championship Award Winners

2016 National Supreme Championship Award Winners

AOA is excited to announce that beginning in 2016, the AOA National Show will crown National Supreme Champions. This prestigious honor will be awarded to both suri and huacaya males and females in both dark and light groups, thus creating eight AOA National Supreme Champions!

There are three paths for an alpaca to earn a spot in the supreme champion competition:

  1. Compete in regular halter classes at the AOA National Show and win the color championship.
  2. Compete in the regular Bred and Owned competition at the AOA National Show and win Best Bred and Owned.
  3. Win a Color Championship or Best Bred and Owned award at any AOA certified show in the previous year to be invited directly into an “Invitational Color Champion” class at the AOA National Show for a chance to be selected to move on to the AOA National Supreme Champion class.
Some alpacas may have an opportunity to join the championship through any of these three paths, but you will need to select which path you want to take upon entering the AOA National Show. Champions and Best Bred and Owned winners from all of the above three steps will then earn a spot in one of the National Supreme Champion classes, which include:
  • AOA National Supreme Championship — Light, Huacaya, Male
  • AOA National Supreme Championship — Light, Huacaya, Female
  • AOA National Supreme Championship — Light, Suri, Male
  • AOA National Supreme Championship — Light, Suri, Female
  • AOA National Supreme Championship — Dark, Huacaya, Male
  • AOA National Supreme Championship — Dark, Huacaya, Female
  • AOA National Supreme Championship — Dark, Suri, Male
  • AOA National Supreme Championship — Dark, Suri, Female

The AOA National Supreme Championship competition will take place at the end of the show and be judged by all of the AOA National Show Halter Judges, who will select the winners and immediately crown them.

We are very pleased to be able to offer this National Supreme Championship competition that will bring together some of the best alpacas from around the country, and will select the best animals.

Additional Details:

  • All alpacas, including Color Champions and Best Bred and Owned winners from other shows, which are entering the Invitational classes, will be compliance checked for fleece length and color. Alpacas will be placed into their appropriate color class at the time of the National Halter Show, regardless of color classes they may have been assigned at previous shows.
  • As with all AOA shows, alpacas in the Regular Halter path will compete for Color Champion and Reserve Color Champion.
  • The alpacas shown in Best Bred and Owned classes must be owned by the exhibitor and must be from dams that were owned by the exhibitor at the time the dams were bred as evidenced on the alpaca registration certificates.
  • All ribbon and banner winners in all tracks will be awarded points toward the AOA Breeders Cup competition.
  • All alpacas entered in the show, regardless of the path they are entered in, may compete in the group production classes.
  • There will be no Judges’ Choice awards for the National Halter Show because the AOA National Supreme Champion awards supercede those awards.
  • The AOA National Supreme Championship competition will be judged by all of the AOA National Show Halter Judges, who will select the winners and immediately crown them.

Invitational Path Details:

  • All alpacas in the invitational classes will enter the ring to compete against one another for the Invitational Class Color Champion and Reserve Champion in each color group. For example, all white huacaya male champions and Best Bred and Owned winners, in the Invitational class, which have been color checked as white will compete against one another for the White Huacaya Male Invited Color Champion.
  • This competition will occur immediately following the color championship class for the regular halter track.
  • Those winning Invited Color Champion and Reserve Invited Color Champion in each class will be awarded banners.
  • The Invited Color Champions (from the invitational classes) will then go on to compete for the Light or Dark National Supreme Champion.
  • The National Supreme Champions will receive points toward the AOA Breeders Cup Award.
  • There will be no minimum numbers required to hold the Invitational Color Champion classes.

AOA National Supreme Championship— The 3 Paths

Note:

It is possible that an alpaca could qualify under multiple paths. You must choose which path you wish to take when registering for the show. Changes will not be allowed after that point.

1

Regular Halter Color Classes

Alpacas will compete for Color and Reserve Championships just like any AOA show.
All white and light color champions will move on to the AOA National Supreme Championship—Light competitionAll grey, brown, black, fawn, and combined mixed color champions will move on to the AOA National Supreme Championship—Dark competition
 

2

Regular Best Bred and Owned Classes

Alpacas will compete for Best Bred and Owned award as in any AOA Show.
The Best Bred and Owned winner will move to the AOA National Supreme Championship competition in either light or dark, depending which they are. Whites or lights will go to the Light Supreme competition. Greys, browns, blacks, fawns, or combined mixed will go to the Dark Supreme competition.
 

3

Invitational Color Champions Class

Color Champions and Best Bred and Owned winners from any AOA certified show in the previous year are invited to compete to win Invited Color and Invited Reserve Color Champion in the Invitational classes for their color group.
All white and light Invited Color Champions from the Invitational classes will move on to the AOA National Supreme Championship—Light competitionAll grey, brown, black, fawn, and combined mixed Invited Color Champions from the Invitational classes will move on to the AOA National Supreme Championship—Dark competition