AOA Breeder Cup Award

AOA would like to recognize the breeders that participate in the AOA National Alpaca Show and the AOA National Fleece Show. Four breeder cups are awarded in each division; Classic, Vintage, and Heirloom. Breeder cups are awarded at both the halter and fleece show, separated by breed. Points are awarded and accrued separately for entries and placements in each category. Cups will be awarded to the breeders that accrue the highest point total percentage for placements in each category. Winners will be announced at the show after the results are tabulated.

Breeder Cup DivisionsAOA Breeder Cup

Classic Cup — Small Entry Division

  • Classic Halter Cup Huacaya
  • Classic Halter Cup Suri
  • Classic Fleece Cup Huacaya
  • Classic Fleece Cup Suri

Vintage Cup — Medium Entry Division

  • Vintage Halter Cup Huacaya
  • Vintage Halter Cup Suri
  • Vintage Fleece Cup Huacaya
  • Vintage Fleece Cup Suri

Heirloom Cup — Large Entry Division

  • Heirloom Halter Cup Huacaya
  • Heirloom Halter Cup Suri
  • Heirloom Fleece Cup Huacaya
  • Heirloom Fleece Cup Suri

Breeder Cup Catagories

  • Halter Huacaya
  • Halter Suri
  • Fleece Huacaya
  • Fleece Suri

Breeders will automatically be entered into categories based on the number of entries in that category. The number of entries that define each division will be determined after the close of registration. A breeder must have a minimum of two entries in a category to be eligible.

Entries will be based on ARI/AOA certificates.

Halter Show AOA Breeder Cup

Halter Show

  • Halter Class (one entry per alpaca)
  • Get of Sire Class (one entry per sire)
  • Produce of Dam Class (one entry per dam)
  • Breeder's Best Three Class (one per farm/ranch per entry)
  • Bred and Owned Class (one entry for each alpaca)

Points Assigned to Placements in Halter Show

  • First Place = 6 points
  • Second Place = 5 points
  • Third Place = 4 points
  • Fourth Place = 3 points
  • Fifth Place = 2 points
  • Sixth Place = 1 points
  • Color Champion = additional 7 points
  • Reserve Color Champion = additional 5 points
  • Best Bred and Owned = additional 7 points
  • Invited Color Champion = additional 7 points
  • Invited Reserve Color Champion = additional 5 points
  • Supreme Champion = additional 10 points

Breaking Ties

There are three levels of tie breakers for this award.

Level 1

If there is a tie, show management will first break the tie on the number of entries for each ranch. The ranch that acquired the points with the fewer entries will win the tie.


Ranch A ended the show with 25 points and a total entries count of 6

Ranch B ended the show with 25 points and a total entries count of 4

Ranch B will be declared the winner.

Level 2

If there is still a tie after using Level I, then show management will review all winnings of the ranches in question and the ranch with the most first place awards will win the tie.


Ranch A ended the show with four 1st place ribbons

Ranch B ended the show with three 1st place ribbons

Ranch A will be declared the winner.

Level 3

If there is still a tie after using the Level I and Level 2 tie breaker system, then show management will assign multipliers to the 1st place awards given to the ranches. The multipliers will be based on the size of the classes that the 1st place awards were given.


Class Size  

Each first place ribbon awarded to the ranches will be reassigned the new point with the multiplier and the ranch awards will be re-calculated with these points to determine the winners.

2018 AOA
Cup Winners

Halter Cup

Classic Cup Huacaya

Heathers Acre Alpaca Farm
Tim and Debbie McCarty

Classic Cup Suri

Heritage Farm Suri Alpacas
Tim and Beth Sheets

Vintage Cup Huacaya

Happy Hounds Alpaca Ranch
Laurie McCallum

Vintage Cup Suri

Halo Ranch Alpacas
Zach Hackett and Jessica Kramer-Hackett

Heirloom Cup Huacaya

Irish Meadows Alpaca Farm
Mike and Julie Delaney

Heirloom Cup Suri

Nebraska Alpaca Company
Joe Miller

Fleece Cup

Classic Cup Huacaya

Alpacas at Menagerie Hill Ranch
Deb Galway

Classic Cup Suri

Silverfield Farms
Brian Barfield and Katie Silver

Vintage Cup Huacaya

Alpacas of Moose Creek Ranch
Dale and Debbie Hoerl

Vintage Cup Suri

Rock’n D Enterprises
Bobby and Diane Dickerson

Heirloom Cup Huacaya

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm, LLC
Ian and Jennifer Lutz

Heirloom Cup Suri

Rogue Suri Alpacas
Jason and Beverly Brehm

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