National Supreme Championship Rules

The AOA National Alpaca Show crowns National Supreme Champions. This prestigious honor is awarded to both suri and huacaya males and females in both dark and light groups, thus creating eight AOA National Supreme Champions!

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

  1. Compete in regular halter classes or invitational champion halter classes at the AOA National Show and win the national color championship.
  2. Compete in the regular Bred and Owned competition at the AOA National Show and win Best Bred and Owned.

Some alpacas may have an opportunity to participate through either of these paths, but the exhibitor will need to select one path to take upon registering for the AOA National Alpaca Show. Final round Color Champions and Best Bred and Owned winners 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.

The Invitational Champions Halter Class Defined:

For an alpaca to participate in the Invitational Champions class at the National Show, they must have won a championship or Best Bred and Owned at an AOA Certified Show during the previous calendar year. Exhibitors that have an alpaca that qualifies may enter that alpaca in the invitational champion class when they register for the national show.

Additional Details:
  • The first and second place winners in the Invited Champions class will be awarded the appropriate ribbons and banners and then proceed to the National Color Championship competition for the color group they belong. The Invited Champion class winners then compete with the other first and second place finishers of that color group in the final round for the National Color Championship award. The National Champion of each color group will compete for the National Supreme Championship.
  • If there are not enough entries for the National Color Championship class to be held, then the Invited Color Champion will automatically move into the National Supreme Champion class with the title of Invited 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 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. The AOA National Supreme Champion awards supersede 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.
  • The invitational champion competition class will occur immediately following the completion of all the regular color classes of that invitational champions color group.
  • 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.
  • 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.
The Paths

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

The 2 Paths

Note:

It is possible that an alpaca could qualify under either path. 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 and Invitational Champion Halter Color Classes

First and second placing alpacas from the Regular classes will compete against the first and second placing Invitational Champion alpacas of a color group to award a Final Round National Color Champion and a National Reserve Color Champion. The Final Round Color Champion will move forward to the Supreme Competition as listed below.
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.