AlpacaGram 7.67 | Announcing Fall Shows and Important Updates

AlpacaGram 7.67
AlpacaGram 7.67September 21, 2020

Announcing Fall AOA Certified Alpaca Shows and Important New Show System Updates!

Announcing the autumn AOA alpaca certified shows across the United States!

  • Interested in learning more about alpacas? Alpaca Shows are a great venue to learn about alpacas, network with owners, and shop for alpaca products.
  • Interested in showing your alpacas? Register to attend.
  • Own alpacas but have yet to attend an alpaca show? Come visit with fellow owners and learn about showing alpacas.

Show Updates

The AOA board is continuing to review several show topics through board and show task force discussions. Out of this information the board has reached decisions on some new show pilots that will be executed during the fall of 2020 and the 2021 show seasons.

  • Limit walking fleece classes to 12 and split after 12 alpacas.
  • Show can include a novice class, a small breeder class, or both. Small breeders are defined as those with twenty or fewer AOA registered females of the same breed. Novice classes are defined as farms that have been in existence for under 10 years.
  • Decrease the required number of alpacas to eight huacaya and six suri per color group to be eligible for color championships.
  • Decrease the minimum number for splitting a color division from four to three.
  • Allow awarding of a Best Head and Best Profile, with criteria based on the breed standards, as an exhibition class.

American Alpaca Showcase

  • Des Moines, Iowa; October 23–25

Illinois Alpaca & Fiber Fest

  • Des Moines, Iowa; October 23–25

Illinois Alpaca Show

  • Des Moines, Iowa; October 23–25

Railsplitter Alpaca Show

  • Des Moines, Iowa; October 23–25

Empire Fleece Show

  • Mecklenburg, New York; October 24–25

ABR Fall Festival Alpaca Fleece Show

  • McCoy, Colorado; October 31–Nov 1

Buckeye Alpaca Show

  • Tallmadge, Ohio; November 7–8

Buckeye Fall Fest

  • Tallmadge, Ohio; November 7–8

A-OK Alpaca Blast Off

  • Shawnee, Oklahoma; November 14–15

NEAOBA Alpaca Fall Spectacular

  • West Springfield, Massachusetts; November 14–15

New England Coastal Classic

  • West Springfield, Massachusetts; November 14–15

CABA Classic Fleece Show

  • North Plains, Oregon; November 21–22

VAOBA Alpaca Expo

  • Fredericksburg, Virginia; November 20–22

VAOBA Fall Derby

  • Fredericksburg, Virginia; November 20–22
Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas
AOA Silver Benefactors
Midnight Moon @ R&R Suris

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