This year's show was as good if not better than anticipated with a collection of over 400 of the highest quality alpacas in the UK. It was a real privilege to have our animals judged by Amanda VandenBosch from the USA and Jill MacLeod from Canada, and I felt real pride in their praise of our industry and the quality of animals we are all producing.
I don't have many photos to show you and I forgot to take my proper camera so apologies for that.. I'm so thrilled with our show team of 10 who did rather well! 1 x 1st, 3 x 2nds, 3 x 3rds and 2 x 4ths. The Sorcerer won his intermediate grey class and then took Champion Grey Male and Bonami who came an extremely close 2nd and Reserve Champion to Fowberry Nobility, who then went on to win Best Huacaya in the Show.
My congratulations go to all those who played a part in the organisation leading up to and at the show, the sponsors, all those who took part, took ribbons and almost took ribbons! A was a superb showcase for the British Alpaca Industry and we must all give ourselves a huge pat on the back for coming so far in such a short time.
We had great fun, lovely to see everyone again and catch up with each other and meet new people, especially those who took the trouble to come from afar, hope we see you again soon.
Anyway, here are some pictures and now I'm going back out in the pouring rain to check everyone before returning to the sofa!
|The Sorcerer - I'm still smiling!|
|Rebecca with Cotton Fields 4th Junior Black Female|
|Rebecca with Marah 3rd Junior Brown Female|
|Rebecca with Marah|
|Amanda giving her oral reasons on the Junior Grey Females - I'm on the left with Macy Grey who was 2nd.|
|Bonami and The Sorcerer|