On an extremely hot day, our show team put in a sterling effort. Despite the very hot weather over the past two weeks, resulting in dry, dusty fleeces with a lot of hay and seeds in them, the animals cleaned up well and behaved perfectly.
There was a big turnup to Alexandra, which, despite the hot weather, is a nice relaxing show, with plenty of shady trees where breeders congregated to chat and gossip.
Eight animals were taken and First place was awarded to Uluru, Black Beauty, D’Angelo, Kim Wilde and Encore, with seconds to Magazine Madonna, Violent Storm and Awestriker. D’Angelo was Champion Adult, Encore was Champion Senior, with Kim Wilde Reserve Champion Senior, and D’Angelo went on to be awarded Supreme Champion Suri. A fitting end to the showing career of a spectacular coloured male who will now be shorn and begin stud duties for us and co-owners and breeders, Chersam Alpacas. [Although if Cheryl has her way, he will probably be back in the show ring as a senior.]
Three fleeces were entered, resulting in two 1sts and a 3rd, with Dire Strait’s fleece being awarded Reserve Champion Fleece.
Congratulations to Belinda Bayer of Narr-Maen Creek Alpacas, who has only recently purchased her first alpacas and, at her very first show performed like an old hand, resulting in a second ribbon with her new brown suri female, Baarrooka Violent Storm.