Last weekend we attended a great first-time show, the Heartland Classic, sponsored by the Indiana Alpaca Association. Thanks to the organizers for a really fun and well-run show with nearly 600 alpacas!
The judges were Diana Timmerman and Tim Lavan- I rarely comment on judges, as I think they all do their best and most are very good and consistent in their judging... besides I'd sound pretty biased since we did really well, having one of our best shows ever!
With 9 alpacas, we took 3 Res. Championships, 5 firsts and 4 seconds. Decadent Cafe took 1st and Res. Champion Grey. Snowmass Tambourina took 1st and Res. Champion Light and Lunar Light took 2nd and Res. Champion White (second only to a Michelangelo daughter!) In addition, Accoyo Optimist took 2nd in the yearling white males (beaten only the Futurity Champion), Jitterbug was first in juvenile fawn females (shown above), Muffin and Michael took first in shorn classes, and Jolly Mon was 2nd of 15 (youngest in his class) in fawn yearling males.
I don't plan to focus on show results, but couldn't let this great show pass us by without a little bragging! Makes us feel like we're doing something right!