Monday, November 10, 2008

OABA Alpacafest Show

It was a great family weekend, one of the few times we all four travelled together to a show without the kids bringing friends. Paul and I were very proud of how much the kids helped this time (Mirian even showed in halter), and we were home and completely unpacked by 8 PM. Thanks to the Ohio Alpaca Breeders for another well-run show!

We did well, and achieved my goal of not missing any classes since it was hectic to get 13 animals into the ring. Nearly all ribboned, and here were the highlights:
Gallantry (above) took a 1st in the beige juvenile male class.

Jolly Mon won 2nd in dark fawn yearling males, the 2nd youngest out of 15 in the class!

Optimist and Triton (two Michelangelo sons), took 2nd and 3rd in a huge white yearling class (Magical's male won the class and went on to Color Champion).

It was certainly not our best showing ever, but it's always tough at a big show in Ohio. We'd like to congratulate Al and Dawn Fox of Chardon Alpaca Ranch, buyers of our SSF Peruvian Starbright, as she took the Res. White Female Championship!
We had such a good time going out to dinner on Saturday night with our Ohio friends, something we don't always get to fit in at a show. That's one of the biggest bonuses of the alpaca business- the great friends we have made all over.
And... we are still waiting on Eyecatcher's cria!

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