Friday, 21 October 2011
Rosettes at Romsey Show
We have not been to halter shows for quite a while but decided to support our local show, The Southern Alpaca Group inaugural show at Romsey. After much discussion and fleece assessing we decided to take 6 alpacas, then increased it to 7 and finally booked for 8 alpacas (hoping they would all fit into our stock trailer, alpacas travel very well sitting in the kush position for the journey and Romsey is not a long distance away.) Three fawn and five white. It was a fun day out, starting out packing alpacas into the trailer in the dark was a new experience for us all, such a long day after clearing up we got home in the dark as well !! Anyway, the day itself was very successful for our alpacas, all of them came home with rosettes and our white intermediate female gained Reserve Champion White Female our two white adult boys got a 2nd and 4th place. It is great to go to a show and be rewarded for your work in breeding select elite alpacas. Indeed our Reserve Champion female white, Cherwell Leys Isabella was show entry number 8 and was determined to sit through all our halter training lessons, you just never know how things will turn out, so lucky we persevered with her.