Recap of 2017 Australian Alpaca Spectacular:
On the 26th of August, Kayla and Elisha attended the 2017 Australian Alpaca Spectacular, where they both competed in the Preliminary Paraders competition. Both the girls put in their hardest efforts, which paid off. Kayla and Elisha both received first place ribbons in the Showmanship and Stockmanship sections, Kayla received the Champion Adult title and Elisha received the Champion Senior title. Elisha also received the Supreme Champion Preliminary Parader title, these are all very big achievements for both the girls and they are both very proud of their efforts.
On another hand, Elisha and Kayla entered a few photos into the photography category of the new Alpaca Artapalooza section of the show. Kayla received the most popular photo award with over 30 votes on her 'You're Driving Me Cria-zy!' image, and Elisha received a runners up award with over 20 votes on her 'The Fos' image.
Overall a very successful and fun weekend for the girls. We would like to thank Jenny Ford from Vista Del Sud and the rest of the team for throwing an absolutely amazing National show! The result of this show proves that with hard work and effort, anything can be truly 'spectacular'.
Recap of 2017 Alexandra Alpaca Show:
Aeronwen Alpacas attended the Alexandra Alpaca show on the 12th of August. Was a lovely small show and we had a wonderful time. Overall our small team came home with a ribbon each, Whispering Gums Paradox received a second place and Buckland Moonstone also received a second place. We are very happy with this result for the two, especially Paradox as this was his last show before being retired to the paddock.
Thanks to Marc Mullette for judging the show and to the team who put together such a fantastic environment for all the breeders. We will definitely be coming back to this show next year!!
Recap of 2017 Ballarat Alpaca Show:
On the 30th of July Aeronwen Alpacas attended the Ballarat Alpaca Show, the team consisted only of our gorgeous adult white female Buckland Moonstone, who received a highly commended in a very tough class.
Kayla and Elisha also took some animals in the ring for Merrak Alpacas, which all received ribbons in their classes.
A very good end to the day by winning two prizes in the raffle, we got a total of four halters (two cria halters and two size small halters), which will come in handy for us in the near future.
Overall congratulations to all competitors, and thank you to the fantastic judge Diane Marks, for coming all the way over from New Zealand to judge this small show.
Recap of 2017 Hamilton Alpaca Fest:
Aeronwen Alpacas attended the fantastic two day Alpaca Fest in Hamilton on the 17th and 18th of June. We entered both our beautiful animals into the highly competitive halter show, as well as the fleece show.
Overall we came home with two ribbons, one for each of our under 12 month fleeces.
We would like to say congratulations to all competitors, and would also like to thank both Chris Williams (halter judge) and Adrienne Clarke (fleece judge) for coming down from South Australia to judge this wonderful show.
Recap of 2017 Red Hill Alpaca Show:
On the 11th of March Aeronwen attended the Red Hill Alpaca Show. Fantastic results from this show and we are very happy with what we won and achieved at this show.
Our intermediate white female placed 2nd in her class,our intermediate white male also received a 2nd place in his class.
Kayla and Elisha entered in the Paraders competition and won both Champion and Reserve Champion in the 15-18 Senior Open Category, their first champion ranks in the open section.
Recap of 2017 Berwick Alpaca Show:
On the 25th of February Aeronwen attended their very first show, the Berwick Alpaca Show. Overall it was a fantastic day, and we are very thankful for those who congratulated us on the commencement of our new stud.
Our intermediate white female went up against some tough competition, and unfortunately did not place; our intermediate white male however earned a first place in his class. We also received third place in sires progeny with Acacia Caribbean.
Kayla and Elisha entered in the small Junior Handling competition and won second place and a highly commended in the 15-18 class.
First Member of our Growing Team!
Today marks the day that the Aeronwen Alpaca Stud has begun! With the purchase of our first alpaca Buckland Moonstone. We are very happy with Moonstone's conformation, fleece statistics and pedigree.
Buckland Moonstone's sire, Acacia Caribbean, has produced some outstanding cria, many of them winning at championship and supreme levels. We are very happy to now own a cria to this male as the foundation of our stud.
We are looking very forward to showing this beautiful girl and hopefully seeing what successes she could bring for us! Kayla and Elisha are very excited to begin their first official showing season, as Aeronwen Alpacas at the 2017 Berwick Show!