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April  2017

2017 Show Season

2017 was the year we took our next step into the scary world of showing our Alpacas. NWAG and the Scottish Alpaca Championship were to be our first appearances in the show ring and we decided to take all three of our babies with a great deal of interpretation and fear! 
How would Cossack, Caitlyn & Chantilly stand up against those shown by others? Would they actually stand up in the show ring? We had prepared ourselves the best we could, we had all been involved in many hours of halter training.  
NWAG was a complete blur, the occasion and our results took us by complete surprise! We had a few special supporters there to cheer us on but what was to follow left us speechless. Cossack (junior Fawn male), Chantilly (junior White female) and Caitlyn (multi any age) all came first in their classes and Cossack also went on to collect Champion Fawn male too. A fantastic start to our career in the show ring! Both boys also made their debuts in Junior Handling classes and thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Scottish Alpaca Championship two weeks later meant a long trip up to Scotland. Three babies settled in the trailer, Lanark was our destination! No boys to help us today, we also used it as an ideal opportunity to network with our ever growing friends within the alpaca world.
Cossack and Caitlyn both again took first in their respective highly competitive classes whilst Chantilly got a creditable second in a large White Junior class. Cossack, again showed his potential by taking Reserve Champion Male Fawn. 
We still have Westmorland Show to look forward to in September but before then decisions will need to be made on who we take......

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