There are many advantages to showing your alpaca. Alpaca shows offer an opportunity for you to get an objective opinion of your alpaca. Many alpaca owners suffer from what is termed as “barn blindness”. This “barn blindness” occurs when we think that this alpaca or that one is the best alpaca we have ever seen. At an alpaca show, a certified judge evaluates your alpaca. The judge will then place your alpaca. The judge’s decision is based upon their knowledge and experience. The judge evaluates your alpaca’s various qualities. The oral reasoning the judge gives is beneficial in determining the quality of your alpaca.
Showing your alpacas can be a fun and rewarding process. It can also be intimidating initially:
- Which shows should I attend?
- How do I register?
- What needs to be done?
- What do I do when I get there?
- How do I know where to go?
Like anything else, the first few times we do something new, it can be daunting. At Shootin’ Stars Farm Suri Alpacas, we understand. That is why we are always willing to help you. If you purchase any animals from us, we will always be willing to share stall space with you, providing we have room.
We at Shootin’ Stars Farm Suri Alpacas can help you learn the ropes to show your alpacas. We can assist you in choosing shows, getting veterinary inspection papers, going through vet check and color check, how to get into the ring, and what to do and not to do while in the ring.
We are also willing to take your animal to shows and show them for you. We will pro-rate stall fees. Our fee covers miscellaneous expenses that may also apply, such as fuel, tolls, and parking.