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FOR THE NORTHWEST'S FIRST DUAL SHOW

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR PARTICIPANTS TO ATTEND 2 SHOWS IN ONE WEEKEND

October 19th - 22nd 2017 

Deschutes County Fairgrounds, Redmond OR.

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EXHIBITORS BENEFIT FROM 2 SHOWS 1 VENUE

ONE HEALTH CERTIFICATE AND VET FEE

ONE HOTEL

ONE WEEKEND OF YOUR TIME INSTEAD OF TWO!

ONE TRAVEL EXPENSE

SPONSORSHIP INCLUDE BOTH SHOWS

Show Introduction

We are happy to invite you to attend, The Alpaca Breeders Invitational (ABI) and the Western Alpaca Challenge (WAC). We would ask that you would consider partnering and promoting this dual show with us. We are working to not only bring a world class alpaca show to our fellow breeders, but to create an “alpaca event” that everyone is talking about in the alpaca community. We are known for bringing unique aspects to these shows that specifically focuses on the “breeder”. This will bring prestige and attention to the farms that have top of the line breeding programs.

We know that this new style of show format will grow in popularity and these awards will be coveted. The awards include banners, cash payouts, and the coveted ABI Breeders Cup. These will give each individual farm the notoriety that their breeding program deserves. At the conclusion of the show there will be the ABI breeder’s cup award presented to each of the three levels of farms including Suri and Huacaya. The cup is earned in each category with an overall accumulation of points awarded to the placements of each animal including production and walking fleece classes. Farms will compete for this prize according to the number of entries they have submitted. This allows an equal playing field for all sizes of farms.

 

 
 

Rules & Guidelines

  • ABI Breeder’s Cup sweepstakes payouts will be paid to color champions and Breeders Cup Award Winners in each farm division

  • Open to alpacas 6 months and older.

  • The ABI Breeder’s Cup will be presented to the farms that accumulate the most points for their alpacas.  These alpacas will gain points for their farm according to a formal point system.

  • Scoring for Breeder’s Cup Awards:  All points won by all entries of the farm in  Halter, Production and Walking fleece classes count toward Breeder’s Cup points.

  • Breeder’s Cup Awards Suri & Huacaya, Large, Medium & Small Farm divisions. Divisions are evenly divided by entries into the three categories.  Large Medium and Small. Note: Farms must have at least six Halter/Production/Walking Fleece entries to be eligible for the Breeder’s Cup Awards. 

  • Points - Awards calculations are done using the following point scores 6th-1, 5th-2, 4th-3, 3rd-4, 2nd-5, 1st-6, RCC-3, CC-5, ABI Champion - 2.

  • In event of a tie, the highest average of each farm’s entries will determine the winner of the division.

  • ABI Breeder’s Cup awards will be announced immediately following  the conclusion of the show.  

  • In recognition of ABI Breeder’s Cup Awards, each division winner will receive an ABI Breeder’s Cup Trophy, cash award, one full year listing on the ABI website homepage with link to owner farm(s) and an email blast within 30 days post ABI show announcing all winners.


 

Our Sponsors

$1500 commitment. This level of sponsorship teams with us in our rollout presentation. Your sponsorship makes you a premium partner in both the Alpaca Breeders Invitational and the Western Alpaca Challenge.  Your logo will be included in all of our initial correspondence and marketing materials on the announcement of our show. We are not asking for a time commitment, in return for this status but rather an investment in our show. We hope that you see the value of a highly respected shows in our area and will team with us.

 

  • Each Sponsor will be placed in the ABI / WAC 2018 calendar 
  • Complimentary lunch provided on both Saturday and Sunday. 
  • Sponsorship of multiple classes.  Announcer will promote your farm throughout the class.
  • Continuous announcements by announcer that you are a Partner.
  • Banner hung by show ring
  • Marketing of your farm with signage at show 
  • Farm logo will be listed on show website with link to your web page of choice.
  • High visibility with stalls next to show ring.   
  • Ranch name and logo will on all show related items including all email blasts.
  • Premium Sponsor sign hung on stall.

We will guarantee you will have a five star experience at our show!

 

The farms that invest their time and money into alpaca shows by sponsoring, are the farms that new breeders should take the time to get to know. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience that can help you in building a show quality alpaca breeding program. Click on the farm logos that make ABI and WAC a phenomenal event.  Give our sponsors the opportunity to guide you on your alpaca journey and thank them for bringing such a great event to the alpaca community.

 
 

The Judges

David Barboza

CERTIFICATIONS

Huacaya Halter, Suri Halter, Fleece, Walking Fleece, Performance

David Barboza volunteering as a ring steward recognized the process and challenges that livestock judging presented and decided to attend the International Alpaca Judging School in 2001. After returning from Peru he began the AOA judges training program and completed his certification in both IAJS and AOA as a halter, fleece, and performance judge. He judged his first show in 2006 and has judged over 45 shows both in the US and Canada.

David served a 3 year term on the AOBA board serving as Secretary and President. Promoting youth involvement in alpacas he has been instrumental in developing alpaca youth judging contests throughout the US. To expand his knowledge of livestock, David is currently enrolled in Graduate Studies at Colorado State University. After serving 29 years in the fire service David continues to serve as a soldier in the California State Military Reserve and Mission Pilot in the Civil Air Patrol. He works in the alpaca industry dividing his time between his ranch, judging, and teaching seminars. In 2006, together with his wife Brenda, they started ACE, Alpaca Continuing Education, which provides cutting edge training and education for the alpaca breeder. Today David and Brenda run their ranch, RanchoNC Alpacas, in the foothills of Northern California and devote their attention to the alpaca industry.


Sharon Loner

HALTER JUDGE TRAINER

CERTIFICATIONS

Huacaya Halter, Suri Halter, Fleece, Walking Fleece, Performance

Sharon Loner and her husband, Frank, purchased their first alpacas in 1993 and are the owners of Mile High Alpacas located in Parker, Colorado. Sharon soon learned that raising these beautiful animals was her calling and within three years she left her professional career as a property and casualty insurance broker to become an alpaca rancher full time.

Sharon is both AOA and Internationally Certified to judge fleece, halter, and performance alpaca shows. In 2004 she completed her international judging training through the International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS) located in Peru by Maggie Krieger and Dr. Julio Sumar and that same year became AOBA certified. Sharon remains an active member with Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. (AOA); serving previously as Vice President and currently as Secretary of her local affiliate, the Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies, (ABR); and has been a director for the Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America (AFCNA).

In addition to judging, Sharon obtained her real estate license and joined RE/MAX, Inc specializing in farm and ranch properties and downsizing while serving the discerned population of “baby boomers.”

Sharon’s goal while in the show ring is to see that every exhibitor and their alpaca are comfortable, relaxed, while at the same time having an enjoyable experience. She makes sure each and every alpaca is evaluated consistently and fairly on a comparative basis within their individual classes. In the fleece show, she treats each fleece with respect and judges on an absolute basis as specified by the AOA show division rules.


Kristin Buhrmann

SENIOR JUDGE AND JUDGE TRAINER FOR ALL CERTIFICATIONS

CERTIFICATIONS

Huacaya Halter, Suri Halter, Fleece, Walking Fleece

Kristin Buhrmann has been involved with alpacas since 1984 when her family became the first alpaca ranching operation in Canada. She has been a certified AOA judge since 2001, a judge trainer for the past four years and a Senior Judge since 2004. Outside of the alpaca industry, her educational background is in biology and psychology. She currently works as a registered nurse at a small rural hospital, where her practice involves everything from Obstetrics to Palliative Care and everything in between. Kristin and her husband Bob Grier, live near Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada, on the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains about 30 miles north of Glacier National Park, Montana. Together they have two sons.


Helen Testa

CERTIFICATIONS

Huacaya Halter, Suri Halter, Performance

Helen established Silvercloud Farm in 2001 and managed a large herd of huacayas. Helen has been very active within the alpaca community. She served as the President of the Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (PAOBA), managed the PAOBA Breeders Showcase, served on the Mid- Atlantic Alpaca Association Board of Directors, served on several Alpaca Owners Association Sub-Committees, and was founder partner in Silver Penn Sales. Helen recently joined the Judges Advisory Committee (JAC) and plans to remain active and supportive of the alpaca community.

Helen has been a certified Halter and Fleece Judge since 2007 and enjoys traveling throughout the country evaluating alpacas, offering educational seminars, herd evaluations, and sale consultations. Helen has now retired from Silvercloud Farm and she and her two children Mia and Raymond reside in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.


Photographer

Dale's Photography is located in McMinnville, Oregon. Dale's Photography has been locally owned and operated by Dale and Heather Collver since 1997. 

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Hotel Information

Comfort Inn - Redmond Airport

2243 SW Yew Ave, Redmond, OR 97756

541-504-8900

Just off US Highway 97, this relaxed hotel is 1 mile from the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, 3 miles from Roberts Field - Redmond Municipal Airport and 5 miles from Cline Falls State.

Featuring living areas with pull-out sofas, the colorful, warmly decorated suites come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, along with microwaves and mini-fridges. Upgraded suites offer balconies or in-room whirlpool tubs. Freebies include hot breakfast, an airport shuttle and parking. There's also an indoor heated saltwater pool and a hot tub, as well as an exercise room. Pets are welcome for a surcharge. Ask for the ABI block rate when you make your reservations!

 

Contact Us

The ABI Show is brought to you by alpaca show veterans Jeff and Lorrie Williamson of Liberty Alpacas in Maple Valley, WA and Jason and Deanna Skirving of Jakaila Alpacas in Gresham, OR.  We are pooling our resources to bring a unique show event to Redmond, OR. If you have any questions please feel free to send us an email!

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WEEKEND SCHEDULE 

 

THUR. 19TH

  • 12-4 CHECK IN FOR BOTH SHOWS
  • WALKING FLEECES COMPETITION 2-5
  • MEET AND GREET – TBD

FRIDAY 20TH

  • 8AM SHARP EXHIBITOR MEETING –PLEASE MAKE IT A PRIORITY
  • 8:30 – 5 WESTERN ALPACA CHALLENGE JUDING 
  • FRIDAY LUNCH IS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY THE ALPACA GROUP
  • DINNER 6PM 

SATURDAY 21ST 

  • JUDGING RESUMES AT 8:00 AM 
  • WAC SHOW CONCLUDES WITH PRODUCTION CLASSES LAST
  • ABI SHOW STARTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF WAC WITH PRODUCTION CLASSES FIRST

SUNDAY 22ND

  • ABI JUDGING RESUMES UNTIL COMPLETE
  • AT COMPLETION OF ABI THE CUP PRESENTIOS WILL TAKE PLACE