Dressed to impress

The Annual Yorkshire Alpaca Group show was held for the second year at York Auction Centre and got off to a very chilly start with the first snow flurries of the year in the morning.

Rob Bettinson kindly agreed to be our judge for the day with the black classes up first.

There were lots of public in attendance mostly due to our show organiser Tina Metcalfe doing a few interviews on local radio. We had quite a few lovely stalls doing a great trade in alpaca socks and gloves as the main ring area was very cold. The York spinners guild always support our show with demonstrations of how to transform our alpacas’ amazing fibre.

Shirley Bettinson stepped up to judge the young handler class with two very different aged entries both were awarded a prize as they negotiated the questions and cones equally well.

Our most popular class with the public is undoubtedly the fancy dress in which the entrants always make a big effort with their costumes. This year was no exception with Game of Thrones taking the trophy.

We judged the suri classes after lunch but held off judging the supreme till later. At the serious end of the day the Supreme Huacaya was awarded to Lythe Brow Alchemist, a stunning intermediate fawn male, giving owners Steven and Tracey Ellershaw a very happy journey home.

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