Show Results 2019

More than 30 alpacas and their owners descended upon the showgrounds at Gosford Forest as the Northern Ireland Alpaca Group once again hosted its annual Judged Halter Show as part of Armagh County Show on June 8.

As always, the alpacas attracted large crowds searching for something a little bit different in amongst the cattle and sheep, and despite ominous skies, the rain held off to enable us to put on a great spectacle for the public!

This year’s show was judged by Rob Bettinson of Toft Alpaca Stud and we were also pleased to welcome first time exhibitors, Briar Ridge Alpacas, to the show. As always, the standard in the ring was high with some lengthy deliberations and insightful comments from the judge, which were appreciated by the exhibitors and non ‘paca peeps’ alike!

Our thanks as ever go to those that work so hard behind the scenes to make this event happen; to our show secretary Roger Clarke, to the committee at Armagh Show, to our generous sponsors, to Rob for his expertise, to Paul MacDonnell from the AAI who performed his ring steward duties with aplomb and to all our exhibitors, without whom there would be no show!  Congratulations go to everyone who took home rosettes, sashes and cups, with special mention to Ballymac Alpaca who took the Supreme Champion Huacaya title with their wonderful young male, Houghton Prometheus; and to Amberly Alpacas who took home the Supreme and Reserve Champion Suri titles, plus Reserve Champion Huacaya.  A full list of results is published below.

Class (Huacaya)NamePlacing
Black Intermediate FemaleAndean Antigua1st
Black Adult/ Senior MaleHushabye Farm Cassius Clay1st
Grey Junior FemaleHoughton Gypsy Girl2nd
Grey Intermediate FemaleAshtonelle Delaney1st
Grey Junior MaleAmberly Sussuro Fantasma1st
Amberly High Palladium2nd
Brown Junior FemaleBallymac Alexandria2nd
Brown Adult / Senior FemaleHoughton Meara2nd
Brown Intermediate MaleAmberly Reckless Behaviour2nd
Fawn Junior FemaleBriar Ridge Belle1st
Briar Ridge Alexandria2nd
Fawn Junior MaleHoughton Prometheus1st
Fawn Intermediate FemaleAmberly Keep the Faith2nd
Fawn Adult / Senior FemaleHoughton Amaryllis2nd
Houghton Sensational Girl3rd
Fawn Adult / Senior MaleBeck Brow Bees Knees of Amberly1st
Light Junior MaleAmberly Showdown2nd
Briar Ridge Shadowfax3rd
Light Junior FemaleAmberly Tequila Slammer1st
Light Intermediate MaleAshtonelle Dandelion1st
White Junior FemaleAmberly Vanity Fair1st
Briar Ridge Shreya2nd
Briar Ridge Aurora3rd
White Junior MaleAshtonelle Dexterity1st
Amberly Raise the Stakes2nd
White Intermediate FemaleAshtonelle Dolly Day Dream2nd
White Intermediate MaleBriar Ridge Maximus1st
White Adult / Senior MalePopham Kane of Amberly1st
Pet classAshtonelle Buddy Boy2nd
Class (Suri)NamePlacing
Light Junior FemaleAmberly Suri Socialite1st
Light Intermediate MalePopham Suri Polaris1st
White Adult / Senior MaleAmberly Suri Invitation Only1st
CHAMPIONSHIPS
Champion Black (sponsored by Jack Wright’s @ Hushabye Farm)Hushabye Farm Cassius Clay
Champion Grey (sponsored by Rosecraddoc Alpacas)Ashtonelle Delaney
Champion Fawn (sponsored by Glaslough Alpacas)Houghton Prometheus
Champion Light (sponsored by Pauline Williamson)Ashtonelle Dandelion
Champion White (sponsored by Apple Vale Alpacas)Popham Kane of Amberly
Supreme Champion Suri (sponsored by Worthington Chiropractic)Popham Suri Polaris
Reserve Champion Suri (sponsored by Ashford Alpacas)Amberly Suri Invitation Only
Supreme Champion Huacaya (sponsored by Alpaca Association of Ireland)Houghton Prometheus
Reserve Champion Huacaya (sponsored by Fairgreen Veterinary)Popham Kane of Amberly
Judges Choice (sponsored by SMCC Auto)Ashtonelle Dandelion