Another busy weekend and another great show for Toft Alpacas at the Heart of England Alpaca Fiesta.
We took eleven Toft alpacas to the show and every one of our entries achieved a rosette including three firsts and a Reserve Champion.
TOFT MATILDA- 1st, Huacaya Junior Female Brown and Reserve female Champion Brown
TOFT ADELE- 2nd, Huacaya Intermediate Female Brown
TOFT TIMOGEN- 1st, Huacaya Junior Male Brown
TOFT TAIPAN- 2nd, Huacaya Junior Male Brown
TOFT LEANDER- 6th, Huacaya Junior Male Brown
TOFT IKRIT - 1st, Haucaya Adult Male Brown
TOFT RASTABAN -3rd, Huacaya Adult Male Brown
TOFT TITUS- 5th, Huacaya Junior Male Fawn
TOFT STALA- 4th, Huacaya Junior Female White
TOFT MARY QUANT- 3rd, Suri Junior Female Light
In addition we took 2 clients animals and they both got rosettes with one of them achieving a Championship Ribbon.
Terry and Liz Davis of Snapdragon Alpacas got 4th in the Huacaya Junior Female Light with Toft Bootes
Ben Harford of Ashcroft Alpacas achieved First in the Huacaya Junior Female Fawn and Champion Female Fawn with a Lavender Park Tulley girl- Ashcroft Tulley's Zephyrine.
And to top the lot we entered Timogen and Matilda in the Sires Progeny alongside Zephyrine on behalf of Lavender Park Tulley of Ashcroft alpacas and won the cup. Epic!
A great day for Team Toft and a big thanks to our herdswoman Linda Newport and our new trainee herdswoman Freya Shuttleworth for preparing and handling our alpacas throughout the show. It was Freya's first alpaca show and she took to it like a seasoned Alpaquero. Well done Freya!
British Alpaca Society Alpaca Judge Cathy Lloyd of EP Cambridge judged the show with great skill, clarity and professionalism at a pace that was very impressive. We may have had early starts but on both days we were done and dusted by 3pm. Thanks Cathy a great job well done!
The Supreme Champion Huacaya Alpaca was won by Houghton Bentley a beautiful fawn male owned by Liz and Mick George of Houghton Hall Alpacas.
A big Toft thanks to Lulu Oliver of Lusi Alpacas and Paul Stead of Saphire Alpacas for organising and running the show on behalf of the Heart of England Alpaca Group. Your efforts were much appreciated -thankyou. We are already looking forward to next year when we shall all meet up and do it all again.
Well that's us done showing for 2014. We shall start shearing the herd on May12th and saying goodbye to the 'Teddy Bears' and welcoming the 'Pink Panthers' as we start preparing for the birthing season where we are expecting almost 60 cria before the end of July. It never stops at Toft Alpacas- Perfick!