Halter Show

HALTER SHOW INFORMATION
Breeders – we now have the stalling layout & showbook complete.  Please click below to view them.  Hard copies will be provided in your registration packets at the show.’

Stalling assignments by farm
Stalling map

2017 Showbook

HOST HOTEL – HAMPTON INN 
1975 S 18th Ave, West Bend WI
(262) 438-1500 – ask for block of rooms for “AlpacaFiber Fest” or “AFF”.  Rooms will be guaranteed until March 27th or until the block is sold out.
You can also make your reservations via the online group reservation page

$109 / night double queen standard room
$119 / night king studio suite
Free breakfast buffet

RV sites with hookups available at the show for $30 per night.  Please call the fairgrounds office at 262-677-5070 to make a reservation,

SHEARING
There will be shearing available at the show, provided by Tom & Becky McMillan. Shearing is only available to alpacas who are attending the show BY APPOINTMENT only.  Please e-mail btkk@magicwillowsalpacas.com to set up.

SHOW SUPERINTENDENT
Kim Tollers. Please note that rules are subject to change; be sure to check the current AOA Show Division Handbook for the most up to date information.

HALTER SHOW JUDGE
Amanda VandenBosch is a Senior AOA Halter and Fleece Judge and an Alpaca Judge Trainer and Instructor in the United States. Amanda qualified as an International Alpaca Judge trained in Peru at the International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS ) in 2000. She has judged shows in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Peru gaining an international perspective and true love for the art and science of alpaca judging.

Amanda travels worldwide judging alpacas, instructing, presenting seminars and workshops to breeders and judges. Her “hands on” approach is greatly sought after. Amanda worked with the British Alpaca Society (BAS) for 7 years to help develop the Judge Training Program, and with the New Zealand Judges for continuous training. She has been honored with regular appointments as an AOA Senior Instructor and Judge Trainer in both Fleece and Halter in the USA.

PHOTOGRAPHER
Trish Brunner from Legacy Studios will be our show photographer again this year.  She will be set up and ready to take pictures by 9:30 on both Saturday & Sunday.

CHECK-IN
Prior to the show, you will receive a confirmation email from Kim Tollers, show superintendent, with specific check-in instructions.  Additional information on health requirements can be found at the bottom of the page.

Check-in and Vet Check Process
Check-in is Friday, April 28 from noon to 6:00 pm. Alpacas are to be brought immediately to the show ring in the Ziegler building upon unloading where they will be vet checked by the show veterinarian and color checked. Please have two (2) copies of your CVI, one will be retained by the show superintendent. If your alpaca is not micro chipped or the microchip cannot be found, the vet will insert a microchip and you will be responsible for the cost at that time. You will not be invoiced by the show or the vet. No alpaca will be allowed in the venue without being micro chipped.

Important note regarding microchip numbers: Due to various microchip manufacturers, we are asking that if you have a reader other than the standard Avid universal reader, please bring that with you. If the vet cannot read your chip with our universal reader, and you do not have one available, he will have your alpaca placed in a quarantine area and will check your alpaca as time permits. This is to keep the flow of traffic moving efficiently. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Animals will be unloaded only at the marked entrances on the Pavilion and Ziegler Building, and vehicles must be moved from the area immediately after unloading. Exhibitors must complete unloading within 30 minutes to allow others access. Please see map of the grounds for unloading area.

FARM DISPLAYS
Farm displays are intended to promote your farm or ranch. Product sales are allowed from one stall providing you have a WDOR seller’s permit OR occasional sales exemption and have appropriate WisAFF Vendor Application on file with show management. Farm display stalls and Vendor stalls are not the same. Please do not move panels to increase farm display or vendor size. Displays cannot extend into the aisles as fire codes need to be followed. Please consider donating an item to the Silent Auction to help the show raise funds for the Alpaca Research Foundation and the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

Farm displays are intended to promote your farm or ranch. Product sales are allowed from one stall providing you have a WDOR seller’s permit OR occasional sales exemption and have appropriate WisAFF Vendor Application on file with show management. Farm display stalls and Vendor stalls are not the same. Please do not move panels to increase farm display or vendor size. Displays cannot extend into the aisles as fire codes need to be followed.

Please consider donating an item to the Silent Auction to help the show raise funds for the Alpaca Research Foundation and the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

STALLING
All questions regarding stalling should be directed to Colton Warriner, Barn Manager, wensleydalefarm@gmail.com or 920-698-2353

To reserve stall space at the Wisconsin Alpaca & Fiber Fest, you must enter and exhibit at least one alpaca in the show. All alpacas entered and exhibited must be stalled in 9 x 9 foot stalls with panels provided. Three alpacas are allowed per stall including crias. There are no exceptions.

There is a limit of 5 stalls, which includes a farm display or vendor stall.We filled the facility in 2015, so be sure to register early.  Stalls are assigned first-come, first-served, according to date of registration.

All stalls must be covered – bare concrete is not allowed in stalls. Wood pellets will be provided to put under your mats. This is the only approved bedding material. A vendor will have mats available for sale. These floors are slippery and appropriate floor covering will be used in the isles.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), issued within 30 days of the last day of the show, is required for ALL animals entering the Fairgrounds and is required to check in. Please contact the Wisconsin State Veterinary Office at 608-224-4872 for further information regarding livestock transportation in Wisconsin.

Alpacas must show no evidence of infectious or contagious disease and any animal showing evidence of disease will be asked to leave immediately. Health papers are required upon arrival and before you receive your show packet.

All alpacas must be officially and individually identified on the health certificate by name and microchip.

A veterinarian will be available Friday during check-in and will be on call throughout the weekend. Breeders will be billed directly for any services performed and such services are the sole responsibility of the individual breeder.

All alpacas arriving at the show must be tested for the presence of an active BVDV infection. Testing is being required to prevent any Persistently Infected (PI) alpacas from entering the facility and being an infective risk to other alpacas.

Documentation of a negative PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) BVDV test is required before entering your stalls. Exception: A negative VI (virus isolation) BVDV test will be accepted ONLY if the date of the test is prior to 1/1/2010. All tests dated on or after 1/1/2010 must be via PCR.

All alpacas entered or present at the show must be tested and be negative PCR (or VI if test date is prior to 1/1/2010) for BVDV. One test in the lifetime of the alpaca is sufficient to ensure that it is not a PERSISTENTLY INFECTED (PI) alpaca. The negative test must be stated on the CERTIFICATE of VETERINARY INSPECTION.

 

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