Following all the disruption caused by Covid-19, it was lovely to get back onto the show scene in 2022 and ‘WOW’, what a year it has been!
As our alpaca community and industry continues to thrive and grow, we decided that 2022 was the perfect year to launch the Northern Ireland Alpaca Group’s first ever Halter championships. This took place on 6th November 2022, in Ecclesville Equestrian Centre, Fintona and was judged by BAS Judge; Mary Jo Smith.
There was a great representation from alpacas from all over the province and having entered 12 of our own animals, we couldn’t have been happier with our results;
⭐️Champion Grey Female-Amberly Isn’t She Lovely,
⭐️Champion Grey Male-Amberly Many Clouds,
⭐️Champion Brown Female-Amberly Dressage,
⭐️Champion Brown Male-Beck Brow Touchdown,
⭐️Champion Light Female-Amberly Raise a Glass,
⭐️Reserve Champion Light Female- Amberly Ornate,
⭐️Champion Light Male-Amberly Logician,
⭐️Reserve Champion Light Male- Amberly Sweepstake,
⭐️Champion White Female-Amberly Adoration,
⭐️Reserve Champion White Female-Amberly Subzero,
⭐️Champion White Male-Amberly Tactical
🏆Supreme Champion Huacaya-Amberly Tactical
🏆Best British Bred Huacaya -Amberly Tactical
🏆Judge’s Choice Alpaca-Amberly Isn’t She Lovely
In addition to our own achievements we were delighted with how our genetics performed for other exhibitors. These included Champion Brown Suri, Supreme Champion Suri and Judge’s Choice Suri; Shambhala Suri Savannah Mist sired by Amberly Invitation Only and Champion Light Male Suri, Amberly Suri The Spaniard (both owned by Shambhala Alpacas).
Thank you to Judge Mary-Jo Smith, to our ace team of handlers and helpers and to all of those who made the day such a success.