Friday the 30th of October (2015) saw us up bright and early in preparation for our trip down to Cambridgeshire for Alpaca Showtime. Our friends Stuart and Jean from Velvet Hall Alpacas came to pick up Ep Cambridge Gunsmith (our shared male) so he could have a calm journey not bothered by the girls. With their help to load we were away by noon as planned. However things quickly deteriorated when we were caught in our first traffic jam just 30 minutes after leaving home. To cut a long story short… we made it to the show venue at 7pm (3 hours late)…along with everyone else who had been caught up in holiday traffic from all directions. Hence more queuing to unload!
However, all was quickly forgotten. Showtime is a brilliant event, great venue and well organised. Our judges were Rob Bettinson (UK) and Helen Testa (USA). We took ten alpacas and gained the following results:
Beck Brow Prime Suspect (sire: Viracocha Black Sabbath) Champion Black Male
Beck Brow Jimmy Choos (sire: Viracocha Black Sabbath) Reserve Champion Black Male
Beck Brow Bottoms Up (sire: Beck Brow Explorer) 2nd Intermediate White Female (split class)
Beck Brow Trendsetter (sire: Beck Brow Explorer) 1st Intermedite White Female (split class)
Champion White Female
Best Huacaya Female in Show
Beck Brow Adventurer (sire: Beck Brow Explorer) 1st Intermediate White Male (split Class)
Beck Brow First Edition (sire: Beck Brow Explorer) 1st Adult White Male (split class)
Amazing results for Black Sabbath and Explorer with First Edition highly recommended and a close contender for Champion and Reserve White Male. Beck Brow Explorer also came 2nd in the progeny group against extremely stiff competition (sandwiched between two Ep Cambridge Navigator groups in the results table).
The rest of the team did extremely well with no one achieving less than a third place in competitive classes:
Beck Brow Bespoke (sire: Bozedown Patriot) 1st Adult White Male (split class)
Beck Brow Bond (sire: Timbertop CT Goldmine) 3rd Intermediate White Male (split)
Beck Brow Seventh Heaven (Sire:Waradene St Patrick) 3rd Intermediate Brown Female
Beck Brow Boxster (sire: Bozedown Omen) 3rd Adult Fawn Male
Ep Cambridge Gunsmith also had a great show taking the >Reserve Champion Grey Male
We arrived home after midnight on Sunday evening, tired but estatic with our haul including three trophies.