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Fleece Show


Color Classes

1) Ribbons 1st through 6th place finishers will be awarded for each show group
2) Color and Reserve color champion will be awarded in Huacaya classes with 10 or more entries, and in Suri classes with 8 or more entries.
3) Special Fleece Show Awards:

A)  Best Hand
B)  Best Prepared Fleece for both Huacaya and Suri
C)  Judges Choice Fleece for both Huacaya and Suri

D) Spirit of the Industry for both Huacaya and Suri

4) If total entries meet requirements for a Level II show:

A)  Best Crimp—Huacaya
B)  Best Brightness  – Huacaya
C)  Best Lock—Suri
D)  Best Luster—Suri

Show Fees

Fleece Show entries per fleece        $40
(includes $6.00 AOA fee)

Non-AOA member fee per farm     $80
(one non-member fee covers entry into all events)

Mail-In Fleece return shipping fee $20 for the first fleece, plus $10 for each additional fleece

Cancellation Policy: The online registration will be open thru midnight on 10/17/2021. Any changes after that day will incur a $10.00 fee for every change made (Halter & Fleece). All cancellations will be charged a $50.00 fee and there are no refunds after registration closes.

Mail-In Fleece

Mail-In Fleeces are being accepted. Fleeces must arrive by 10/25/2021 and should be mailed to:

DJ Riedel

12263 S Wamblee Valley Rd

Conifer, CO 80433

Phone: (303) 886-7810

ABR Fall Festival Fleece Show Superintendent is DJ Riedel.




Age Divisions

A     6 to 12 months
B     1st birthday to 24 months
C     2nd birthday to 36 months
D     3rd birthday to 60 months
E     5th birthday and older

Show Rules

1. Online Registration must be completed. Registration MUST include a copy of your signed AOA Judges Disclosure Form and a copy of the original AOA/ARI Certificate for each fleece entered. Also, please include the appropriate fleece tag in each bag of fleece entered in the show.

NEW FEATURE: Now you can upload your AOA Certificates into the registration system. The file must be a PDF and no more than 800K in size. Now that AOA is emailing your certificates, this feature will make it even easier for you to register for shows. Just click the PDF image next to your halter, fleece, walking fleece, spin-off, or cottage fleece entries. One upload will take care of certificate needs for the remainder of your alpaca’s show career!*

*Exhibitors are responsible for verifying AOA Certificates are up to date for each show.

2.  See AOA Show Division Handbook for complete details.
3.  Entry limit of 3 fleeces per breed type, per age division, per color designation, per owner. Please be aware that if color groups are combined, you will not be allowed to have over the 3 fleece limit competing in any group.
4.  Fleeces must be entered in the name of the alpaca and the current owner, as matched by the ARI Registration Certificate.  Include Buyer’s Permission to Show Form if applicable.  Buyer’s Permission to Show form can be found at 
5.  Fleeces MAY NOT be shown beyond 380 days of shearing date. Also, the same animal’s fleece that falls within 380 days may be shown at the same show in different age classes. (Page 64 AOA Showbook).
6.  Entries must be at least 6 months of age at the time of shearing
7.  Each Fleece will consist of the skirted prime fiber only and must be displayed intact in a clear unmarked plastic bag provided by Exhibitor.
8.  The minimum length for the entire prime fleece is 3” and the maximum is 8” for Huacaya and 9” for Suri
9.  There is no maximum length for the 6-12 months age class for Huacaya, or the 6—24 months age class for Suri
10.  Fleeces are divided by breed type, age at the time of shearing and color divisions.
11.  All farms entering fleeces must be members of the AOA Show Division or pay the non-member fee of $80.00 (one non-member fee covers all events)
12.  A Fleece Show Entry Tag must be completed for each fleece entered and must be presented at check-in with the fleece.  All information fields must be filled in.
13.  If this is the first shearing, use the birth date as the Prior Shearing date.
14.  No entries or substitutions at the door
15.  Minimum fleece score to award a blue ribbon is 60.  If none of the fleeces in a class achieve 60 points or above (57 or above for Grey fleeces), then the Judge shall start placements with a red ribbon in that class.  Please refer to Section 9.5 of the AOA Show Division Handbook for scoring information
16.  The color group is determined by the current ARI Color Chart.  Color groups and combining rules are the same for both fleece and halter shows.
17.  Management reserves the right to place entries in the appropriate color class.

Under the 2021 Show Division Handbook Rules, certain alpacas are automatically disqualified from competition and certain Exhibitors & Handlers are prohibited from personally showing in front of a Judge when a business or financial relationship exists between an AOA Certified Judge and their customers.

Each year at contract renewal time, our Judges are required to disclose those alpacas, exhibitors, and handlers who cannot be shown in their show ring when judging at an AOA Certified show.

Since the AOA 2007 National Conference, Exhibitors have been required to disclose business and financial relationships with Judges and are required to acknowledge animals entered into the competitions that are not allowed to show in front of certain Judges at each show they attend. Beginning with the AOA National Conference, this disclosure is required from exhibitors during registration periods for all AOA Certified Shows. This was done to make sure Exhibitors understand the written rules and to eliminate confusion for Exhibitors & Handlers about which alpacas, Exhibitors & Handlers cannot walk into a Judge’s show ring during competition.

Please take a moment to review the 2021 Show Division Handbook rules to familiarize yourself with the rules under which you or your alpaca would be disqualified from entering the show ring during AOA Certified Show competitions.

Using your 2021 AOA Show Division Handbook, please see Part 5. Rules & Ethics for All Show Participants; Section 2 S.

Also, please review the following list of ABR Fall Festival Judges and their assignments:

Halter Judges:
Laurel Shouvlin – all females
Wade Gease  – all males

Fleece Judges:
Cheryl Gehly – all fleece

Performance Judge:

To help with your show entries, please refer to the AOA Show Division Handbook.

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