Based on the work and recommendation of the Show Points Task Force, the Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) Board has approved a show system points pilot program effective June 1. Initially, alpacas and breeders will earn points at halter shows only, with the target of adding the ability to earn points at fleece and performance shows by June 2022.
The inspiration that guided the task force was greater energy leads to greater enthusiasm, which leads to increased participation, ultimately leading to more people wanting to be a part of our industry, which leads to sales. Taking it a step further, they asked, What is the aspiration of a Show Point System? The answer: To be recognized as a truly accomplished breeder.
Accruing points for halter at all AOA certified shows:
A comprehensive overview of the program will be posted on the AOA website and available through Margie Ault, Show System Administrator immediately and included in the next printing of the Show Rules Book.
A big thank you to the Show Points Task Force made up of: