October 27th - 29th, 2017

Iowa State Fairgrounds
Des Moines, Iowa

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General Show Information
 
  • All Halter Show related questions should be directed to the Show Superintendent, Scott Young.
     
  • No refunds will be given for changes/cancellations after the close of show registration (the last date registrations are being accepted or the show sells out, whichever is first).  Partial refunds will be given out prior to the close of show registration.   The show management will assess a 25% handling fee on any reductions or cancelations before the registration closure date.
     
  • No animal substitutions will be allowed from the original entry form, unless an animal becomes ill and permission is obtained from the Show Superintendent. Permission must be obtained prior to arriving at the show. There will be a $10 change fee for each change made to your show registration after payment has been made or for each  addition to your registration after the close of registration.
     
  • The show will be run in accordance with the 2017 rules of the AOA Alpaca Show Division. We encourage you to join the Show Division and become familiar with the Handbook.
     
  • All alpacas shall be presented for judging with a plain halter and lead rope. The handlers attire should be conservative, neat and appropriate for the class. Farm names or alpaca names can not be displayed on the exhibitor or animal during the class.
     
  • All alpacas entered must be registered with AOA.
     
  • All alpacas must be entered in the name of the owner as listed on the AOA Registration Certificate. Animals that are in the process of being purchased or certificates that have not been transferred, must have a Owner of Record Form signed by the owner that is listed on the certificate.
     
  • Get of Sire, Produce of Dam:  Show entry is made in the name of the sire or the dam and the entry fee is applicable. A copy of the AOA registration for the sire or dam must be included. There is a limit of one entry per sire or dam. Because exhibitors may not know who the other exhibitors are until arrival, entry deadline for the two group classes will be 6:00 P.M. Saturday evening.
     
  • There is an $80.00 AOA fee for all farms that are not AOA Show Division members. It is $80.00 per farm, not per animal. There is a $6 AOA Show Division fee for every animal entry in the show, that fee is reflected in your entry fee.
     
  • An owner may only enter 3 alpacas per breed type, per Gender, per color designation, per age division. Example:  An owner can only show 3 white, huacaya, yearling, males.  This does not include the Bred & Owned classes.
     
  • Send completed entry form with a copy of AOA Registration Certificate. Please use color definitions as found in the AOA Show Division Handbook and the most current AOA color chart to determine the color of each alpaca. An alpaca will not be entered if there is incomplete or missing information.
     
  • The Show Superintendent will divide classes as much as possible. Example, for Juvenile Black Males, if entries include 4 or more true blacks and 4 or more bay blacks, the class will be divided by color designation.
     
  • When confirmation is sent to each exhibitor a schedule will be included. It will explain arrival and departure times, lists of seminars and timing for the entire weekend.
Iowa State Health Requirements
 

No animal will be admitted to the fairgrounds unless it meets the requirements below.  No animal is to be unloaded until the animal and its paperwork have been inspected and approved for entry.

All animals must be in proper physical condition, be properly identified with a microchip and free of visual evidence of infections, contagious, or parasitic disease at time of arrival.  evidence of infectious, contagious, or parasitic disease or failure to produce the necessary documents for health certification, vaccination, or testing will result in the animal's rejection for entry.  The inspector's decision is final.  While not required, it is strongly recommended that all alpacas be currently vaccinated for rabies.  If you have any questions in regards to Health Requirements at the show please feel free to contact Kevin O'Leary at (603) 616-6010.

Note:  Bring a copy of your Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Papers) for the Show Superintendent who is required to keep a copy as part of the show's permanent records.

In-State Alpacas:

  • Valid Certificate of Veterinary Inspection  (health papers) signed by an accredited veterinarian certifying that the animals are clinically free of infectious or contagious diseases and exposure from such disease.  Health papers must be dated within 30 days of the last day of the show which is October 29, 2017.
  • The alpaca's name, AOA number and microchip number for each alpaca shall be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (health papers) and will be checked upon entering the facility.  Please double check your microchips.  If we cannot read your microchip your alpaca will not be allowed into the facility.
  • All alpacas entered in or present at the show must be tested for BVDV using the PCR test.  One test in the lifetime of the alpaca is sufficient to ensure that it is not a Persistently Infected (PI) alpaca.  The BVDV "negative" or BVDV "not detected" test result must be written on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) along with the date of the test, the lab that performed the test and the testing method (PCR).

Out-of-State Alpacas:

  • Valid Certificate of Veterinary Inspection  (health papers) signed by an accredited veterinarian certifying that the animals are clinically free of infectious or contagious diseases and exposure from such disease.  Health papers must be dated within 30 days of the last day of the show which is October 29, 2017.
  • The alpaca's name, AOA number and microchip number for each alpaca shall be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (health papers) and will be checked upon entering the facility.  Please double check your microchips.  If we cannot read your microchip your alpaca will not be allowed into the facility.
  • All alpacas entered in or present at the show must be tested for BVDV using the PCR test.  One test in the lifetime of the alpaca is sufficient to ensure that it is not a Persistently Infected (PI) alpaca.  The BVDV "negative" or BVDV "not detected" test result must be written on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) along with the date of the test, the lab that performed the test and the testing method (PCR).

 

Stalling Information

Stall assignments will be made on a first come first serve basis upon entry.  Please remember that priority is given to sponsors according to level of sponsorship and entry date.  Requesting group stalling with other farms may result in the adjustment of sponsorship placement.

Alpaca and farm display stalls are 8x10 on concrete floor and cost is $150.00 each.    There is no limit on the number of stalls per farm, but only one stall may be used for a farm display with a limit of three alpacas per stall including cria.

Access to electricity is provided this year, but you must bring your own extension cords to run from the outlet to your stall.  There is no additional charge for electricity.

Fire code prohibits fans, chairs, supplies, etc... in the aisles.  You will be asked to move items if not found in compliance.

Bedding - Straw

NOTE:  The concrete floor may be slick in areas.  We recommend plastic mats in the stalls to help prevent risk of injury.

All alpacas who enter the facility MUST be entered in the Halter Show.  If you need a companion consider sharing a stall with a fellow breeder.  If you wish to share stalls with another farm, BOTH farms must make this request during online registration.  No changes are allowed at check-in.

All alpacas must be in their stalls no later than 5pm Friday October 27, 2017.


Stall Sharing:

  1. Both Farms A and B will need to complete their own Reservation and Halter Entry Forms.

  2. Farm A should reserve and pay, with their own check/credit card, for all of the stalls plus their own entries and extras.

  3. Farm B should state on their Reservation Form that they are sharing with Farm A and pay, with their own check/credit card, for their own entries and extras.

  4. Farm B should then pay their share of the stall(s) directly to Farm A.

  5. The Show organizers, Show Supervisor, or anyone else affiliated with the North American Alpaca Show will not be responsible for any problems or injuries that may occur when sharing stalls.

Show Schedule*

Friday October 27, 2017

10:00am-5:00pm Alpaca Check-in
5:30pm Light Dinner
   
6:00pm Final Color Check by Judges

Saturday October 28, 2017

8:00am Mandatory Exhibitors Meeting
9:00am-5pm Alpaca Halter Classes
   
   
 

Sunday October 29, 2017

8:00am - End of Show Alpaca Halter Classes
   
   

*Show Schedule updated as of 8/06/17.