Department I - 4-H
Division J - Llamas and Alpacas

​Superintendent : Kathie McWaid (360) 438-3476 kathietcf@hotmail.com

RULES

  1. Any llama or alpaca unmanageable by exhibiting member will be sent home.
  2. Any llama or alpaca showing extreme signs of stress will be sent home.
  3. No tranquilizers will be allowed.
  4. An exercise area will be assigned for llamas and alpaca. Llamas and alpaca will not be allowed in other areas of the Fairgrounds without special permission from the 4-H Llama and Alpaca Superintendent.
  5. Llamas and alpacas must be attended by their exhibitors every day of the Fair.
  6. 4-H members may pre-arrange with a Thurston County llama or alpaca rancher to help on their ranch to be able to exhibit a llama or alpaca from that ranch. Arrangements must be made by May 1st.
  7. Llamas and alpacas may be used by members of the same family as long as each child is in a different age group.
  8. Members may receive premiums in three (3) classes only, one of which must be Fitting & Showing.
  9. Eligible llamas and alpacas: Intact males up to 24 months of age, geldings, and females.
  10. Llamas and alpacas of any age may compete in any class except packing. Llamas and alpacas younger than 12 months may use a Day Pack with no more than 2 lbs. per side.

CLASS 1 – LLAMA AND ALPACA FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 2 - LLAMA AND ALPACA KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 3 – TRAIL OBSTACLES
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 40
OBSTACLE COURSE - Llama and alpacas to compete unpacked through planned obstacle course. May include water hazard, jumps, backing, maze, etc. Consideration made for incomplete attempts.

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 4 - PUBLIC RELATIONS
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 40
Working with the Public. This class will be a skill course using obstacles encountered when members work their llamas and alpacas in public. The member and/or llama and alpaca may wear a costume.

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 5 - ARTS & CRAFTS
Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5
Limited to items made for use on llamas and alpacas (i.e. lead rope) or in a llama and alpaca image (i.e. llama and alpaca planter), or made of llama or alpaca wool. May enter one item in each lot.

LOT

  1. Useful Llama and Alpaca items
  2. Decorative Llama and Alpaca items
  3. Other

CLASS 6 – COSTUME (ribbons only)

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior