2017 All-Suri Fleece Show
2017 All-Suri Fleece Show
The Suri Network's All-Suri Fleece Show is the largest Suri fleece show in North America!
A ribbon from the Suri Network's Fleece Show is one of the highest forms of recognition for Suri alpaca breeders. From the judges to the competition, the All-Suri Fleece Show always provides the best!
We invite you to participate in the Suri Network's 2017 All-Suri Fleece Show. The show will be held in conjunction with the annual Suri Symposium, August 3-5, 2017, at the beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Loveland, Colorado.
The All-Suri Fleece Show is open to any Suri owner, not just members of the Suri Network! You do not need to be a member of the Suri Network in order to participate in the fleece Show or to attend the Suri Symposium!
Fleece Show Sponsors
Amanda VandenBosch is a Senior AOA Halter and Fleece Judge and an Alpaca Judge Trainer and Instructor in the United States. Amanda qualified as an International Alpaca Judge trained in Peru at the International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS ) in 2000. She has judged shows in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Peru gaining an international perspective and true love for the art and science of alpaca judging.
Amanda is also a co-author of the book “The Art & Science of Alpaca Judging” published by AOBA and used as a training tool.
An AAA judge since 1998, Jude gained AOA certification in 2002 and senior judge and judge trainer/instructor status in 2005. She also certified at the IAJS judging school in Peru in 2000. Since 1998 Jude, has judged in Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, Sweden, and Norway. She is involved in the development and teaching at both halter and fleece judging clinics and works with apprentices to develop their skills. She has also trained British Alpaca Society judges in the UK.
Currently, Jude is Chair of the AOA Judges Advisory Committee and a halter liaison to the AOA Show Rules Committee.
Alongside Cheryl Gehly, Mike Safley, and Amanda VandenBosch, Jude authored The Art and Science of Alpaca Judging, a comprehensive judge training text also used extensively by alpaca breeders worldwide.
Fiber Arts and Skeins Judge
Wini is a textile artist with an interest in a wide variety of techniques. She has a very strong passion for fiber. Since the 1980s, Wini has been spinning, weaving, knitting and felting raw fibers from raw form to finished product. Once exposed to alpacas and their wonderful fiber, she began utilizing and promoting the fiber to everyone who would listen.
Wini is an AOA Certified Alpaca Fleece Judge for the alpaca industry. She is also a Certified Camelid Fiber Grader/Sorter/Classer through Olds College in Canada. Wini is trained in the grading/sorting of cashmere fiber and judging of cashmere fiber. She has helped developed a fiber evaluation protocol for the International Yak Association (IYAK) and is a fiber judge for fiber on the yak.
Wini has presented at many shows and events on topics relating to fleece and fiber. Her passion for alpaca fiber has led her to a project to develop a wash and wear alpaca fabric. She partnered with a few select area alpaca farms to develop an alpaca textile company - American Alpaca Textiles (americanalpacatextiles.com,) focused on utilizing USA alpaca fiber in textiles for the home décor market.
Fleece Show Fees
Deadlines and Registration Information
Save money! Drop off your fleece and fiber arts and skeins at the Symposium on August 2, 2017. So, if you are coming to the Symposium, register your entries online by July 28, 2017 and bring your fleeces and entries with you! Fleeces must arrive at the Symposium by 5pm, August 2, 2017.
Mail-in entries via the US Postal Service must be sent to the following address and received no later than July 28, 2017:
PO Box 1984
Estes Park, CO 80517
To be sure your fleeces arrive in time, consider sending via UPS or FedEx to:
Estes Park, CO 80517
If you are entering fleece in the AOA National Fleece Show, your fleece can be transported from there directly to the Suri Network All-Suri Fleece Show. Simply check the appropriate box when you are registering.
Any questions, please contact Fleece Show Superintendent Judy Schroeder, by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 540-797-1985.
The online registration system is available for all fleece entries, fiber arts and skeins, and spin-off entries. If you do not have an online registration account, you may contact Judy Schroeder, Show Superintendent and she will happily guide you through the process.
Or, you may complete the paper entry form for Fiber Arts and Skeins and submit it to the address above.
Forms and More Info
Color Classes and Awards
Fleece Show Awards
Special Fleece Show Awards
*In an effort to highlight excellence in production from on-going breeding programs, the Suri Network will offer Highest Scoring Bred & Owned award in each color group. The Fleece Show Superintendent, via the ARI Certificate, will verify eligibility. Giving preference to the entry from the oldest age division will break tie scores within a color group. If the top-scoring fleece in any color group fails to meet the current requirement of 60/57 points for a first place ribbon, no Bred & Owned award will be given.
Rules and More Info
Show Rules Summary
More info about fleece competitions
Specific sections apply to various fleece competitions, and you may wish to pay close attention to the following:
Getting the Fleece Ready for the Fleece Show
Chapter 5 (p. 6)
Fleece Competitions....Chapter 22 (p. 62)
Auxiliary Fleece Competitions.... Chapter 24 (p. 75)
NEW FOR 2017…FLEECES MAY BE NOODLED, BUT YOU MUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES IN THE SHOW RULES BOOK.
Please refer to Chapter 5, Helpful Tips: Getting your Fleece Ready for a Fleece Show. Please read the rules carefully and completely if you plan on sending a noodled fleece.
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