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SURI SIMPLY STUNNING™

August 9th and 10th, 2019

Loveland, Colorado


What's NEW in 2019?

EARLY BIRD Pricing EXTENDED to July 19th!


Register NOW for the Suri Alpaca event of the year!  The Suri Network™ Symposium is known for being a top-notch educational experience and the largest Suri Alpaca fleece show in the world!.  Be among the first to hear how the Suri Network™ is moving forward with SURI SIMPLY STUNNING™.   The All Suri Fleece Show offers even more awards this year and is open to International entries!  


Top industry experts will share their insights on alpaca markets, sustainability in the fashion world, herd improvement and how to create SURI SIMPLY STUNNING™ in our herds.  Topics include:  

    • The state of the global and US Suri markets and industry trends
    • How to grow our markets including exporting
    • Tools for Suri herd improvement and making good breeding decisions
    • "Hands on" classifying, sorting and evaluating Suri fleeces
    • Suri Alpacas for demonstration in several breakout sessions
    • Sustainability in the fashion world and its impact on Suri products
    • The latest news on our SURI SIMPLY 

      STUNNING™ 

      branding initiative
    • Breakout sessions on Pain Management and Halter 101 featuring live alpacas in the demos.
    • Pre-Symposium workshops on Dyeing Suri & Skirting for Show

All Suri Fleece Show news:

  • SIX Breeder Cup Awards for Regular and Cottage Fleece! 
  • Open to International Fleece entries! 
  • Fleece Room Volunteering opportunities available.  


The Symposium offers ample opportunity to network with other Suri breeders across the country.   We will once again announce the Fleece Show awards on day ONE of the Symposium.  It will be a fun and informative event celebrating the beautiful Suri alpaca!

Symposium and Fleece Show Registration 

REGISTER NOW!

Register Here for Symposium

Register Here for the Fleece Show

Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities


Check out our Schedule, Presentation DescriptionsSpeaker and Judge Biographies.

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Vendors!

Big Timber Alpacas (Gold Sponsor)

Heritage Farm (Gold Sponsor)

New Era Fiber & Long Hollow Suri Alpacas (Silver Sponsor)

Raynay Alpaca Farm LLC (Royal Sponsor)

2 Point Farm LLC (Royal Sponsor)

Mazuri® (Saturday Meal Sponsor)

Heritage Farm (Meal Sponsor)

North American Suri Company (Meal Sponsor)

Sie Sutter Suri Alpacas (Meal Sponsor)

Seed Stock Suri Alpacas (Farm Table Sponsor)

Derwydd Alpacas (Specialty Ribbon Sponsor)

Healing Springs Suris (Judges Choice Ribbon Sponsor)

Healing Springs Suris (Championship Banner Sponsor)

BuzznHum Alpacas LLC (Fleece Transport Sponsor)

Healing Springs Suris (Fleece Transport Sponsor)

New Era Fiber (Vendor)

Imperial Yarn (Vendor)

Akuna Matada Suri Alpacas (Conference Tote Bag Sponsor)

B I Bar Ranch (Conference Tote Bag Sponsor)

Boulder Hill Alpacas (Conference Pen Sponsor)

See all Sponsors and Vendors

Sign Up HERE as a Sponsor or Vendor



Our speaker line-up for 2019 includes:


Senior Judges and co-authors of the Art & Science .... Jude Anderson, Amanda VandenBosch, Cheryl Gehly.



Amy Hall, Vice President EILEEN FISHER® will discuss the company's sustainability journey in the fashion world, including successes, challenges and key learning along the way.  Learn more about EILEEN FISHER® here or read their 2017 Report to learn how this company has committed to build Sustainability into every aspect of their business.


Dr. Timothy Holt, pain management expert from Colorado State University, will discuss and demonstrate pain management on a live alpaca and the impact of pain on fertility rates and conception rates.


Experienced Suri Breeders will share tips and techniques you can use to prepare your alpacas for a halter show.


Find their full biographies here



Again this year our mail-in fleece show will be judged before the Symposium, and all fleeces will be available to view beginning mid-day Friday!


Our judges this year are:


Amanda VandenBosch and Cheryl Gehly judging the fleece and cottage competitions


Gabrielle Menn judging spin-off


Wini Labrecque judging fiber arts and skeins


See their biographies here.


We continue to be the only fleece show to offer Best Bred-and-Owned classes, and NEW this year - separate Breeder's Cup Awards for Regular AND Cottage Fleece! 






  


  Suri Network
P.O. Box 1984
Estes Park, Colorado   80517
Phone: (970) 586-5876
Fax: (970) 591-0007

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