National Show 2018 -The excitement continues to build!

25 November 2017

Halter show block booking entries open soon.

Block booking for the number of places required in the BAS National Halter Show will open at 9am on Friday 1st December, via the Manage Your Herd section of the pedigree register.

Places are only confirmed once payment has been received.  Refunds will not be given unless places can be resold through the office to people on the waiting list, before the end of 2017. Places CANNOT be reallocated to ‘friends or clients’. Power sockets can also be booked at this time, with four fans allowed per socket. Some sponsors have one socket included in their package, but may wish to book more. 

Entries will then re-open on 5th February 2018 for one week only so these pre-booked places can be allocated to individual alpacas.  Please note that all alpacas destined for the show MUST be BAS notified or registered before the end of January. Please ensure your alpacas are correctly registered with the right colour and sex.  Only three alpacas may be entered by any one exhibitor for any one class, even if the class is subsequently split. 

Sires progeny groups can be made from the 5th of February or at the show and will NOT be counted as one of your block booking places. Dam’s progeny groups will count as part of our block booking and MUST be entered from the 5th of February. For more information please visit the website. 

Please note: The 2017 BAS National Show filled to the capacity of 560 halter entries within eight hours of opening. Please do not delay in making your block bookings.

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Fleece show entries also open soon!

Entries for the fleece show also open on Friday 1st December and will close on the 18th of February, unless maximum numbers are reached beforehandWe are delighted to announce that the 2018 BAS National Fleece Show, held on 10th and 11th March 2018, is being organised and displayed at the Telford International Centre by the BAS regional group - Eastern Alpaca Group.
 

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity of showing off and
getting feed back on your alpacas’ fabulous fleeces. 

 

This year’s fleece show is following the same format which is colour championship, which will be judged by the two BAS certified judges Mrs Liz Barlow and Mr Tim Hey. The fleeces that are awarded rosettes/sashes will then be displayed next to the Fibre Zone at the BAS National Show.

For details on where and when fleeces need to be at the judging centre, please see the website www.basnationalshow.co.uk 


The BAS would like to thank the Eastern Alpaca Group for hosting the Fleece Show.

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The Fibre Zone – get creating now!
Sponsored by Penrose Products


The BAS National Show will once again be hosting the hugely popular Fibre Zone Competition. This year categories will include garments, toys, yarns, household items and fabrics, or why not be daring and enter something unique into the open category.

As you think about what you would like to enter in these competitions, consider what makes the alpaca unique over other animal products and how best to convey those properties in what you make. How can you exploit the true qualities of the fibre and show that by making something?


Additionally, the Penrose Fibre to Product trophy will be awarded to an entry in any category in the Fibre Zone or in the wider show that demonstrates particular ingenuity or promise to moving from artisan one-off products toward something commercially scalable that has not been seen with British alpaca before. There will also be a runner up trophy awarded.


Any item must be at least 50% British alpaca aside from the yarn classes which must be 100% UK alpaca unless otherwise stated. 

 

More details and the entry form can be found at www.basnationalshow.co.uk

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Sponsorship opportunities still available!

Due to the unprecedented demand for Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship by previous sponsors, the organising committee of the BAS National Show have made available a number of promotional pens in Hall 2 to enable exhibitors to have the opportunity to promote their herd and business. Exhibitors will have similar benefits as a Bronze Sponsorship – a 2.4m x 2.4m promotional pen in Hall 2 with their animals penned behind, a half A5 page landscape advert in the show catalogue and a listing on the BAS National Show website with a link to their own site. Power socket is not included. The cost of this package is only £250 plus VAT.
 

This is a fantastic new opportunity for members to get involved in
promoting their alpacas at the showcase event of the year

There are also a number of other sponsorship and advertising opportunities available and bespoke packages can be arranged.

See the sponsorship page of the website for more details.

Please keep an eye on the website www.basnationalshow.co.uk
and the show's Facebook page www.facebook.com/BASNationalShow
for up to date information.

Please share as many posts as you can on Facebook
in order to attract as many people as we can to our premier event. 

Photos by Harvey Brown

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