British Alpaca Futurity Show

Date: 15 - 16 March 2013

Location: Hall 3A, National Exhibition Centre Birmingham

Organiser: Mary Jo Smith - maryjo@bozedown-alpacas.co.uk - 01189843827

Entries Open: 8 January 2013

Entries Close: 11 February 2013

The largest alpaca event in Europe, the British Alpaca Futurity & Fibre Festival 2013, will once again be staged at the National Exhibition Centre, near Birmingham. A celebration of all things alpaca and a showpiece for the British industry, the Futurity will take place on Friday, March 15 and Saturday March 16 at Hall 3A.

Show Organiser Halter - Mary Jo Smith 01189843827  Email: maryjo@bozedown-alpacas.co.uk
Show Organiser Fleece - Cathy Lloyd 07894568331     Email: epcambridge@btconnect.com

Entries Open: 08/01/2013

Entries Close: Halter - 11th February 2013
Entries Close: Fleece - 17th February 2013 - Fleeces to be delievered to EP Cambridge, MileEnd Alpacas, Houghton Hall Alpacas, The Alpaca Stud, Bozedown Alpacas and must arrive by 11th March 2013.

More than 400 alpacas are expected to take part in the halter classes  for suris and huacayas judged by international judges Amanda Vandenbosch and Kristin Burhman. There will also be an international fleece competition.

The 2012 Futurity saw the introduction of the Alpaca Fibre Arts Village  where fibre artists in alpaca could display and sell their work. The Futurity 2013 will host a much expanded Fibre Festival with more sellers who will also demonstrate their craft to the public. There will be trade stands available for sellers of alpaca equipment, feed, textiles, bedding, clothing and so on.

The many fibre enthusiasts, photographers and artists in the UK are invited to put their skills to the test and enter the Photographic, Art and Craft competition. All the entries will be displayed at the Futurity.

An auction of elite alpacas is planned for the early evening of the Friday in the show ring and on the Saturday there will be an invitation only dinner, prize draw and the awards ceremony.

The Futurity is a non profit making show backed and organised by a group of alpaca breeders, The Alpaca Stud, Houghton Hall Alpacas, EP Cambridge UK, Classical MileEnd Alpacas, Bozedown Alpacas and Moonsbrook Alpacas.

 

The full information pack with all the entry forms will be published in December and will be available on the website in December. For more information before that is published, please contact the Futurity Production Manager Chas Brooke on 01884 243579.

Results

Futurity Fleece Show results 2013.pdf Futurity Results-Copy of Art Craft Photographic Results-1.pdf Futurity Show Halter Results 2013 2.pdf

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