The A-OK Alpaca Blast Off Show is excited to have an expanded edition of our Performance Show in 2022! Here’s an outline of the five events that are offered at our show:
|Showmanship||Public Relations||Obstacle||Costume Class||Youth Judging|
The first three classes above count toward the possible Youth Performance Championship and Reserve Championship Awards that are dependent upon the number of entries.
The Costume Class and the Youth Judging events, while optional, serve as excellent opportunities for all who choose to enter.
The first four above are open to both Youth and Adults.
You can find a complete list of rules and information for these three classes in the 2022 AOA Show System Handbook. This handbook is available for purchase from AOA, or you can read the PDF on the www.alpacainfo.com following the menu tree: Competitions\Certified Alpaca Shows\Show System Handbook and Resources\ navigating to page 76.
Here’s a brief description of each event:
Showmanship: The showmanship class is judged solely on the handler’s ability to prepare and present their alpaca at halter. The alpaca participates with the handler during the class to demonstrate the handler’s preparation and style of presenting their alpaca to the Judge for evaluation. The alpaca’s quality is not part of the judging. This class is judged on Appearance (25 points) and Presentation (75 points.)
Public Relations: The public relations class demonstrates a team effort between the handler and their alpaca through a variety of obstacles associated with public events, public appearances, or parades. The alpaca participates with the handler during the class to demonstrate its level of training, poise, and willingness to cooperate with its handler and is a partner in the handler’s score over the course. The alpaca’s quality is not part of the judging. The ideal performance consists of a poised and calm team that performs the required movements with promptness and willingness on a loose lead. There are no mandatory obstacles for the public relations class. Each obstacle in the course is worth ten points.
Obstacle: The obstacle class demonstrates a team effort between the handler and their alpaca through a variety of obstacles. The alpaca participates with the handler during the class to demonstrate its level of training and willingness to cooperate with its handler and is a partner in the score over the course. The alpaca’s quality is not part of the judging. The ideal performance consists of a poised and calm team that performs the required movements with promptness and willingness on a loose lead. There are mandatory obstacles for all obstacle classes except the Sub-junior youth class. Each obstacle in the course is worth 10 points.
Costume Class: The Costume Class is a very entertaining class for the audience at a show, and the entrant must actively participate in the development of a costume for themselves. The class is judged on originality and complexity of costume. Additional information about this Fun Class can be found at https://www.alpacainfo.com/show/fun-classes
Youth Judging: This year A-OK will be presenting a Youth Judging Clinic with a Skills Exhibition. Our event will be a slightly modified version of the true Youth Judging Competition as we make our launch into this exciting event. Preparation and training opportunities for interested youth will start weveral months before the Show. These training sessions will be offered by Alpacas of Oklahoma member farms with A-OK members and volunteers participating and assisting the trainer, Staci Forshee. The instruction and information at the A-OK Show will be provided by our Performance Judge, David Barboza. While this will not be an official competion, the Youth Alpaca Judging Competition and Rules can be accessed under the Supplemental AOA Show System Information section at https://www.alpacainfo.com/show/handbook.
- Youth Performance and Youth Judging Clinic & Exhibition Early Bird Price: $15.00
- Youth Performance and Youth Judging Clinic & Exhibition Price: $20.00
- Adult Performance Early Bird Price: $15.00
- Adult Performance Price: $20.00
Performance & Youth Event Sponsor
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