AlpacaGram 10.14 | Thank you to the National Show Supporters

2023 Mazuri AOA National Alpaca Show presented by Eagle Eye Farm
AlpacaGram 10.14March 30, 2023

Dear AOA Members:

What a wonderful week we enjoyed in Denver. There were no bomb cyclones, ice storms, or frigid weather. It was beautiful inside and out.

I am grateful for all of you who traveled many miles to compete, network, and have some fun at the 2023 Mazuri AOA National Alpaca Show presented by Eagle Eye Farm.

Listening to the judges talk about the quality of alpacas in the show rings is a testament to how far we’ve come with our U.S. genetics. Congratulations to all our exhibitors, championship winners, Supremes, and Breeder Cup winners!

I hope you enjoyed the Meet & Greet Luau, complete with a beach photo booth, corn hole and, best of all, our Hawaiian youth giving us all a welcome and thank you serenade! Thank you, Christine Hustace for sponsoring these young people so that they could make the trip and experience the alpaca community stateside. Thank you Red Granite Ranch for supplying alpacas for them to show and judge! Thank you Ray and Candy McMahan of Raynay Alpacas, for sponsoring this kickoff event that set a special tone for the week.

For those who attended the Annual Fundraiser Banquet & Auction sponsored by The Futurity Show and Sales, you know the Affiliate and group baskets were the highlight. There was such energy in the room and I’m pretty confident that Scott Miller getting up on a table didn’t hurt. I bet he still hasn’t found his voice! We met our auction goal thanks to you, and we are over the moon with gratitude!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, there are not enough words to appropriately thank everyone who supported this event. Please look over the list below and know how appreciative we are to you all. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, we celebrate every dollar that comes in! And we think long and hard before spending it. Again, thank you.

Here’s to you,
Robin Gifford
Robin Gifford
Executive Director


Title Sponsor

  • Mazuri Animal Nutrition

Presenting Sponsor

  • Eagle Eye Farm

Fundraiser Banquet and Auction Sponsor

  • The Futurity by Celebrity Sales

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

  • Little Creek Farm/Snowmass Alpacas

Meet & Greet Sponsor

  • Raynay Alpaca Farm, LLC

Hospitality Sponsor

  • DDC Veterinary

Yoga Sponsor

  • Harvest Hosts

Selfie Booth Sponsor

  • Autumn Sun Alpacas

Vet Check Sponsor

  • Peruvian Link Co.

Welcome Bag Sponsor

  • Classic Alpaca

Diamond Sponsors

  • Flying Iron Ranch
  • Memory M-Acres Farm
  • Red Granite Ranch Ltd.
  • The Alliance

Emerald Sponsors

  • Crescent Moon Ranch
  • Heritage Farm Suri Alpacas
  • Tierra Prometida Alpacas

Ruby Sponsors

  • Big Timber Alpacas, LLC
  • Heart & Soul Alpacas
  • Irish Meadows Alpaca Farm
  • Rancho Inca Alpacas
  • Sopris Alpaca Farm
  • Sugarland Alpaca Ranch
  • Two Drifters Ranch
  • Two Hearts Alpaca Ranch

Silent Auction Sponsor

  • Morning Beckons Farm LLC

Youth Performance Sponsor

  • Healing Springs Suris

Youth Halter Trophies Sponsor

  • Triple H Ranch

Class Sponsors

  • Alpacas at Menagerie Hill Ranch
  • Alpacas at Windy Hill
  • Anderson Acres Alpacas,LLC
  • Autumn Day Alpacas @ Tumblin Farms
  • Double S Alpaca, LLC
    Eagle Eye Farm
  • Ebfort Alpaca Farm
  • Fleecy Friends Alpaca Ranch
  • Four C's Ranch
  • Good Karma Ranch, LLC
  • Granite Bay Alpacas
  • Houchin Family Alpacas
  • Humming Desert Alpacas
  • Kamali Alpaca Ranch
  • Liberty Alpacas
  • Misfit Ranch
  • Mule Train Alpaca Ranch, LLC
  • Okarga Farms
  • RaDar Farms, LLC
  • Shelhart Acre Farms
  • Three By Two Farm

Friends of the Industry

  • Alpacas of Marin
  • Angel City Alpacas
  • Bernard Family Farm
  • Casa Alpaca
  • Cedar & Sage Alpacas
  • Dusty Road Alpacas
  • Green Valley Alpacas LLC
  • Heather Glen Alpacas
  • J P Acres
  • Magajupa Mine Alpacas
  • Uinta Alpacas
  • Zinnia Fields Alpaca Farms, LLC

Live & Silent Auction Donors

  • Alpaca Country Estates, LLC
  • Alpacas Goats and Dreams LLC
  • Aquarius Alpacas
  • Clayfarm Alpacas
  • Colusa Riverside Alpacas
  • Crescent Moon Ranch
  • EZid
  • Fashion Forum, Inc
  • Flying Dutchman Alpacas, LLC
  • Fun In The Country Alpacas
  • International Gift
  • Irish Meadows Alpaca Farm
  • Little Creek Farm/Snowmass Alpacas
  • Memory M-Acres
  • Odin Falls Alpacas
  • Peruvian Link Co.
  • RedMaple Sportswear
  • Sandollar Farms Alpacas & Pyrs
  • Shambalah Alpaca Ranch
  • Snowy Range Alpacas
  • Spotted Circus Alpacas
  • Stevens Llama Tique & Suri Alpacas
  • Sugarland Alpacas
  • The Alpaca Patriots (Triple H Ranch, Halo Ranch Alpacas, Rogue Suri Alpacas, Shambalah Alpaca Ranch)
  • Triple H Ranch
  • Wilkins Wildlife Photography by Mike Wilkins
  • Zinnia Fields Alpaca Farms, LLC

Battle of the Baskets Teams

  • California Alpaca Breeders Association (CALPACA)
  • Columbia Alpaca Breeders Association (CABA)
  • Empire Alpaca Association (EAA)
  • Illinois Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (IAOBA)
  • Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association (MAPACA)
  • Pacific Northwest Alpaca Association (PNAA)
  • Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico Alpaca Association (TXOLAN)
  • The Alpaca Patriots (Triple H Ranch, Halo Ranch Alpacas, Rogue Suri Alpacas, Shambalah Alpaca Ranch)
  • The Suri Network (TSN)


  • Alpaca Life Collection/ Co Whool Co
  • Classic Alpaca
  • Cutco Cutlery
  • Ezid
  • Fashion Forum, Inc
  • Harvest Hosts
  • Imperial Yarn, LLC
  • Inter-American Trading, Inc.
  • International Gift
  • Latin Collection LLC
  • Mazuri Animal Nutrition
  • Peruvian Link Co.
  • RedMaple Sportswear
  • Simply Natural Alpaca
  • Stevens Llama Tique & Suri Alpacas
  • Wilkins Livestock Insurers

Contracted Staff

  • Larry Zierer, Barn Manager
  • Ann Danielson, Assistant Barn Manager
  • Judy Schroeder & Team, Halter Show Superintendent
  • D.J. Riedel, Walking Fleece Show Superintendent
  • Heather Cram, Announcer
  • Dr. Heather Davis, Vet Check Veterinarian
  • Dr. Signe Balch, Vet Check and On-call Veterinarian
  • Ben Winckler, Show Photographer
  • Jude Anderson, Judge
  • Wade Gease, Judge
  • Arturo Pena, Judge
  • Laurel Shouvlin, Judge & Youth Judge Trainer
  • Helen Testa, Judge
  • Diana Timmerman, Judge
  • Cindy Morrow, Public Relations
  • J P Acres, Selfie Booth Alpacas

Last but certainly not least our sincere gratitude to all the volunteers that made this show possible. Without their support and that of our dedicated affiliate, Alpaca Breeders of The Rockies (ABR) this show would not have been possible.

It takes a tremendous amount of work to put on the National Show and we appreciate everyone who has contributed. Thank you to everyone listed and who we may have missed who has helped make the 2023 National Show a success!
Rancho Inca AlpacasAOA Silver BenefactorsGreenbriar Farm — MAM Consulting Associates Inc.

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