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North Somerset Show

The North Somerset Show provided perfect weather for showing llamas on the May Day Bank Holiday.  The show is well organised and access is easy. Llamas from four farms attended this year's event with Phil and Fiona's Davis' Biggles winning the older male class.  Loupin Stanes was awarded first place in the intermediate female class with her older sister Tintagel winning the older female class with David and Fanny James' Belas Knap taking second place in the same class.  The Championship was a close run thing but Golden Valley Tintagel just edged it over previous Supreme Champion, the Davis' Biggles.  The Dodd's took first and second place in the gelding competition, and the largest class of the day, the fleece on the hoof class was awarded to Loupin Stanes.

Crowds were bigger at the show than for many years and there was a lot of interest in the llamas.  Owners chatted to visitors during the rest of the day and explained the reasons we own them.  Llama owners are pet owners and the limited commercial activity in relation to llamas consists of some breeding and sales to new pet owners, a little llama trekking, and cottage industry fleece and fibre production and processing.

The North Somerset Show remains just one of two county shows with show classes for llamas.  British Llama Society members will be in attendance with their llamas at the Berkshire Show over the weekend of 16th and 17th September 2017 for the National Show.


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(Many thanks to Robert Dewar for the report of the show and photographs)