2021 LANA Newsletter Kids & Camelids Show Edition

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LANA NEWS Llama Association of North America Kids & Camelids Show Edition 2021

KIDS & CAMELIDS SHOW April 17, 2021


Contents

LANA BUSINESS OFFICE

K & C Show Youth Exhibitors

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LANA Business Office

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Editor’s Note

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LANA Board of Directors

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Calendar of Events

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Mission Statement

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Superintendent’s Message

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Thank Yous

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K & C Show Results

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Exhibitor Spotlights: Bryce

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Aiden

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Kira

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Ethan

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Gavin

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Jackson

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K & C Show Sponsors

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Pictures

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Joy Pedroni 1246 Meadowlark Drive Vacaville, CA. 95687 1-707-234-5510 lanaquestions@gmail.com Please contact the LANA Business Office for Member Services, Advertisements, Event Calendar updates, and any llama-, alpaca-, or LANA-related questions you may have. Visit LANA at: www.lanainfo.org

LANA News DISCLAIMER LANA News is published for educational purposes only. The information published heron is solely the opinion of the authors and does not necessarily represent the view of LANA, its Directors or Officers. LANA articles can not be reprinted without permission from LANA or the author. LANA’s acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement of any products or services whatsoever. Articles, letters, editorials and other contributions are welcome and may be edited for brevity. Inclusion and placement is solely a the discretion of the Editor. Before undertaking any herd work with your animals, you are advised to always consult with your veterinarian.

THANK YOU for CONTRIBUTING Thank you to the following for their contribution to this newsletter: Oscar Castro Garcia, Joy Pedroni, and Sue Rich

Editors Note:

The Kids & Camelids Show - What a FANTASTIC day! Great weather, lots of fun, and a relaxing atmosphere — everything you want to experience at a show. Thank you to Larry and Maureen Macedo for hosting the show at their ranch, to the many volunteers that helped with the show, and to the families who brought their kids to the show. A BIG thank you to Greg Harford whose sponsorship was carried over from last year’s show (which was cancelled). A BIG thank you to Margaret Drew who not only judged, but included with her LANA membership renewal, a huge donation to the Youth Program. AND a BIG THANK YOU to Sue Rich for organizing another fantastic K & C Show. Her obstacle courses were fun and challenging. She had goody bags with prizes and adorable llama cinch bags for each of the exhibitors.

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LANA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dr. Michelle Kutzler President michelle.kutzler@oregonstate.edu Kathy Nichols Vice President, Newsletter Editor KathySVA@aol.com Sue Rich Secretary susan.rich9631@gmail.com Joy Pedroni Treasurer, Office, Webmaster joy@blackcatllamas.com Lee Beringsmith Director lbering@outlook.com Stephanie Pedroni Director stephaniepedronit@gmail.com

CALENDAR OF EVENTS *LANA FELTING CLINIC Summer, 2021 (Date TBA) Stonehenge Llama Ranch Instructor: Margaret Drew Vacaville, CA Contact: lanaquestions.gmail.com Orange County Fair July 17 - July18, 2021 Costa Mesa, CA ILR-SD sanctioned Entries due June 25th Contact: Labendeira@yahoo.com LANA events in BOLD type * denotes LANA member discount

Dolly Peters Director ranchodollyllama@gmail.com Cathy Spalding Advisory Chair cathy@gentlespiritllamas.com

If you have an event you would like added to the Calendar of Events please contact: lanaquestions@gmail.com or KathySVA@aol.com

Mission Statement: Established in 1981, the Llama Association of North America (LANA), serves the camelid community be sponsoring medical research specific to llamas and alpacas; providing current and accurate information about camelid health and care; advocating for procamelid legislation and access to public lands; encouraging, educating and mentoring camelid enthusiasts of all ages in their interactions with camelids; supporting rescue for camelids in distress; and hosting a variety of activities including youth programs, hiking trips, shows, parades, fiber clinics, educational events and more.

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Kids & Camelids 2021 By Sue Rich, Superintendent The joy of a small show is the added camaraderie, the relaxed pace, and the early finish. And that describes the Kids & Camelids Show, resurrected this April 17, 2021. All told, six youth handlers participated, all juniors and intermediates. The arena provided by the hosting Macedo Family on their Macedo Mini Acre Ranch allows for all three performance courses to be set up at once. The Friday afternoon preceding the show, my husband, Fred, and I hauled out the obstacles and set up the courses, strategically placing the heavy, large obstacles common to the courses at the intersecting edges. Larry Macedo trimmed foliage and hauled downed tree limbs for a deadfall, and within two hours, the courses were set. Kids and animals arrived for a leisurely 10 AM Exhibitors’ meeting the following Saturday, and Pack Class kicked off the day. This casual show allowed for non-ALSA youth to experience a show, and sometimes the inexperience of the child showed. A favorite moment was when a junior handler just dropped his lead line to pick up a goodie bag to try and get it into a pannier. Margaret Drew, our judge, very calmly stepped in and picked up the lead. The youth on the course didn’t seem to notice. The goodie bag was secured with no runaway animals, so it all ended well. But some of the returning non-ALSA handlers, older participants from a former Kids and Camelids Show, revealed mature handling skills tempered with some extra patience and an awareness of the animal at the end of the lead. It was joyful to see what a couple of extra years brings into the ring. One of the most challenging obstacles in Pack Class that day was struggling into a rain poncho while keeping the animal calm and in hand. The light wind played havoc with the light plastic poncho and who could tell an arm hole from the opening for the head? There were some awkward moments shrouded in green plastic while the audience waited to see what would emerge and from which opening. Pack Class always is the longest of the obstacle courses. After we completed that class, we broke for a BBQ lunch of hotdogs, chips, cookies and something to wash it all down with. The Macedos provided much of the fare, and Fred, the master of meat in any form, provided the dogs and buns and manned the grill. Bellies full and 4


energy restored, the handlers returned to the arena and the show resumed. Obstacles followed and PR shut down the show. We had tunnels and bubbles and fake Halloween teeth for a camera shot. We included trailer loads and jumps and umbrellas. Judge Margaret conferred with the youth interested in acquiring some tips. Once the official show ended, the obstacles remained in place for a half hour or so, so that youth and some audience members could practice on some new or troublesome “asks” in the course line ups. Many hands made for light work as the obstacles were taken down and creatively, strategically placed in the back seats and bed of the truck and the front portion of the trailer. With PVC pipes lashed to the sides of the trailer, there was room for the animals as well. Two trips to get everyone and everything there – only one trip to get it all home! It was a good day for those in attendance. It was a smooth re-entry into the world of showing for those who participated. And it was rewarding to see youth tackling challenges and enjoying their time with their llamas.

THANK YOUs Huge thanks you’s to: Fred Rich for hauling obstacles and setting them up, BBQing lunch for all attendees, providing the occasional obstacle from his personal belongings and being a support generally. Maureen and Larry Macedo for prepping the ranch, helping with obstacles, and providing food and beverage for the lunch. Joy Pedroni for scorekeeping. Stephanie Pedroni for bravely transporting five, count ‘em five, boys to the show. Emily Muirhead for helping new 4-Her Kira with her animal, changing out obstacles between classes, and keeping things moving. Kathy Nichols for making the drive to provide support, running score cards from the judge to the scoring table, and advising on obstacles. Oscar Garcia Castro for serving as the official photographer of the event. Margaret Drew for judging the show, stepping in when kids went awry, and advising handlers after course completion.

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OPEN YOUTH PERFORMANCE RESULTS

INTERMEDIATE PACK place

YOUTH

LLAMA

RANCH/GROUP

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Bryce Volner

Harley

Black Cat Llamas

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Aiden Pedroni

Rio

Black Cat Llamas

INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC REALTIONS place

YOUTH

LLAMA

RANCH/GROUP

1

Bryce Volner

Harley

Black Cat Llamas

2

Aiden Pedroni

Pepe

Black Cat Llamas

INTERMEDIATE OBSTACLE place

6

YOUTH

LLAMA

RANCH/GROUP

1

Aiden Pedroni

Vlad

Black Cat Llamas

2

Bryce Volner

Harley

Black Cat Llamas

GRAND CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE

Bryce Volner

Black Cat Llamas

RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE

Aiden Pedroni

Black Cat Llamas


JUNIOR PACK YOUTH

place

LLAMA

RANCH/GROUP

1

Gavin Volner

Vlad

Black Cat Llamas

2

Ethan Pedroni

Vlad

Black Cat Llamas

3

Jackson Pedroni

Oingo Boingo

Black Cat Llamas

4

Kira Vessels

Maverick

Orange Blossom 4-H

JUNIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS YOUTH

place

LLAMA

RANCH/GROUP

1

Jackson Pedroni

Oingo Boingo

Black Cat Llamas

2

Gavin Volner

Vlad

Black Cat Llamas

3

Ethan Pedroni

Vlad

Black Cat Llamas

4

Kira Vessels

Maverick

Orange Blossom 4-H

JUNIOR PUBLIC OBSTACLE YOUTH

place

LLAMA

RANCH/GROUP

1

Gavin Volner

Vlad

Black Cat Llamas

2

Kira Vessels

Maverick

Orange Blossom 4-H

3

Jackson Pedroni

Oingo Boingo

Black Cat Llamas

4

Ethan Pedroni

Rio

Black Cat Llamas

GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR

Gavin Volner

Black Cat Llamas

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR

Jackson Pedroni

Black Cat Llamas

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Bryce

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Aiden

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Kira

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Ethan

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Gavin

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Jackson

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