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LANA NEWS! Llama Association of North America! Kids & Camelids Edition 2018

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Superintendent’s Message Show Results Exhibitor Highlights K & C Show Sponsors Pictures Sly Park Llamping Trip Anniversary Party Show Fiesta Days Parade LANA Sponsors LANA Youth Contest LANA T-Shirts LANA Board of Directors LANA Business Office Editor’s Note

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UPCOMING LANA EVENTS

LANA Anniversary Party Show May 19, 2018, Turlock, CA

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Fiesta Day Parade May 26, 2018, Vacaville, CA

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LANA Llamping Trip June 8-10, 2018, Sly Park, CA

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LANA Hobo Show February 3-4, 2019, Turlock, CA

! Kids & Camelids Show

by Show Superintendent Susan Rich

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April 14, 2018, was a great day. The sun shone brightly, the early signs of spring were evident, and the fourth annual Kids & Camelids Show unfolded at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, California, taking full advantage of the glorious weather. Nineteen youth were pre-registered; and, by 9 AM that morning, 4 sub-juniors, 4 juniors and 10 intermediates were in attendance. Joy Pedroni (wo)manned the check-in-table, along with her daughter-in-law, Stephanie, and they gifted each participant with a customized and beautiful, beaded number holder.


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THANK YOUs Thank you to the following for their Sponsorship Greg Harford Potato Ranch Llama Packers

! ! Michelle Kutzler Kutzler Farms West ! Kathy Nichols Lamarah ! Fred & Sue Rich the Rich Ranch ! ! Nasco

Thank you to the following for their contribution and volunteering to help make this show a success

! ! Oscar Garcia Castro Photographer !

Joy Pedroni Show Secretary and Scorekeeper

Leilani Garcia & Eva Blevins Assembling backpacks, thank you card table and awards distribution

! Maureen Macedo Fleece Consultation ! Kathy Nichols Scribe and All Around Helper ! Fred and Kenny Rich BBQ and obstacles ! Joy and Stephanie Pedroni Show Lanyards !

Lola and Leilani Garcia Eva and Terra Blevins Obstacles - set up and take down

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Larry Macedo Obstacles - take down

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Post check-in, all participants selected a re-purposed backpack (a human backpack), a notebook featuring a llama or alpaca cover, and a couple of camelid inspired pins to decorate the pack. Volunteer llama mamas helped to add special llama treats, pencils, grooming brushes, and many other things llama. This backpack went into the pack obstacle class as one of the obstacles, and youth were asked to manage their animals while donning the packs.

This event is a hybrid between a show and a clinic!

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The Pack class was followed by Public Relations, and Obstacle classes finished out the performance portion of the show. With each adventure in the ring, a debrief with the judge followed, and this aspect of Kids & Camelids makes this event a hybrid between a show and a clinic.

Immediate Feedback! This year’s judge, David Barbosa, was fully game to take on this special feature of this show. He patiently conferred with each youth handler upon completion of his or her run. Kathy Nichols stood to the side for each conference, dutifully playing scribe and jotting down the words of wisdom from the judge into the contestants’ programs. “Be patient with your animal.” “Watch the tight lead.” “Enter the obstacle with confidence and your camelid friend with follow.” At the end of the day, each participant left with a record of what went well and some tips for improvement.

An eighteen ring circus! The arena at the Stanislaus County Fair was set up with all three obstacle courses laid out when the day began. Once the contest portion of the show was completed, the participants were invited to enter the arena and practice with their animals. Kids and their camelids were everywhere, jumping, weaving, ducking, and basically seizing the opportunity to practice with new and different obstacles. The arena took on the appearance of an eighteen ring circus.Some invited their friends who had dropped by the show to take an animal through the courses. Some veteran adults saw opportunity to lend a hand and demonstrate some technique and strategy amidst all the activity. It was a joy to watch.


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! The BBQ kitchen of Fred and Kenny Rich provided lunch for all contestants and their families. Special note was taken of the bean medley and the fresh salsa that added an extra kick. And throughout the day, recruited son-in-law and polished photographer, Oscar Garcia Castro, captured the day in stills. Llama Mamas Leilani Garcia and Eva Blevins awarded youth with re-purposed ribbons when placings were called. At the end of the day, the grand and reserve grand champions were celebrated with ribbons and NASCO-donated buckets filled with fun llama and alpaca “stuff.� The youth who had volunteered throughout the day had a chance to be drawn for two spare buckets as well. The day ended with an informative showmanship clinic. Youth handers were divided into two camps: the experienced and the brand new. And each crew was put through their paces in regard to circling, reversing, setting up animals, approaching the judge and other secrets of showmanship.

It took a village! It was a great day. And it goes without saying, that it took a village to pull it off. 3


SHOW RESULTS

! INTERMEDIATE YOUTH PERFORMANCE DIVISION

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INTERMEDIATE YOUTH PACK

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class of 10

1st

Kirsten Franks

Andiamo

Royal Farms

2nd

Makayla Beckstead

Harley

Traveling Light Llamas

3rd

Ethan Busha

Keebller

Hughson 4-H

4th

Mykenzie Franks

Chrome

Royal Farms

5th

Lily Mogler

Cadfael’s Mulan

Mogler’s Madness

6th

Lola Garcia

EZ Cash

Orange Blossom 4-H

7th

Allie Williams

Orville

Hughson 4-H

8th

Tallia Cardiff

Where’s Gerald

Cardiff Llamas

9th

Francisco Shariff

Bolero

Miner’s Ravine 4-H

10th

Terra Blevins

Memnon

Orange Blossom 4-H


INTERMEDIATE YOUTH PUBLIC RELATIONS

class of 10

1st

Kirsten Franks

Andiamo

Royal Farms

2nd

Ethan Busha

Keebller

Hughson 4-H

3rd

Mykenzie Franks

Chrome

Royal Farms

4th

Makayla Beckstead

Harley

Traveling Light Llamas

5th

Lola Garcia

EZ Cash

Orange Blossom 4-H

6th

Allie Williams

Orville

Hughson 4-H

7th

Terra Blevins

Memnon

Orange Blossom 4-H

8th

Tallia Cardiff

Where’s Gerald

Cardiff Llamas

9th

Francisco Shariff

Black Ice

Miner’s Ravine 4-H

10th

Lily Mogler

Cadfael’s Mulan

Mogler’s Madness

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INTERMEDIATE YOUTH OBSTACLE

class of 9

1st

Makayla Beckstead

Harley

Traveling Light Llamas

2nd

Ethan Busha

Keebller

Hughson 4-H

3rd

Allie Williams

Orville

Hughson 4-H

4th

Mykenzie Franks

Chrome

Royal Farms

5th

Kirsten Franks

Andiamo

Royal Farms

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Tallia Cardiff

Where’s Gerald

Cardiff Llamas

7th

Lola Garcia

EZ Cash

Orange Blossom 4-H

8th

Francisco Shariff

Black Ice

Miner’s Ravine 4-H

9th

Terra Blevins

Memnon

Orange Blossom 4-H

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INTERMEDIATE YOUTH PERFORMANCE

Makayla Beckstead

Harley

Traveling Light Llamas

! RESERVE CHAMPION

INTERMEDIATE YOUTH PERFORMANCE

Ethan Busha

Keebller

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Hughson 4-H


INTERMEDIATE RES. CHAMPION Ethan Busha & Keebller

INTERMEDIATE GRAND CHAMPION Makayla Beckstead & Harley


! JUNIOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE DIVISION

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PACK

class of 4

1st

Julia Williams

Shaggy

Hughson 4-H

2nd

Maegan Barkhousen

Chekov

Hughson 4-H

3rd

Lilyana Cordero

Pepper

El Dorado County 4-H

4th

Aiden Pedroni

Rio

Black Cat Llamas

JUNIOR YOUTH

PUBLIC RELATIONS

1st

Maegan Barkhousen

Chekov

Hughson 4-H

2nd

Julia Williams

Shaggy

Hughson 4-H

3rd

Aiden Pedroni

Rio

Black Cat Llamas

4th

Lilyana Cordero

Pepper

El Dorado County 4-H

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class of 4


! JUNIOR YOUTH

OBSTACLE

class of 4

1st

Maegan Barkhousen

Chekov

Hughson 4-H

2nd

Julia Williams

Shaggy

Hughson 4-H

3rd

Aiden Pedroni

Rio

Black Cat Llamas

4th

Lilyana Cordero

Pepper

El Dorado County 4-H

! ! GRAND CHAMPION

JUNIOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE

Maegan Barkhousen

Chekov

Hughson 4-H

! RESERVE CHAMPION

JUNIOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE

Julia Williams

Shaggy

Hughson 4-H

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JUNIOR RES. CHAMPION Julia Williams & LMM Chekov

JUNIOR GRAND CHAMPION Makayla Beckstead & LMM Shaggy


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! SUB-JUNIOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE DIVISION

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PUBLIC RELATIONS

1st

Ethan Pedroni

Rio

Black Cat Llamas

2nd

Corbin Shariff

Black Ice

Miners’ Ravine 4-H

3rd

Jackson Pedroni

Rio

Black Cat Llamas

4th

Moriah Shariff

Black Ice

Miners’ Ravine 4-H

SUB JUNIOR YOUTH

OBSTACLE

1st

Ethan Pedroni

Rio

Black Cat Llamas

2nd

Moriah Shariff

Black Ice

Miners’ Ravine 4-H

3rd

Jackson Pedroni

Rio

Black Cat Llamas

4th

Corbin Shariff

Black Ice

Miners’ Ravine 4-H

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TERRA, 15 years old I LEARNED to watch my llama so he can be on course. I LIKED that the judge gave helpful advice. I was SURPRISED that my animal didn’t go crazy with the petter. I NEED TO WORK ON not going off course and not falling off the high bridge. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: Fun, exciting, knowledgeable, surprising, energetic

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KIRSTEN, 14 years old I LEARNED it’s hard to jump when the jumps turn. My llama LEARNED to walk on bubble wrap. We’ll PRACTICE change of pace & jumps. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: Fun, exciting, friendly, helpful, and generous.

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ALLIE, 14 years old I LEARNED not to have a tight lead. I LIKED that the judge talked to us right a way.. I was SURPRISED how easy and fun it was.. I NEED TO WORK ON leading with confidence. My animal needs to go slower. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: Fun, entertaining, learning, awesome, and family.

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FRANKIE, 13 years old I LOVED this show so much! It was great practice for me and my animal. I LEARNED don’t let one little mistake bring you down. I was SURPRISED that there was another boy showing. We NEED TO WORK ON showmanship. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: Awesome, fun, exciting, alpaca, and llama.!

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TALLIA, 13 years old I LOVED how the judge told us what we could improve on and what we did well, so I could learn more. I LEARNED to make sure to take my time and be careful and patient. I was SURPRISED that my llama was being very calm for this being that it was his second show. We NEED TO practice, practice, practice. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: Fun, improvement, and learning.!

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MYKENZIE, 12 years old The thing I LIKED most about this show is that it’s a fun learning experience, not only for me but for my animal too. I LEARNED from the judge today is that it is okay to be the slowest as long as it works. What SURPRISED me most today was how good my animal did with me because he hasn’t been with me for long.

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LILY, 13 years old I LEARNED how to hold the lead better. I LIKED how it was fun to do and we got to meet new people. What SURPRISED me was that my llama did better than usual. We NEED TO WORK ON standing on the metal tub and showing teeth. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: Fun, exciting, and I had a great time.

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ETHAN, 13 years old I LIKED the judge. I LEARNED to pay attention to the judge in showmanship. I LEARNED that my animal likes to eat anything. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: Cool, fun, amazing, and fantastic.!

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LOLA, 12 years old I LEARNED to watch my llama’s feet so that his feet are in the right place. I also learned from my llama that he does better when Memnon (his pasture mate) is near him. My animal LEARNED to be more comfortable around other llamas. I LOVE how you learn so much each time you go through a course. I was SURPRISED when my llama backed up fairly easily today. He usually doesn’t. We NEED TO WORK ON a way to get on the elephant stand or to get feet into a tire. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: Fun, learn, exciting, helpful and kind.

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MAKAYLA, 12 years old I LIKED hanging out with my friends and my llama. I was SURPRISED by the gift bag. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: A great time with my llama.!

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MAEGAN, 10 years old I LEARNED not to have the lead so long. My animal is a bit crazy with a long lead. My animal LEARNED to listen. I LIKED all the different llamas and alpacas. I was SURPRISED the way the llamas and alpacas were. We NEED TO WORK ON teeth. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: Amazing, cool, interesting, unique and fun.

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LILYANA , 10 years old I LOVED it. I LEARNED I need to stay calm when my animal freaks out. I LIKED that everyone welcomed me warmly so I didn’t have to be shy. What SURPRISED me is that I got 3 nines on the first obstacle course. We NEED TO WORK ON: 1. Patience 2. Stairs 3. everything. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: , Fun, friendly, hard working, and wonderful

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JULIA, 10 years old I LEARNED how to correctly perform the side pass obstacle. My animal LEARNED to go in the trailer. I LIKED how the judge walked us through what we did wrong. I was SURPRISED that I got pointers right away. I NEED TO WORK ON leading my animal with confidence. Words I’d use to describe MY EXPERIENCE at this show: Entertaining, educational, fun, amusing, and homey.

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AIDEN, 9 years old I showed teeth for the first time.

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ETHAN, 7 years old The water fight, snacks and showing were the best. 42


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MORIAH, 6 years old I LIKED that I got to walk a big alpaca and that there were ribbons. I LEARNED how to hold the alpaca better. I’m so HAPPY I won.

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JACKSON, 5 years old I LIKED showing the llamas and getting ribbons and a backpack.

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CORBIN, 4 years old I LEARNED how to do the alpaca better. I LIKED eating the stuff and doing the show. The tent thing to go through, and the bridge, and going with the alpaca was MY FAVORITE. I’m so HAPPY I went.

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LANA Youth Article & Art Contest

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LANA invites youth member of all ages to submit an article on any camelid-related topic of interest to the youth. Articles should be 1000 words or less with four pictures or less.

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Articles should be written in Times New Roman 12 point font and double-spaced, with the author’s name on each page in the header.

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Young members (11 years and younger) are also invited to submit a piece of original artwork. Pictures or scanned artwork should be submitted as .tiff or .jpeg files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The content should be the original work of the youth author.

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Articles and scanned artwork should be submitted electronically to Sue Rich at susan.rich9631@gmail.com

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One winner from each of the four age categories (sub-junior, junior, intermediate, and senior) will be selected twice a year.

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Submission due: November 1, 2018

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Winners will receive a $25 cash prize and articles will be published in the LANA Newsletter and on the website.

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! LANA Board of Directors !

Michelle Kutzler michelle.kutzler@oregonstate.edu Chene Mogler Vice President moglersmadness.@yahoo.com Sue Rich Secretary susan.rich9631@gmail.com Joy Pedroni Treasurer, LANA Business Office, Webmaster joy@blackcatllamas.com DeeAnn Forrester Director performancellama@yahoo.com Jana Kane Director kaneskritters@gmail.com Kathy Nichols Director, Newsletter Editor KathySVA@aol.com

LANA BUSINESS OFFICE Joy Pedroni
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 Vacaville CA 95688 707.447.5046 LANAquestions@gmail.com Please contact the LANA Business Office for Member Services, Advertisements, Event Calendar updates, and any llama- , alpaca-, or LANArelated questions you may have. Visit LANA at: www.lanainfo.org ___________________________________________________

LANA News DISCLAIMER LANA News is published for educational purposes only. The information published herein is solely the opinion of the authors and does not necessarily represent the view of LANA, its Directors or Officers. 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 at the discretion of the Editor. Before undertaking any herd work with your llamas, you are advised to always consult with your veterinarian.

Dolly Peters Director ranchodollyllama@gmail.com

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Cathy Spalding Advisory Chair cathy@gentlespiritllamas.com

THANK YOU

! Thank you to Sue Rich and Oscar Garcia Castro for their contribution to this newsletter.

The 2018 show had more exhibitors than previous years and we’re looking for a bigger turn out next year. Thank you Sue Rich for putting on a fabulous youth show. You went above and beyond a superintendent’s duty with every detail ensuring a positive experience for the youth. Thank you Oscar Garcia Castro for the fantastic pictures. As you all can see, his pictures captured the day perfectly. Thank you to the parents and 4-H leaders for bringing your children. I hope you all had a wonderful time. Thank you to the sponsors for your generous support. Thank you to the volunteers for helping to make the show a success. See you soon at the LANA Anniversary Party Lama Performance Show.

Kathy

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