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LANA NEWS! Llama Association of North America! Kids & Camelids Edition 2019

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CONTENTS

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Superintendent’s Message

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Thank Yous

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Show Results

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LANA Youth Contest

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Exhibitor Spotlights

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K & C Show Sponsors

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California State Fair

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Pictures

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LANA Sponsors

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LANA T-Shirts

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LANA Board of Directors

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LANA Business Office

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Editor’s Note

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UPCOMING LANA EVENTS

LANA Hobo Show Stanislaus County Fairground Turlock, California February 8 - 9, 2020

Kids & Camelids Show

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by Show Superintendent Sue Rich

Celebrating anniversary number 5, the Kids and Camelids Show is best described as a no groom, half clinic-half show for youth and is singular in that the judge confers with each handler immediately upon completion of a course. Out of respect for that old adage: “It takes a village,” let me start by saying that the village was in full swing for this year’s show. The thanks begin with a huge shout out to the Macedos who volunteered their ranch as the site for the 2019 event. The huge savings from this generous offer was much appreciated. Fellow LANA Board members, Joy Pedroni and Kathy Nichols, did some heavy lifting as well. Joy was responsible for bringing


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THANK YOUs Thank you to the following for their Sponsorship

Greg Harford Potato Ranch Llama Packers

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Fred & Sue Rich the Rich Ranch

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Kathy Nichols Lamarah

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

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Maureen & Larry Macedo Event Host

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Joy Pedroni Show Secretary and Scorekeeper

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Oscar Garcia Castro Photographer

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Leilani Garcia Assembling buckets, thank you card table and awards distribution

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Fred and Kenny Rich BBQ, Obstacle course set up, unloading/loading and transport

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Emily Muirhead, Mario Rivera & Kayla Rogers Obstacle course changes

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Kathy Nichols Scribe and All Around Helper

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Oscar Garcia Castro

almost half of the youth exhibitors, and her presence at the scoring table ensured the events were punctuated by timely announcements of placings and distribution of ribbons. Kathy Nichols helped fill the prize buckets for the kids, and she captured the judge’s comments in each youth handler ’s program. Leilani Garcia, a now veteran Llama Mama, directed the youth through the process of individualizing their prize buckets, adding prizes after each venture into the ring, and writing thank you notes to various supporters of the show. Emily Muirhead, a former 4-Her and prodigal show person,

ensured that obstacle courses were revamped quickly between events. Kayla Rogers and Mario Rivera lent their hands to various tasks as well and proved to be fabulous cheerleaders, sometimes literally, throughout. The Rich family men dedicated their time to the event as well. My husband, Fred, and my son, Kenny, were instrumental: loading obstacles into the trailer, delivering them to the show, and setting up courses. Their barbecuing prowess came into play the day of when lunch time came. My son-in-law, Oscar Garcia, played photographer, and all the wonderful photographs attest to his skill and dedication to catching all facets of the show. NASCO sponsored the show through the provision of buckets for each participant. Greg Harford underwrote a significant amount of the show expenses. And, on the spot, Denise Cardiff, awarded the proceeds of a lucrative bunko game to the Llama Association of North America’s general fund, which supported the show as well. Truly, generosity of time, talent and treasure abounded.


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! It was a Goldilocks day on April 27th: no rain, not too hot, not too cold – just right. The obstacle of the day was dubbed “The Glacier Walk,” and pack class participants traversed a frozen field comprised of a blue plastic tarp holding lots and lots of ice. The day began with pack, PR obstacles followed, and the generic obstacle course wrapped up the performance portion of the day. The group of handlers and their animals finished the last obstacle class after lunch, and then they bravely ventured into the adjacent field for showmanship.Truth be told, they appeared to be a little wilted, but they persevered. The most engaging part of the day came after the last official announcement of placings when the three obstacle courses were opened up for any and all to play and practice. With multiple animals and many handlers in motion, observers had no lack of entertainment.

Denise Cardiff

Youth stepped into various roles during the show: righting fallen jumps, donning costumes to pet, running their own score cards to the tabulator, and populating the “gauntlet of cheerleaders.” Some youth took advantage of the “bring a friend” option and added to their day by having their best buds along for the ride to and from the show and guide these first timers in the ring. The mission of the show was, as always, to allow youth to have fun with their animals and to learn. Judge Margaret Drew provided helpful tips and pointers - sometimes during the walkthrough, sometimes when youth were in the midst of their run, and always after each course was completed. All in all, the day was deemed a success. Mission accomplished. Again, a huge thank you to all, including the parents who transported their children to the show. Sincerely, Susan L. Rich

Fred and Kenny Rich

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! SENIOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE DIVISION

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SENIOR YOUTH

PACK

Terra Blevins

McShaggy’s Memnon

SENIOR YOUTH

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Terra Blevins

McShaggy’s Memnon

SENIOR YOUTH

OBSTACLE

Terra Blevins

McShaggy’s Memnon

class of 1 Orange Blossom 4-H

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class of 1 Orange Blossom 4-H

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GRAND CHAMPION

SENIOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE

Terra Blevins

McShaggy’s Memnon

class of 1 Orange Blossom 4-H

Orange Blossom 4-H

INTERMEDIATE YOUTH PACK 1st

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Kirsten Franks

Keebller

class of 5 Hughson 4-H


! INTERMEDIATE YOUTH PERFORMANCE DIVISION

! INTERMEDIATE YOUTH PACK

class of 5

2nd

Mykenzie Franks

New Leaf’s Beatrice

Royal Farms

3rd

Tallia Cardiff

Grigio

Cardiff Llamas

4th

Lola Garcia

EZ Cash

Orange Blossom 4-H

5th

Kirsten Franks

Kloey

Royal Farms

INTERMEDIATE YOUTH PUBLIC RELATIONS

class of 5

1st

Ethan Busha

Keebller

Hughson 4-H

2nd

Tallia Cardiff

Grigio

Cardiff Llamas

3rd

Mykenzie Franks

New Leaf's Beatrice

Royal Farms

4th

Lola Garcia

EZ Cash

Orange Blossom 4-H

5th

Kirsten Franks

New Leaf's Beatrice

Royal Farms

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INTERMEDIATE YOUTH OBSTACLE

class of 5

1st

Mykenzie Franks

New Leaf’s Beatrice

Royal Farms

2nd

Tallia Cardiff

Grigio

Cardiff Llamas

3rd

Lola Garcia

EZ Cash

Orange Blossom 4-H

4th

Kirsten Franks

Kloey

Royal Farms

5th

Ethan Busha

Keebller

Hughson 4-H

! ! ! GRAND CHAMPION

INTERMEDIATE YOUTH PERFORMANCE

Mykenzie Franks

New Leaf’s Beatrice

Royal Farms

! RESERVE CHAMPION

INTERMEDIATE YOUTH PERFORMANCE

Ethan Busha

Keebller

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Hughson 4-H


! JUNIOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE DIVISION

! JUNIOR YOUTH

PACK

class of 3

1st

Aiden Pedroni

El Rio McShaggy

Black Cat Llamas

2nd

Lilyana Cordero

LMM Shaggy

El Dorado County 4-H

3rd

Ethan Pedroni

Oingo Boingo

Black Cat Llamas

JUNIOR YOUTH

PUBLIC RELATIONS

1st

Aiden Pedroni

El Rio McShaggy

Black Cat Llamas

2nd

Lilyana Cordero

LMM Shaggy

El Dorado County 4-H

3rd

Ethan Pedroni

Oingo Boingo

Black Cat Llamas

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JUNIOR YOUTH

OBSTACLE

class of 3

1st

Aiden Pedroni

El Rio McShaggy

Black Cat Llamas

2nd

Lilyana Cordero

LMM Shaggy

El Dorado County 4-H

3rd

Ethan Pedroni

Oingo Boingo

Black Cat Llamas

! ! ! GRAND CHAMPION

JUNIOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE

Aiden Pedroni

El Rio McShaggy

Black Cat Llamas

! RESERVE CHAMPION

JUNIOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE

Lilyana Cordero

LMM Shaggy

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El Dorado County 4-H

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! SUB-JUNIOR YOUTH PERFORMANCE DIVISION

! SUB JUNIOR YOUTH

PUBLIC RELATIONS

class of 2

1st

Gavin Vollner

El Rio McShaggy

Black Cat Llamas

2nd

Jackson Pedroni

El Rio McShaggy

Black Cat Llamas

SUB JUNIOR YOUTH

OBSTACLE

1st

Jackson Pedroni

El Rio McShaggy

Black Cat Llamas

2nd

Gavin Vollner

El Rio McShaggy

Miners’ Ravine 4-H

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class of 2

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! YOUTH GUEST PERFORMANCE DIVISION

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1st

YOUTH GUEST

PACK

class of 1

Bryce Vollner

El Rio McShaggy

YOUTH GUEST

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Bryce Vollner

El Rio McShaggy

Black Cat Llamas

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class of 1 Black Cat Llamas

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YOUTH GUEST

OBSTACLE

Bryce Vollner

El Rio McShaggy

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class of 1 Black Cat Llamas


! YOUTH SHOWMANSHIP DIVISION

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1st

SENIOR YOUTH

SHOWMANSHIP

Terra Blevins

McShaggy’s Memnon

class of 1 Orange Blossom 4-H

INTERMEDIATE YOUTH SHOWMANSHIP

class of 5

1st

Lola Garcia

EZ Cash

Orange Blossom 4-H

2nd

Mykenzie Franks

New Leaf’s Beatrice

Royal Farms

3rd

Tallia Cardiff

Grigio

Cardiff Llamas

4th

Ethan Busha

Keebller

Hughson 4-H

5th

Kirsten Francks

Kloey

Royal Farms

JUNIOR YOUTH

SHOWMANSHIP

Lilyana Cordero

LMM Shaggy

1st

class of 1 Eldorado County 4-H

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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, 2019

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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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TERRA age 16

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REWARDING

AMAZING

I LIKED the judge’s good advice.

WELL-PACED

INFORMATIVE

I did well on the bridge which has been a problem in the past.

I want to WORK ON his foot living and his jumps.

It was FUN hanging out with the llamas.

I LEARNED that my llama did well on the ice field.

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My llama cooperated and did well on the obstacles.


KIRSTEN age 15

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REWARDING

I LIKED seeing friends.

My llama needs more experiences and to keep going to shows. I need to WORK ON not having a tight lead and work on fine tuning.

FABULOUS I LEARNED a lot about scoring.

ENTERTAINING

KNOWLEDGEABLE

I was so SURPRISED that my llama baby did so well on her first outing. I was really proud of her.

The awards were amazing, learning experience was awesome and loved the

F U N

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MYKENZIE age 13

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FUN

MEMORABLE

I was SURPRISED to receive a judging book with the cuts and points system breakdown.

HANDS-ON

I LIKED being able to go back through the courses after the show was over to practice on obstacle we don’t have at home.

GENEROUS

I believe that everyone has something to work on even if you are a highly experienced person. However I need to WORK ON getting my llama to get off bridges at a slower pace.

The awards table was so FUN, and the buckets were really nice and all the goodies.

I LEARNED that each judge scores differently and each animal has good days and bad days. Also learned a few tips for showmanship.

I LIKE that the people are always what may the show fun and exciting no matter what you place they are there cheering you on and encouraging you.

AMAZING

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TALLIA age 14

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I was SURPRISED that I missed a walk through. We need to WORK ON getting into the pool and the elephant stand

LEARNING I LIKE that the adults want to help you improve.

I need to WORK ON spending more time with my llama so he will trust me more.

FRIENDS

I LIKE that it’s fun and relaxed.

I LIKE that the show is just for kids.

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LOLA

age 13

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I LIKED the buckets with prizes we got to earn after the classes.

WONDERFUL I LIKED the judge talking to us after the course.

FUN

What I think my animal and I need to WORK ON is attention/focus and backing.

WELCOMING

I LEARNED that if I hold the lead line the opposite way, if I need a tight lead line that it looks less like one.

LEARNING EXPERIENCE

What SURPRISED me the most was the showmanship because I didn’t think the judge would really notice the very small details that may be hard to notice.

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ETHAN age 13

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LLAMA

FOOD

FUN

I LEARNED we could do a good job, even with food there .

I LIKED the food, the judge, and the overall show.

We need to WORK ON not skipping an obstacle. 25


LILYANA age 11

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H A P P Y I LIKED the happy vibe.

F U N

I need to WORK ON keeping a loose lead.

I LIKED the the fact that everyone helped out.

KIND

I LEARNED not to rush through obstacles and not to go too slow either

CHEERFUL

I LIKED the sportsmanship

I was SURPRI SED how it didn’t matter what place you got, just that you had fun.

HELPFUL

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BRYCE age 10

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AIDEN age 10

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I was SURPRISED that I won Grand Champion.

I LIKED that d there were prizes.

I need to WORK ON backing.

FUN

I LEARNED that I need to start farther back and go really straight on to the bridges. I LIKED that my friends came.

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ETHAN age 8

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I LIKED the snacks and the prizes.

I LIKED the ice obstacle.

HOT I was SURPRISED that I used a new llama.

I need to WORK ON getting the front feet on the tub.

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GAVIN age 7

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JACKSON age 6

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COOL I was SURPRISED on how much fun I had.

I need to WORK ON the tunnel.

I LIKED there were snacks.

F R I E N D S

FUN

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! LANA Board of Directors !

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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. ______________________________________________

! THANK YOU

! Cathy Spalding Advisory Chair cathy@gentlespiritllamas.com

Thank you to Sue Rich and Oscar Garcia Castro for their contribution to this newsletter. Thank you to the youth exhibitors for returning their reflection responses.

A very BIG THANK YOU to Sue Rich for putting together another fantastic Kids & Camelids Show. No detail was left untouched. From challenging obstacles, adorable repurposed ribbons, exhibitor pamphlets, amazing prizes, a yummy lunch cooked by her family to organizing the dedicated volunteers. A BIG THANK YOU to Maureen and Larry Macedo for opening their ranch to LANA and hosting the show at Macedo’s Mini Acre. A BIG THANK YOU to our judge Margaret Drew. Her one on one critique and advise helped to make the day a learning experience for the exhibitors. A BIG THANK YOU to the many volunteers that helped with the success of the show. And of course, a BIG THANK YOU to the exhibitors and their families for spending the day at LANA’s Kids & Camelids Show.

Kathy

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