2017 Pa. Farm Show

2017 Pa. Farm Show

On Tuesday, Jan 10, four of our 4-H Alpacateers kicked off the 2017 season at the 101st Pa. Farm Show. The kids worked hard, putting in many hours in Nov. and Dec. and their effort paid off.

Grace won her second straight Intermediate Showmanship blue ribbon after the group had to go through a second round of competition because of two sets of ties the first go-round. By virtue of winning, Grace was eligible to compete for Grand Champion against all the other age-group champs. She came up a wee two points short of  taking home an alpaca trophy. In the same class, Sarah placed fourth.

Grace receiving her first place blue ribbon in the Intermediate Showmanship class.
Grace performs a forehand turn with Chevy at the 2017 Farm Show.
Sarah McCarthy leads Dagger over the bridge during the Obstacle competition.

In Junior Showmanship, Naomi finished fourth and Annabelle came in sixth.

The Obstacle competition didn’t go as well as it could because Dagger and Chevy didn’t cooperate despite patient and creative urges from their handlers. Grace came in fourth; Sarah, fifth; and Naomi was fourth.

Annabelle had better luck with Channing as the two turned in a great performance, placing third in the Junior age group.

Annabelle receives her third place ribbon in the Obstacle competition.

With the serious stuff behind them, all four teamed up in a fun Costume Class. Channing had never before worn clothes (and to be sure she wasn’t real happy about wearing them then).

Channing seems to be having trouble putting her bloomers on.

But with a little coaxing from her team, she was ready to go to a party.

Channing all dressed up and ready to go