Each year Eastern Alpaca Group host an autumn halter show. The show is open to all BAS registered alpacas and is a great opportunity to have your alpacas appraised, meet other owners and enjoy time amongst friends.
In 2021 the newly named halter show was held at Beechwood Equestrian Centre, Rettendon Common, Chelmsford CM3 8DY on Sunday 10th October 2021. The judge was Mrs Mary-Jo Smith.
On 9th October 2022 we will be returning to Beechwood and Mr Jay Holland will be the show judge.
Opening dates for entries are announced on the website and via social media in the summer. Once entries have opened you can head over to the BAS Pedigree Registry and choose your alpacas via ‘Manage my Herd’. Entries close on the closing date or when full. There is normally a maximum number of around 140 entries so make sure that you enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
The show is normally run over a Saturday and Sunday. Exhibitors arrive on Saturday afternoon and judging takes place from early on the Sunday morning. Each exhibitor has their own penned area in the venue and overnight security is provided. One of the highlights of the show is the meal for all exhibitors, officials and volunteers on the Satuday evening.
A discount on the entry fee is given for EAG members. This entry fee includes the BAS levy and VAT. Grassroots will collect the full fee upon entry and EAG members will be refunded the difference by EAG. A charge is made for pen cleaning (collected by EAG), but this amount will be refunded if your pen is cleaned. Electric hook up fees are also collected by EAG.
Take a look at some of the photos from 2021. This year our photographer was Lee Oxley and copies of photos can be purchased directly from Lee.
Take a look a the East of England Alpaca Show 2022 page for entry dates and updates!