Monday, July 21, 2014

Ohio State Fair Llama Show and Silent Auction!

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How many years have we been attending the Ohio State Fair Llama Show… I’ve lost track, but we’ve taken a lot of kids and animals over and had a BLAST each and every time!

This year was no exception! Five of the six kids went, 4 llamas and 1 alpaca….and boy, did Los Llameros kick some booty! All the kids placed in their Youth classes and 4 of them showed in Halter classes against adults!!

Leah did Costume class with her brother’s llama, Lady. Ben’s llama, Rainey, was used by his little sister, Jorden (a Cloverbud in another club). Rainey had tried her costume on a couple of times, which unfortunately needed some fine tuning to keep it in place (we found out AT the show!). Lady was introduced to her costume about 30 minutes BEFORE the class… Oh boy… that was a rodeo!!! More on that in a few…

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Here is Jorden the Clown and Rainey… a table complete with birthday presents and cake!

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Oops… we’re starting to slip a bit!

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Jorden offers words of comfort!
All in all, Rainey did very well for never being in this type of atmosphere before! Too cute!! Here is a video

Now, enter Leah and Lady…..who wasn’t too sure about that THING following her!!!

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Note the lights and silver tree skirt are evenly placed! For the full effect you’ll have to watch the video!

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By this time the sled was removed and in the bleachers… this look from Lady is telling me“Don’t EVER let them put that THING behind me again!!!”
Here is the video…

Everyone was fine! It looks worse than it was!

Ooh the FUN!!!!

So, Friday is more fun activities with the bulk of showing on Saturday. The kids did do Youth Judging on Friday afternoon in a huge group of youth! All placed too!! Woohoo!!

I only got one pic of Lleaping Llama from Friday night, Johnathan and Tobi.

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On Saturday, we start bright and early with the Opening Ceremony. All the kids had spent the night and by the looks on some faces, I think they’d still like to be in bed!

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We started with Youth Showmanship. All the work we’ve done paid off. The kids really were paying attention! LOL!

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Benjamin 191 placed 2nd, Gabriel 192 placed 1st! Both did a great job!!

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Love this of Tobi kissing up to the judge in Intermediate Showmanship! Unfortunately it didn’t work.

We have a Silent Auction to help with miscellaneous expenses. This year I thought I’d put in some canned items…spruced up a bit!

Our Daily Bread designs

Our Daily Bread designs

ODBD Blue Ribbon Winner was perfect for this quart pickled jalapenos!

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Our Daily Bread designs

I love how my jar of jam turned out! Pennants die with Pennant Swag Alphabet and Blushing Rose Collection for my label! On top I had fun with Asters and Leaves, Zinnia and Leaves, Zinnia.

Our Daily Bread designs

Our Daily Bread designs

We raised well over $600!!! Woohoo!!

Obstacle classes are always fun!!

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Trevor with his year old Alpaca who wasn’t too sure about these hanging bottles! They placed in 3 classes!

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Johnathan and Tobi did well, they were one of the ones in a halter class showing against adults and placed!

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First time for this girl to be in a show, no problem with Ben at the end of the lead!

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Well done!! Woohoo!!! Ben also showed in Halter and placed!

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The pack is put on before they enter the ring, but the kids have to put the gunny sacks over the pack! Hmmm, says Lady!

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Gabriel placed 4th in Jr Trail Pack! He also showed in Halter and placed!

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This was Leah’s and her Llama, Honey’s first show!

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They must have been a good team…

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Leah and Honey were Jr Performance Reserve Grand Champion! Awesome!!

Now we’re on our down time before we gear up for our county fair!!! Whew! It’s like being in the eye of a tornado…then BAM… it’s a WEEK at fair! Oh Boy!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dawn

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Those were great photos/videos and now FUN memories for years to come... especially, Leah's 'show stopper' :) Thanks for sharing ALL the hard work that 'payed off' for the kids!
Carole

Marilyn said...

Always enjoy your adorable Llama's! Congrats to the kids for a job well done!

Your canned goods look beautiful and your stamping really decorates those jars wonderfully.




Anonymous said...

Always love seeing the pictures of the llamas and the fair. Amazed at how composed the kids remain even when things go a little awry.

laughingstamper said...

Thanks for sharing some of the fair with me! I have enjoyed this post so very much!! Love the way you dressed the canned good!