— The Openherd Team

Show Information


All New! State-of-the-Art Facility!

                   Hilmar Cheese Barn at the Merced County Fair Grounds---33,800 sq.ft!

 

 Halter Judges: Kristin Buhrmann/Sara Maclennan      

 Walking Fleece Judge: Arturo Pena 


Early-Bird Registration

 Ends March 4, 2019!

 

Regular Registration Closes

March 19, 2019!

Amazing Introductory Prices!

Calpaca members-- Early-Bird stall fees (8x8) are $80!!!!

Non-members-- Early-Bird stall fees (8x8) are $100!!!!!

After March 4, all stall fees increase by $50—don’t wait!

  Traditional Halter and Production Class

Early-Bird fees are $35

Novice Halter

Early-Bird fees are $25

Walking Fleece

Early-Bird fees are $35

Note: for every two (2) alpacas registered for the walking fleece, you get one (1) additional entry for free!

 

 

 

The California Classic Round Up now includes Small Breeder Classes!!!

  • Small Breeder (Novice) classes are intended to encourage new or novice breeders to show their alpacas with other similarly sized farms. These classes are meant to foster and further the education of novice and/or small breeders through class placements and Judge comments.
  • A farm qualifies as a Novice Small Breeder when it has no more than 20 AOA registered females at the time of registration for the show and has owned alpacas for 10 years or less. 
  • The first and second place alpacas from each of the Novice Small Breeder classes and the regular halter classes will advance to the Color Championship in that color division, assuming that the minimum number of 10 huacaya or 8 suri is reached. 


Event Schedule

Friday March 29th

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM                   Alpaca Check-in

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM                  Open Barn Night!

 

Saturday March 30th:

7:45 AM                                     Exhibitor meeting for all shows

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM                 Halter Competition- Traditional and Small Breeder

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM                 Walking Fleece Competition

 

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM                 Vendor Booths open to the public

5:30 PM to ?                              Classic Crockpot Cook Off and 

Live Herd Sire Auction 

Sunday March 31st:

8:00 AM                                               Production Classes 

Post Production to ?                              Conclusion of Halter competition and

Walking Fleece Competition

5:00 PM                                               Show Closes

 

On-site food vendors will be available.

Vendors will be in the Classic Marketplace selling their wares during show hours.

 

 

 

Event Contact Information:

 

Event Managers:

Charlene Schmid, Integrity Alpacas & Fiber

charleneschmid@me.com                        (530) 400-2684

 

Maureen Macedo, Macedo Mini Acres

                       macedosminiacre@gmail.com                 (209) 648-2384

 

Show Superintendent:

Freda McGill, Bayou Creek Alpacas

carl_freda@msn.com                                 (303) 840-8261

 

Walking Fleece Superintendent:

Mary Ann Mahaffey

show.super.mahaffey@gmail.com          (303) 521-2784 

 

Barn Manager:

Larry Macedo, Macedo Mini Acres

                       macedo1ref@aol.com                    209) 648-2384

 

Volunteer Coordinators:

 Charlene Schmid, Integrity Alpacas & Fiber

charleneschmid@me.com                        (530) 400-2684

 

Maureen Macedo, Macedo Mini Acres

                       macedosminiacre@gmail.com                 (209) 648-2384

 

Herd Sire Auction: 

Steve Aitchison, Epic Alpacas

steve@epicalpacas.comt                          (209) 769-1358

 

Sponsor Coordinator: 

Dianna Jordan, Alpacas of Somerset Farm

DLJORDAN@live.com                              (530) 620-6033

 

Vendor Manager:                 

Maureen Macedo, Macedo Mini Acres

                       macedosminiacre@gmail.com                 (209) 648-2384

            

Advertising Manager: 

Dianna Jordan, Alpacas of Somerset Farm

DLJORDAN@live.com                               (530) 620-6033 

 

Show Program Manager:

Dianna Jordan, Alpacas of Somerset Farm

DLJORDAN@live.com                              (530) 620-6033

 

Vet Check-in Coordinator: TBD

                                                                                                                        

Announcer:

Dianna Jordan, Alpacas of Somerset Farm

DLJORDAN@live.com                              (530) 620-6033 

 

Barn

Pen assignments will be made in order of registration receipt and in accordance with overall space requirements. Pens are 8’ x 8’’. Sponsors have first stalling preference. Stall flooring is concrete. To avoid further financial penalties, stall mustbe cleaned out before you leave.  Display spaces are only available for Sponsors.We are requesting that folks PLAN on staying until 5:00pm on March 31st.

Open Barn Night!

Here is an opportunity to walk around and meet your fellow exhibitors and the vendors. There will be several ranches and vendors offering ‘hospitality’ throughout the barn. The show hospitality table will be open with coffee, water, and juice Saturday and Sunday. And STILL plenty of time for you to head off and enjoy a lovely dinner dining out!

California Classic Round Up's Crock Pot Cook-Off 

Join the festivities on Saturday night! Come enjoy an evening with fine wines, beer and soda with LOTS of time to visit with your fellow Alpaca Breeders at the show! 

Watch for details on this year’s competitive Crock Pot Cook-Off 

Or, you can just bring a dish, and plan on some good eatin’!

Show Benefit Auction

A number of top quality HOT NEW herd sires will be available for you to bid on for a breeding service, as well as other big-ticket items. If you would like to nominate your top-quality herd sire (or other item) to the Show Benefit Auction, please contact the Show Benefit Auction manager: steve@epicalpacas.comfor details on the selection process. All donations will be offered either by the live auction.

Vendors

Vendor space assignments will be made in order of registration receipt. All spaces have access to electrical, but extension cords must be provided by vendors. All vendors MUST provide a CA Resale License Permit number (list this permit number on the Vendor Registration form). Please register to vend through our show registration site at https://www.alpacashowreg.com. Introductory vending fee is $25 for 8' table and 2 chairs!

Advertising in the Show Program

Promote your alpaca business by placing an ad in the Show Program! Ad sizes available: 1⁄4 page, 1⁄2 pages, and full page color ads. We will have extra show programs to hand out to the public! 1⁄4 page (4.5"x 5") = $50, 1⁄2 page (5" x 7.5") = $75, full page (10" x 7.5") = $150. Deadlines for show program advertising (includes payment and artwork) is received by March 1, 2019. To submit artwork: E-mail file directly to Dianna Jordan at DLJORDAN@live.com. Accepted file format includes TIF, GIF, JPEG, and PDF files.

 

CALIFORNIA CLASSIC EVENT INFORMATION

All alpacas entering the show grounds must show proof of a negative PCR test (virus not found) for BVD. Test results must be on the certificate of veterinary inspection. All alpacas must be microchipped and microchip# listed on the certificate of veterinary inspection. Alpacas shall not be allowed into the show area until the test results and the microchip# have been validated.

For EVERY alpaca that enters the fairgrounds, regardless if it is in the show or not, an ORIGINAL AND COPY of a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection completed within 30 days of the last day of the show (March 1, 2019) and must be presented at check-in. The copy will be kept by the Halter Superintendent!! The alpaca ARI name & microchip number for EVERY alpaca entering the show grounds MUST be recorded on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Alpacas transported from out of state must adhere to the California State livestock transportation laws, please contact your veterinarian for details. We recommend that all alpacas be treated with appropriate de-worming medication within 21 days of the show event. Due to health and safety considerations, all on-site alpacas in the show barn must meet the minimum agerequirements of 6 months.

Microchip Identification

It is the responsibility of the owner of every alpaca entering the venue of an AOA certified show to corroborate the identity of each alpaca. The identification of each alpaca is by microchip. PLEASE verify your alpaca’s microchip AT THE TIME you have your Certificate of Veterinary Inspection completed. If you have an unusual microchip, please bring your own reader to read/show the microchip at the show.

Pen assignments will be made in order of registration receipt and in accordance with overall space requirements. Pens are 8’ x 8’’. Sponsors have first stalling preference. Stall flooring will be the arena floor, which is concrete. Stall must be cleaned out before you leave. Failure to do so will result in a fine of $25/stall. We are requesting that folks PLAN on staying until 5:00pm. IF you know you will need to leave sooner you MUST arrange your leave time prior to the beginning of the show with the Event Manager, Maureen Macedo and/or Barn Manager, Larry Macedo

Refund & Substitution Policy

Pen Space: A full refund for pen space will be issued, minus a $25.00 handling fee, if notification is received prior to March 20, 2019. No refunds issued after March 21, 2019 except on a case-by-case basis for extraordinary circumstances as determined by Event Managers.

Halter Show: A full refund for Halter Show entries will be issued, minus a $25.00 handling fee, if notification is received prior to March 20, 2019. No refunds issued after March 21, 2019 except on a case-by-case basis for extraordinary circumstances as determined by Event Manager.

Walking Fleece Competition: A full refund for Walking Fleece entries will be issued, minus a $25.00 handling fee, if notification is received prior to March 20, 2019. No refunds issued after March 21, 2019 except on a case-by-case basis for extraordinary circumstances as determined by Event Manager.

Substitution/Addition Policy: There is a $15.00 charge for Halter Show substitutions/additions between the dates of March 19, 2019 and March 22, 2019. No substitutions after March 22, 2019 except on a case-by-case basis for extraordinary circumstances as determined by the Halter Show Superintendent. Fees are to be paideither prior to or during check-in at the show. Please make payment for substitution fees via check. No cash accepted.