— The Openherd Team

Great Western Alpaca Show: May 5th-7th, 2017

Denver, Colorado

Male Judge:  Wade Gease


Female Judge:  Peter Kennedy


 


We brought 12 animals and were excited that they all placed in their classes!



1st Place, ESTATES ASLAN OF NARNIA GWAS 2017 - Halter, Full Fleece Huacaya Medium Fawn Male Juvenile-B (Class of 6)(Judge: Wade Gease)  We are very excited about our fawn,  Aslan of Narnia, out of show winner, Patagonia’s Arctic Sun.  With GWAS being his second show, Aslan has now received two First Place ribbons.  Aslan also represented his sire, PATAGONIA'S EL GALAN in the Get of Sire.


1st Place, ESTATES DESERT DESERADO GWAS 2017 - Halter, Full Fleece Huacaya Light Silver Grey Male Juvenile (Class of 3)(Judge: Wade Gease)  Desert Deserado is a out of grey halter and fleece champion and blue ribbon winner, NS Magic Flight and Janus’ Signature Diamond.


1st Place, ESTATES PURELY APPRAISING GWAS 2017 - Halter, Full Fleece Huacaya Beige Male Juvenile-B (Class of 6)(Judge:  Wade Gease) One more juvie we need to toot our horn for is Purely Appraising, one of our first cria out of Snowmass Pure Passion.  Purely Appraising is out of the outstanding dark fawn dam, Patagonia’s Acapella, appraised as an A- by Judge Amanda VandenBosch!


1st Place, ESTATES SILVER SWAN GWAS 2017 - Halter, Full Fleece Huacaya Light Silver Grey Female Yearling (Class of 4)(Judge: Peter Kennedy)  Silver Swan is a out of silver grey Chief Grey Feather and Patagonia’s Shiva


2nd Place, ALPACA COUNTRY ESTATES/PATAGONIA ESTATES - 2017 GWAS - Huacaya Breeder's Best Three (Class of 6)(Judges:  Wade Gease & Peter Kennedy)  


A sensational honor received at GWAS was the award of Second Place in the Breeders Best Three!  Representing our ranch was ESTATES LEGENDARY PICASSO, a phenomenal light fawn yearling out of Andean’s Pegasus of Country Estates and Patagonia’s Lindeza with genetics including Snowmass Andean Midnight and Patagonia’s Ernesto; ESTATES ASLAN OF NARNIA, a knock-out fawn juvenile out of Patagonia’s El Galan and Patagonia’s Arctic Sun with genetics out of Patagonia’s El Vasco, Nisho, and Patagonia’s Lennox; and the incredible ESTATES WEDDING TAPISTRY, a white dynamite female juvenile out of Patagonia’s El Galan and Patagonia’s White Rose.  Thank you Judge Wade Gease and Judge Peter Kennedy to give confirmation that we are moving in the right direction with our breeding program!


2nd Place, ESTATES CREMONA CHALLENGE GWAS 2017 - Halter, Huacaya True Black Juvenile Female (Class of 11)(Judge:  Peter Kennedy)  Cremona Challenge is out of true black Color Champion Patagonia’s Baccus and true black Champion Estates Cassidy.  Comments from Peter Kennedy included fine, consistency with color and micron with bundling crimp.  Peter commented that he would like for her to grow up in conformation as she matures, but well deserving her Second Place Red Ribbon in such a large class.


2nd Place, ESTATES WEDDING TAPISTRY GWAS 2017 Halter, Huacaya White Juvenile Female (Class of 10)(Judge: Peter Kennedy)  Wedding Tapestry is a bright white crazy bundling fleeced juvenile (she placed 2nd in a large class of ten behind Pamela Ray’s Xanadu Souriant).


3rd PlaceESTATES LEGENDARY PICASSO GWAS 2017 - Halter, Full Fleece Huacaya Light Fawn Male Yearling (Class of 8)(Judge:  Wade Gease)


4th Place,  ESTATES KING KAMEHAMEHA GWAS 2017 - Halter, Full Fleece Huacaya Medium Brown Male Juvenile (Class of 10)(Judge: Wade Gease)  King Kamehameha is a beautiful fine fleece brown juvenile out of Estates Kari.


4th Place, ESTATES TAKAMI GWAS 2017 - Halter, Full Fleece Huacaya Bay Black Female Yearling (Class of 4)(Judge:  Peter Kennedy)


4th Place, ESTATES MATTERHORN GWAS 2017 -  Halter, Huacaya Brown Yearling Male (Class of 9)(Judge:  Wade Gease)


4th Place, PATAGONIA ESTATES SAKIMA  GWAS 2017 - Halter, Full Fleece Huacaya True Black Male Yearling (Class of 9)(Judge:  Wade Gease)  Patagonia Estates Sakima usually places behind the Color Champion; however, he didn’t place as high in the standings as he normally does with the stiff competition at GWAS.  Sakima is out of our true black Patagonia’s Chilkoot who was assessed by Judge Amanda VandenBosch as an A- in 2014 and true black Estates Sentimental Journey.  Genetics for Sakima includes Snowmass Andean Midnight and Patagonia’s Lennox, a magical combination for success!


5th Place, ESTATES HAIDEN  GWAS 2017 - Halter, Full Fleece Huacaya White Male Two-Year-Old (Class of 10)(Judge:  Wade Gease)


6th Place, PATAGONIA'S EL GALAN - Huacaya Get of Sire (Class of 9)(Judges:  Peter Kennedy and Wade Gease)


ESTATES ASLAN OF NARNIA represented his sire, Patagonia’s El Galan in the Get of Sire along with ESTATES WEDDING TAPISTRY, a bright white crazy bundling fleeced juvenile (who placed second in a large class of ten behind Pamela Ray’s Xanadu Souriant).  Our third juvenile representing El Galan in the Get of Sire Class was ESTATES KING KAMEHAMEHA, a beautiful fine fleece brown juvenile out of Estates Kari.  Out of nine groups in the Get of Sire, our juveniles received a ribbon.  Judges Peter Kennedy and Wade Gease said that we had the finest fleece out of the entire group.  Wow, we were blown away!  We can’t wait until Patagonia’s El Galan has more progeny and these three juveniles grow up!