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text here – The Northumberland Alpaca Championship 2024 will be held at the Northumberland County Show. NEBAG (North East and Borders Alpaca Group) are proud to organise and support the alpaca section.

We are very pleased to have secured the expertise of Barbara Hetherington (Beckbrow Alpacas) as our judge this year

A huge thank you to our New Principal Partner of our Alpaca Section – Northumberland College. We look forward to showing you around the marquee and presenting our Champions with their prizes.

As part of the Northumberland Show, the alpaca section which is kindly sponsored by Northumberland College, prides itself in always attracting a lot of interest from the public and as always, they have controlled access to the animals in the marquee as well as a ring side seat to all the classes and judging throughout the day. The layout of the tent is always considered carefully, for the welfare of the animals first and foremost but also for the public to meet the animals a little more close up.

Last year our entries reached full capacity and we are set to reach that again, offering an extremely high standard of both Huacaya and Suri, all colours, from junior to senior, to compete in the main championship.

We will also be holding our young handlers class. Come along and watch the alpaca breeders of the future, from as young as 3 up to 12 as they demonstrate their knowledge of alpacas, and show off their alpaca handling and walking skills in the ring.

This is a great opportunity to encourage handlers at this age, and what better place to start then at the friendly atmosphere of the Northumberland County Showground.

In addition to the classes, we have an exhibition area in the marquee allowing the public to widen their knowledge on alpacas and camelids in general and a perfect chance to learn more about these wonderful animals.

We are delighted to be joined by Stony Pasture this year with their llamas Phantom and Ace, to meet the public and help answer that age old question “what’s the difference between an alpaca and llama??

We are also very pleased to welcome back to the tent the Tyneside Spinners to demonstrate their skills and products and illustrate the full cycle of animal fleece to finished article!

Continuing our commitment to accessibility, our exhibits will be labelled in Braille and although dogs are not allowed in the tent itself, Guide Dogs/ support animals are welcome in on a lead. And new for this year, our classes will be signed by an interpreter. See the main website for more details to follow).

Alpaca breeders are a friendly bunch and always happy to answer your questions on the day.

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do you have a question?

If you have any questions regarding the County Show why not drop us an email. 

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