May 18, 2010

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Announcing an ILR-SD

Educational Judging & Refresher Seminar

The seminar will follow the ILR-SD Guidelines. Generally accepted experts in each field will be presenting the program. Some general classroom and informal testing will be incorporated with the majority being hands on, discussions and practical application. The seminar will be three days to be scheduled so that only those wishing to enter the judging program will be required to attend all three days. Breeders are strongly encouraged to attend at least the first two days. The budget is drafted to allow a per day charge. A continental breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.  A printed set of guidelines and several handouts will also be included.


DATES:  July 9, 10, & 11, 2010


SEMINAR LOCATION: Beth Myers' NeedMor Acres in Newark, OH


QUESTIONS: Contact Beth Myers at


APPLICATION FORM: Click here for the Application Form which includes hotel info.


COST: $100 per day to include all meals, guidelines book and handouts





11:00 AM

Registration and welcome.

Collection of Guidelines test (open book, mailed to participants)

11:30 AM General Presentation:  (Beth Myers)

Ethics, problem solving, working with show superintendents and managers. 

Handling issues using tact with confidence and authority.

Judging ILR sanctioned shows/ Futurities – Differences and reasoning.

12:30 PM Lunch Break  (meal provided)
1:30 PM

 Importance of Conformation and Movement (Kristy Brown, DVM)

4:00 PM Break
4:30 PM Basics of Fleece evaluation  (Mary Jo Miller)
(This will not apply toward certification as a Fleece Judge)

Fiber types and examples
Determining what Halter class to enter
How to use as criteria in a Halter class


5:30 PM

Break and general discussion among all participants and leaders on all covered material to this point

6:00 PM

Dinner Break (meal provided)
7:30 PM Rules and Guidelines

Application, interpretations, covering and discussion of test

8:00 AM Continental breakfast (provided)
8:30 AM Halter Judging and Showing  (Hank Kauffman)

Conformation – what to look for, prioritize, complete picture
Determining proper class entry                                         
Ring procedures and working with ring steward         
Handling unruly animals, serious defects, moving animals to the appropriate class                                                       
Oral reasons                                                       
Showmanship class  (Hank K. & Mary Jo M.)

10:00 AM Showmanship classes – practical application (Hank K. & Mary Jo M.)
10:45 AM Halter classes – practical application

Classic    Suri     Silky    Light/medium    Medium Heavy    Extreme Heavy    Miniature    Fleece Non-breeder    Working Non-breeder

12:30 PM

Break and lunch (provided)

1:30 PM Resume Halter class practical application
4:30 PM


5:00 PM Fleece evaluation in a halter/futurity class  (Mary Jo Miller)
6:00 PM Dinner (provided)
7:00 PM Social hour and informal discussions and questions
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:30 AM Non Denominational Worship Service (optional)
9:00 AM Cart Driving   (Ron Shinnick)

Selecting the right llama 
Fitting the harness and proper halter
Selecting a cart
Proper appointments
Ground driving
Pleasure driving (Ron Shinnick & Mary Jo Miller)
Obstacle driving (Ron Shinnick & Mary Jo Miller)

11:30 AM Performance Classes  (Mary Jo Miller)

General information and understanding of scoring, do’s and don’ts per obstacle, looking for conformational problems, looking for poise, consistency, rapport,  attentiveness, etc.
Knowing the course and what is expected per obstacle

Understanding pack. The equipment, placement, fit. Proper saddling and removal of pack and reasons for order of procedures.
Camelid Companion Certification

12:30 AM Lunch (provided)
1:15 PM Practical application – Performance Classes

Public Relations/Companion
Freestyle Obstacle

  Time Permitting:

Optional non-sanctioned performance classes, etc.
Pack String, Jackpot