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MORE INFORMATION on
THE GATHERING 2011

General Information

Class List

For the Fun of It Events

 

No Animal Qualifying for 2011 -- just qualify yourself with an ILR-SD Membership!

 

Check out http://www.lamaregistry.com/forms/2011_First_Annual_International_Gathering_Information.pdf

for ALL information about The Gathering.

 

The Gathering 2011 GENERAL Rules:
Exhibitors are required to be ILR-SD members to enter The Gathering.

 

All llamas must be ILR registered for Halter & Fleece Classes. Non-ILR registered or llamas without an ILR listing number may show in the Performance, Showmanship, and Youth divisions after obtaining an ILR Tracking Number. ILR registration and tracking numbers serve as point trackers for the ILR-SD.

 

One entry/youth in all youth performance classes. An animal can only go through each OB, PR, or Pack class one time. Youth age determined by their age on January 1st of 2011, however if a youth reaches the age of 7 between January 1, 2011, and show date, they will be eligible to show as of their birth date.

 

YOUTH AGES:

  • Jr. Youth: 7-11
  • Intermediate Youth: 12-15
  • Sr Youth: 16-18
     

HALTER CLASSES: Age calculated as of June 19, 2011, due to possibility of variance of halter class schedule.

  • Juvenile: 5-<12 months.
  • Yearling: 12-<24 months
  • 2 year old: 24-<36 months
  • Adult: over 36 months for llamas
     

ILR-SD HALTER LLAMA WOOL DESCRIPTIONS: 

 

Suri:    Fleece exhibits distinct lock formation, hangs straight down from midline, exhibits independent movement, a cool, slick handle and doesn’t have any crimp. Coverage may vary from light to heavy.

Silky:  Fleece exhibits a very soft/silky handle with natural wave, may exhibit some crinkle, but no crimp, has nearly indiscernible guard hair, and has minimal loft and coverage can vary from medium to heavy.  Ideally entries exhibit the majority of these criteria 

Classic: Abundant guard hair visible on the body and neck with short and minimal “downy” undercoat. Has guard hair “mane” on back of the neck. Exhibits a natural change in the fleece at the level of the elbow/stifle, with the fleece below this point being very short. Has natural windows of short fleece on the brisket, belly and flank and minimal fleece on legs and head with characteristics like guard hair not the downy undercoat.

Light:  Mostly double coated with moderate density but short length. Fleece coverage rapidly declines below the elbow/stifle and be very short below the knee/hock. Usually guard hair is longer than the undercoat.

Medium: Llamas may be double coated with moderate density and length. Llama exhibits coverage extending down the leg with minimal coverage below the knee and hock.

Moderate Heavy: Even neck fleece that blends into body fleece of moderate density and length. Legs will exhibit coverage down to the knees and potentially down to the toes with a decline in coverage below the knees on front legs. Rear legs will exhibit coverage down to the pastern on the back of the legs with minimal coverage on the front of the legs.

Extreme Heavy: Will exhibit abundant neck and body fleece. Front legs will exhibit coverage down to the toes maintaining heavy coverage below the knees. Rear legs will exhibit dense coverage down the back of the legs along with fiber on the front side of the legs.

 

Please enter your animals in their proper wool divisions.

 

Mini Llamas: Miniature llama guidelines are the American Miniature Llama Association guidelines for the ILR Show Division. All minis will be measured by show management Friday morning. Further details at registration.

 

Llama Fleece-On/Coat-On Fiber Classes will be held in a specified area and judged individually. Time to be announced.

 

Shorn Fiber and Specialty/Products Fleece entries must be turned in by 8:00 pm Thursday evening, June 16th.

 

Arrival Time: Stalling only available after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday June 15th

 

Stalling:  Barn floor is cement. All bedding is acceptable except-no paper bedding.  Stalls are 10’x10’. Limit stalling to 2 larger or 3 juvenile or smaller size per stall.   Exhibitor responsible for cleaning out stalls prior to leaving.

 

Office/Clerk desk open Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 7:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. till show end
.

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Dogs allowed on grounds and in barns as long as on leash.
  • Barn and show arena are open covered buildings.
  • Wash rack provided.
  • Ribbons through 10th place for all classes except Fleece where ribbons are through 6th place.
  • Food available on the grounds..

PHYSICAL ADDRESS of Iowa State Fairgrounds:
3000 East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317

The Gathering 2011 CLASS LIST:

 

Class #

Class Description

1

Pleasure Driving

2

Obstacle Driving

3

Adult Showmanship

4

Junior Youth Showmanship

5

Intermediate Youth Showmanship

6

Senior Youth Showmanship

7

Yearling Non-Breeder

8

2-Year Old Non-Breeder

9

Mature Adult Non-Breeder

10

Miniature Yearling Non-Breeder

11

Miniature 2-Year Old Non-Breeder

12

Miniature Mature Adult Non-Breeder

13

Suri Juvenile Female

14

Suri Yearling Female

15

Suri 2-Year Old Female

16

Suri Mature Adult Female

17

Suri Juvenile Male

18

Suri Yearling Male

19

Suri 2-Year Old Male

20

Suri Mature Adult Male

21

Silky Juvenile Female

22

Silky Yearling Female

23

Silky 2-Year Old Female

24

Silky Mature Adult Female

25

Silky Juvenile Male

26

Silky Yearling Male

27

Silky 2-Year Old Male

28

Silky Mature Adult Male

29

Classic Juvenile Female

30

Classic Yearling Female

31

Classic 2-Year Old Female

32

Classic Mature Adult Female

33

Classic Juvenile Male

34

Classic Yearling Male

35

Classic 2-Year Old Male

36

Classic Mature Adult Male

37

Light Wool Juvenile Female

38

Light Wool Yearling Female

39

Light Wool 2-Year Old Female

40

Light Wool Mature Adult Female

41

Light Wool Juvenile Male

42

Light Wool Yearling Male

43

Light Wool 2-Year Old Male

44

Light Wool Mature Adult Male

45

Medium/Moderate Heavy Wool Juvenile Female

46

Medium/Moderate Heavy Wool Yearling Female

47

Medium/Moderate Heavy Wool 2-Year Old Female

48

Medium/Moderate Heavy Wool Mature Adult Female

49

Medium/Moderate Heavy Wool Juvenile Male

50

Medium/Moderate Heavy Wool Yearling Male

51

Medium/Moderate Heavy Wool 2-Year Old Male

52

Medium/Moderate Heavy Wool Mature Adult Male

53

Extreme Heavy Wool Juvenile Female

54

Extreme Heavy Wool Yearling Female

55

Extreme Heavy Wool 2-Year Old Female

56

Extreme Heavy Wool Mature Adult Female

57

Extreme Heavy Wool Juvenile Male

58

Extreme Heavy Wool Yearling Male

59

Extreme Heavy Wool 2-Year Old Male

60

Extreme Heavy Wool Mature Adult Male

61

Miniature Juvenile Female

62

Miniature Yearling Female

63

Miniature 2-Year Old Female

64

Miniature Mature Adult Female

65

Miniature Juvenile Male

66

Miniature Yearling Male

67

Miniature 2-Year Old Male

68

Miniature Mature Adult Male

69

Produce of Dam

70

Get of Sire

71

Advanced Freestyle Obstacle

72

Senior Youth Freestyle Obstacle

73

Intermediate Youth Freestyle Obstacle

74

Junior Youth Freestyle Obstacle

75

Advanced Pack/Trail

76

Senior Youth Pack/Trail

77

Intermediate Youth Pack/Trail

78

Junior Youth Pack/Trail

79

Advanced Public Relations/Companion

80

Senior Youth Public Relations/Companion

81

Intermediate Youth Public Relations/Companion

82

Junior Youth Public Relations/Companion

83

Coat On: 5--<12 mo.

84

Coat On: 12--<24 mo.

85

Coat On: 24 mo. and Older

86

Fleece On: 5--<12 mo. Double Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

87

Fleece On: 12--<24 mo. mo. Double Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

88

Fleece On: 24 mo. and Older Double Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

89

Fleece On: 5--<12 mo. Single Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

90

Fleece On: 12--<24 mo. mo. Single Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

91

Fleece On: 24 mo. and Older Single Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

92

Fleece On: 5--<12 mo. Single Fleece without Crimp/Crinkle

93

Fleece On: 12--<24 mo. mo. Single Fleece without Crimp/Crinkle

94

Fleece On: 24 mo. and Older Single Fleece without Crimp/Crinkle

95

Fleece On: 5--<12 mo. Suri Fleece

96

Fleece On: 12--<24 mo. mo. Suri Fleece

97

Fleece On: 24 mo. and Older Suri Fleece

98

Shorn: 5--<12 mo. Double Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

99

Shorn: 12--<24 mo. Double Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

100

Shorn: 24 mo. And OlderDouble Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

101

Shorn: 5--<12 mo. Single Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

102

Shorn: 12--<24 mo. mo. Single Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

103

Shorn: 24 mo. and Older Single Fleece with Crimp/Crinkle

104

Shorn: 5--<12 mo. Single Fleece without Crimp/Crinkle

105

Shorn: 12--<24 mo. mo. Single Fleece without Crimp/Crinkle

106

Shorn: 24 mo. and Older Single Fleece without Crimp/Crinkle

107

Shorn: 5--<12 mo. Suri Fleece

108

Shorn: 12--<24 mo. mo. Suri Fleece

109

Shorn: 24 mo. and Older Suri Fleece

110

Knit Fleece Product Adult

111

Knit Fleece Product Youth

112

Crochet Fleece Product Adult

113

Crochet Fleece Product Youth

114

Felted Fleece Product Adult

115

Felted Fleece Product Youth

116

Woven Fleece Product Adult

117

Woven Fleece Product Youth

118

Yarn Fleece Product, Greater Than 50% Lama Adult

119

Yarn Fleece Product, Greater Than 50% Lama Youth

120

Yarn Fleece Product, 100% Lama Adult

121

Yarn Fleece Product, 100% Lama Youth

122

Other Fleece Product Adult

123

Other Fleece Product Youth

124

Composite Class

 

We hope YOU can join us FOR the FUN of IT!

Check out the FUN events

which will be a part of The Gathering!

 

 

 

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The Gathering 2011 FOR the FUN of IT Events:

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Finished Fleece Products

 

Criteria:  Fleece product MUST be entered in the Fleece Product division for judging.

 

Judging: Judging of the fleece products is to be done as soon as possible on Friday to allow maximum time for items to be on display.

 

After the fleece products are judged, all fleece products will be in the People’s Choice award contest and will be on display in an area away from the fleece judging. No names or farm names will be attached to the product. Each product entered will be given a number and visitors, other exhibitors, etc. will vote for the product they like the most simply based on the product and the visual assessment. Votes will be put in a bucket and counted by the show clerk. 

 

Winner will be announced Sunday AM. A prize will be awarded that is specific to the Fleece Products contest and will be a continuing prize each year, perhaps in a different color, etc.

 

TASTES AND TREASURES

 

Tables will be set up for people to bring “goodies” (baked or otherwise) for sale. These will be out starting on Friday AM for people to purchase. All proceeds will go to the ILR. 

Items could include cookies, bars, fruits, breads, candies, caramel corn, cheese curds, etc. 

 

Additionally, items that a person no longer has a use for, wants, or simply needs to eliminate from their barn, will be put on display for sale. People can purchase them for a nominal charge and all proceeds will also go to the ILR. This can be leads, halters, brushes, grooming aids, nail trimmers, show clothing articles, cria coats, tie outs, nick-nacks, knitting supplies, spinning supplies, display boards, hangers for banners or posters, basically anything that is portable and could be useable by someone else.

 

Please no hard to transport items.

 

SPLIT-THE-POT Dollars In Your Pocket!          

 

We will be selling split-the-pot tickets at the show to benefit the ILR and the winner of the pot. Each will receive 50% of the proceeds. The last two times we did this the winner went home with $1,000! Save your pennies for your split-the-pot tickets!

 

BLUE RIBBON DADS

 

Since The Gathering is being held on Father’s Day weekend, we felt that Fathers should be recognized. Thus, there will be in each exhibitor packet a ribbon for each father to wear that will recognize BLUE RIBBON DADS. There will also be extras at the show office for the grandfathers and those fathers who we all depend on to receive and be recognized.

 

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE CREATIVE PHOTO CONTEST

 

Here people can submit a photograph of themselves and/or family members, along with llamas and/or alpacas in a creative format. Not the standard “posed” photos. Exhibitors and visitors will vote on the best creative photograph. Winner will receive a prize yet to be determined (hoping for a gift certificate from one of our vendors). These photos will be on display the entire weekend and the winner will be announced on Sunday.

 

YOUTH GATHERING DOLLARS                     

 

·        Youth receive points for any placings at ILR-SD shows during the 2010 year.

·        Youth receive points for any placings at ILR-SD shows during the 2011 year up to the date of the 2011 International Gathering of Friends and Champions.

·        Each point will be $10.00 in Gathering Dollars. Gathering dollars are NOT real money, but rather “funny money” or “play money”.

·        If a Pot of Gold animal was used in earning those points – the points will be double value.

·        Youth can earn extra Gathering Dollars at the 2011 Gathering event by volunteering to help at the show in various areas and/or exhibitors or visitors can purchase Gathering Dollars at the value to give to youth that they feel are deserving for any reason of receiving those dollars, ie: well mannered, well dressed, helpful, friendly, etc. Ratio for purchase would be – $10.00 will purchase $100 in Gathering dollars.

·        Youth will receive a bonus of $100 Gathering Dollars for each class they enter at the 2011 Gathering event.

·        All youth Gathering Dollars earned up to the time of the event will be in the exhibitor packets at the 2011 Gathering event in June of 2011.

·        Gathering Dollars earned will be for youth to purchase donated items at the YOUTH ONLY AUCTION to be held on Saturday evening at the 2011 International Gathering of Friends and Champions.

 

Anyone wanting to make a donation of an auction item for the Youth Only Auction may do so at the 2011 Gathering event, or in the alternative, people can contact Matt Fruits at (765) 376-0261 or mefruits@netzero.com to let Matt know of a youth auction item you will be donating and sending and/or bringing to the Gathering.

           

Once the 2011 event is over, any dollars not spent by the youth will have to be discarded.  June 20, 2011, will start the new year for accumulation of Gathering Dollars to be used at the 2012 event.

 

The Gathering - your 2011 "Can't Miss" Event!

 

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