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Second Annual

International Gathering

of Friends and Champions

June 15-17, 2012

Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA 
3000 East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317

  The Gathering 2012 JUDGES

We are pleased to announce the judges for this event. The decision was made by the Governing Board to have a single judge system, rather than a multiple judge event. The International Show committee and the Judges' Committee selected the judges for this year's event. These judges were selected because of the high degree of integrity, experience and knowledge they each have. We are proud to have them judge our second annual Gathering of Friends and Champions.

            Halter – Terry Duespohl, Seneca, PA

            Performance – Beth Myers, Newark, Ohio

            Fleece – Judy Ross, Chesapeake, Ohio

  The Gathering 2012 QUALIFYING requirements

All exhibitors must be 2012 ILR Show division Members and those members may show ANY animal they own - there are no required point totals or Grands / Reserved Grands earned. Our intention is to make this event accessible to everyone.

  The Gathering 2012 HOST HOTEL information

We are anticipating a "Full House" so make your reservations early!

Host Hotel with special rates for the ILR-SD membership:

Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus
1050 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-283-0151 or 877 834 3613

Rate: $79.95 . . . Ask for "LLAMA" group rates.

  Hotel amenities:

~ 10 minutes from Fairgrounds

free on-site laundry

restaurant and lounge

indoor pool

There is a campground on site at the Iowa State Fairgrounds as well - it is located on the hilltop above the show barn - wooded sites, showers, electricity, and water hookup are available. Call Norris Berg to reserve a campsite: (715) 273-5230.

  The Gathering 2012 SPONSORSHIP information

We will be asking for sponsors for this event. Sponsors will receive a year-long listing on the ILR website including a link to their own website, special acknowledgement at The Gathering of Friends and Champions, special stall recognition and additional "spotlights" by the Promotion Committee. Click here for the sponsorship form.

CLICK HERE for complete Gathering information.

Norris Berg, Chairperson -

(715) 273-5230 or e-mail

ILR ~ ~ PO Box 8, Kalispell, MT  59903 ~ (406) 755-3438

Remember - Alone we struggle; TOGETHER we thrive!!!