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Third Annual International Gathering
of Friends & Champions

June 14-16, 2013
Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317

Hit one out of the Park by attending
the ILR Show Division
Gathering of Friends and Champions 


Run all the bases for a winning weekend!


1st BASE

Points / Awards
other than Gathering Awards

Points earned at the International Gathering of Friends and Champions are AUTOMATICALLY added to the ILR Universal Awards Program (ILR-UAP) for you! As a matter of fact, ALL ILR Show Division points are automatically entered in BOTH the ILR Show Division and the ILR UAP qualifying you for both annual and lifetime awards for your llamas achievements! Points also count towards the Incentive Fund and the Pot of Gold Futurity for Youth if the animals are nominated in those programs!


2nd BASE


Sponsorships made for the International Gathering of Friends and Champions help to support the show making a great family opportunity for all our members and provide year long advertising for your farm. Please consider sponsoring the Gathering at a level that you are comfortable with – promote your farm and support your industry.


3rd BASE

Composite Award Class

Enter in the Composite Award Class – many breeders are asking for more recognition of the llama bred for fleece traits as well as good conformation. The ILR-SD developed the COMPOSITE AWARD to recognize llamas that excel in both areas. Simply enter your animal in a Halter class and in the Fleece-On competition, and then you can enter in the Composite Award Class. The points accumulated for the Halter and Fleece-On combined equals one more chance at fame and glory!


Score a HOME RUN!

This weekend will be a GRAND SLAM for the industry because this is the first time two National Show Associations have joined together to share a venue.  The Llama Futurity Association, LFA, will be holding their World Futurity, Claims Futurities and Select Auction during the same weekend as The Gathering. This will be a HALL OF FAME event and a big positive step for the industry!

Click HERE for complete 2013 Gathering information.

Questions - contact Clerk Terry Duespohl
e-mail:    phone: 814-676-0647   

Event Co-Chairs: Kristy Brown & Mary Jo Miller  ~ PO Box 8, Kalispell, MT 59903 ~ (406) 755-3438