SHOW DIVISION
Frequently Asked Questions


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    FEES

  1. What are the Sanctioning Fees?
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  2. For shows that use the ILR ShowManager, the sanctioning fees will consist of the $50 setup fee per event and $3 per llama per show. If you donít use the ILR ShowManager, the ILR office staff will have to do additional work and data entry. In those cases, the sanctioning fees will consist of the $50 setup fee per event and $5 per llama per show.


    FLEECE - Show Exhibitors

  3. How do I know if a llama's fleece is single coat or double coat?
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  4. A double coat fleece has distinct guard hairs in it; a single coat fleece has some guard hairs, but they are not discernible. A double coat clearly has two layers and two types of fibers. The undercoat is soft and shorter than the stiffer guard hair. A single coat appears to only have one type of fiber. There is little difference between guard hair and undercoat. If the shorn fleece or fleece-on entry is entered in the incorrect class, the judge will identify the correct class and judge accordingly. You will not be penalized for entering the incorrect class.

  5. How do I know if a llama's fleece is single coat or suri?
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  6. A suri fleece has no crimp, no loft and is dense in lock structure; a single coat fleece also has no crimp, but it has loft and is less dense than a suri fleece. A shorn suri fleece will lay flat on the table, while a single coat fleece will lay more in a heap. A suri fleece will feel cooler and slicker, and it will have a heavier weight than a single coat fleece. If the shorn fleece or fleece-on entry is entered in the incorrect class, the judge will identify the correct class and judge accordingly. You will not be penalized for entering the incorrect class.

  7. Do Exhibitors in the Shorn Fleece classes need to be ILR members?
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  8. Exhibitors do not need to be members of ILR or ILR-SD. Yes you can compete and you will not be charged a non-member fee. You will pay the same as any exhibitor. The difference will be that as a NON-Member, you will not receive any points towards ILR-SD year end or lifetime awards for any qualifying placings.

  9. Does the fleece itself need to be from ILR registered llamas?
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  10. Yes, shorn fleece and fleece on/coat on entries need to be from ILR registered llamas. Lama fleece used in Fleece Products classes does not need to be from ILR registered llamas or alpacas.

  11. Do Exhibitors in the Fleece Products classes need to be ILR members?
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  12. No, you can compete and you will not be charged a non-member fee. You will pay the same as any exhibitor. The difference will be that as a NON-Member, you will not receive any points towards ILR-SD year end or lifetime awards for any qualifying placings.

  13. How should I send in my fleece if I am mailing it?
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  14. Place in clear plastic bag. Don't crush or jam fleece. Place in a cardboard box along with your show entry form, entry tag, check, copy of registration and optional picture of llama. The show entry form and check may be mailed separately directly to the show. Check with the fleece show management for specific mail-in instructions.

  15. How many points will I get for placing?
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  16. Points are awarded according to the fleece placing and number of fleeces in the class. The point chart can be found at: https://secure.lamaregistry.com/Downloads/ShowDivision/ILR-SD_GN202_UAP-IF-SD_Points_Chart.pdf

  17. Will I earn points and/or awards for the Fleece Products classes?
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  18. As approved ILR-SD classes, points are awarded according to the fleece product placing and number of fleece products in the class. The point chart can be found at: https://secure.lamaregistry.com/Downloads/ShowDivision/ILR-SD_GN202_UAP-IF-SD_Points_Chart.pdf

  19. How long can I expect it to take to get my fleece back if I mail it?
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  20. Return time totally depends on the fleece superintendent/clerk whose responsibility it is to return all fleeces. A reasonable return time would require that the fleeces be returned by mail the week after the show. However, superintendents are volunteers, who have a life beyond llamas. Depending upon other commitments or life events, it may take longer than a week to mail back fleece entries. It may be helpful to communicate directly with the superintendent if you have special needs related to prompt return of your entries.

  21. How do I know if my llama is Classic or Light Wool?
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  22. The definitive characteristic of Classic Llamas is a double coat with an undercoat that sheds out. If it is easier for you to comb out the animal's undercoat, then the llama is Classic. If it is easier and less stressful on you and the animal to shear, or if little to no undercoat can be combed out, then the llama is Light Wool.


    FLEECE - Show Management

  23. How do you sanction an ILR Fleece Show?
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  24. The Fleece Show Management Guide is available to help show management organize their fleece shows. It can be found at: https://secure.lamaregistry.com/Downloads/ShowDivision/FLeece/ILR-SD_FL201_Fleece_Show_Management_Guide_2011.pdf ILR Fleece shows are sanctioned using the 'Application to Sanction' form found at: http://www.lamaregistry.com/ShowDivision/ShowDivision_Forms.asp

  25. Who are the ILR approved fleece judges?
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  26. ILR approved fleece judges can be found on the Judge's Information page at: http://www.lamaregistry.com/ShowDivision/ShowDivisionJudges.shtml

  27. What divisions are offered at an ILR Fleece Show?
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  28. Shorn Fleece
    Fleece On/Coat On
    Fleece Products
    Two Ounce Fleece Sample

  29. What classes are offered at an ILR Fleece Show?
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  30. Shorn Fleece:
      Double Coat
      Single Coat with Crimp/crinkle
      Single Coat without Crimp/crinkle
      Suri
    Fleece On:
      Classic Coat On
      Double Coat
      Single Coat with Crimp/crinkle
      Single Coat without Crimp/crinkle
      Suri
    Fleece Products:
      Hand Spun Yarns
      100% llama
      50-99% llama
      Hand Knit Item
      Hand Crocheted Item
      Hand Woven Item
      Machine Knit Items
      Locker Hook Items (optional)
      Felted Items (optional)
      Other/Misc Item (optional)
    Two Ounce Fleece Sample

  31. What age divisions are offered?
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  32. Shorn Fleece, Fleece On/Coat On:
    under 24 mo, 24 mo & over +
    5 to <12 mo, 12 to <24 mo, 24 to <48 mo, 48 mo +
    Fleece Products:
    Adult - Novice, Advanced
    Youth

  33. Where can I find the entry tags?
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  34. What kind of facility do we need for a fleece show?
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  35. The facility needs to be an indoor area that is clean, well-lit and secure. You will need a check-in area, a judging area and a display area (these can be the same area if appropriate). For more info, refer to the Fleece Show Management Guide.

  36. Where can we find judging cards for the fleece shows?
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  37. When in show schedule should "fleece on" judging take place?
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  38. If at all possible, schedule prior to halter classes as use of grooming products detracts from scores in "fleece on" judging.


    GENERAL

  39. Why has the ILR formed a Show Division?
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  40. The short answer is that the ILR board formed the Show Division in response to member requests that the ILR form a Show Division. For a more complete explanation, see this eBulletin - http://www.lamaregistry.com/eBulletins/2008-12-24_e-bulletin-ILR_BOD_Approves_ILR_Show_Division.htm.

  41. Why should I join the ILR Show Division?
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  42. Membership in the ILR-Show Division (ILR-SD) allows you to participate in year end and lifetime awards through ILR-SD for you and your lama. It further allows you to vote on items put before the membership, serve on committees, and give input to the show division.

  43. What is the mission of the ILR Show Division?
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  44. The comments from the members through a survey, emails and phone calls were clear in that they wanted a show association that is responsive to its members, is relatively inexpensive, keeps accurate records, and is non-political. The ILR-SD intends to put the "Fun" back in showing by having a simple inexpensive show venue which will appeal to everyone.

  45. Who runs the ILR Show Division?
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  46. The short answer is that the ILR Show Division is a member run entity. ILR-SD members will elect representatives to the various committees of the ILR-SD. Each committee will elect a chairperson who will be a member of the ILR-SD Governing Board which will oversee all operations of the ILR-SD. For more information: http://www.lamaregistry.com/eBulletins/2009-01-09_e-bulletin-ILR_Show_Division_Committees.htm

  47. What are the sanctioning requirements and how do I apply to get my show sanctioned?
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  48. The sanctioning requirements are simple:

    1) You must use ILR-SD approved judges. For a list of approved judges, click here: http://www.lamaregistry.com/ShowDivision/ShowDivisionJudges.shtml

    2) You must pay a $50 per event fee and show fees of $2 per lama per show (double point shows = 2 shows) if the show uses ShowManager or $4 per lama per show if the show does not use ShowManager

    3) Class requirements are in the process of being developed by the committees and guidelines for classes will be published as soon as they are available. In 2009, there will be no "hard" rules for sanctioning other than the judges requirement and the fees.


  49. What does it cost to join the ILR-Show Division?
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  50. If you are already a member of the ILR (registry), the annual membership is $35 which includes up to two adults in one household. If you are not already a member of the ILR (registry), the annual membership is $50 which includes up to two adults in one household. Additional family members can join for $10. Youth can join for an annual membership fee of $10. Currently, any donation of $1,000 or more will award a lifetime membership.This offer is time restricted

  51. Do I have to be a member of ILR (registry) to join the ILR-Show Division?
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  52. Membership in ILR (registry) is not required. You may join only the ILR-SD if desired.

  53. What's the difference between joining the ILR (registry) and the ILR Show Division (ILR-SD)?
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  54. Joining the ILR (registry) gives you reduced registration fees, allows you free access to the ILR Data base information on llamas that are registered, free website advertising and the opportunity to participate in the Universal Awards Program and the Incentive Program as well as a vote for Board Members and items put before the membership. Membership in the ILR-Show Division (ILR-SD) allows you to participate in year end and lifetime awards through ILR-SD for you and your lama. It further allows you to vote on items put before the membership, serve on committees, and give input to the show division.

  55. What's the difference between the Universal Awards Program and awards through ILR Show Division (ILR-SD)?
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  56. These are two separate awards programs. Membership in both the ILR (registry) and the ILR-SD, gives you the opportunity to earn points towards both award programs with placing in an ILR-SD show. So, in fact you will be earning double points - a legal double dipping so to speak. A win-win for you and your llamas. Membership in only ILR-SD gives you the opportunity to earn points in ILR-SD Sanctioned shows only. Membership in only ILR (registry) gives you the opportunity to earn Universal Awards Programs points earned by participating in any show sanctioned by ILR-SD, ALSA, CLI, LFA, SLA, 4H or an open show but require membership in ILR (registry). Whether or not you are a member of the ILR-SD you can earn points under the Universal Awards Program with ILR (registry membership). If you are a member of the ILR-SD, you can ALSO earn points under the ILR-SD award system.

  57. If I'm not a member of ILR Show Division, can I compete in an ILR-SD sanctioned show?
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  58. Yes you can compete and you will not be charged a non-member fee. You will pay the same as any exhibitor. The difference will be that as a NON-Member, you will not receive any points towards ILR-SD year end or lifetime awards for any qualifying placings.

  59. What is the required dress code for showing in a ILR-SD show?
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  60. There are no strict dress code requirements, however, it is recommended that the show attire be Professional, Ethical, Moral and Safe (PEM-S). Example, if an exhibitor was wearing sandal type footwear, the judge could ask the exhibitor to replace the footwear with something safe or excuse the exhibitor from the class.

  61. Do I have to pay a fee to get a show number to track my points?
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  62. No - as long as you are an ILR-SD member and your animal is registered with ILR. Your animal's ILR number is your recording number. Your points can be tracked for ILR-SD awards. If your animal is not registered with the ILR, in addition to your ILR-SD membership, you will need to purchase a "recording number" for an annual charge of $10 per animal.

  63. How do my points get tracked for ILR-SD and UAP awards?
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  64. Any sanctioned ILR-SD show will automatically track ILR-SD points and UAP points. For all non-sanctioned shows using the ILR ShowManager, the UAP points will be recorded automatically when the results are returned by the show superintendent. For all other shows not using ShowManager, the exhibitor will need to record their placings through the UAP activities log for UAP only.

  65. Will my ALSA points count towards my ILR-SD awards?
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  66. There are plans to do a combined award with ILR-SD points and ALSA points for 2009. Details are being determined.

  67. What type of classes will be offered at ILR-SD shows?
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  68. Halter, Performance, Showmanship and Fiber classes will be offered. Show superintendents will have the opportunity to manage the classes to best fit their exhibitors.

  69. My friend tried to use Show Manager to set up her show but she couldn't figure it out. Is there a class or something?
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  70. Call the ILR office (406-755-3438). We will be happy to help you setup your show in ShowManager.

  71. How can the ILR Show Division sanction shows when there aren't any rules for show management, judges or exhibitors?
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  72. The formation of the ILR-SD is a work in progress. It's all volunteer, moving as fast as we can and doing very well. We always appreciate and will consider suggestions and critique. Keep in mind only so many things can happen at the same time before the universe explodes. Progress of the 7 initial committees and the Governing Board can be viewed at the ILR website at: http://www.lamaregistry.com/ShowDivision/ShowDivisionCommittees.shtml

  73. Are Show Division financial records public?
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  74. Yes, financial reports will be available to all members.

  75. How can I make suggestions or become more involved in the ILR Show Division?
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  76. Become a member of the ILR-SD. We welcome and encourage all input for the formation of this show division. Membership information can be found at: http://www.lamaregistry.com/ShowDivision/ShowDivisionDuesandDonations.shtml and the Show Division page is located at: http://www.lamaregistry.com/showdivision.shtml which can be arrived at through the ILR website.


    GUIDELINES

  77. What is the ILR Show Format?
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  78. Because the ILR is committed to stimulating creativity by show superintendents, show format rules will be as simple as possible. We recognize that different shows may want to emphasize different things and llama owners in different areas of the country may have different interests one size does not fit all!


    PERFORMANCE

  79. What division should I show my llama in, novice or advanced?
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  80. You need to show in the appropriate class level for the skill your llama has.

  81. Are scores going to be posted?
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  82. Scores may be posted at Show management's discretion.

  83. Are there any mandatory obstacles in performance?
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  84. No, there are not.

  85. Does show management have to use the list of suggested obstacles?
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  86. No, show management can use what obstacles they choose. All courses must be safe, and will be approved by the officiating judge.

  87. What does the * mean?
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  88. It means that particular *task is recommended only for advanced.

  89. Do we have to use the tasks on a specific list, like Trail/Pack?
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  90. No, for example kushing is not required ever. Also, if a course has removal of a pack task, it does not mean you need to kush your animal, nor do we encourage you to do so.

  91. As an ILR Show Superintendent, do we have to hold driving classes in order for the ILR-SD Performance Grand and Reserve Champion to be awarded? As an Exhibitor at an ILR Show, do we have to exhibit in driving classes in order to qualify for the ILR-SD Performance Grand and Reserve Champion?
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  92. The answer to both questions above is no. A new ruling for the ILR-SD now asks ILR shows to offer Performance Grand and Reserve Champion (Novice/Advanced or Open), as well as a Driving Grand and Reserve Champion when driving classes are offered. In the event shows may want to combine all animal placings from a show, we also allow these shows to award an ILR Versatility Champion.

 

 

Updated: November 20, 2017