Important documents for all halter exhibitors and visitors.
Please click on the items below to download (these will appear as links as the show draws near):

Parking pass for all halter exhibitor – please display in all halter and trade stand exhibitor vehicles

The Show will be run to the BAS Show Rules 2024 Edition available here

The BAS Bio Security Guidelines will also be implemented. A copy is available by clicking here

The BAS National Show Committee are delighted to announce the Halter and Fleece Show judges for 2024:

They are Mary Jo Smith (UK)  and  Shane Carey (USA).  Barabara Hetherington (UK) will judge the Champion of Champions Fleece Show.

In order to allow exhibitors at the Halter Show an extended period in which to choose their final show team, a pre-booking system will be available staying open for 7 days.

Entries for the halter (Block booking) and fleece show open on Monday 29th of November at 9am and the halter block booking entries will close on Sunday 4th December at 9am.  We are NOT operating a first come first serve approach as in previous years, but will keep entries open for a week and will operate a pro-rata reduction should entries go over the 600 maximum. Please note that entries will not be invoiced by the BAS until after entries close on the 4th of December when final numbers are known.

Entry fees for each halter entry will be £55 plus VAT and for fleece entries £30 + VAT.

The maximum number of entries per breeder is 25.  The minimum entry is 3 alpacas for welfare reasons but one or two enquiries have come in for smaller entries. Smaller entries (i.e. one or two) can be only be accepted if they are penned with alpacas that are from their home herd and are also entered into the show. An example of this situation is where 1 or 2 alpacas are agisted on another farm and then they are entered and penned with the home herd entries. Please give me a call to discuss if you have any concerns.  Duncan 07496 578781

Thank you for supporting your National Show and we look forward to a wonderful and exciting event.

Please keep an eye on the website www.basnationalshow.co.uk
and the show’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/BASNationalShow

Alpacas to be entered via Manage your Own Herd option on the BAS website, select Show Entries, select The National Halter Show, ONLY BAS MEMBERS WITH PRE-BOOKED PLACES WILL HAVE ACCESS, enter the number of animals to match the number of places booked in December, select the correct class for each animal and type in the last date shorn, click on Submit

Progeny Groups are not counted as part of your block booking allocation.  Sire and Dam Progeny Groups can be entered in addition to your named entries in February.  Sire Progeny Groups can also be entered at the show (by 12 noon on Saturday 23rd), but dam’s progeny MUST be entered in your named entries.

IMPORTANT: All  cria must be registered with the Society and all fees paid, before the 1st of January 2024 in order for them to be eligible for entry in the show.

Entries are restricted to maximum of three entries per class (irrespective of any split classes)

There are no set limits for either Huacaya or Suri entries, maximum of 640 entries

Continuing for 2024:

– In acknowledgment of this emerging colour category, the 2024 BAS National Show will be offering two ‘Best’ awards for the following alpacas, from within the huacaya and suri multi classes (180 and 280).

Best Huacaya Appaloosa

Best Suri Appaloosa

The above awards will be given in the same way that ‘Judges Choice Awards’ are given at some fleece shows. The judges will use their discretion and experience when choosing the winners and no specific definition will be implemented. However, the following definition offers a guide to those wishing to exhibit appaloosa alpacas:

The appaloosa alpaca has six or more spots of one or more colour in the saddle, the primary colour of the saddle being a colour which is not grey.

For details on sponsoring these four Best Sashes, please email Duncan at nationalshow@bas-uk.com

– Entries for sires progeny classes (huacaya and suri) will be accepted by the owner of the sire by 12 noon on Saturday the 23rd of March 2024 at the ring-side reception desk. Please click here for more info

FURTHER DETAILS from Chief Steward Iain Sharpe

Iain Sharp iain.c.sharp@gmail.com