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About TxOLAN

The TxOLAN Alpaca Association is a regional affiliate of the national Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA). TxOLAN is comprised of alpaca owners and other interested individuals from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico.

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2020 TXOLAN Sweetheart Spectacular

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2020 Cottage and Full Fleece

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

 

GREETINGS, FIBER ENTHUSIASTS! 

 

Registration for the 2020 TXOLAN Alpaca Spectacular

https://www.alpacareg.com

 

Show RULES and Shipping Information


For FULL Fleece and COTTAGE Fleece

  

Deadline Info:

 

 Spin-Off Due Date (can be for Spin-Off only or as required for Cottage Fleece)

- Received by December 6, 2019

 

Cottage or Full Fleece Due Date

- Mail in must be received by February 7, 2020.

- Carry in must be received by Thursday, Feb 13 5pm.

 

For  FULL FLEECE CLASSES

 

In accordance to the AOA Rules, the entry requirements are as follows:

  • All Fleeces being shown at the TXOLAN Alpaca Spectacular 2020 must not be over 380 days since shearing. They MUST have been shorn after January 30, 2019.
  • Juvenile Fleeces must be 183 days at time of shearing or 6 months of growth to be eligible.

     

    For  COTTAGE FLEECE CLASSES

    TXOLAN has obtained a waiver for the standard 380 day rule for Cottage and Spin-off entries. Break-out your full fleeces shown in 2019 and show them in Cottage and Spin-off! 

    Therefore, the entry requirements are as follows:

  • To participate in the Cottage Fleece competition, you must also be entered in the Spin-Off competition with a 2-4 oz sample. Please refer to the Spin-Off instructions for information on that competition.
  • All Cottage Fleeces being shown at the TXOLAN Alpaca Spectacular 2020 MUST have been shorn after January 1, 2019.
  • Juvenile Cottage Fleeces must be 183 days at time of shearing or 6 months of growth to be eligible.
  • When registering a Juvenile fleece, if the fleece being presented before the judge was the FIRST shearing and the cria was not shorn or tipped after being born, then the previous shear date is the cria’s birthdate.
  • When registering a Juvenile fleece, if the fleece being presented before the judge was the FIRST shearing and the cria was not shorn or tipped after being born, then the previous shear date is the cria’s birthdate.

 

 

Registration Instructions:

.Go to the TXOLAN Alpaca Association website www.txolan.org and click on the link for registering for the show. Call or Email Lynn Betts, tejasalpacas@gmail.com, or 281-794-8603 for Fleece Show registration help.

After registering your selected alpacas, print off a copy of each fleece tag and place them with your fleece in a clear plastic bag of 1 mil thickness or less, approximately 30 gallons.

Scan and upload to the registration site:

  • ARI certificate for each fleece entered. This would already have been done when entering Spin-off if you are registering for Cottage.
  • Signed Show Exhibitor Disclosure Form for Judges Wini Lebrecque and Sara Jane Maclennan. If your alpaca is co-owned and you would like both owners listed in the final results, be sure to include signed disclosures for all owners. Please read the disclosure carefully and check the two appropriate boxes. Wini will be judging the Spin-off and Sara Jane is judging the Fleece show and fleece portion of Cottage.
  • When scanning, set scanner to 300 dpi and the resulting image should load to the registration site. The official registration image from AOA should be of proper size to load. If you have multiple Owner of Record forms or disclosures to upload, scan as a multi-page image. Only one file of each will load to registration site.

Two options for fleece check in:

  • If you are arriving at show prior to 5 pm Thursday, February 13, 2020, you may bring your fleece to the fleece judging room.
  • Mail your fleeces to:
    Lynn Betts 
    TXOLAN Alpaca Spectacular 
    15353 County Road 355 
    Plantersville, TX 77363 

 

Entry Deadline: All Mail-in fleece entries must arrive by Friday, February 7, 2020.

 

UPS and FedEx and USPS are all acceptable shippers to this address. Unless you have a prepaid label from UPS or FedEx, all fleeces will be mailed back using the USPS. Choose “Fleece Mail Back” on the registration site if you would like pay upfront to have your fleeces mailed back to you after the show for $15.00 per fleece, $7 per additional fleece.

 

To provide a prepaid label when you ship your fleeces out, bring your fleece to UPS or FedEx with the box UNSEALED so that you can slip your label in the box before shipping. 

  • Create an account at Fed Ex or UPS
  • Print out a shipping label with your address on it
  • After the show I will put this label on your box along with any ribbons or special awards and ship it back to you. When it gets scanned, your account/credit card gets charged.
  • DO NOT send a prepaid Priority Mail label from the USPS. It will not include the extra weight added by the ribbons and therefore not have enough postage.
  • DO NOT send stamps.

Have your Fleece mailed back to you along with your ribbons for $15.00 per fleece, $7 per additional fleece.  Do not check mail back on Spin-off  registration if entering Cottage. Your Spin-off entry will be included in mailing back your Cottage entry.

 

For a complete set of rules, please refer to the AOA Show System Handbook

PART 19.  (APPENDIX C) GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION OF FLEECE FOR SHOWING

PART 9 SECTION 1   FLEECE COMPETITIONS.

These may be located on the AOA Website under the tab ALPACA SHOWS and may be selected on the left hand side menu.