Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Llamas at County Fair

Our llamas just returned from spending nearly a week at the Clark County fair. Our 4H club was there, and the boys borrowed my llamas for showing. They did great and brought home a lot of ribbons. If I'd thought of it we should have gotten a picture of all the ribbons! The kids qualified to go to State Fair if they want to.

Here they are in Fit & Show:

Costume class:

Obstacle class:

It was fantastic to see the work the kids put into practicing with the llamas finally pay off. Particularly since they were first year kids and first year llamas! There were a lot of other kids in the junior class, so it was pretty tight competition. The llamas did things for them I really wasn't expecting them to do. At one point the judge had a tie between the boy using Scoops and one of the other kids, and so she asked them to pick up their llamas foot - and Scoops refused! If only we'd practiced that! We'll be ready for it next year.

After a week of being in a stall at the fair they were really happy to get back to their own pasture today!


Lois Grebowski said...

YAY for qualifying for the State Fair!!!!

StefRobrts said...

You know, the kids had such a great time at County Fair, I heard one of our younger members was crying that it was over! With everyone complaining about kids today, it's great to see these kids, some of them young adults, having such a great time doing something so wholesome. And it's very rewarding to be a part of. It's a LOT of work for the adults, but it's worth it!