Our Halter Show Superintendent will be Sue Ives, email@example.com
This show will be judged using the 60/40 comparative judging basis. Classes will include, Full Fleece,
Bred and Owned, Shorn, Championships and Judges' Choice (if minimums met).
Group Classes will be, Get of Sire, Produce of Dam, and Breeders Best Group of Three
Our Judges for the Empire Show are:
Amanda VandenBosch - Female Huacaya and Suri; Production and Judges’ Choice
Peter Kennedy – Male Huacaya and Suri; Production and Judges’ Choice
Our Judges for the NEAOBA Show are:
Jude Anderson – Female Huacaya and Suri; Production and Judges’ Choice
Jill MacLeod – Male Huacaya and Suri; Production and Judges’ Choice
Our Fleece Show Superintendent will be Cheri Seiler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fleece Classes are, Regular, Best Prepared Fleece, Championships (minimums met)
Special Awards: Judges' Choice, Best Hand, Best Brightness-Huacaya, Best Luster-Suri,
Best Crimp-Huacaya, Best Lock Formation-Suri and Spirit of the Fiber Industry.
Cottage Fleece Classes are, Regular and Color Championships. Special Awards: Judges' Choice,
Best Hand, Best Brightness-Huacaya, Best Luster-Suri
Our Fleece Show Judges are: Diana Timmerman and Stephanie Glyptis
Our Walking Fleece Show Judges are: Glen Finbow and Sonia Perron
Jude Anderson, along with her husband, Alan Cousill, has been breeding alpacas since 1991, in both
Australia and the US. Currently, they own and breed alpacas in the US, a herd of quality suris and
huacayas at Pucara International, a beautiful 105-acre farm at McMinnville, Oregon.
In 1994 Jude left school teaching to concentrate fully on the breeding and animal care of alpacas at
Pucara Alpaca Stud in Australia.
An AAA judge since 1998, Jude gained AOA certification in 2002 and senior judge and judge trainer/instructor
status in 2005. She also certified at the IAJS judging school in Peru in 2000. Since 1998 Jude has judged
in Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, Sweden, and Norway. She is involved in the development
and teaching at both halter and fleece judging clinics and works with apprentices to develop their skills.
She has also trained British Alpaca Society judges in the UK.
Currently, Jude is Chair of the AOA Judges Advisory Committee and a halter liaison to the AOA Show Rules
Alongside Cheryl Gehly, Mike Safley, and Amanda VandenBosch, Jude authored The Art and Science of
Alpaca Judging, a comprehensive judge training text also used extensively by alpaca breeders worldwide.
Jude has also conducted seminars and spoken in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK, and Germany
on topics including breeding, reproduction and alpaca husbandry, alpaca fiber, conformation, selection,
genetics, and nutrition.
Amanda VandenBosch is a Senior AOA Halter and Fleece Judge and an Alpaca Judge Trainer and Instructor
in the United States. Amanda qualified as an International Alpaca Judge trained in Peru at the
International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS) in 2000. She has judged shows in the United States, Canada,
United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Peru gaining an international
perspective and true love for the art and science of alpaca judging.
Amanda travels worldwide judging alpacas, instructing, presenting seminars and workshops to breeders and
judges. Her “hands on” approach is greatly sought after. Amanda worked with the British Alpaca Society
(BAS) for 7 years to help develop the Judge Training Program, and with the New Zealand Judges for continuous
training. She has been honored with regular appointments as an AOA Senior Instructor and Judge Trainer in
both Fleece and Halter in the USA.
Amanda has spent many hours volunteering over the years at AOBA National Conferences and regional events.
She has participated on numerous committees. She is past president of CALPACA a Regional Affiliate and
past co-chair of the Judges Advisory Committee (JAC). Currently she acts as a liaison for the Judge
Training & Certification Committee. Amanda has had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s
leading experts in the study of alpacas.
Amanda is a native of the United Kingdom. She traveled and worked for The National Stud (UK) Lindsay Park
Stud (Australia) and Lanes End Farm (Kentucky, USA) the premier thoroughbred breeding operations worldwide.
In 1991, she settled in the USA. For the last 23 years, Amanda has been involved with alpacas in all aspects.
Amanda is also a co-author of the book “The Art & Science of Alpaca Judging” published by AOBA and used as
a training tool. With her husband, Vince, and two sons, Cody and Hunter, they operate Flying Dutchman
Alpacas, in Bend, Oregon, successfully raising both huacayas and suris. Along with raising high quality
breeding stock, they also own a partnership in Spring Harvest Mill, completing the circle of taking
fleece to processing and end use, with these fine products being offered for sale at their local
business Tumalo Coffee House.
Jill MacLeod lives in High River, Alberta, Canada, where she has been involved in the Alpaca industry
since 1991, with the start of her breeding operation, Aztec Alpacas. Jill has served as a past director
of the Canadian Alpaca Association, numerous association committees, and is currently an active member
of the Canadian show committee. She is also an advisor to the Quechua Benefit — a charitable organization
focused on assisting the people of the Peruvian highlands. She spends much of her time traveling as an
alpaca halter and fleece judge and holds international training credentials and is also a senior judge
and judge trainer for AOA. Jill has been fortunate to judge across North America as well as Europe, the
UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
Jill has had a lifelong interest in textiles and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Textiles in 1987
from the University of Alberta. As a certified Camelid Fibre Classer, she spent a number of years
assisting the Canadian fibre cooperative in developing its quality control systems and product development.
Peter and his partner established Canchones Alpacas in 1998. Starting on ten acres with two females,
the herd has grown to some 350 black alpacas (250 huacaya and 100 suri). In 2003, the alpaca stud was
relocated to a 400-acre property in North East Victoria, Australia.
In 2004, Peter spent three months in Peru selecting black alpacas to be added to the Canchones
breeding program. In all thirty huacaya and five suri, were selected by Peter and imported into Australia.
Peter has been a full time alpaca breeder for the last five years. He manages the breeding program of
the Canchones herd, on a daily basis, using the latest techniques including ET (Embryo Transfer) and the
Peter successfully attended the International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS) in the Peruvian altiplano in
2004. He has also been certified as both an AOBA (Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association) and AAA
(Australian Alpaca Association) judge.
Since qualifying as a judge in Australia and the United States, Peter has judged shows throughout
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA.
Diana is an AOA Halter and Senior Fleece Judge and an Alpaca Judge Trainer and Instructor currently in the
United States. Diana received her Certification as an International Alpaca Judge trained in Peru at the
International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS ) in 2004. She has actively judged in Canada and the United
States since 2001.
Diana has over 21 years of experience breeding and showing alpacas and their fleece, along with over 30
years of experience raising other breeds of livestock. Her love for alpacas and her commitment to fleece
education was the inspiration that led to the purchase of The Alpaca Breeders Fiber School, LLC. Diana is
also an alpaca industry consultant, educator, Fiber Sorter and Grader and working on her Wool Classer
Diana currently serves on the AOA Judges Advisory Committee (JAC) , AOA Judge Training and Certification
Committee (JTCC) as Liaison and has served on the Advisory Board for the Mid-America Alpaca Foundation,
the Board of Directors of The Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies, is a faculty member and owner of the Alpaca
Breeders Fiber School, LLC, and past leader of the Leading Llamas and Alpacas 4-H Club.
Diana was born in Germany where she lived until she was eight years of age. At that time she came to
Colorado with her parents and brother and has remained there. She was employed as a paralegal in private
practice and the District Attorney’s Office prior to acquiring alpacas. She has one son, Jeff and his wife
Jenessa and a wonderful grandson, Alden Ray.
Along with her husband, Tim, they operate Aussie Acres Alpacas, LCC , successfully producing many of the
world’s sought after grey and fawn Huacaya breeding stock. They have been honored to have exported their
After graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in animal science, Stephanie Glyptis jumped
into alpacas in 2000 as the herd manager for Heart's Desire Farm, the largest huacaya herd in West Virginia.
This herd of nearly 300 kept her very busy halter training, delivering crias and managing the daily needs
of the alpacas. A very active participant in the show ring, she was finally able to merge her background
in dairy cattle judging with alpacas in 2006 when she became an AOA certified judge. Since then, she has
judged all over the United States and Canada. Being certified in all aspects of judging, fleece, halter and
performance, has become the perfect fit for many shows that only need one judge.
Stephanie, her husband Phillip and their children Teddy and Abigail live in Weirton, West Virginia just
outside Pittsburgh, PA. Stephanie runs Solimente Alpaca Consulting and in addition to judging also does
education and herd evaluations for alpaca herds.
After forty-four years in the construction industry in Southern Ontario, Glen sold the assets of Economy
Paving Company [St. Catharines] Limited to direct his time and energies toward new business ventures. In
July of 2014, Glen incorporated Economy Auction Services and Equipment Sales (Ontario) Limited, specializing
in construction equipment, automobiles, livestock, real estate, guns, and charity auctions and sales. The
business is located at 570 Industrial Drive, Fort Erie, Ontario.
Glen is a member of OACCET carrying the designation of C.E.T. He became a Professional Auction Ringman at
the PRI School in Springfield, Missouri in 2013. To complete his education, Glen is now a Professional
Auctioneer having recently graduated (2015) from the Kentucky Auction Academy held at Kentucky Western
University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. To further educate himself in the auction industry, Glen intends to
hone his skills by attending NAA Training Seminars held throughout the U.S.A. Additionally, Glen completed
his 4-year alpaca judging apprenticeship in 2014 and is now an AOA Certified Alpaca Judge.
Glen wrote his first book in 2012 called The Alpaca Breeder's Terminology Sourcebook. He volunteers
his time as a board member on the C.L.A.A. Board, Alberta, chairs the Canadian Chapter of Quechua Benefit,
Canada and recently completed his second term on the Alpaca Ontario Board of Directors. Glen enjoys auto
racing, golfing, antique collecting, and farming.
Sonia Perron lives in Mansonville, Quebec Canada, she fluently speaks French and English. Holder of a
bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Sherbrooke, she has more than twenty years of
experience in the field of sales, the last twelve years connected with the pharmaceutical industry.
Sonia and her husband Mario, established Finesse Alpaga Ranch in 2008 and currently have a herd of 40
alpacas. In 2012, she began the AOA judging program which she finished as a certified AOA judge for fleece
in 2016. She gives frequent seminars about alpacas and translates oral reasons for the halter shows in Quebec.