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Llamas set to compete

Llama owners and llama 4-H groups from all over the western United States will assemble this weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds to show off their animals and compete for a chance to advance to regional competitions.

This is the 10th year the California International Llama Association has sponsored the Grass Valley Llama Show.

The event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday is free to the public. The animals may be viewed in the show ring or in their stalls, where owners will be happy to answer questions about raising llamas.



More than 200 of the west’s best llamas will be in the show ring this year. The public will be able to watch a number of different types of events at the show.

Saturday’s classes include youth and adult public relations, obstacles, packing, and llama cart driving. One of the show’s highlights will be on Saturday afternoon when specially-trained llamas will be judged on their ability to pull their owners in carts.




Sunday’s program features the halter classes, where the llamas are judged on beauty and correct conformation. The best of the best will be chosen in light, medium, and heavy wool categories. Judges for the show will be traveling from as far away as Indiana.

What: 10th Annual Grass Valley Llama Show

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Where: Nevada County Fairgrounds

Admission: FREE

Information: http://www.cal-ila.org


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