A Superb Showing Season 2008 – Sires Progeny/Get of Dam
2008 turned out to be a winner year for Thief of Hearts Alpaca Stud. We attended 7 out of the 20 Shows of offer for the year and we came away with a whole bundle of placings for our show team.
In summary for the year from 7 shows we took home:
4 Supreme Championships
10 Reserve Championships
10 Colour Championships
55 1st Placings
31 2nd Placings
18 3rd Placings
10 4th Placings
1 5th Placing
And 2 6th Placings
Ribbons, Plaques and Cup from the 2008 National Expo which had over 400 Entries from across New Zealand.
We are very proud of our show team for their achievements and of note are the number of placings we took for Sires Progeny and Get of Dam. For us the significance of placing in Sires Progeny shows that not only are we producing show winners, but just how successfully and consistently our Stud Males are stamping their mark onto the Cria. The same can be said for our better females.
Sires Progeny Banksia Park Samuri ET
Our current Top Stud Male Banksia Park Samuri ET produced some excellent Cria who managed to win a number of the Sires progeny Classes around the country.
Banksia Park Samuri ET
Samuri himself took home Reserve Champion Mature Male Huacaya at the 2008 National Expo and his offspring placed 2nd for Sires Progeny at the National Expo.
At Waikato’s World he picked up 1st and 2nd for Sires Progeny. At the Royal NZ Canterbury Show he again won the class for Sires Progeny.
Then at the Manawatu A&P Show he picked up a second for Sires Progeny, and at the Central Region Show in New Plymouth he again won the Sires Progeny class and in addition to 1st place he also placed 4th with another set of cria.
Samuri took these Sires Progeny placing with offspring such as these two boys below on the left, Thief of Hearts Hamlet and Thief of Hearts Shakespeare and with our girl on the right Thief of Hearts Portia.
Thief of Hearts Shakespeare, Thief of Hearts Hamlet & Thief of Hearts Portia
These three Samuri cria had a good run for their first show season with Hamlet and Shakespeare being placed against each other in the Junior Male Huacaya Classes.
Shakespeare won his class at the 2008 National Expo, Waikato’s World and at the Manawatu A&P Show. He also took 3rd place at the Royal NZ Cantebury Show and the Central Region Show.
Hamlet took 3rd at the National Expo, 2nd at Waikato’s World and 4th at both the Central Region Show and the Manawatu A&P Show.
Portia was 2nd in her class at the 2008 National Expo where she just only made the 6 month mark - she was just a baby and her fleece was still developing.
She won her class at Waikato’s World also scooping up the Reserve Championship for Junior Female Huacaya and as icing on the cake took the Colour Championship for best coloured animal in the whole show, over all the other coloured animals.
When Portia won this Colour Championship she was up against and beat the 2007 Australian National Colour Champion in the Mid/Dark Fawn class.
Portia again won her class at the Royal NZ Cantebury Show and then again at the Manawatu A&P Show.
At the Manawatu Show she also took Reserve Champion Junior Female and as a Colour Championship for best Fawn.
Sires Progeny Somerset Silken Might
Somerset Silken Might (Mighty), one of our Suri Stud Males, who we didn’t take with us on our Show Team, took out 2 – 1sts, 1 – 3rd and a Championship for Sires Progeny.
Mighty took 1st place for Sires Progeny Suri at the 2008 National Expo. He placed 3rd for Sires Progeny at the Royal NZ Canterbury Show, and again took 1st place for Sires Progeny at the Manawatu A&P show.
At the Manawatu A&P show Mighty also took the Champion Suri Sire Ribbon. The offspring giving him these accolades were Thief of Hearts Rapunzel and Thief of Hearts Nitrate shown below:
Somerset Silken Might (Mighty)
Thief of Hearts Nitrate & Thief of Hearts Rapunzel
Nitrate won his class at the National Expo (Junior Male Suri Mid/Dark Fawn), he placed 2nd at both Waikato’s World and the Royal NZ Cantebury Show, and again won his class at the Manawatu A&P Show. At the Manawatu Show he also took the Colour Championship for best Fawn Suri.
Rapunzel placed 6th at the National Expo, and she placed 3rd at both Waikato’s World and the Manawatu A&P Show.
Ribbons won at the Central Region Show 2008
Get of Dam Thief of Hearts Glitz N Glama
One of our Suri Dams, Thief of Hearts Glitz N Glama placed 1st for Get of Dam at our Manawatu Show taking also the Championship for Alpaca Suri Dam.
One of her cria Thief of Hearts Lord of the Rings did exceptionally well this show year. He is shown here in the paddock:
Thief of Hearts Lord of the Rings
Rings placed very well this year with a 2nd in his class and the Reserve Championship for Intermediate Male Suri at the National Expo.
He took 4th at Waikato’s World and won his class at the Royal NZ Canterbury Show including Champion Intermediate Male Suri, and SUPREME CHAMPION SURI.
Rings also won his class at the Manawatu Show, again taking Champion Intermediate Male Suri and again taking SUPREME CHAMPION SURI, and Naturally he also took home the colour championship for White Suri.
He is shown here after winning SUPREME at the Royal NZ Canterbury Show and at the Manawatu A&P Show.
Thief of Hearts Lord of the Rings Supreme Champion at Canterbury Royal & Manawatu A&P
Ribbons won at Manawatu A&P Show
Get of Dam Thief of Hearts Candy
Another of our favourite girls Thief of Hearts Candy, did us proud with her placings for Get of Dam.
She won the class for Get of Dam at Waikato’s World and placed 2nd for Get of Dam at the 2008 National Expo. She also placed 2nd at the Royal NZ Cantebury Show, the Central Region Show and the Manawatu A&P Show for Get of Dam.
Candy took all these placings with our girls: Thief of Hearts Imogen and Thief of Hearts Enchantress.
Imogen won her class 4 times as Intermediate Female Huacaya Mid/Dark Fawn.
She placed 1st at the National Expo, 1st at the Central Region Show, 1st at the Manawatu A&P Show & 1st at Waikato's World. She also placed 2nd at the Canterbury Royal NZ Show.
At the Manawatu Show she took the Reserve Championship for Intermediate Female Huacaya. Also at the Manawatu Show she took 1st place for her last year’s fleece (6 & Under 12 months Mid/Dark Fawn).
Enchantress won her class at the Central Region Show, placed 2nd at the National Expo and 4th at the Manawatu A&P Show.
We’ve given a breakdown of show results so far for those animals who placed in sires progeny and get of dam and their cria. From the pictures taken at each show of the ribbons and prizes collected you can see we took out much more than that. Our next article will look at some of our newest Stud Males, Banksia Park HBN Magnate ET, Banksia Park Hot Gossip and Blackgate Lodge Suntory.