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2024 REGULAR FLEECE SHOW DETAILS

Below are the details for the 2024 Suri Network All Suri Fleece Show with special links to help you prepare your fleeces. Details for the Spin-Off, Skein, and Fiber Arts competition are here

THE TRIPLE CROWN - OFFERED AGAIN IN 2024!THIS EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS IN 2023 SO WE ARE OFFERING IT AGAIN! GET 3 DIFFERENT SETS OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ALPACA'S 2024 FLEECE BY ENTERING IT IN THESE 3 COMPETITIONS!

  • Enter the AOA National IFA competition occurring immediately prior to the Suri Network Fleece Show
  • Enter the same fleece in the Regular Suri Network Fleece Show
  • Enter the Suri Network Spin-Off- we will pull the sample for the Spin Off competition after it has been judged in the Regular Fleece Show.

    To save exhibitors shipping expenses and to provide an opportunity for them to compete in 3 different events with a single fleece, we are offering to take the Spin-Off sample from the fleece entered in the Regular Fleece Show and ship it to Maureen Macedo for competition in the Spin-Off.

THE WOOLERY SPONSORS SPIN-OFF AND FIBER ARTS PRIZES!
The Suri Network is very pleased The Woolery is going to provide gift certificates for the top finishers of our Spin-Off and Fiber Arts competitions. Their store is located in Frankfort, Kentucky and you can view all they have to offer at: www.woolery.com 

LOCATION
Our mail in fleece show this year will follow the AOA National Education and Fiber Conference Fleece Show in Burlington, KY using the same facility.  We are very pleased to be taking advantage of the wonderful Boone County Cooperative Extension Campus at  6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, Kentucky 41005. Please do not mail your fleeces to this location. Use the address provided below.

JUDGES FOR 2024
We are excited to have AOA Certified Judges Diana Timmerman and Amanda VandenBosch judging the Regular Fleece Show. Neither of these judges need introduction, for they have been part of judging Suri alpacas for many years.  Our Spin-Off, Fiber Arts, and Skeins Judge is Maureen Macedo!

Champion and Special Award winning fleece entrants
will receive photos suitable for use in advertising
their alpacas and farms for free!
 

Special Awards
The Suri Network will award the following special awards:       

  • 1st to 6th place ribbons awarded for each color group in each gender
  • Color and Reserve Color Champion in each gender will be awarded in classes with 8 or more entries
  • Breeder Cup Awards
  • First Time Fleece Show Award
  • Best Hand, Best Lock, and Best Luster
  • Judges Choice
  • Spirit of the Fiber Industry
  • Bred and Owned in each color group

Show Superintendent for 2024:

              Dawn Browning
               show.super.browning@gmail.com
              Telephone (859) 338-2946

Important Dates

March 25, 2024: Fleece show sponsorships are available
April 1, 2024: Show registration begins for Fleece, Spin Off, Skein and Fiber Arts competitions
July 1, 2024: Fleece, Spin-Off, Skein and Fiber Arts competition registration closes
July 8, 2024: Refunds no longer given
July 12, 2024: Deadline for fleeces be delivered to Judy Schroeder or Boone County Extension Facility
July 12, 2024: Spin-Off, Skein and Fiber Arts entries must be delivered to Dawn Browning (July 17th if being dropped off at AOA Show in Burlington, KY)
July 15, 2024: Show set up
July 16 & 17, 2024: Show judging
July 18: Show Pack up

This is a mail in fleece show that will be judged following the AOA National Fleece Show on July 16th and 17th at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Facility 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, KY 41005.

Fleeces must be mailed to:

Suri Network Fleece Show
c/o Dawn Browning
703 Fort Hill Road
Maysville, KY 41056

or

Suri Network Fleece Show
c/o Judy Schroeder
1453 Dominion Trail
Hebron, KY 41048

LEECE SHOW FEES:

Regular Fleece Show Entries per fleece: 
              Member: $45
              Non-Member: $55
Production Classes (Get of Sire and Produce of Dam)
              Member: $32
              Non-member: $42
AOA Fleece Show Membership Fee: $60
AOA Show Fee for non AOA members: $80

Fleece Return Postage: $20 for first fleece and $6 for additional fleeces

PLEASE CONSIDER
SPONSORING THE 2023 SURI NETWORK FLEECE SHOW

TO SPONSOR

Noodling Your Fleece is
Strongly Encouraged
(and very helpful)!
Bag information is provided below.

A HUGE THANK-YOU
to our 2023 Sponsors!


The 2024 AOA Show System Handbook details the requirements for each kind of competition in the AOA Show System. The entire book is downloadable as a PDF. Specific sections apply to various fleece competitions, and you may wish to pay close attention to the following:

Chapter 5: Getting the Fleece Ready for the Fleece Show (p. 9-10)
Chapter 21:  Fleece Competitions (p. 57-62)

Noodling and Bagging Information

Suri fleeces should be placed on the plastic sheet CUT SIDE UP, on an AOA approved clear plastic bag that has been sliced along its longest dimension and opened up.

Bags should be 30–33 gallons, 1 mil or less, and clear.

AOA Shopping Cart      Sold in quantities of 25 for $15.
U-Line — 1 mil poly bags  SKU S-10920 — 36" x 42" — 1.5 oz

The method and materials used to noodle a fleece MUST meet  AOA requirements as specified in the 2024 AOA Show System Handbook. Using only one plastic sheet of the mandatory allowed plastic bags (listed above) is permitted if the fleece is entered in a noodled presentation. A fleece improperly noodled in any material other than the specified clear plastic sheet may be disqualified from the show. 



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