AANZ National Breed Show

Dates & Times

Alpaca 2017 will be open to the public so come along and join in the fun...

Friday 22 September

Saturday 23 September

Sunday 24 September


Judges:  Angela Preuss & Diane Marks

Angela Preuss

unnamed.jpgAngela, together her husband Ian, run Surilana, which is Australia’s largest suri herd. Surilana is situated in north east Victoria. The herd comprises over 800 suris and a few hundred huacaya.

Farming alpacas, has been a full time passion for Angela and Ian for over 19 years.

They are now heavily involved in quarantine and export for Australian alpacas being exported to New Zealand, Europe, the UK and Asia.

Angela is a level 1 judge with the Australian Alpaca Association and has many years of experience judging large and small shows all over Australia, including the Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne Royal Shows as well as the Australian National Show. She has also judged in Germany, Canada and England. Angela always enjoys her judging appointments in New Zealand. The quality of the New Zealand alpacas and the warm welcome she always receives, makes it a real privilege.
She feels honoured to be asked to co judge the 2017 New Zealand National Show and is really looking forward to getting her hands on lots of beautiful New Zealand alpacas.

Diane Marks

My husband, Graham and I established Sierra Vista Alpacas 12 years ago and have been breeding and showing Alpacas throughout New Zealand and also in Australia over those years.

Initially we based our herd around white/fawn alpaca but soon took up the challenge of breeding DianeM1.jpgmost colours, especially black, followed by the browns and darker fawn colours.  A more recent development is our diversification into Suri lines, which we are finding very exciting.  I have spent time in Peru, Canada and Australia to gain further insight into these marvellous, unique animals.  Since we have been involved we have seen a huge improvement in animal conformation and fleece qualities of the NZ herd and also in our own. 
Some years ago I took on the huge commitment to become a NZ accredited Alpaca judge and achieved this goal three years ago.  I have officiated throughout the country, judging huacaya and suri in both breed and fleece classes.  To me, the show scene should be viewed as a positive experience and personal education.  My approachable personality and willingness to discuss animal attributes and or shortcomings where my opinion is sought in an honest and straightforward manner, reflects my commitment towards this view. 

Shows should also be seen as a gathering of individuals with a common interest who wish to take the opportunity to see alpaca from other herds and to enjoy the opportunities for intellectual exchange in a friendly and convival manner.  


Breed Show Entry Fees

Breed entries $50.00 + gst | Sponsors $45.00 +gst