AANZ National Breed Show

Dates & Times

Alpaca 2018 will be open to the public so come along and join in the fun...

Friday 5th October 9am - 5pm

Saturday 6th October - 9am - 5pm

Sunday 7th October - 9am - 12noon


Judge:  Amanda Van Den Bosch (USA)

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, Norway, Austria 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.

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 along with the non-profit organization, Quechua Benefit.

Amanda is a native of the United Kingdom. She travelled and worked for The National Stud (UK) Lindsay Park Stud (Australia) and Lanes End Farm (Kentuczaaaky, USA) the premier thoroughbred breeding operations worldwide. Amanda has co-authored the book “The Art & Science of Alpaca Judging” published by AOBA and used as a training tool throughout the world. With her husband, Vince and two sons, Cody and Hunter and daughter Xeina they operate Flying Dutchman Alpacas, in Bend OR, successfully raising both huacayas and suris. They complete the circle by taking the raw fleece to end garments with their alpaca product line “Novel3”.


Breed Show Entry Fees

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