We have recently got back from the 2014 Alpaca and Lama shown in Renon, near Bolzano in the Dolomites, which is a very beautiful area close to the Austrian boarder. Most of the exhibitors had come from Northern Italy, Austria and Germany. We took six of our animals, two boys and four girls, on the six hour drive to Bolzano, more with the intention of meeting other Camelid owners than with any thought of doing well in the ring.  We had a really great weekend and throughly enjoyed meeting all the other breeders who are members of the SNAEL, who where responsible for making it all happen. The Kaiserhof, owned and operated by Walter Mair and his family, was a fantastic place to have the show and the facilities where beyond first rate. We and our animals where very well looked after. It was also great fun to meet up with Lama’s and their owners. Trekking in the mountains with Lamas is becoming a popular pastime in this part of the world in the summer months, and indeed that is the primary activity of Walter and his family. In the event Tosca alpaca did rather well in the ring, going back to Tuscany with three First places and Two Second places from our six animals. Very many thanks to everyone who made it happen.

Renon 2014 Our Stable at Renon. Mini alpaca trecking Meeting the neighbours Kaiserhof In the pen

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