ALSA Show Clinics & ALSA Judging Clinics

Clinics Scheduled for 2014, click 

Types Of Clinics Offered By ALSA
Show Clinic  *  Halter Clinic  *   Performance Clinic  *  Show & Beginning Llama Clinic
 Judge's Clinic  * Advanced Judge's Clinic  *  Combination Show & Alpaca Judge's Clinics

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Show Clinic for Llamas & Alpacas:
These clinics are 8 or 12 hours in duration and introduce participants to ALSA, it's growth and purpose, pre-show preparation, show behavior and practices, after-show evaluation, conformation as taught to Judges, practice evaluation of animal structure and movement, and halter and performance practice evaluation.  The llamas portion of the program is under the jurisdiction of the Education Committee while the alpaca portion is under the jurisdiction of the Alpaca Committee.

Halter Clinics:
These clinics are 5 hours in duration and can be offered as part of a local organization's conference, a county fair program, or as part of an ALSA Show.  The programs are shortened versions of the Show Clinic with emphasis on conformation and showing in halter classes.

Performance Clinics:
These clinics are also five hours in duration and can be offered the same way as Halter clinics.  All key aspects of showing an animal in performance activities are covered, including conformation as it pertains to the performance animal.

Combination Show & Beginning Llama Judge's Clinics:
These clinics are exactly the same as the Show Clinic for the first 12 hours.  After the first 12 hours, those interested in applying for the Judge's Apprentice program remain for an additional day and a half of instruction.  The second part focuses on ALSA Handbook rules, Judge's responsibilities at shows, methods of giving oral reasons for placements, evaluation of performance activities, and other pertinent information essential to becoming a professional ALSA Llama Judge.

Advanced Llama Judge's Clinics:
An Apprentice must meet certain criteria for becoming a Judge, and a Judge must meet certain criteria for remaining certified as an ALSA Judge.  The Advanced Clinics evaluate individual performance records and knowledge of Apprentices and Judges while bringing all attendees up to date on current regulations, shared concerns, ethical responsibilities, and overall changes in ALSA programs.  

Combination Show & Alpaca Judge's Clinics:
These clinics are the same as the Show Clinic for the day, after which those interested in applying for the Alpaca Judge's Apprentice program remain for an additional full day of instruction.   

Show Clinic for Llamas & Alpacas:
These clinics are 8 or 12 hours in duration and introduce participants to ALSA, it's growth and purpose, pre-show preparation, show behavior and practices, after-show evaluation, conformation as taught to Judges, practice evaluation of animal structure and movement, and halter and performance practice evaluation.  The llamas portion of the program is under the jurisdiction of the Education Committee while the alpaca portion is under the jurisdiction of the Alpaca Committee.

Who Participates in ALSA Clinics?
Clinic participants have included persons who want a competitive edge in the show ring, individuals who have a keen desire to learn more about animal conformation and movement, people new to the llama community who want to learn about the basics of a quality llama before they invest, folks who have been around for years but can use a refresher course to update their knowledge, and those who have been given incorrect and/or confusing information and are seeking clarification.  We invite llama and alpaca owners to promote educational clinics in their area.

All ALSA Show Clinics are taught by qualified instructors.

If you would like to host or register for a scheduled clinic, please 
contact the ALSA Office.  Schedule of clinics will be posted here.




Alpaca Llama Show Association

Robin Turell, Secretary
17102 Mueschke Rd.
Cypress, TX  77433
Phone:  281-516-1442
Fax:  218-516-1449
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