Link to automatic figuring of the Hormel Scale
S, Judge and Apprentice Program, Section 4.
Standing Rules for Judges, Apprentices and Performance
Assistants, before A.
An ALSA judge is expected to set the example
of professionalism, honesty, and integrity at all times. The
expectation of professionalism does not end when a judge leaves
the show ring. As a certified judge, one is always held to a
higher standard of conduct. Words are never discounted, behavior
never goes unnoticed. In public, whether an exhibitor, spectator,
vendor, show official, or judge, it is expected that an individual
certified as an ALSA judge will never make disparaging comments
regarding exhibitors, animals being exhibited or their placings,
other judges, show management, show rules, or ALSA. In addition
ALSA certified Judges shall evaluate animals using only rules
published in the current ALSA Handbook and shall not promote
other show organizations. When accepting the honor of certification
as an ALSA judge, one takes on the responsibility to conduct
themselves at all times in a manner befitting a judge, a title
that implies dignity and importance.
Part T, Section 2- Multiple Judged Shows
A. This system employs two or more judges to
judge simultaneously in order for two sets or more placings
to be awarded. The show must pay two or more sanctioning, animal
and nonmember fees and award two or more sets of ribbons and\or
awards. ALSA encourages Judges and show superintendents to
formulate a means to provide oral reasons at these multiple
sanctioned shows. Different formats may
include alternating judges to present oral reasons,
therefore only one set of oral reasons will be presented on
each class. However the final format to
be used will be determined between the judges
presiding and the show superintendent.
Part T, Section 2. Multiple Judged System
B. For all multiple judged shows one judge must
have over 5 years experience. Assistant Performance Judges may
be employed to work in the ring with a head judge.
Part S, Section 1-A
Llama; Judges are certified to judge llama halter,
performance and youth shows.
Part S ,Section 1-G
Apprentice Llama or Alpaca Judges may apprentice
under an approved Judge who has been Judge for a period of five
years from their advanced clinic. Apprentices may not act as
an Assistant Performance Judge during their first apprenticeship.
An Apprentice Judge's opinion has no effect on the class placings
unless they are working as an Assistant Performance Judge.
Part S, Section 2,A-10-11
Recertification - required every three years,
may be accomplished by successfully completing an Advanced Judging
Clinic followed by recommendation of the Judges' Committee and
approval of the ALSA Board of
Directors. Judges may also receive a recommendation to renew
their certification through Continuing Education Credits if
they have acquired at least 100 total credits at ALSA sanctioned
shows and have no upheld protests in their file .This must be
done by submitting the required paperwork to the Judges' Committee
and submitting to the entire recommendation procedure. Contact
the Judges' Committee Chair for complete requirements.
Judges must successfully complete at least three
llama show apprenticeships under at least three different ALSA
approved Judges at ALSA sanctioned Shows with 75 or more llamas.
Part S, Section 2, B-4-6-8
B-4 Must successfully complete at least three
llama shows apprenticeships under at least, three different
approved Llama Halter Judges at ALSA sanctioned shows with 75
or more llamas.
B-6 Must successfully attend an Advanced Llama
Halter clinic and obtain a minimum score of 85% in the Halter
portion, 85% in the Performance portion, and over 85% composite
score for the clinic and all requirements.
B-8 Approval of Regional, National and Apprentice
accepting Llama Judges, including fully certified, Youth and
Performance Judges, are defined as follows: All Judges must
be a Certified ALSA Judge for 5 years and judge
three shows per year; with 5 shows in a 5 year period having
85 or more entries.
C-4 Any present Youth and/or Performance Judge
certified under old ALSA rules wishing to upgrade their ALSA
Judging license to include Youth Judging classes must successfully
complete one apprenticeship with a Judge during Halter classes.
Must successfully complete one apprenticeship with an approved
Judge during Youth Judging classes. These two apprenticeships
may be completed at the same show. Must attend an Advanced Llama
Part S, Section 2-B #10
10. Llama Judges that have meet the criteria
established by the Judges' Committee to accept apprentices will
be designated on the official judges list by an asterisk beside
Part S, Section 2-G- #10
10. Approval of designated Alpaca Halter and
Performance Judges is defined as follows: Junior
Level Alpaca Judge, up to 125 alpacas; Senior
Alpaca Judge over 125 alpacas. Any Judge may be hired to assist
the Head Judge in Performance at a show with more animals than
their allotted number. They may not, however, act as the sole
judge for any of these classes.
Part S, Section 4. A-4.5.7
A-4 Judges who do not pay their dues, both member
and judge, by January I, will have their license suspended.
If dues are not paid by February 1st , their license will be
suspended for the calendar year. Rule Effective Jan 01, 2012.
A-5 Judges must audit a Judge's clinic at least
once every ten years to be recertified by the Judges' Committee
and Board of Directors. As long as they can recertify every
three years with CEC reports. (Judges are encouraged to attend
additional clinics to further their education and stay current
on Handbook changes.)
A-7 Only ALSA approved Llama and Alpaca Judges
may accept apprentices at an ALSA Show with 75 or more animals.
Llama and Alpaca Judges, may accept two Apprentices per single
show with the approval of the Judges Committee. Llama and Alpaca
Apprentices can complete their third apprenticeship at a
double-judged show with 75 or more animals. The Judge is then
responsible for the education and supervision of those Apprentices,
following the written guidelines of the Judges' Committee. Written
must be returned to the committee chair within five (5) days
after the show.
Part S, Section 4 B-3
An Apprentice must complete apprenticeships
under at least Three different approved Llama or Alpaca Judges,
as approved by the Judges Committee. One alpaca apprenticeship
must be done with more than 75 alpacas shown.
Part S, Section 5 A
The anniversary date for attending a recertification
clinic for Judges who can't recertify by CEC points will be
three years from the date of the last clinic they successfully
completed or instructed. Apprentices must recertify three years
from their beginning clinic. The clinic must be completed by
the end of that calendar year.
Part S, Section 5 C-1,2,3
C-1 An instructor must be a member in good standing,
a licensed Llama or Alpaca Judge and have prior instructor experience.
To be placed on the recommendation list, an Instructor must
first successfully complete at least two (2) approved ALSA Judging
Clinics as an Assistant Instructor with a favorable evaluation
from the Instructor. All instruction materials must be approved
by the Judges Committee.
C-2 An Assistant Instructor must be a member
in good standing, a licensed Llama or Alpaca Judge, and have
prior instructor experience, or have completed at least one
(1) apprenticeship at an approved ALSA Judging or
Show Clinic with favorable evaluation form the instructor.
C-3 Assistant instructors may be accepted at
approved ALSA judging and/or show clinics. An Apprentice Instructor
must be a member in good standing and a licensed Llama or Alpaca
Part S, Section 5 E
Each Judges' Clinic will be taught according
to guidelines as approved and developed by the Judges' Committee.
Participants at an Advanced Judging Clinic will be given a numerical
score on the following clinic activities: 1. Terminology 2.
Test 3. Conformation (Identification) 4. Conformation (Knowledge)
5.Performance classes judged 6. Showmanship classes judged 7.
Halter classes judged 8.Fiber classes judged 9. Reasons (oral
Past rule changes
Part S. Section 4, B. 12. Only Judges re-certifying
and successfully completing and Advanced
Llama Judges Clinic (with Limited Alpaca) may judged combined
llama and alpaca shows if alpacas do not exceed 25 in number.
Page 18, Part D. Section C. 1. Requirement for
Alpaca Shows. 1. "Shows must have an approved ALSA Alpaca
Judge, for shows with 25 or more Alpacas in a breed".
Of Judges For Shows
A show superintendent
may hire any appropriate Judge from the current Judge's list
posted on the ALSA website. The Show Superintendent has the
final decision as to a Judge that only judges ALSA shows or
one that also judges for other show associations. A Level Judge
may judge a show with up to 125 llamas. A Senior Judge has no
restrictions on number of animals in the show.
For multiple judged shows, show
management may hire both a Level Judge and a Senior Judge whenever
possible for multiple shows under 125 animals. Assistant Performance
Judges of an level may be employed to work in the ring with
a head judge. (spring 2008; p. 140; section 2; B)
ALSA will not propose any restriction on an ALSA judge as to
the shows they judge. (minutes
Applies! Judging 25 or less Alpacas
Llama Judges may judge up to 25 alpacas in an Alpaca Show if
the following requirements are met. "Judges successfully
completing an Advanced Llama Judges Clinic (with limited alpaca,
may judge combined llama and alpaca shows if alpacas do not
exceed 25 in number." (p.136; part S; Section 4;
B; 12) AND "Requirements For An Alpaca Show: Shows
must have an approved ALSA Alpaca Judge, for shows with 25 or
more alpacas in a breed." (p. 18; Part D; Section C; 1)
(minutes of 1-13-09)
Teeth in Showmanship
A Judge may
NOT request that a Showman show the teeth in Showmanship
or Halter class. (Judges
in the Ring
may NOT penalize any animal for pooping in the ring.
This is something that can not be controlled no matter how many
times the animal is taken to the poop pile. (Judges
A Showmanship Guide is
being prepared for Judges and Exhibitors. Judie Moser
is Chair of this project. (Judges
New Handbook Rule -
To Substitute Animal for Regionals or Grand National
Handbook will now
read "the youth may petition the ALSA Board of Directors
to use a substitute animal if the qualifying animal is unable
to be shown."
minutes of October 25, 2007
for Performance Classes
M, Section 4, D: Change to: “In
Obstacle classes, the handler may choose NOT
to negotiate an obstacle him/herself without penalty.”
2006 & 2007
Reminder of ALSA Rule
“It is recommended
that exhibitors 8 years through 12 years of age NOT SHOW INTACT
MALES over 24 months of age, with the choice of acceptance or
decline lying with show management and stated in their premium
for PR Classes
simplification, correction of spelling, and omission of the
word “standing” that would enable petter to sit in a wheelchair
or on a hospital bed, for example.
Step-Over for Pack Classes
simplification of the wording to remove the word “jump”, to
omit the editorial comment at the end, and to remove the implied
acceptance of a higher stepover if the llama is under 36 months
of November, 2006)