After a rigorous selection process, the AAA has six new apprentices starting their journey to become Australian alpaca judges. The new apprentices (in alphabetical order) are:
- Lisa Charteris
- Ariana McCauley
- Taryan Mathews
- Kurtis Parker
- James Wheeler
- Rubey Williams
The Board thanks the outgoing Showing and Judging Committee for its hard work putting together and running the apprentice judge intake program . This has been a huge undertaking which has identified excellent candidates.
“Many industry volunteers assisted along this exercise, from training judges to animal handlers and the AAA is so appreciative of their specialist knowledge, time and effort”, said AAA President Andrew Munn. ” Special thanks goes to the hosts of the two intake weekends – Julie and Russell from Baarrooka and Chris and Adrienne from Ambersun”.
Congratulations to the apprentices! AAA members look forward to seeing the new apprentices in the show ring next year learning their craft under the guidance of the established pool of alpaca judges.
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