Judging competitions involving youth is an art, based on a good understanding of youth behaviour, thoughts and emotions. Judging requires keen observation, decision-making skills, sound judgement and a lot of practice. Parader Judges have an ongoing commitment to the alpaca industry with a desire for continual improvement, further self-education and keep up to date with evolving industry standards.
Level 1 Parader Judges
Jillian has run her stud with husband Russell since 1998 and has been successfully been showing and breeding a herd of approximately 100 suri and huacaya alpacas of all colours in Kyneton Victoria.
Jillian commenced alpaca judging in 2012. She attained her level 2 status in 214. She has judged many shows across Australia and is a keen advocate that showing is to be fun and educational for both exhibitors and spectators.
In addition to her alpaca passion and judging, Jillian has two teenage sons to help keep her busy with their motorbike racing, soccer and air force cadet commitments. She also breeds and shows British bulldogs and Bengal cats. Jillian is a qualified dog and cat groomer and runs her own grooming salon and shop.
Taryan, alongside her husband, Max and parents, Erika and Con, run a stud of 600 head alpacas in Baynton, Victoria culminating many years and two generations of alpaca breeding and experience.
Taryan has dedicated herself to the alpaca industry, working with members across the country to help ensure a robust and vibrant future for alpacas in Australia. She has a passion for breeding the highest quality fibre and strongly conformed alpacas in all colours, with a view to produce colours consistently as advanced in their fibre traits as their white counterparts.
She also has a love for medical and veterinary sciences and hopes to one day complete alpaca-specific research into health issues affecting Australian alpacas.
Adrienne Clarke began breeding alpacas in 1992. She is tertiary educated, but attributes much of her alpaca knowledge and expertise to her 25 years of hands-on involvement with the alpacas. With her husband and family, she runs around 1,200 alpacas in Mount Compass, South Australia .
Adrienne enjoys the challenge of herd improvement, based upon trait quantification and her background in statistics. She also has a particular passion for breeding alpacas with the appaloosa coat colour, and has studied the genetics behind its inheritance to improve predictability.
Adrienne is a dedicated member of the SA Region. She takes a keen interest in education, and both nationally and internationally, has conducted training programs to assist breeders with alpaca birthing complications. She is a recipient of the Alpaca Association’s Certificate of Appreciation for service to the alpaca industry.
Outside her alpaca interests, Adrienne is employed as a Station Officer with the Metropolitan Fire Service, and was South Australia’s first female professional firefighter. In this capacity, Adrienne received a national award for service to the community.
Bronwyn, along with her husband Andrew established their stud in 2003. They own and manage a herd of over 300 huacaya and suri alpacas on their property at Warrenbayne in north east Victoria. Both Bronwyn and Andrew are actively involved in showing their alpacas, their stud has successfully competed at a number of regional shows on the east coast and has regularly been rewarded at Royal Show and National Show level.
During her early working career Bronwyn spent 10 years in the Australian Regular Army where she met her husband Andrew. Whilst Bronwyn is employed full-time off farm, she spends her spare time working with the alpacas, accessing the herd against the breed standard and is dedicated to refining and improving their breeding objectives. In 2016 Bronwyn was trained as an Alpaca ET Technician.
Bronwyn has a passion for all things alpaca and she enjoys photography, drawing, art and working with the exquisite qualities of the alpaca fibre. Bronwyn appreciates the camaraderie of fellow alpaca breeders and feels extremely privileged every time she has the opportunity to judge both animals and fleece in the show ring.
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Amber qualified as an alpaca judge in 2018 where she has had the privilege to work alongside senior judges and deepen her knowledge within the industry. Amber is passionate about alpaca education.
Amber, with her partner John own a stud near Wagga Wagga, NSW. She has been breeding alpacas since 2012 and finds it very rewarding to be involved in advancing and improving the quality of the Australian herd.
Her passion and commitment for the industry extends past the show ring, currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University with the aim to be a specialized camelid veterinarian in the future.
After almost 20 years in the Australian Army, Andrew and his wife Bronwyn established their herd in 2002. Since then Andrew has held positions of committee member and President at AAA Regional level and was a member and Chair of the AAA Fibre Market Development Reference Panel. Andrew is currently AAA President.
Andrew has been a judge since 2013 and has been fortunate to have judged many of our top shows in every state in Australia. Andrew feels extremely privileged every time he has the opportunity to judge both animals and fleece and is excited by the continued advancements in the quality of both.
Andrew is one of only a handful of qualified Professional Alpaca Wool Classers and he is very actively involved in the collection and classing of alpaca fibre for both Australian and international clients. Andrew is lucky enough to handle over 10,000kg of both Huacaya and Suri fibre annually
Andrew and Bronwyn reside on their farm at Warrenbayne in Victoria where they manage a breeding herd of over 300 huacaya and suri alpacas. The stud is consistently rewarded for their efforts at both regional, Royal and National Shows for animals and fleeces. Employed full-time off farm, he spends the rest of his time with the alpacas which is challenging and very rewarding.
Angela Preuss and her husband run a suri herd of over 600 and a substantial huacaya herd in north east Victoria. Farming alpacas has been a full-time passion for Angela for over 20 years.
Angela has many years of experience judging large and small shows all over Australia. She has also judged in New Zealand, Germany, England and Canada. Some highlights were judging the Australian and New Zealand National Shows. Angela enjoys the experience of judging, as it allows her to see a vast range of alpacas and fleeces and to be able to meet alpaca breeders world- wide. Angela has given seminars on breeding suris throughout Australia, Germany and New Zealand.