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Kiley Eberhardt, Mount Vernon, shows her llama to judge Kevin Sullivan, at the Knox County Fair Saturday. Eberhardt went on to win master showman.
Kiley Eberhardt, Mount Vernon, shows her llama to judge Kevin Sullivan, at the Knox County Fair Saturday. Eberhardt went on to win master showman. (Photo by Chloe Coleman)

By Mount Vernon News
July 30, 2012 12:01 pm EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — 4-H participants from all over Knox County traveled to the Knox County Fair on Saturday to show their llamas and alpacas. The show offered classes in showmanship, halter, obstacle course, and obstacle course with pak.

Kiley Eberhardt, Mount Vernon, of Llamas R Us 4-H club, won the intermediate showmanship and went on to receive the honor of master showmanship. Eberhardt explained this marked her sixth year showing llamas, in particular her own llama, Tokabo. This was her first year winning the title of master showman.

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“Llamas are unique. Anybody can show llamas ... it’s fun to show,” said Eberhardt.

Jack Waugh, Howard, also of Llamas R Us, won grand champion with llama Amor in the halter class. Waugh, a third-year member, leased Amor from McFarland’s Llama Farm. “I show llamas for the joy of it; working with a llama and having them do what you want them to do. ... Llamas are for people with patience,” Waugh said. Waugh also noted that Amor is a Suri llama. “Her fur is lighter, curled like dreadlocks but not as heavy as regular wool.” He also explained the difference between halter and showmanship. “Halter is based on the llama’s looks and walk, showmanship is how you preform.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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