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New Zealand National Show – Christchurch 2018

The NZ Nationals showcase the best of alpaca breeding in New Zealand.  This year the judge was Amanda VandenBosch from the USA. We had a great show with highlights including – Champion Brown Huacaya in Show – Oak Ridge Ultimo Champion Roan Huacaya in show – Oak Ridge Aurelia Champion Roan Huacaya Fleece in show…

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Malvern A & P Show 2018

Great to be back at the Malvern A & P Show 2018.  Thanks to convenor Brendan Taylor & crew for a well put together show, lots of laughs, sunny weather and a fun relaxing day. Also thanks to Judge Molly Gardner for constructive and articulate critiques. The Oak Ridge Team had a great outing with…

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Europe Show Circuit 2018

This February & March saw another trip to Europe, with 3 Alpaca Shows in as many weeks.  The first was Ilshofen, Germany – the biggest show in Europe with exhibitors for many european countries competing.  Next Was Goppingen – also in Germany. Finally was Trabock, in Austria.  Always great to be back catching up with…

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Spring Shows completed – a successful start to the season

After recently competing in the last Spring Show for 2017, looking back we can reflect on some great results for our Breeding Programme. Some highlights included our little Roan star – Oak Ridge Aurelia, winning multiple Champion Awards including Sureme Champion Roan!.  Cinnamon, our only Fancy, winning multiple Premier awards and at the last show…

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New Zealand National Alpaca Show – Fielding 2017

  New Zealand National Alpaca Show 2017. A well run event at a fantastic venue. Huge thanks to everyone involved with putting this National Show together – it is a massive task and you all should be proud of your efforts. Oak Ridge has a show team of 6 alpacas and very happy to come…

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South Island Colourbration Show – September 2017

The first show of the Spring Season – wet, wild and windy weather was the theme for the day. Judge Lyn Dickson did a great job despite the weather. Thanks to the organisers and crew and congrats to all exhibitors who braved the conditions.  This show was an excellent start to our show season –…

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First Dynamo Cria have arrived!

We are very happy with the quality of the first crop of Dynamo cria born at Oak Ridge this season. Like their sire, they all have a great type and presence, all ultra fine, and come in beautiful colours – mostly darker than their dams. Looking forward to seeing these beautiful cria grow & start their…

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New Male to join Oak Ridge Stud Stable

New to the Oak Ridge Stable of Elite Stud Males, Sierra Vista Black Knight is an exceptional Black Huacaya – one we have been searching for with impeccable genetics and amazing fleece statistics. We are very fortunate to have acquired a 50% shareholding in Black Knight with joint owners – Di & Graham Marks of…

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Banks Peninsula A & P Show 2017

This is a fleece only show and first on the 2017 calendar. Thanks to the convenors Anya & Molly, and judge Diane Marks for another great show. Beautiful fleeces entered. Highlights for Oak Ridge were Champion Light Fawn – Oak Ridge Salzburg, Mid/Dark Fawn Champion – Oak Ridge Kismet, & Black Champion – Oak Ridge Ultima.…

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A visit from Oberstein Alpacas in Austria

For the past two weeks we have had the pleasure of our friends from Oberstein Alpacas in Austria staying with us in New Zealand. So many laughs and great times with Christoph & Madlene with plenty of NZ Scenery, an Alpaca Show at Oxford, Great NZ Food & Wine, meeting friends, much talk about Alpacas,…

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Oxford A & P Show

Another successful year with record attendance & everyone relaxed & enjoying the day. Also a real pleasure to have our friends Christoph Nenning & Madlene Froschauer join us from Austria for their first ever show in New Zealand. Oak Ridge had a great show with some firsts, seconds & thirds in strong quality competition along…

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Temuka & Geraldlne (Winchester) Show

A very well run, enjoyable show – thanks to convenors Anne & Neil, Judge Di Marks & the organising crew for an enjoyable day. A real highlight of this show was winning the Champion Intermediate Female with our beautiful black intermediate – Oak Ridge Ultima, with some very high quality competition. Very pleasing comments from…

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