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Judge's Biography

Amanda VandenBosch
Senior Judge and Judge Trainer for all Certifications

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Certifications: Huacaya Halter, Suri Halter, Fleece, Walking Fleece, Performance

Amanda VandenBosch is a Senior AOA Halter and Fleece Judge and an Alpaca Judge Trainer and Instructor in the United States. Amanda qualified as an International Alpaca Judge trained in Peru at the
International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS ) in 2000. She has judged shows in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Peru gaining an international perspective and true love for the art and science of alpaca judging.

Amanda travels worldwide judging alpacas, instructing, presenting seminars and workshops to breeders and judges. She has been honored with regular appointments as an AOA Senior Instructor and Judge Trainer in both Fleece and Halter in the USA.

 

 

Peter Kennedy

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Certifications: Huacaya Halter, Suri Halter, Fleece, Walking Fleece, Performance

Peter Kennedy is the Judge for the IAFF Show

Peter and his partner established Canchones Alpacas in 1998. Peter has been a full time alpaca breeder for the last five years. He manages the breeding program of the Canchones herd, on a daily basis, using the latest techniques including ET (Embryo Transfer) and the SRS system.

Peter successfully attended the International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS) in the Peruvian altiplano in 2004. He has also been certified as both an AOBA (Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association) and AAA (Australian Alpaca Association) judge.

Since qualifying as a judge in Australia and the United States, Peter has judged shows throughout Australia, Canada , New Zealand, and the USA.

 

 

Wade Gease
Senior Halter Judge and Judge Trainer for all Certifications

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Certifications: Huacaya Halter, Suri Halter, Fleece, Walking Fleece, Performance

Wade is Walking Fleece Judge for IAFF Show

Wade Gease is an AOA certified senior alpaca judge, judge training instructor, presenter, and consultant/mediator for the worldwide alpaca industry. He has been co- owner of LondonDairy Alpacas and Alpaca Threads gift store since 1998. He now unveils his own product lines and services at www.TheAlpacaGuy.com.

Wade earned an Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, and a Masters Degree in Biochemistry. He is also a Camelid Fibre Sorter certified from Olds College Natural Fibre Centre, Canada. His past has given him experience as a construction worker, certified flight instructor, chemistry instructor, co- owner of a retail gift store, and a sale representative for pharmaceutical companies. He enjoys scuba diving, home improvement projects, and anything related to alpaca fiber!

 

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