Premier Alpaca Event @ Agribition

SABN Inc and the Canadian Western Agribition are pleased to announce:

The Premier Alpaca Event

Alpaca Halter Show

November 19 Monday and November 20 Tuesday, 2018
Judge: Mary Jo Smith, United Kingdom
Alpaca Canada Rules - Sanction #75
Show will take place in the Canada Centre Area

To register alpacas for the show please visit the Canadian Western Agribition website:
Registration closed Sept 30, 2018

Hotel information:
Best Western Plus Eastgate Inn & Suites
Book by Sept 30, 2018

Arrival - Sunday night November 18, 2018
Release - after the show on Tuesday November 20, 2018
Pen sizes: 6'x8' - limit 3 yearling per pen or 2 adults
All pens will have electricity
Sand will NOT be provided for pens
(Straw, shavings and pellets are available for sale at show for pens or bring own matts)
Alpaca check-in Monday 10am to 2pm
Show - Tues 9am
To become a sponsor you will need to send the sponsorship money directly to SABN, not through the online registration form.

Judge Profile

Mary-Jo joined her Aunty Joy at Bozedown in 2000.

Mary-Jo grew up in a farming community in Northern Alberta, where she acquired plenty of experience in many aspects of agriculture. Upon graduating from St. Francis Xavier University in Canada with a BA in Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting she came to join Bozedown.

Over the years Mary-Jo has developed a passion in breeding and identifying quality traits in Alpacas, which is evident in her breeding programme. In 2001 Mary-Jo ventured to Peru where she selected Galaxy. On the day Galaxy was being delivered Mary-Jo did not want to be on the farm, worried what her Aunty Joy would think of her choices. She should not have been worried as Galaxy has sired many fine animals and Joy was thrilled with her choices. That selection proved beyond doubt that Mary-Jo has a good eye for a great Alpaca. Galaxy was selected on Mary-Jo’s first selection Peru, among 12 wonderful stud males, all of which have sired many fine progeny and as such have made a major contributions to Bozedown’s breeding programme. This selection also included Bozedown The Chief and Bozedown Dazzler. Mary-Jo maintains that none of this would have been possible without Joy’s teaching and sharing her invaluable knowledge and experience with Mary-Jo.

Mary-Jo’s passion for Alpacas is evident by her knowledge of “who’s who?” (alpacas, that is!) on the farm. All the staff love to try to catch her out on identifying an animal but rarely manage it!

Mary-Jo is always on hand to advise people on selecting the right breeding stock. She also teaches a variety of courses, breeding and fibre seminars enabling her to pass on her endless knowledge on Alpacas.

Mary-Jo served 2 years on the BAS board, and was an originating sponsor of the Futurity and Alpaca Showtime. She is also involved in Judge training, having qualified as an BAS alpaca Judge herself in 2010.


Business banner in show ring, must be provided by sponsor, please bring or send to Carol Poole
Recognition at the show
Farm name in the show catalogue
Place to put 500 business cards at the SABN Inc display
Recognition on website and web link on the SABN Inc website


Farm name in the show catalogue
Recognition at the show
Recognition and website web link on the SABN Inc website

Please contact Carol Poole for more information at or 306-441-7117

Registration Form (Download)