The AAA Board is very disappointed to announce that the National Show will not go ahead in its usual format in 2020. Unfortunately the show cannot proceed due to the COVID-19 physical distancing (1.5) rules.With 2 judges, handler and ring steward around the one animal we would be unable to protect our judges and exhibitors in the ring. The Board wanted to give our members as much notice as possible as we are aware that some exhibitors, traders and spectators may be thinking about booking accommodation and making travel arrangements.
For the same reasons, the Board has also taken the difficult decision to cancel all independent alpaca shows for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year. Agricultural shows, if they choose to run will be exempt. However, the Board reserves the right to look at shows later in the year on an exception basis should government policy significantly change.