Carol and Treverr Poole from Eda, attended the Alpaca Halter and Fleece Show in Bayreauth, Germany where she was allowed to scribe at the fleece show and be ring master at the halter show.
She is so appreciative to Robin Naseman for being her mentor. Carol is working on her dream become an Alpaca Owners Association alpaca halter and fleece judge. She found the people she worked with kind and friendly. She said it was a great atmosphere of fellowship and sportsmanship, all pulling for one another.
Those attending were from all over the world, with competitors being of an older age category than in Canada. Here showmen are younger folks.
It was the 10th anniversary of the show and the first time for a Canadian to be helping out. The young folks took care of the electronic part of the show with screens in various place for those attending to watch.
They did some touring, too, visiting the famous opera house, one of the first items on their list of things to see. They drove on the Autobahn at 210 km/h and rode the Intercity Express at 280 km/h. They visited the Deutsches Museum. And the daffodils were in bloom to brighten up the countryside.
Carol has been raising alpacas for 24 years.