26 Jun VER Alpaca of the Year Announcements

On behalf of the Victorian Eastern Region Committee, we are pleased to announce the Victorian Eastern Region Alpaca of the Year 2019/20 awards:-


Suri Alpaca of the Year and winner of the Keith Turner Memorial Trophy is Chakana Blue Chemistry

– owned by Julie Blake of Chakana Blue Alpacas.

Chakana Blue Chemistry, Solid Medium Brown, DOB 15/3/2019


This is the 7th year in a row that Chakana Blue has been awarded VER Suri Alpaca of the Year.  I am sure you will all agree this is an impressive result and our congratulations go to Julie Blake on her  successful Suri breeding program.

2013/14 – Chakana Blue Momentum

2014/15 – Chakana Blue Hot Tamale

2015/16 – Chakana Blue Zenos’ Paradox

2016/17 – Chakana Blue Muchacho

2017/18 – Chakana Blue Muchacho

2018/19 – Chakana Blue Time Machine





Huacaya Alpaca of the Year and winner of the Lyla Fisher Memorial Trophy is Goldleaf Lyrical Song

– owned jointly by Lynda and Nic Holdsworth of Auravale Alpacas and Brett Fallon of Goldleaf Alpacas

Goldleaf Lyrical Song, Solid White, DOB 14/12/2017


This is the 3rd year in a row Auravale has been awarded VER Huacaya Alpaca of the Year.


2017/18 – Goldleaf Vintage Burlesque

2018/19 – Auravale Lucian (Joint winner with Grand Flowerdale Ivy League)










Julie Blake and Lynda & Nic Holdsworth will be presented with their trophies in the coming weeks.


Please join us in congratulating our VER members Julie, Tim, Lynda and Nic.

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