Ken Hibbits judging all Suri; Huacaya Gray, Black, Brown, Indefinite, Multi
Victoria and Ken Hibbits own and operate Alpacas By The Sea, Inc. in Montara, California. They have both worked in the alpaca industry for over 16 years. Alpacas By The Sea has been raising alpacas since 1992. They managed a herd of up 100 alpacas and have presented educational seminars for their clients that provide an excellent informational foundation for success in the alpaca business. Ken is an AOA Halter Judge. Victoria Hibbits was an ARI Phenotypic screener and they have traveled together in Peru learning advanced husbandry directly from breeders on the altiplano. They have also studied and shared breeding techniques and alpaca screening criteria with some of the worlds leading experts. They have enjoyed raising alpacas in Northern California and take great pleasure in sharing the rewards of alpacas with others. Alpacas By the Sea is located just 25 minutes south of San Francisco on scenic Highway 1 along the Pacific Ocean.
Sara Jane Maclennan judging Huacaya White, Light and Fawn
Sara Jane Maclennan has been an AOA Certified Judge since 2005, and is a Judge Trainer for the Judge Apprenticeship Program. She has judged both halter and fleece shows across the United States and Canada. Sara Jane is committed to a fair and thorough examination of all alpacas entered in shows as well as clear oral reasons for placement.
Breeder education is Sara Jane’s prime objective both in judging and in working with breeders. She has taught many seminars on breeding strategies, selection, and fleece evaluation, and conducted numerous herd evaluations. To promote alpaca health, she has raised significant funds for the University Veterinary Hospitals in both Colorado and Kansas.
In 1971, while living and working in South America, Sara Jane encountered her first alpaca herds. She and her husband Hugh began Dundee Farm in 1996. They designed and built their farm beside the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Sedalia Colorado, where they stand several huacaya studs.
Sara Jane is an urban designer and has spent her professional career working on large scale downtown revitalization and transportation projects in the United States, Canada, Eastern Europe, and Asia.