Check-In at the A-OK Alpaca Blastoff
Checking in at the A-OK Alpaca Blastoff is designed to be
exhibitor-friendly, quick, and comfy. It requires a little participation on your
part to make everything run smoothly. Please familiarize yourself with
these instructions, and bring a printed copy with you.
Friday 10:00AM to 7:00PM - NOTE: If you realize that you will be late
checking in on Friday night, please call Gail Stymerski at (214) 901-8362 to make
arrangements for Vet and Color Check.
Have the following paperwork with you:
CVI (Vet Health Papers) with a
copy for the show. These should include Microchip numbers and BVDV test
results including the Type of Testing – PCR or VI.
This test MUST be a PCR type if done after
1/1/2010. If done prior to 1/1/2010, VI (Virus Isolation) is acceptable.
does not require TB/Brucellosis testing for this show.
However, your own state may require these tests for re-entry. The
date of the CVI should be within 30 days of the show.
your ARI Certificates – just in case
your Exhibitor Disclosure Form – also just in case
To Show form(s) – if applicable
Enter the Shawnee Expocenter at Leo Street off Hwy 177.
There is a stop light on Hwy-177.
Follow the signs to Alpaca Check-In.
Enter the lane that runs between the two large buildings.
Stop at the entrance to the Arena. A
representative of your ranch should go into the large arena door to the
Have your paperwork with you.
Identify your ranch. Alpacas will be
Vet-checked on the trailer. Once Vet-checked, you will be given a
Check-In Sheet. This is very
important. You cannot get into the
Arena without it. A Post-it Note with
your Ranch and driver’s cell phone will be placed inside your front window.
Please do not remove this.
A volunteer will direct you into the unloading area on the East side of the
building. Pull up to the large door closest to your stalls, and
There will be a large map.
Volunteers with Gators will help you unload.
Please unload all your gear and your animals as quickly as possible.
Once unloaded, pull your trailer to trailer
DO NOT SET UP YOUR STALLS UNTIL YOU
HAVE REMOVED YOUR TRAILER FROM THE ARENA.
There simply is not enough room to leave unloaded trailers in the
Stalling at the Blastoff is on concrete. Each stall will be
provided with a bale of cardboard bedding. Stall mats are highly
recommended to be placed on top of the bedding. Please bring your own
mats. We do not have a supply vendor this year.
As soon as you can, take your animals and the check-in sheet to Compliance
Checking in the show ring.
Once you have been Compliance-checked, exchange your pink sheet for your
show numbers and exhibitor packet at the volunteer who is set up at
You will also be asked to settle up any fees owed.
This must be done before you can obtain your numbers and packet.
Numbers needing color/class change will be retained and returned to
you once the new class is assigned.
Listen for announcements.
Biosecurity: Stall assignments will be made
to minimize nose-to-nose contact between farms. However, we expect
alpacas. You may wish to consider hanging a barrier such as a tarp or drape
to minimize contact. Also, many exhibitors are now making liberal use of
hand sanitizers for themselves and visitors to their stalls.
Be nice to the volunteers. Remember,
they are volunteers. Enjoy the show
and we welcome any suggestions for making things better.