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Monday, September 24, 2007

Tempis Fugit wins Grand Champion Medium Wool Male @ Rocky Mountain Regional Llama Show

Stage Stop Tempis Fugit

On Sunday, September 23rd at the Rocky Mountain Regional Llama Show, our male llama Tempis Fugit won the Grand Champion Medium Wool Male award! This is his 3rd Grand Champion award, added to 6 Reserve Grand Champion awards. He has now earned the prestigious ALSA Halter Champion award! Tempis has now been retired from the halter showring and will be standing at stud at Split Rock Ranch and Stage Stop Llamas.

We bought Tempis Fugit from Jeff and Sally Rucker at Stage Stop Llamas when he was a cria. We fell in love with his beautiful silver color, his amazing style and extraordinary presence. We showed him once as a juvenile but he didn't show well so we put him in the pasture and let him do some growing. Two and a half years ago, I was doing ranch chores and started watching Tempis in the field and quickly realized that this young man had grown up into a stunning two year old. I had Jim come out to help evaluate Tempis and we decided to start showing him again. Our first show was Estes Park Wool Market in 2005 where Tempis placed 1st and 2nd and Reserve Grand with BOTH judges! He earned his ALSA ROM within one year and now two years and three months after his first show, he has earned his ALSA Halter Champion. Last year Jeff and Sally were so impressed with Tempis and his offspring, they bought back a half-interest in him. So Tempis will be available for stud services at both Split Rock Ranch AND Stage Stop Llamas. Contact us for additional information and pricing on stud services.

The photo was taken at the 2006 LOCC Fall Classic where Tempis earned two Reserve Grands and one Grand Champion award.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Jackie in Miss Colorado Pageant

Okay, I know this isn't really ranch, llama or fiber related BUT we are so excited that our daughter, Jaclyn, aka Jackie, has been chosen to be a contestant in the Miss Colorado/USA pageant in October! The pageant is being held in Loveland Colorado on October 27th and 28th.

A BIG Thank you to her sponsors:

Scott Homes, Ltd.
Earthworks Land Development
Split Rock Ranch
Stage Stop Llamas
Hawes Plumbing
Richard & Darlene Larson

Now we have to go shopping for "the perfect evening gown", the "perfect swimsuit" and the rest of her wardrobe. This is Jackie's first pageant so it will be a big learning experience for her. She wants to become an actress and/or model so this will be a great introduction into that world. She plans to attend the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida next year - fashion design, fashion merchandising and interior design - we told her she needs some "real world" skills to fall back on and she has an amazing talent for these areas and is a very talented artist.
We will post an updated blog as more details evolve.