Kearsley’s Caralee Stud Alpacas is celebrating its best-ever results at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The team took home four broad ribbons from five entries, on the back of its success at the Camden show two weeks prior, where it received seven broad ribbons.
At the Sydney Royal, which draws high-calibre entries from all over Australia, Caralee Selene was named first place and champion junior female; Caralee Loca Loca received second place and reserve junior female; Caralee Colosseum was second place and reserve champion junior male; Caralee I'm Just A Little Rebel second place light fawn junior male; and Alabaster Lilly was second place and reserve champion intermediate female Suri.
Rhiannon Lindley established the stud in 2010 and is a self-taught alpaca breeder, learning along the way.
The stud is currently home to 17 alpacas, plus babies on the way.
“We’ve worked our way up, our stock has improved and we’re getting better and better,” she said.
Ms Lindley’s neighbour Catelyn Sumners, 15, joined the Caralee team as a parader for this year’s show circuit.
With just six weeks of training, Ms Sumners received second place in showmanship and stockmanship and was the reserve champion in the senior preliminary division.
The team’s other parader, Nowra girl Simone Kira Hicks placed fourth in showmanship and fifth in stockmanship.
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