Why Should I Enter?

The Alpaca Youth Paraders Competition takes place each year at the Royal Melbourne Show, with young competitors leading alpacas through a short obstacle course and competing for the champion.

All youths aged from seven to under 26 can compete in the competition with classes for junior, intermediate, senior and adults.

Kitted out in smart entire, youth paraders compete in the competition’s showmanship and stockmanship sections, obtaining points for presentation.

The alpacas are judged on trainability and presentation by an experienced judge appointed by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) alpaca committee. The best Youth Paraders are awarded Trainer and Master Trainer during the competition.

With fun alpaca-related activities for the public on the day of the show, the competition is also a unique opportunity for the public to get up close to these friendly, long-necked creatures.

The Alpaca Youth Paraders Competition is run by RASV, in conjunction with the Australian Alpaca Association.

For all enquiries relating to the Alpaca Youth Paraders competition, you can contact Alpacas Coordinator, RASV.

2018 Highlights

The Alpaca Youth Paraders competition will take place at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show on 26 September, with entries open online from 14 July to 5 September.

The 2018 judge(s) will be appointed by the RASV alpaca committee.

Trainer awards will be presented during the Royal Melbourne Show Alpaca Youth Paraders competition.