2019 Events

As you can see to the left, the state of Iowa and the Iowa Llama Association stay very busy with no less the 6 llama shows within our borders throughout the year.  ILA members volunteer time and compete at all of these events as well as many others across the US.  At the ILA, we work hard and we play just as hard.

​​​​Iowa Llama Association Spring Meeting

Membership Meeting
The 2019 Iowa Llama Association Annual Meeting will on Sunday March 17th at the home of NEW ILA members, Kahlee and Andy Boutte. Homemade chili and a baked potato bar will be served at 12:30 pm and our meeting will start at 1:00 pm. Everyone (Member or not) is invited to join in on the good time. Please bring a dessert to share! We hope to see you there.

Prairie Patch Farm 
2991 120th St. NE 
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(Prairie Patch Farm is located one mile west of Shueyville, IA. Take the Ely/Shueyville exit off of 380 and turn East towards Shueyville. Stay on that road through the town. The farm is located on the right hand side, less than a mile from the town center. Prairie Patch Farm has two homes on the property. Please follow the balloons to the house in the further back. Prairie Patch Farm is located on a 52 acre conservation and is surrounded by wildlife. If the weather permits (ha!), please feel free to bring a lawn chair, blanket, and additional snacks to enjoy mother nature in an uninterrupted environment.)

Heartland Llama Show
May 5 & 6

North Iowa Events Center
Mason City, IA

Superintendent by committee: email 

Judges: Mike Haumschild (halter and performance);

            Katie Mazac (assistant performance);

            Danita Doerre (walking & shorn fiber)

Above are the links to the information on the Heartland Llama Show.

The Heartland Llama Show committee is excited to invite all of you to join us for our 2019 show!  After such a positive experience last year, we are again holding the show at the North Iowa Event Center in Mason City, Iowa.  We are excited to offer this year a shorn fleece competition AND an all ages costume class!!  We’ve also brought back the silent auction and would really appreciate any donations you may be generous enough to offer.  Please check out the rules document for a few other changes this year.

All the show documents are attached to this e-mail, but they may also be found on the ILR events website.  You can enter via ILR’s Show Manager or by mailing your entry forms.  Please enter as soon as possible and keep in mind the entry due date is April 12 with a grace late entry deadline of April 19.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via the show e-mail address: heartlandllamashow@gmail.com or any of the committee members:

Cassie Heetland:  641/373-0980 or cassemt@hotmail.com     
Penny Lage:          319/345-2117 or tplage2@gmail.com          
Becky Willhite:     319/290-4294 or beckyj@cfu.net  

ILR-SD The Gathering

June 28 - 30

Iowa Equestrian Center

Cedar Rapids, IA

Superintendent: Nick Hauptly/Lisa Robinson

Judges: TBD

The premier ILR-SD Sanctioned, triple-points, Halter and Performance Show staffed with many volunteers of the Iowa Llama Association.

Llama Futurity Association's Show & Sale

June 29-30

Iowa Equestrian Center

Cedar Rapids, IA

Superintendent: LFA Board

​Judges: TBD

Run in conjunction with The Gathering, the LFA's show and sale is one of the year's great opportunities to show and purchase llamas with champion pedigrees from the country's best breeders.  This show and sale is staffed with many Iowa Llama Association volunteers.

Iowa State Fair Llama Show

August 17-18
Iowa State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, IA

Superintendent: Irene Gerwig

Judges: Terese Evenson

An ILR-SD sanctioned Halter & Performance show.  Performance runs Saturday beginning at 8 AM.  Costume classes at 5 PM followed by the infamous Llama Llimbo at 6 PM sharp! Halter classes begin at 9 AM Sunday.  Keep an eye out for show forms.

​​Fall Harvest Llama Show

September 14-15

Cattle Congress Fairgrounds

Waterloo, IA

Superintendent: Nick Hauptly

Judge: Tor Sorenson

You are invited to attend the 2019 Fall Harvest Llama Show held in conjunction with the National Cattle Congress. This show is the Iowa Llama Association's biggest fundraiser of the year and offers a full performance and halter schedule complete with Llama-Llimbo, a fantastic silent auction, Spinner's Choice evaluation/class, jackpot $5 fun classes, and even an exhibitor appreciation party. It's a relaxed show with the majority of stalling and the arena all under one roof. Great event for youth to attend and get their feet wet. Space is limited, so enter now! Our judge is Tor Sorensen from Arizona. Entries are to be sent to Nick Hauptly at Fallharvestls@gmail.com.​