Oakhill llamas national triumph
LLAMA farmer Caroline Pembro and her son, nine-year-old Harry, have celebrated national success after exhibiting their prized pets.
Caroline and Harry attended the National Championships, the most prestigious event for llama farmers nationwide, which was held over two days at the Royal County of Berkshire Showground in Newberry.
Caroline said the show had a particularly good attendance this year, attracting over 40 llamas from as far afield as Herefordshire, Nottinghamshire and Oxfordshire, as well as from Somerset, Dorset and Gloucestershire.
Caroline and Harry, from Oakhill, exhibited four llamas and managed to collect three of the top awards as well as bringing home a clutch of rosettes.
Caroline said: “Being the National Championships, it was fantastic to do so well, particularly against such strong competition.
“I was also really proud of Harry, who was awarded the Armitage Challenge Cup for amassing the highest number of points across all the classes with his llama, Riley”.
Ollie the llama is locally renowned for his many appearances at clubs, schools and village fetes. He was awarded the Pam Walker Gelding Cup and also won the Lost City Insurance Services Shield for his speed around the agility course.
A further four rosettes awarded to the mother and son team for items Caroline had designed and made from the llamas’ fibre.