By Patty Russi
(This month we are starting a new section featuring the LASC kids and their activities.)
The 2004 season started off with a bang with a group of our youth and their Llamas participating in the Kids Day Parade at the Indio Show. Later on that evening all the kids that were at the show were sent on a scavenger hunt. The kids were divided up into teams of two with a younger child being teamed up with an older one. The teams had to find different Llama items and get answers to showmanship questions. In fact as it turned the judge actually asked one of the same questions during the Youth Showmanship Class on Saturday. When all was said and done the boys team of Jeremy Wallace and Ryan Russi were the first ones back with all the items and the questions answered. The kids then got their rewards and had a Kids only pizza party.
The Indio Show started off with all the kids and their Llamas marching in with the American flag and standing during the playing of the National Anthem. There was more than one misty eye in the audience. This is a new tradition we hope continues.
The rest of the weekend was spent showing with a lot of new faces in the showring. Welcome to Makenna Falconer, Kyle Free and Ryan Russi. We had a total of 8 youth showing and several of them would have given the adults a run for there money.
Congratulations to Allyson Burke and Emily Russi the Grand Champions and Makenna Falconer and Jeremy Wallace our Reserve Grand Champions. Good job kids.
On March 20th Justin Bohac, Katie Eaton, Kyle Free, Austin Lemieux, Dylan Myers, Emily and Ryan Russi all showed up in there western wear to participate in the Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano. All the kids looked great and did a real fine job on the parade route.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the next event. Parents thank you for the continued support.
LASC Featured Youth: (Every newsletter a different LASC youth will be featured in this section)
Kyle Free is the youth featured this month.
Kyle is nine years old and has only owned Llamas for a little over a year. Indio was Kyle’s first show and he did real well. Even though he had only been working with his Llama for a very short time he was still able to get him to do most of the obstacles. You saw improvement in every class as he and his Llama started to work a team.
Kyle jumped in feet first and showed in all of the youth classes at his first show including Youth Showmanship. He has also participated in three parades with other LASC members.
Kyle will be receiving a gift certificate sponsored by The Pondarussi Ranch. Keep up the good work Kyle.
Norma Stevens (760) 751-2603