The Golden Plains Llama Association began as a group of llama owners who enjoyed getting together to show, trade secrets and compare notes. It has grown to include alpacas and be more youth orientated. Annually GPLA sponsors the Kansas State Fair Llama Show and the GPLA Conference (one of the last left in the US). We are also (as a state) hosting the ALSA (Alpaca and Llama Show Association) National Show of Champions. We have conducted pack trials, originated a llama show (still going as the Stars & Stripes Llama Show) and have members active in community events across the state. We also have members from Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado. If you see llamas or alpacas in a parade or at a school or nursing home, check it out!!
A special thank you to Jane Queal for all her wonderful photos!!