Showring Magazine

this page updated as of Nov. 16, 2006

ALSA SHOWRING is ALSA'S publication which serves as the universal communications link between the ALSA Board of Directors and the membership. It will be published four times a year.  The Winter issue will feature all Regional results and the Spring issue will feature all Grand National results.

SHOWRING typically contains a communication from ALSA's President, committee reports, updated information on awards earned by llamas, alpacas, and youth, minutes from Board meetings, show schedules, articles for youth members, show superintendents, and the membership, and results from the Regional shows and the Grand National show.  

SHOWRING, in each issue, provides a listing of all currently sanctioned llama and alpaca shows, so that you can plan your show exhibition schedule well in advance. This show listing service provides locations of the shows, names of contact persons, registration information and/or entry forms, and who is judging the show. As the value of this information to exhibitors has grown, show superintendents have begun to list their shows many months in advance – to promote them and encourage exhibitor attendance.

Advertising is encouraged in SHOWRING, so rates are low.  In fact, it is the least expensive way to promote your animals and target ads towards readers interested in all aspects of showing, show products, training and breeding animals. At this writing, advertisers reach over 3000 ALSA members, all of whom are actively involved in the fast growing show industry. These people look for good animals to purchase, insurance and other services, supplies, grooming and health products among other things.


Rates listed are for ALSA members only. Please contact the SHOWRING office at Able Publishing for non-member rates.

Rates are for prepaid, press-ready ads. Payment should be submitted with ad material.  (Ad design/production is available through Able Publishing on a per ad cost basis.)

Zip discs and CD's are acceptable.  Ads should be created at 300 dpi resolution and saved in one of the following file formats:  JPEG, TIFF, EPS, PDF, or as Quark Express documents (saved as versions 5 or 4.1) with fonts and graphics included.

Photos should be scanned at 300 dpi resolution.

Any change in an ad, i.e. adding or reducing a photo or resizing the ad, incurs an additional charge.

If artwork or photos are to be returned, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

2007 Member Rates for 4 Issues

1 page, full color -- $350 for each of the 4 issues
  1/2 page, full color -- $200 for each of the 4 issues
1 page, black & white -- $200 for each of the 4 issues
1/2 page, black & white --$100 for each of the 4 issues




Full Page $650 Full Page $300
1/2 Page $325 1/2 Page $110
1/3 Page $265 1/3 Page $80
1/4 Page $190 1/4 Page  $60
Back Cover $950 Business Card  $40
Inside Front Cover $900
Inside Back Cover $900
2-Page Spread $1200
Center Spread $1450


Full Page 7.5" x 9.5"
Full Page Bleed 8.5" x 11"
Half Page Horizontal 7.5" x 4.5"
1/3 Page Vertical 2.5" x 9.5"
1/3 Page Horizontal 7.5" x 3.125"
1/4 Page Vertical 3.5" x 4.75"
Business Card - Standard 3.5" x 2.0"

All advertising is to be sent directly to Able Publishing.  Attn:  Tracy or Rod

All articles are to be submitted to the Chair or a member of 
the ALSA Publications Committee.

Please read: Statement of Policies Regarding Publication & Production Process

There will be four issues of Showring annually.
The following deadlines will be adhered to.




Winter Issue December 15 January 15 Regional Show Issue
Spring Issue February 1 March 1 National Show Issue
Summer Issue June 15 July 15  
Autumn Issue September 15 October 15  

IFC, IBC, BC spaces offered on an annual, rotation basis, and BOD approval -
contact Able Publishing for availability.

Each issue hopes to feature ALSA show results.  If you have show results and would like them featured in an upcoming issue, please contact the Publications Committee Chair or Rod Hoover at Able Publishing for space availability.

Able Publishing (Mailing Address)
Attention: Tracey or Rod Hoover/Showring
P.O Box 1968
Manhattan, KS 66505
Email:  Tracey or Rod

Able Publishing (Physical Address - for overnight letters, etc)
Attention: Tracey/Showring
714 Poyntz, Suite B
Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone for Able Publishing: 785-537-0320, Fax: 785-537-6109

Please contact the Publications Committee Chair if you have questions/comments.

©Copyright The Alpaca and Llama Show Association 2006. Reproduction of articles is authorized subject to written permission being obtained from the individual author.

Statement of Policies Regarding Publication and Production Process

ALSA Publications Committee:
   CHAIR - David Armer-NV
      Barb Baker-OH
      Deb Gaskill-OH
      Norma Stevens-CA
      BOD Liaison:  Dan Milton


Alpaca Llama Show Association
Cheryl Ryberg, Secretary
607 California Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA  15202
Phone:  412-761-0211
Fax:  412-761-0212
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