Welcome to Andante Alpacas
Andante Alpacas of Old Brick Farm near Stewkley in Buckinghamshire, was established in 2009 with the purchase of three breeding females which we bought locally. Within three months we had decided to increase the herd (and colour range) by purchasing two pregnant black females. And so the fun began!
Mark is now "retired" but has been put to work looking after the herd and spending time in the paddocks, which he much prefers to sitting behind a desk. Caroline has a background in agriculture but has only had the opportunity to put her knowledge into action since moving to Old Brick Farm upon her return from the Far East at the beginning of the 2000s. As well as keeping alpacas on the farm, the family has also enjoyed raising Jacob Sheep, pigs, geese, ducks, turkeys and chickens and looking after horses and ponies at various times. In addition to the alpacas, the resident animal family currently comprises a few hens, two farm cats and an energetic but much-loved dog! Mark and Caroline have four children, all of whom have now flown the nest and one of whom is a very useful vet!
Caroline joined the Heart of England Alpaca Group at the start of her alpaca life and soon got involved in the running of shows, joining the British Alpaca Society fibre committee, and she was heavily involved in the organisation of the 2012 World Alpaca Conference held at Keble College in April 2012. Both Mark and Caroline have attended a variety of courses over the years all of which have increased their understanding of these delightful animals and their superlative fleeces. Caroline is very keen to see a huge growth in the fibre industry in Britain as she fully appreciates the many fine qualities of alpaca fibre.
Breeders of the British Alpaca Society's National Fleece Show 2013 supreme champion. Andante Balthazar is available for matings. Please contact Caroline at: email@example.com for more details.