Welcome to Hobby Horse Farm Alpacas. Located in Ohio, we are breeders of fine-fleeced champion alpacas – since 1996! We are celebrating 20 years of successful alpaca breeding.
Come visit us for breeding stock and show winning alpacas in rich colors with top level EPDs and chart-topping skin biopsies.
Hello, we're Shauna Brummet and Jeffrey Skinner and we're glad you stopped by. We are the owners of Hobby Horse Farm Alpacas. Find out more about us here, or better yet, call to arrange a visit. We're always happy to show you around and talk about alpacas!
Our mission as alpaca breeders is to produce healthy, sound, elite-fibered alpacas with show ring presence, winning ability and production excellence. Our vision is a cooperative effort of small farms.
We are pioneers in the alpaca industry in the use of quantitative genetic testing tools (EPDs) to improve our breeding stock, as well as using skin biopsy analysis and fleece statistics.
Shauna has written a number of articles and made presentations about the use of EPDs, one of these can be found on our article page.
Hobby Horse Rico's Arctic Rendezvous won 3rd in a competitive Get of Sire class at the 2016 AOA National show! Thank you judges for recognizing this herdsire.
More results from the national: Blue ribbon Harper MF yearling female, 2nds with Starshine and Shimmer in different beige juvi female classes and Denali and Layla in different white juvi Female classes, 2nd with our gorgeous white Rendezvous son, Dancer, in white yearling males, 4th for Romeo in beige juvi males - 6.5 months, 5th for Hearst in LF juvi males, 6th for Leonidas in white juvi males! Thanks to Darby Vannier and his AOA staff and Bonnie Potter and the AOA board for a good National show.
The Science. The Trust. The Success.
The Science is Learned. As owners of Hobby Horse Farm, we have learned and applied the science of EPDs, skin biopsy and fleece statistics during our 19 years in the industry. Our knowledge is based in our formal scientific and engineering education and Shauna’s career in genomics and the life sciences. We have shared our knowledge by serving the industry on the boards of AOBA and ARI (now AOA) and the Alpaca Research Foundation.
The Trust is Earned. Our clients over the years tell us that our mentoring has been valuable to their success and many have become close friends. We help them learn to successfully show their alpacas, make positive breeding and purchase choices, and we are there to help when that first cria comes along! Clients continue to do business with us and refer us to their own friends. We highly value their display of trust. People know that we sell our top of the line animals and support buyers with the tools they need to become successful in our industry.
The Success Continues. We enjoyed early success in the show ring with our foundation stock, who went on to produce many champions. By applying scientific principles, genetic knowledge and a breeders “eye” to our breeding choices, our alpacas continue to win in the ring, carry elite fleeces – scientifically proven – and produce improved stock with high level EPDs. Relationship building and business building go hand in hand as we invite you to join us in a mutually successful alpaca industry journey. We are your genetics link!
Attention New Alpaca Breeders
We are always available to answer your questions and assist with plans to enter the alpaca industry. We would love to work with you on acquiring the bloodlines that you need to achieve your breeding goals. Work with a farm that is knowledgeable and dedicated to the alpaca industry. Together we can establish and achieve your goals. Contact Us!
Shauna is again serving on the board of the Alpaca Research Foundation. (ARF). She last served from 1998 – 2001. It is rewarding to work with this group of volunteers, as we learn and apply everything we can to the development of our herds.
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