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News Flash! Dancer now has 8 banners to his name, including Light Male Color Champ at the Buckeye Show, 2017 and Light Male Reserve Color Champ at the 2017 AOA Show! And he can add Judges Choice at the Buckeye Show to his resume!

Dancer was named Light Male Color Champ at the 2017 Royal Alpaca Challenge under judge Kristen Buhrman and at the Southern Select Show the next day.

$750 Drive-by Breeding Fee for a LIMITED TIME! Are you ready to add genetics for 16.9 MFD with a density of 106.08 follicles per sq. mm to your herd? Then look no further! Dancer is your guy. We got his stats and we were Dancing on the Celing too! Jump to his page or click to see his histogram.

Visit more males from our Herdsire landing page.

Book a breeding to one of our Proven Producers.

We are offereing a DDF Rico Suave son for sale! Half brother to Rendezvous. Visit Beau now! Nice 2017 female cria "Cotillion" (Beau x Tea Party) looking very good!

Click any image below to view or print their latest flyer.

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(all flyers designed at www.pheildesign.com)

Learning About Alpacas
Peruvian Alpaca



Read about the history of the alpaca, extending back hundreds of years. We share our photos from our trip to magical Peru, their land of origin, as well as many fascinating facts about the care and physical characteristics of alpacas. more..

New EPD stats:

Of our 20 active breeding females, 11 (55%) have EPDs in the Top 1% for 1 or more traits. And 2 more are in the Top 2%. That's 65% of our breeding females in the Top 1-2% of the national herd!!
We have received new histograms for 2016 on many of our animals. Visit our pages and see some impressive stats!

We are proud to serve as mentors to the alpaca community through the AlpacaMentor program.

Quick Picks

Our Other Passion - Breeding AKC Champion Samoyeds

New CH. Nordic's Hobby Horse Sodalicious and new
CH. Nordic's Hobby Horse So It Had To Be You Join their littermates as champions - that makes 4! For write up see the dog news page!


In Loving Memory Ch. Hobby Horse Nordic Wild Card and Hobby Horse Capr'ice O'Windsong

It is with heavy hearts that we bid goodbye to Deuce, beautiful and sweet boy who has touched our hearts, and broken them today (11-17-17) with his passing. And sadly we also lost our Capri, loving little girl and dam of our Blaze and Turbo. She gave us so much joy during her 14 plus years. More...


In Loving Memory of Ch. Hobby Horse Nordic EZ Ryder. 8-10-2003 – 4-30-2017.
We bid our lovely Ryder goodbye today. Ryder was the beautiful and loving sire of Ch. Blaze and Turbo and others, and great grand sire to Allure. We miss him dearly. He had the perfect Samoyed temperament and smiling face. he is shown below posing and relaxing with his good friends Lori and Rumor. And winning with Jeff in the ring. Rest in Peace dear Ryder.

NEW CHAMPION Hobby Horse Nordic So Alluring

Allure finished in style with a 4 point major under judge Cheryl Paterson, WB and BOW, giving her a total of 4 majors on her way to her championship. And judge Donna Francis awarded her 3rd Place in the owner-handled Working Group. Shown by her owner Jeff Skinner. Way to go Allure and Jeff and thanks to all judges. Allure is co-bred with Shauna Brummet, Gail Mathews and Brigid Brandt. More...

Nordic's Desert Star Jasmine, CGC (GCH White Eagle's Celestial Navigator x GCH Nordic's Hobby Horse Wild Ryde) owned by Mary and Steve Dietrich can add a new skill to her resume! She earned her herding instinct certificate! What a versatile girl! (bigger photos on the dog news page)


We would like to welcome you to our new farm in Wooster, Ohio! Stop by and see us!

Welcome to Hobby Horse Farm Alpacas. Located in Ohio, we are breeders of fine-fleeced champion alpacas – since 1996! We are entering our 21st year 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 Dancing on the Ceiling - Density 106 follicles per sq. mm. - Light Male Color Champ and Judges' Choice at Buckeye 2017. Plan a breeding for stellar genetics. Limited time reduced offer! Read more...

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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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