RISING STAR ALPACAS
About Us
Jim and Kelley Hobart are the ranch owners and we manage the daily operations. Our breeding program is focused on bringing out the best fiber and conformation traits while providing unique colors to the fiber industry.We are constantly researching specific genetics and trait characteristics to ensure our ARI Registered Crias improve with each breeding season.

Learn more about our ranch on this page

Our Mission is to provide a family friendly atmosphere where people of all
ages and nationality can experience a unique farm visit and better understand these amazing Alpacas! Learn how we got started in this article published in the San Francisco East Bay magazine 110: Growing a Way of Life

We believe alpacas are a great way to help teach children kindness and gentleness towards animals. Alpacas are gentle, easy on the land, very clean, and intelligent. We have found that interacting with animals like Alpacas helps to teach both children and adults to focus outwardly on other living creatures and demonstrates a kind way to treat the earth.

Ranch History


Established in 1998, our family ranch was originally in Northern California. In 2011 we decided to make a life change now that the kids are grown and are focusing more on our website (AlpacaDirect.com) and travel. It's been a great journey. Our alpacas are currently in Sandpoint Idaho with 6 still in Northern California. If you are interested in investing in Alpacas and getting some top-notch animals with great Pedigrees, please contact us.

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