American Tan Rabbit Specialty Club

Dedicated to promoting and improving the "Aristocrat of the Fancy"

2014 ARBA National Convention - Fort Worth, TX

The information contained here is not intended to replace the official show catalog for the show. Exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to purchase a show catalog from the host club. Please have fun, be safe and take lots of pictures for the website and newsletter!


ATRSC Booth:

The breed booth is the "home base" for Tans. The ATRSC is asking ALL members in attendance to contribute at least some time at the booth. Important announcements will be posted at the booth. We are also asking members to contribute gift cards or gift baskets to be raffled off to raise money for the scholarship fund. Sweepstakes awards will be available to be picked up at the booth. Need to join or renew your membership? Great time and place to do it!


Also, we are looking for people to staff the booth. Our goal is to have an officer or director always available, so please do not hestitate because you are unsure of what to do. It is really simple and you will have help! Sign-up sheet: http://tinyurl.com/atrscbooth 


Raffle:

We are asking our members to donate gift baskets or item donations. Any gift basket will be appreciated, but we are encouraging people to donate a basket that represents your district. Have a business connection? Any item donation (rabbit related or otherwise) will be appreciated. All proceeds will go to the ATRSC educational scholarship fund. Please contact Ken Henry about scholarship donations.


Judging:

Tans are typically judged on the first day of judging (Sunday).  Exhibitors are responsible for assisting with running rabbits. We need all hands on deck to get rabbits to and from the table. Typically we have a brief (and informal) meeting before judging about running rabbits.


Coop Sizes:

Please check the host website.


Annual Meeting:

Details TBA Please see the ATRSC booth for any unforeseen changes to the time/date/location.


Banquet:

The ATRSC banquet at Convention will be on Monday, November 3rd. We will pass out awards at the banquet. Last year we had a blast and played games after dinner. It was a great time and I'm sure this year will be wonderful too! Please contact Sarah Owen via PM or email (sarahowen.hou@yahoo.com) ASAP if you are wanting to attend so that she can get a preliminary headcount.


Auction:

Check back for information on the date/time.


Guidelines are as follows:

  • There will be a 70/30 split with 70% of the proceeds going to the seller and 30% to the ATRSC general fund. *If you wish to donate proceeds to the ATRSC, please inform Kelly Flynn in advance.*
  • There will be cage tags for designated auction rabbits that can be picked up at the booth. A pedigree book will be at the booth as well. You must place a cage tag on your cage and a pedigree in the auction book NO LATER THAN MONDAY AT 10AM. This allows potential buyers time to view the animals in advance. This also allows the auction committee time to view the rabbits in advance and have an ARBA judge examine them. There will be a sheet to be filled out for each auction rabbit that must be included when you place the pedigree in the book. 
  • Potential buyers should feel free to browse rabbit in advance, but be sure to ask the owner before removing rabbits from their cages.
  • No rabbits disqualified from the show will be allowed, no exceptions.
  • A licensed ARBA judge will check each individual rabbit for disqualifications.
  • Each seller must pay $1 per entry to be paid to the volunteering auctioneer.
  • Seller has the right to set a minimum bid on each entry.
  • Each person is allowed to sell one buck per variety with a maximum of two bucks total.
  • There is no limit on the number of does a person may sell.
  • All rabbits must have a full three generation pedigree. All pedigrees can be looked through.