So far it’s been a Great British Rabbit Show for the 6-star Championship being held this weekend with 12 Angora rabbit entries. The range of colours with whites was excellent with 4 whites, 2 golds, 1 sable, 1 chocolate tort, 2 brown greys, 1 smoke and 1 cinnamon and it was nice to see so many angoras today. The event is being held at the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall, Newark Showground in Newark and the judge today was Arthur Clipsham and Derek Medlock judged the Fancy Challenges. Congratulations to Richard Grindey who won overall best adult with his cinnamon and best u/5 with his brown grey and runner-up in the challenge with his smoke. Well done to all the exhibitors Richard Grindey, Chris Hamilton and Orrey Pike. More results to come from the NAC Stock Show later today.
Winner of the weekend
The Best in Show u5 and Supreme Best in Show at the Great British Rabbit Show 2022 went to Richard Grindey with a Peppa a Brown Grey doe u/5. Breed judge Mr Glen Hodson, Section Judge Mr Derek Medlock, Best in Show Judge Mrs Daphne Brass-Brown.
It was a close vote and the overall winner is Sian Butler with her stunning black and white image of a baby golden Angora bunny. Second place goes to Sally May with her photo of a baby blue Angora bunny. In third place is Liz Maloney with her photo of Nibs. Thank you to everyone who entered and everyone who voted on the Facebook page. Prizes will be sent out to each winner.
Thank you all for entering your fabulous Angora bunnies into the bunny photographic competition, here are the entries below with 31 entries to enjoy. Some fun and gorgeous characterful rabbits of all ages.
Don’t forget to vote via the National Angora Club Facebook page for your favourites by 5 pm on Thursday 30th June 2022.
If you are looking for an Angora bunny then look no further as one of our club members has a litter of Golden Angora rabbits for sale in the Bournemouth area. The babies are currently around six weeks old and looking for new homes and their parents are Sprout and Pablo. If you are interested contact Sian Butler via e-mail (Sian.firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Richard had a good day showing at Coventry today with showing in the National Angora Club Stock show, taking out a young white and young smoke but the stars of the day were Cinnamon Spice winning BiS under Peter Biggs and the Little Brown Grey Peppa going BiS under Simon Whincup. Richard was also the first to be awarded the new Yvonne Hobbs Memorial Shield.
Angora rabbit wool fibre is a fantastic natural product and can be used in many ways to make fabulous wool garments. It is the by product of keeping Angora rabbits as they require clipping frequently for their welfare. Some of our members are so talented in their spinning, knitting and felting that it is incredible to see their products and the quality of them. If you are interested in any Angora rabbit wool products or looking to purchase some Angora rabbit wool then get in touch as we sell both the natural wool fibre as well as a range of Angora rabbit wool products. You can find our stand at many of the wool festivals if you want to see some of the products in person as they are so tactile then stop by our stand but otherwise drop us an e-mail. Below are a small selection of the types of products we make from Angora rabbit wool.
We are organising an angora rabbit floral tribute for Yvonne’s funeral, and if we can raise enough we hope to have a Memorial Shield for a Stock Show. If you would like to donate please go to email@example.com and donate as a friend. If you want to donate any other way please let Sally May know. Yvonne worked very hard to promote the angora rabbit and always supported the national angora club, so we feel it is a good way to do this to remember her.
Just to confirm that Yvonne Hobbs (Willowcot Stud) Funeral will be held on Thursday 12th May at 9:30am at Hereford Crematorium Westfaling Street, Hereford HR4 0JE, the wake after the service is to be held at Hereford Rowing Club 37 Greyfriars Avenue HR4 0BE. If you can message Richard Grindey to let him know of planned attendance for numbers, that would be helpful. If you are unable to attend there is a live link so please contact us for this.
If you are looking for a pair of pet angora rabbits, and are able to provide a forever home for them, then this might be an opportunity for you. We have been contacted by the Danaher Animal Home who have two rabbits, one called Snowball and the other called Sassy that need a new forever home.
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Yvonne Fothergill-Hobbs sadly passed away this morning peacefully in her sleep. She has been a wonderful friend and fellow English Angora rabbit enthusiast and will be sadly missed from the hobby for all who knew her. For anyone who didn’t know Yvonne she wrote a post last year about her life long love of her Angora rabbits being a successful breeder and 63 x champion winner on the show circuit and it shows her passion and dedication to the hobby like none other.
Yvonne Hobbs (Willowcot Stud) Funeral will be held on the Thursday 12th May at 9:30am at Hereford Crematorium Westfaling Street, Hereford HR4 0JE, details of the wake are to be confirmed.