An excellent entry of 16 angoras in our stock show and the London championship show, sadly Alan couldn’t make it so we didn’t have the full 16, however Peter brought down one of Alan’s smoke adult angoras and with help got it groomed and ready for the show.

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Come and meet us at the London Championship show at the East Midlands showground Peterborough, 8/9th October,   there will be a good entry of show angora rabbits, plus lots of other breeds. 
Plus a product competition for angora products on the Saturday.

Breeder judges

Mr A Cargo, Ms A Wray

Life judges

Mr S Whincup, Mr A Aldred, Mr G Boot, Mr B Brake, Mr K Brand, Mr P Brazier, Mr D Brophy, Mr P Brophy, Mrs J Connolly, Mrs P Cornforth, Mr A Clipsham, Mr R Everitt, Mr R Grindey, Mrs C Hamilton, Mrs P Honour, Mr G Hodson, Mrs J Leighton, Mr D Mason, Mrs E Massey-Beeston, Mrs S May, Mr D Medlock, Mr B Rideout, Mr N Robertson, Mr B Trute, Mrs G Webb-Bailey.

All round panel

Mr P Batey, Mr P Biggs, Mr O Brazier, Ms H Elliott, Ms S Elliott, Mr D Every, Ms H every, Mr P Faint, Mr J Fletcher, Mr M Fox, Mr S Germany, Mr G Gore, Mrs J Gore, Ms C Hollis, Mr N Jeffries, Mrs G McKell, Ms L Morris, Mr P Morris, Mrs D Nicholson, Mr C Petts, Mr G Richardson, Mrs R Waring.

Scottish judges

Mr J Wood and 2 vacancies.

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.

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Baby golden Angora rabbit (Sian Butler)

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.

Second place was the photo of a baby Blue Angora (Sally May)
Nibs (Liz Maloney)

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.

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Richard being awarded the Yvonne Hobbs Memorial Shield for Best in Show

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.

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Bunny sticker bugs 50p each plus postage

To purchase any of these items as well as Angora rabbit wool fibre get in touch via the Contact page or e-mail us at

National Angora club cloth bags£2.00 each plus postage

NAC badges – £4.00 plus postage

We also sell a wide range of Angora rabbit wool fibre of all colours for both spinning and felting so get in touch for more information.

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.

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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 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.

Hillmans Florists

Thank you to Hillmans Florists of Hereford for the floral display for Yvonne.

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