were off in one end of the building sharing space with the ARBA Youth Scholarship
Auction and the ARBA Research and Development Event. They did put the booth
in the same general end of the building but they were separated from us
by a curtain wall.
Gibbons (MN) is checking on her rabbits.
was a nice open area along the cooping where Lionhead exhibitors set up chairs
and kept equipment. You could always find good friends and great conversation.
Here Diane Ricketson (CA) Arden Wetzel (MN) Sarrah Gibbons (MN) and Sandy
Storrie (CA) visit.
for Presentation to start. The Torts are in the holding pens and nerves are
very high while Cheryl Rafoth (WA) Arden Wetzel (MN) and Theresa Mueller
(WA) watch the breeds preceding ours.
Standard Committee going over the presentation Lionheads.
is weighed, measured and examined by 9 judges for any faults.
the Standards Committee reviews the rabbits they sit down to talk about them.
we all watch and wait ..... Jeremy Armstrong (KS) Katelyn Harmon (AK)
Sarrah Gibbons (MN)
and Katelyn foreground Gail Gibbons (MN) Arden Wetzel (MN) Diane Ricketson
Mueller (WA) Arden Wetzel (MN) and Cheryl Rafoth (WA) after presentation
drowning sorrow in bottle of champagne served in rabbit coop cups (we
forgot to arrange for glasses)
of the large junior Tort classes waiting for the judge during the Convention Show.
of Breed Junior Tortoise doe
Opposite Sex to Breed Junior Tortoise Buck
Godderz (center) judged while Theresa Mueller took remarks and Katelyn
Harmon waited to carry Lionheads back to coops
means HIGH STANDARDS of judging. Judge Rene Godderz had her trusted ruler
and took time to measure face wool (can not exceed 1 inch).
team of people helped. Here Gail Gibbons and Sarrah Gibbons sort paperwork.
Wetzel kept track of all placements on control sheets so we could post
results right away. Cheryl Rafoth is taking a MUCH deserved moment to
sit down as she carried many of the Lionheads back.
Gibbons, Dawn Guth and Katelyn Harmon weighted all the entries.
and Katlyn also brought up the classes so they would be ready for judging.
Mueller watches as judge Rene Godderz studies the Best of the Varieties as
she gets ready to announce Best of Breed.
Best of Breed judging
and Jeremy Armstrong watch Best of Breed judging with Katelyn Harmon
selection is made but their friend Gail Gibbons has to share the good news!
Letting it sink in.
and Katelyn celebrate! But Jeremy seems to be in shock. or is he asking
himself why did I sell that rabbit?
Rafoth & Theresa Mueller with BOS Judge Rene Godderz Jeremy and Becky
Armstrong with BOB
NALRC's 2006 Booth our supplies were stuck somewhere else but that did not slow
us down. Lisa Marie Harmon took everything in stride. The booth was up, complete
with our coloring contest, raffle and a bowl of Halloween candy guarded by
a Lionhead bunny!
Wetzel (MN) and Diane Ricketson (CA).
Guth and Arden Wetzel
and Jeremy Armstrong (KS)
Rafoth and Theresa Muller came a long way but it was worth it.
Ricketson (CA) and Lisa Lopeze (TX).
Guth (OH) and her BOV winners in REW and Siamese Sable
Noonan (NY) waiting for judging to start.
breeders came from all over the United States and made new friends!