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  • 2014 NALRC National Show Info- Overview

    1 Open & 1 Youth Show Saturday, May 3, 2014 Columbus, OH


    The Show Catalog is available on-line as a PDF here, or click the link in the menu to the left.

    Entries must be mailed with correct funds in United States dollars made payable to the NALRC     

    Show Secretary: 

    Christine Hutchison
    322 Berry Mountain Road
    Millersburg, PA 17061

    Entry Fee is $7.50 per Lionhead.  Fur entry fee is $4.00.  All animals in the showroom must be cooped. Cooping is included in the entry fee.  This year’s entry fee includes risers. No Animals in carriers are  allowed. This is an OSRBA rule.  Entry Form can be found on Page 29 & 30 in the catalog. All entries must be accompanied by all fees IN FULL (in US dollars). Checks and money orders payable to the NALRC.  Returned checks will void your entry.  You will need to resubmit entry with payment of cash or a money order. A returned check fee will apply. Ear changes will be accepted via email through April 25, 2014, at no additional charge. No late entries or day of show entries will be accepted. There is an additional entry fee of $7.50 for the Statler Memorial Breeder Class.  For in-formation on this class. See Page 12 of the catalog.

    Confirmation of entry will be sent by email no later than Saturday, April 24, 2014. Each exhibitor is responsible for proofing their own confirmation of entry.  Please email the show secretary if you have not had your entry confirmed. ALL corrections to the confirmation of entry MUST be received by the Show Secretary NO LATER THAN Monday, April 28, 2014. Send corrections to Christine at Lionheads may be checked in and cooped from 2pm to 11pm on Friday, May 2, 2014, only.  There will be no Saturday cooping. Paperwork MUST be turned in to the Show Secretary by 11pm on Friday, May 2, 2014.

    Judges are:
    Jeremy Watmuff, Pam Jones and Ted De Loyola

    ARBA & NALRC Sanctioned Lionhead National Show for Tortoise and REW Lionheads

    NALRC is also accepting exhibition entries for COD varieties. Varieties will be eligible to compete for Best of Variety, Best Opposite of Variety and Best Variety Display.
    Only varieties (colors) with a Variety COD on file with the ARBA by January 1st, 2014 will be allowed to be judged.

    8 Varieties on ARBA CODs:
    Black, Chocolate, Pointed White, Sable Point, Seal, Siamese Sable, Smoke Pearl, & Smoke Pearl Point. NO AOV VARIETIES WILL BE SHOWN.

    NEW!!! Fur Classes Offered!

    All recognized varieties are eligible to complete in the breed fur class.  All fur classes are to be separate and paid entries.  All fur class entries are due April 13th with the original entry form.  All rabbits entered in the fur class must be entered and shown in their respective breed class.  Substitutions of the same variety may be made through April 25th.  Any rabbit disqualified from compe-tition or unworthy of an award shall be ineligible to compete in a fur class.  A judge  may disqualify an animal from the fur class any time they observe a general or disqualification present in the class.
    White Fur:  Any white or variety with white as the usable portion of the pelt. (REW) Colored Fur: All non-white colors of the breed.  (Tort)

    Wondering What to Bring to Nationals?
    We typically run this article in the Mane Musings prior to Nationals, but thought the website might be a better way to get the information out to the members who will be attending this year! Here is a list compiled by our club secretary, Dawn Guth, of items to consider bringing to Nationals! Thank You, Dawn! National Show Checklist. A copy is also included in the Offical National Show Catalog!

    Now Accepting Award Sponsors!!
    The NALRC National Show is a success every year due largely to the generosity of our membership in sponsoring awards. Each year we ask the membership to step forward and sponsor their favorite varieties as a way for the club to offset the expense of putting on such a large show. Every year the membership amazes us with their generosity. We are pleased to announce that we have Lisa Pordon painting the awards for our 2014 National show. We will begin accepting class sponsors NOW! Below is a description of the awards and the price to sponsor the class. If you are interested in sponsoring a class please contact LeAnn Danowski at Payments must be received by March 1st to have your name & rabbitry listed as a class sponsor in the next Mane Musings.

    Now Accepting National Show Catalog Advertising!
    The 2014 National Show Catalog will be available again this year on-line as a downloadable PDF file. We are currently accepting advertising for the 2014 National Show Catalog. Ads will be in full color and the official catalog will be available to print off from the club website on March 31st. Full page ads are $20 and half page ads are just $10. This is a great place to advertise your rabbitry and also a great place to get your contact information out for deliveries to Nationals. Advertising (and payment!) are due by February 10th. Please submit your ads (in jpeg format) to Theresa Mueller or if you need help designing something we are happy to help! Make checks payble to the NALRC (checks not made out to the NALRC will be returned), and send to Theresa Mueller, PO Box 43, Ravensdale, WA 98051 by February 10th. Contact Theresa Mueller for more information on advertising or for help designing your catalog ad.

    Fun Friday Night Mane Contest!
    Last year we started a new tradition of a fun Friday night contest for the "Longest Mane". In keeping with that tradition, the Show Committee will be offering a "Best Mane" contest on Friday evening this year. Come one, come all, to show off those beautiful manes that define our breed. Who will walk away with the title of "Best Mane"?? Will it be you?? Check out our Mane Contest Page for complete rules. Questions? Contact the Show Chair, Dawn Guth.

    Annual Raffle and Hospitality Tables
    Each year the club offers a raffle table as a fundraiser at our National Show. We rely heavily on donations from our members for this table to be a success.....we've never been let down. Each year we have amazing donations to this event of unique items to fill our tables. The last several years we've required TWO tables for our raffle, our members have been so generous! Consider bringing an item with you to donate or if you'd like to purchase one at the show there are many rabbit related vendors available on-site as well. We've also offered a hospitality table at the last several National shows. Someplace to grab a cup of coffee (always welcome on Saturday morning!) or a pick-me-up cookie in the afternoon. Again, we rely on the generosity of our members to help ensure that this table has items for exhibitors throughout the day. Please consider bringing a bag or box of goodies or perhaps a case of bottled water. Please contact our Booth Chair, Carol Fry, if you have any questions.

    Fourth Annual Limited Edition T-Shirts Available for 2014

    This will be the fourth year that the club will be offering Limited Edition (pre-order only). T-Shirts in conjunction with our National Show. Shirts will be available for a limited time and available for delivery to the National show. Many people have been disappointed that they missed out on pre-ordering one. Don't miss out this year! Ordering information can be found here. If you have any questions, contact Promotions Chair, Christine Hutchison.

    Annual Live Auction of Top Quality Lionheads
    It has become a tradition for the club to put on an annual Live Auction following the judging of the National Show. This has become a highly prestigious event and boasts donations from some of the top breeders from around the nation. The format has changed this year in an effort to be more inclusive to our generous members who support this annual fundraiser. For a complete list of rules check out our Live Auction Rules Page. Would you like to consider donating to this event? Questions? Contact the Fundraising Chair, Phil Gamber.

    National Show Banquet
    Each year the NALRC offers a banquet following the National Show. This year we will be returning to the Spaghetti Warehouse for a wonderful evening of good food, friends, & fun! Join us for a relaxing evening dinner in the company of Lionhead friends, old and new, and also enjoy our annual fundraising auction of wonderful items donated by club members! Our Banquet Page will be updated soon, and provides additional information and a Ticket Order Form. Questions? Contact the Banquet Chair, Dawn Guth.

    Youth Activities
    The Youth Committee will be holding fun activities, such as a cotume contest and a scavenger hunt, at the National Show. For more information, drop by our booth at Nationals.

    Friday night will be our first Costume contest. Are you creative? Have you been thinking of a way to dress yourself and your Lion up for us to see? Do you have a favorite sport? Do you have a favorite movie? Do you have favorite video game characters? Do you have an imagination that will surprise us all? Show off your interests or creativity to all us boring adults. Costumes will be judged all together in 3 c...ategories: Most creative, Funniest and Best overall! Prize in each category will be a hand designed picture frame. We will take a picture of each winner and email the picture to you to print for your picture frame. I hope to see lots of unique costumes to blow the judges minds and make this very hard to pick the winners!

    On Saturday, at some point after the youth show ends, we will have a timed scavenger hunt. There are two age groups for this event: Under 13 and 13 & over. There are medals for the top 3 winners in the hunt. So bring your walking shoes and your manners and come join us for this exciting event. Points will be deducted if you are running or it is reported that you are being rude to people.

    Both events are free and no prior sign up required. So come prepared to join in the fun event. For more info, contact Carolyn Charville, Youth Committee Chair


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