The show was held at the village hall in Barton Le Clay on Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd and was kindly hosted by Luton rabbit club which as usual was run in an efficient and professional manner by Jean Thompson. An excellent venue with plenty of good daylight and a very sociable atmosphere, nice to see Jean getting back to her best.
Our judge for the day was Dave Hemsley, quick out of the blocks off the new non breeder panel, and was soon in his stride sorting out the near fifty entry of quality English. You can’t have any excuses for not coming to the show as we had support from the Tooks from Hull and Ian & Mel Kirkland travelling all the way from Barrow in Furnace and on top of that they ran the canteen all day, many thanks for their support. Kitwood Ken also did his usual sterling job doing the raffle for both clubs.
Victorious on the day was Jackie Saunders with a Grey Buck and daughter Jemima winning Best Junior, Jackie and Jemima come to every London English show and I know all the members join in congratulations on Jackie's first Best in Show – WELL DONE!
Full results as follows:
Adult Black -- cc -- Bernard Double u/5 -- -- -- Dawn Shipperley
Adult Blue -- -- -- Fred Manifield u/5 -- cc -- Kitwood Stud
Adult Grey -- cc -- Jackie Saunders u/5 -- -- -- Usher Stud
Adult Choc -- -- -- Ian Kirkland u/5 -- cc -- Firshill Stud
Adult Tort -- cc -- Mel Kirkland
Best Junior -- -- -- Jemima Saunders
In the host club Best of Breed was Firshill Studs Grey and Steve Germany, along with Petra Otto, made it runner-up to Foxwood Stud's Angora for Best in Show. All in all a very enjoyable day.