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News & Results 2017

B.Double           Gold Cup Winner 2010

North East Counties English Summer Stock Show 2017
by Gary Lees (Judge)

Having travelled up to Thirsk accompanied by Kitwood Ken & 7 rabbits, I guess Stewart had more rabbits to judge than myself. On Arrival, I found that I was facing an entry of 73 which really when it is during holiday time, isn’t a bad entry. I was greeted by the usual happy faces and surprisingly some usual faces were also absent, was it Stewart’s judging or mine that frightened you off……? Please let us know!
The Vogan duo ran the kitchen and I must say that Denise’s dinner and cakes etc were exceptional and all service was accompanied with a smile, anyway, now on to the show

First class up for me was the chocolates, only six adults and three youngsters but all were of a good deep colour…. With the adult winning doe belonging to Kettlewood & Sharp.
Next up were the torts, eight in total and I must say very disappointing, the youngster (probably the best marked tort here today) was not really ready or big enough for a show therefore the CC went to the winning adult doe of Ken Brownsord.
Blacks then arrived on to the table with a striking youngster with a tail to die for shown by Russell Fenn which was beaten by the adult gold cup winning doe of Stevie Dixon, an absolutely cracking rabbit but just lacked ‘it’ today, but don’t worry Steve, as I’m sure after a rest and a moult, this rabbit will be out winning top awards again.
A fair entry of blues but where has the colour gone? The adult which in my opinion lacks colour and graducation was beaten by the youngster which had quality work and excellent coat and colours and went on to win best junior for Alicia Howells. Well done Alicia!
Finally the greys, a class full of class, my best colour for quality. The youngster of S&H Shacklock going on to be the best youngster in show whilst the adult doe shown by Ken Brownsord went on to win best in show. This rabbit had an excellent coat with depth in colour, good open work throughout, a well presented quality exhibit. Not yet fully grown so I can see it improving and winning again in the future. This rabbit had what a lot of rabbits are missing…… A little bit of sparkle!!! And I’m afraid that doesn’t come in a bottle!
Best in show results
Having been fortunate to have bred a couple of quality English in recent years which gave me a lot of joy on their wins, I feel that we have 2 quality doe’s here that will give a lot of joy to their owners and I stand locking up in these rabbits don’t win major awards under ‘fancy’ judges at some fo the top shows around the country
Then again, perhaps there are a few exhibitors today saying that after watching my judging performance, I do actually need locking up!
Thoroughly enjoyed my day!

Yorkshire Area English YSS & Adult Support 2017
by Sam Vogan (Secretary)

Many thanks to our judge for the day, Pete Tweddle for accepting this appointment so close to the day - As many know, our original judge had to give up this appointment due to NERC judging appointment at the YSS.
This was Pete's first time judging a stock show and he told me afterwards that he thoroughly enjoyed his day. Thank you to his wife Tracy on the book and Kevin Young and Mel and Ian Kirkland for stewarding throughout the day.
Pete noted that there were some very nie rabbits exhibited which added to the enjoyment.
YSS Results
Black Mstr J Hirstle
Blue A Howells:
Tort Bellamoure Stud:
Grey B Taylor:
Choc Kettlewood & Sharpe: .
YSS Best in show went to Brian Taylor and his grey doe.

Adult Support Results
Black Bellamoure Stud
Blue K Young
Tort Bellamoure Stud:
Grey Bellamoure Stud
Choc R Took
Best in show went to Bellamoure Stud's tort buck

Thank you to all who attended and as always, your support is very much appreciated

North East Counties English YSS 2017
by Steve Shacklock (Judge)

Many thanks to Anne and her Committee for the invite. This was my first time judging English but I think everything went OK. I made sure I knew where the nearest exit was though just in case. My stewards were John, Richard, Fred, Steve with Russell on the book. Thank you all. Some good stock on show. Especially liked the winning Blue and Grey. They should do well in the future.

Black Hirstle & Dewhirst: Good head and tail. Good work both sides.
Blue A Howells: Good head & tail. Bold spots. Good colour. Easy winner.
Tort Bellamoure Stud: Good head. Nice work. Small spots. Fit
Grey B Taylor: Nice open work. Bit flat on left haunch. Fair balance. Fit
Choc Kettlewood & Sharpe: Shade dirty ear roots. Good work both sides.
YSS Best in show went to junior exhibitor, Alicia Howell's with her blue.

North East Counties English Adult Support 2017
by Steve Shacklock (Judge)

Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Some good stock today but a few weren’t in show condition and many needed their nails cut. The winning Choc of Richard Took stood out for markings but is starting to look a bit tired. Thanks to my stewards and Russel on the book.

Black A Howells: Fair head. Good open spots. Good condition
Blue A Howells: Good head and tail. Nice open spots. Wins on balance.
Tort R Wearmouth: Very good head. Corkscrew tail. Well spotted both sides.
Grey F Manifeld: fair head & tail. Well spotted both sides, good balance. Young adult.
Choc R Took: White up ears. Well spotted both sides, good balance.
Adult Support Best in Show went to Richard Took with his choc

London English Spring Stock Show 2017
by Keith Last (Club Secretary)

London English spring stock show was a remarkable success with 42 rabbits on display for our judge, Ray Cooper and an excellent job he did. The judges from the new non-breeder panel that we have not disappointed. Congratulations to all our class winners and better luck next time to rest of us.
Our winners are Bernard Double Best Black adult and B.I.S. and best u/5 black: Best adult and best u/5 Blue was Dawn Shipperley, Peter Usher went best Adult Grey, with Mel Kirkland best adult and U/5 Tort, and Ian Kirkland was best adult Choc and U/5. And Jemima was best junior.
Other fanciers ask me how come your shows are such fun, it’s the members I always reply. A big thank you to Jean Thompson and a big thank you to our anonymous member who donated the best in show prize money
See you all at our young stock show on 9th July. At Greenfield with Stewart Howson judging.

London English Spring Stock Show 2016

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.

Choc BIS RHS with gold cup_edited-1
2018 Gold Cup Winner
bis with cup
Roger Prior Gold Cup Winner 2008

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london english spring stock show 2017 BIS bernard with judge ray cooper

Best in show winner Bernard Double with judge Ray Cooper

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