2020 Show Dates
15th Feb North Warrington Points
29th Feb Wyevern Rosette J Saynor
15th March North Stafford Rosette A Hanger
21st March Lincolnshire Rosette E Burton
4th April Birmingham AGM/Adult stock/Cali show C Sharp
11th April Yorkshire /Keighley YSS B Searle
9th May Oswestry Rosette/Seminar M Leigh
14th June Cumbria Rosette H Lehan
17th June Royal Cheshire Points
21st June South West Champ Points
August Halifax agricultural Points
12th Sept Real London Points
4th October Birmingham Rosette G Jackson
24th October Warwickshire Rosette J Betts
14th November Oldham Points
15th Nov Sandbach ISS L Obern
5th December Worth Valley Points
12th December Loughborough Rosette S White
January 2021 Bradford /Doncaster YSS /Seminar R Hadley
Rosette, Points and Stock Shows.
Every year the NHCC holds three stock shows – as do most specialist breed clubs, area clubs and some local cavy clubs. These are the Adult Stock Show, the Intermediate Stock Show (for cavies 5-8 months) and the Young Stock Show (for cavies over 3 months and under 5 months). Trophies for Best In Show, Best Black and Best Chocolate are awarded for each of these shows along with accompanying rosettes. There are also Supporting Classes at each of these shows to accommodate the other age groups and these are sometimes judged by a different judge. Again a trophy is awarded to the Best Supporting and there are also rosettes.
The Adult Stock Show is a Himalayan only show and is usually held at the Birmingham Cavy Club’s venue as this is centrally placed for people coming from all over the country to reach. Following this show we hold our Annual General Meeting. The other two stock shows are held at different host cavy shows every year but the Young Stock Show is held at The Bradford Small Livestock Show (at Doncaster) every other year – years with an even number.
The NHCC holds around 8 Rosette Shows every year at differing local cavy shows. Rosettes are awarded for each breed class - Best Black Adult Boar,
Best Black Adult Sow, Best Chocolate Adult Boar etc right through to Best Chocolate u5 Sow. Larger rosettes are also awarded for Best In Show and Best Opposite colour (so if a Black wins Best In Show then the Best Chocolate is awarded the Best Opposite rosette and vice versa).
The NHCC holds around 8 points shows every year. This is where points are awarded in the Himalayan classes in the host clubs own schedule. So for example, if you went to the Oldham Cavy Club Show and it was advertised as an NHCC Points Show and you won a 1st in the Black Himalayan Adult class you would get 3 points. 2 points for a 2nd and 1 point for a 3rd – all age groups, both colours. The Oldham show secretary will send the results to the NHCC secretary who will keep a record of all points winners and at the end of each year the members with the most points in Black, Chocolate and Juniors will receive club trophies.
Points are also gained in the Rosette Shows and Stock Shows. 3,2 and 1 points in the boar and sow classes of both colours and all three age groups for Rosette Shows. Stock Shows are placed to 7 places so points start at 7 for a 1st down to 1 for 7th.
Separate schedules are in place for Stock Shows and Rosette Shows and these can be found in the club’s Yearbook and on the web site.
All trophies remain the property of the NHCC and must be returned the following year in a clean condition and in good repair. The exception to this rule is the Junior Stock Show winners who may keep their trophies. Many of the trophies are engraved with the winners’ names. If you win a trophy and want your name engraving on it then you should arrange and pay for this yourself. Most of these trophies are very old and reveal the history of the club and therefore precious to the club. This is why we ask that good care is taken of them.
Only fully paid up members of the NHCC are eligible to receive club rosettes and trophies. The club is proud of it’s awards and spends a lot of money on numerous rosettes of a very high quality. This is why our membership is higher than most other breed clubs. We feel it only fair to the paid up members to impose this rule.
All Stock, Rosette and Points shows are advertised in Cavies magazine in the host club’s show advert.
Towards the end of every year, cavy show club secretaries apply to the NHCC for their club to host Stock, Rosette and Points shows for the following year. The NHCC Show Secretary (Peter Wardman) then considers the applications and draws up a show calendar, trying to spread the shows evenly throughout the year and around the country. Having said this, the shows do tend to be weighted to the areas where there are most active members and to the times of year when Himalayans are at their best (winter and spring months). The show calendar can be found in the club’s Yearbook and on the web site.