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The next NERS show

Welcome to our 1* Christmas show in Newcastle on Saturday 16th December 2017 at:

St Bartholomew's Church Hall
3 Station Road
Benton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 8YY

Doors will open to exhibitors at 10.15am. Rats should be benched by 10.45am and judging will start at 11am prompt. Non-showing visitors are encouraged to arrive after judging has started. Information here about venue access info.

Show Secretary: TBC (showentries@neratsociety.co.uk)
Show Manager: Carolyn Heslop (showmanager@neratsociety.co.uk)
Varieties Judge: TBC
Pet Judges: TBC
Agility Judge: TBC

Entry deadline for standard entry rates: 10.30pm on Wednesday 13th December. After this time late entry fees will be applied as per the table below.

Please submit your entries via our online entry form or email the show secretary.

All rats can be entered into any number and any combination of the 3 sections in the show: Varieties, Pets and Agility. Rats entered in Varieties and/or Pets must be tanked.

Fees, per exhibit Members Non-members
Standard entries (Variety/Pet section) £1.50 £2.50
Late entries (Variety/Pet section) £2.50 £3.50
Agility £1.00 £1.00
Please note that entry fees are payable in full, including any withdrawals made after the entry deadline. Payment can be made in cash on the day of the show or via PayPal - the Show Sec will provide details as part of the entry confirmation.
Hire tanks cost £1.50 per tank. Hire tanks are capped at a maximum of two tanks per exhibitor. If you need to hire more than two, this can sometimes be arranged by prior arrangement and exception only. New exhibitors will be given priority. Please note that hire tanks do not include substrate or moisture source so you will need to bring your own.
All shoulder rats must be registered prior to the show as they need to be health checked. There is no charge for bringing shoulder rats.

NERS rat shows aim to provide a meeting place for rat lovers from around the region whether or not they wish to exhibit their rats. Things you can do at this show include:

  • NERS Emporium
  • Cromarty’s cuddle corner
  • Fun events
  • Light meals and refreshments - please contact the Show Manager (by the show entry deadline) to discuss any dietary restrictions
  • Raffle - donations welcome!
  • Stalls including Cosybedsandburrows, Smiley Face Rat Foods, and second hand rat things. All stalls need to be pre-registered, so if you're interested please email the Show Manager.

If you are new to showing these guides may be helpful:
Showing at NERS shows
Show preparation

You can also connect with others hoping to attend via our public Facebook page. If you have any further questions feel free to ask!

Usual infection control rules apply:
Please do not bring your rats if you have had - or had contact with -

  • Any acute (new) infection related illness or unexpected deaths in the past 2 weeks;
  • Brought in any new rats over the past 2 weeks;
  • Been to any other shows or gatherings of rats in the past 2 weeks;
  • Any rat related contact with rats of unknown background (eg rescue centre, pet shop) in the past 2 weeks;
  • A virus within a small group of rats within the past 4 weeks:
  • A virus within a group of 15 or more rats, or when raising a litter within the past 8 weeks.
Individual circumstances will be considered, if you are unsure whether or not you can attend with your rats please contact the show sec by email on showentries@neratsociety.co.uk. Help us to keep your rats safe!

For your information:
Our next show after this will be the 1* show in Preston on Saturday 21 February 2018. We will shortly be publicising all of our 2018 show dates.

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