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    Next NERS show of 2023:

    Show details:

    Welcome to our 1* Christmas Show on 9th December 2023

    Stannington Village Hall
    Main Street
    NE61 6EL

    Doors will open to exhibitors at 10am Rats should be benched by 10.30am and judging will start at 10.45am.

    Show Secretary:
    Show Manager:
    Varieties Judge:toyah Leitch
    Varieties stewards: TBC
    Pet Judges: Kasia Zyber (plus Leia Morrison depending on entry numbers)

    Please send entries via this link . Please note: you will need to complete the form for each rat that you wish to enter. Entries will close at 10pm on 6th December 2023 - no late entries will be accepted

    There will be sale tanks available at this show. Tanks will cost £8.50 each and lids are £4.50 each. Please pre-order using this link.

    This show will be have the following stalls: Cosy Beds and Burrows, Smiley Face
    At this show we will be holding an auction to raise money for the NFRS research fund. We ask that anyone who would like to donate to the auction to complete this form by the 2nd December. There is a post on the NERS Facebook page with further details on the auction.
    There will be a no kitchen at this show (we are doing 'bring a dish'instead - see forum/social media for more details).

    We recommend that you take a lateral flow covid test no more than 24 hours before the event. Please do not attend if you, or a member of your household, is showing symptoms. Masks are optional within the venue.

    All rats can be entered into a both Varieties and Pets. Rats entered in Varieties and/or Pets must be tanked.

    There is no Agility at this show.

    Fees, per exhibit Members Non-members
    Standard entries (Variety/Pet section) £2.00 £3.00
    Please note that entry fees are payable in full, including any withdrawals made after the entry deadline. Payment can be made via cash or card on the day of the show or via PayPal - the Show Sec will provide details as part of the entry confirmation.
    Hire tanks Hire Tanks are not currently available due to infection control
    No unentered rats may be brought to the show unless registered with the show secretary in advance.

    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 Help us to keep your rats safe!

    For your information:
    For future show dates, please refer to our show calendar.

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