Soon-To-Be Judge Jim
Jim works with Josh.
Jim learns the fine points of English Angora.
Jim works with Randy.
Jim has a picture taken with the Best In Show winner Randy, Reserve In Show winner Betty and judge Josh.
Jim is a top Mini Rex breeder from Florida. He wins in local and national shows often. One of his big wins is the Best of Breed at the 2007 Mini Rex National Show.
A week prior to the two-day shows in Red Bluff, Jim passed his judge's examination. He needs to work under 8 different judges in 8 different shows to qualify for his ARBA judge's license. Since there aren't that many shows in Florida where he resides, he decided to fly all over the country to work on these 8 shows. He said, "You do what you got to do to get it done."
The first two shows that he chose to work were the two show dates in Red Bluff. On Saturday, he worked under Josh as shown in the first and second pictures. On Sunday, he worked under Randy as shown in the third picture. He also participated in the discussion of selecting the Best In Show and Reserve In Show in one of the open shows.
Needless to say, he passed the muster with flying colors. He mentioned that he would be in Ohio and the Carolinas to work in shows before the end of the year and hope to complete his 8-show apprenticeship in January. We wish him the best of luck and look forward to seeing him as a judge when we meet again.