West Coast Classic is the biggest rabbit event in the west half of the USA. From May 3 to May 5, there were 5 national breed shows, 45 specialty shows, 3 all breed open shows and 3 all breed youth shows. There were 25 judges flew or drove in from 15 states. Out of 47 ARBA recognized breeds, 46 breeds of rabbits were in competition.
The biggest winner of the weekend is a French Angora by the name of "HGF Dreamsicle", bred and owned by Eric Stewart. On Saturday, Dreamsicle won the Best In Show at the Angora National Show and the Best In Show in all breed show A, she did not participated in the Angora specialty show on Friday. On Sunday, Dreamsicle won the Best In Show in the all breed show C.
With three Best In Show under her wool, she was more than eligible to compete for the Best Overall Rabbit in the event. Thirteen judges ranked all the Best In Show rabbits from the triple open and triple youth shows and all the national and specialty shows. Dreamsicle won with a huge margin in the votes and was awarded the West Coast Classic Cup.
Congratulations to Eric Stewart; those of us in the wonderful world of Angora feel the pride and joy.
There will be photos and reports about the happenings on each day to follow.
For the complete results of the Angora National, please click