Department 15

Saturday, January 28
9:30 am – Registration
10:00 am – Competition begins

Location:
Trade Center
Fergus County Fairgrounds
Hwy 191 North

Superintendent:
Rebecca McDaniel
406-538-3582
reebokm@hotmail.com

Registration:
Please complete General Registration Form, Section 1 & 2, and mail by January 13, 2017.
Download Registration Form

Fee:
No entry fee

Send to:
Rebecca McDaniel
711 Entrance Ave
Lewistown, MT 59457
Entry form must be post-marked by January 13, 2017.

Lot 1- Beginner Rabbit
Lot 2- Intermediate Rabbit
(may enter one rabbit per lot)

Rabbit Agility is fairly new to the United States. It is a spin-off of rabbit hopping which started in Sweden in the 1970’s and made its way to the U.S. in 2001. Hopping takes a rabbit and handler through a series of jumps that require the rabbit to clear jumps of both height and distance and was modeled after horse show jumping. The first official Rabbit Hopping event hosted by the American Hopping Association of Rabbits and Cavies was held in 2011.

Rabbit agility has been gaining popularity over the last decade and not only has jumps that must be cleared, but other obstacles like those found in Dog Agility. These include weave poles, bridges, A-frames, teeter-totters, pause stations, open tunnels, and closed tunnels. The event is scored based on speed as well as accuracy and the winning rabbit may not always be the fastest one.  

For the 2017 Montana Winter Fair, we will have 2 courses; a beginner course for the first time competitor and an intermediate course for the more experienced rabbit and handler. Our event is open to anyone with a rabbit who is interested in competing.