Rabbits give a hopping good show

The 4-H Rabbit Show opened with the 10 Cloverbuds showing off their rabbits to judge Ross Becker

NEW ULM — The FFA and 4-H Rabbit Show was a hopping good time with approximately 45 rabbits of all sizes entered in the show.

This year’s show featured tough competition. Judge Ross Becker opened the Rabbit Show with the Showman class awards. Becker explained to FFA and 4-H members what to look for in a quality rabbit. Each age group was instructed on how to turn over their rabbit to inspect their teeth and claws.

The Jensen family excelled in the Showmanship Classes. Cindy Jensen took the Champion banner in Junior Showmanship and Allison Jensen took Champion Showmanship in the Senior division.

Asked what the secret to winning Showmanship is, Cindy Jensen said it took “patience and you’ve got to love what your doing.” Cindy said her rabbits are a lot like friends to her.

Gracie Sellner was the Intermediate Showmanship winner. Sellner’s secret to success was to be fearless. She said the rabbit might bite or claw, but you must power through that fear.

Tyler Ibberson, 11, was the overall Champion with his rabbit Owen. Ibberson said he enjoys working with the rabbits and they are fun to play with.

Isabel Krenz took Reserve Champion Overall.