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Texas Rabbit
Breeders Association

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The TRBA Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Schimpf as the new Sweepstakes point keeper, effective July 1, 2023.  The Board is still working on getting her access to the previous show data.  In the meantime, Jennifer is diligently reviewing the list of sanctioned shows and actively gathering show reports for about 150 reports for the first half of the year, so she can validate the data for the current year.  She may be contacting show secretaries to collect these reports, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Jennifer has made a goal to have the sweepstakes updated by Mid-September.  She asks that you please wait until the new standings are available before contacting her on individual points totals.  We kindly request your cooperation during this transition period.


Moving forward, the contact address for Show Sectrtarys to report show results and to ask questions related to sweepstakes is SWEEPS@TRBA.NET


We extend our gratitude to Jennifer for taking on this vital role and ask for your patience as she settles into her position. 




SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST   The TRBA maintains an open & youth rabbit and cavy sweepstakes contest for our members which runs from January 1 through December 31.  If you wish to participate in the sweepstakes contests, be sure to enter every show under the name exactly as you joined TRBA.  Sweepstakes points may be accumulated only by TRBA members and under the exact name(s) as shown in the TRBA records.   Per ARBA rules, no one may enter an ARBA Sanctioned Show under a rabbitry name.  Points may not be combined or separated at any time during the sweepstakes year.

For Questions on Sweepstakes, e-mail:

Jennifer Schimpf, Sweepstakes Chair

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Teresa De Sautell, President 

2023 Sweepstakes - August

Revised 10/31/2023

2022 Sweepstakes Final




  1. Points only on TRBA sanctioned shows to count in the Sweepstakes Series.

  2. To qualify for the TRBA Sweepstakes Contests, the exhibitor must be an individual member of the TRBA and live in the State of Texas or adjoining states of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, or Louisiana.

  3. Trophies/Plaques for all breeds of rabbits and cavies to be alike at a price of $17.50 to $20.00 for 1st Place and $12.50 to $15.00 for 2nd Place.

  4. Trophies/plaques to be bought by the TRBA.

  5. Points are to be counted as follows, beginning with the first sanctioned show of the year after January 1st and to conclude on December 31st of the same year, with the Sweepstakes awards to be received at the State Show Banquet.

  6. Points to be tabulated regularly and the top five (5) of each breed to be published in the TRBA Newsletter.

  7. Points to be figured on basis of Show Secretary's Report as submitted to the TRBA Sweepstakes Chairperson.

  8. Points to be counted only as follows:

              1st   place receives 6 times the number in class

              2nd place receives 4 times the number in class

              3rd place receives 3 times the number in class

              4th place receives 2 times the number in class

              5th place receives 1 time the number in class.

  9.  For rabbits, a minimum of 1,200 points will be required for either a 1st or 2nd

        place trophy/plaque in all breeds. For cavies, a minimum of 200 points will be

       required for a 1st or 2nd place trophy/plaque in all breeds.

10.    Rabbit breeds accumulating 500 to 1,199 sweepstakes points will qualify for a

        trophy/plaque or rosette not to exceed $7.50 in value.

11.    Rabbit exhibitors must show in at least five (5) TRBA sanctioned shows to be

        eligible for a 1st or 2nd place trophy/plaque.  Open Cavy Exhibitors must show

        in at least three (3) TRBA Sanctioned Shows to be eligible for a 1st of 2nd Place


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