ARBA Convention was loads of fun but it is good
to be back home. The number of entries were down and
many of the regulars were unable to attend this year.
The atmosphere was relaxed and low key, and many of
the exhibitors agreed it was a welcome change from the
Silvercrest Kalapuya received BOV for American
TSW under Judge Steve Lussier. Wow! This is such a thrill
being the first year a Silvercrest TSW has been exhibited
at a national show. Kalapuya continues to improve with
age and will certainly end her show career with an impressive
There just isn't enough time these days to keep
the website updated as it should be, but I am working
on a new look. Also, the photos page will be posted
with new pictures of new cavies, so check back periodically.
Wow! What a fun and crazy week-end in Ellensburg, Washington.
Many of us cavy exhibitors stayed at the same hotel,
so in the evenings we gathered to visit, and laughed
until our sides ached. Dinner at Rodeo City BBQ on Saturday
was bittersweet. It was the Tibbetts' last show as Washington
residents. Reed gave an uplifting farewell speech and
he and Jan were presented with a commerative plaque
in appreciation for their contributions. Best wishes
to them as they move to their new home in Texas.
was also a great week-end winning wise. Silvercrest
Heceta received RIS under Judge Dana Kolstad (her
3rd leg), Silvercrest Chinook received BOB American
Satin under Judge Linda Loucks (her 5th leg) and BOV
under Judge Diana Armstrong, and Silvercrest Nokatee
received BOV under Judge Diana Armstrong.
Because of a busy schedule, I attended only the Saturday
shows at OLRCB State Convention in Newport, Oregon.
It was a fun day and afterwards several of us gathered
at "The Chowder Bowl" restaurant to socialize
and enjoy a great meal.
Chinook received BOB American Satin (her 4th leg),
Silvercrest Apache received BOV American TSW,
and Silvercrest Nokatee received BOV American
AOM, with Judge Juliet Barrera.
Hillsboro was a small, but fun, show held on Memorial
Day week-end. Tracy Iverson judged and, as always, did
an outstanding job. He is very efficient and moves things
right along. Silvercrest Chinook received BOB
American Satin, earning her 3rd leg, Silvercrest
Heceta received BOV for American AOM, and Silvercrest
Apache received BOV American TSW.
Canby had two great shows on May 21st and, as usual,
was very well attended, attracting a high number of
entries. Silvercrest Nokatee received BOV AOM
(Judge Valerie Jump) and BOSB American under Judge Penny
Deggelman, earning his 14th and 15th leg. Silvercrest
Chinook, an American Satin junior sow, entered the
first shows of her career and received BOV Marked Group
A and BJB under Judge Valerie Jump, and BOSB under Judge
Penny Deggelman, earning her 1st and 2nd legs. Silvercrest
Heceta received BOV and BIB under Judge Penny Deggelman,
earning her 2nd leg. Silvercrest Apache received
BOV TSW under Judge Penny Deggelman. Silvercrest
Siletz, a TSW boar, received BJB under Judge Penny
Silvercrest Nokatee received BOSB at NW Follies
Show A, B and D over the week-end, earning his 11th,
12th and 13th leg.
Silvercrest Nokatee received his third Best in Show
yesterday at the JSCF Pear Blossom Show in Central Point,
Oregon, where he earned his 10th leg. Silvercrest
Apache, American TSW, received BOV and BJB. Silvercrest
Heceta received BIB and BOSB, earning her 1st leg.
Silvercrest Nocatee received Best in Show
at the EERBA Specialty Show on Friday, March 18, by
Judge Tracy Iverson, and again at the EERBA Open Show
on Saturday, March 19, by Judge Diana Mortensen. What
Silvercrest Apache, a TSW boar, just reached
junior weight the morning of the EERBA Specialty Show.
He received Best of Variety in that show and again in
the Open Show on Saturday, earning two legs. He went
on to receive Best Junior of Breed in the Open Show.
On 01.29.05 at the Frozen Friends Show in Portland,
Silvercrest Nokatee received BOV at Show A. H.P.
& A. Wichita received BOV at Show B. Silvercrest
Chemawa received BOSV (AOM) and Cool Beans' Patriot
received BOSV (TSW) at Show A and B.
The OCBS Winter Show, on February 5, had a wonderful
turnout of exhibitors with about 180 cavies entered
in each show. Judge Juliet Barrera awarded Silvercrest
Nokatee BOV (AOM) and BOSB, and Cool Beans' Patriot
BOV (TSW) at Show A. Judge Reed Tibbetts awarded Silvercrest
Chemawa BOV (AOM) and Silvercrest Nokatee BOSV (AOM)
at Show B.