FEDERATION OF FLEMISH GIANTS
1 - All ARBA
rules are to be followed at all times.
The ARBA does not dictate Sweepstake Guidelines to Specialty Clubs,
but they do have rules governing the ownership of youth rabbits, show
entry form requirements etc. that must be followed.
For example: Points are
recorded under the name used for show entry, which must match the
membership name. No points
will be issued in a rabbitry name.
2 - The
Federation has two separate Sweepstakes.
That is the “Open” and the “Youth”.
The Open will receive awards for the top ten placements and the
Youth will receive awards for the top five placements yearly.
The season will start on July 1st of each year and end
the last day of June each year. (The open and youth sweepstakes are not
combined in any way nor should they be confused by members as being the
same…. They are separate Sweepstakes and cannot be put together in
3 - Youth members can show either in the Youth Sweepstakes
or if they elect, in the Open Sweepstakes.
They cannot show in both. They
must notify the Sec./Treas. prior
to July 1st that they are going to show in the Open
Sweepstakes. All those
not electing to show in the open by July 1st will be showing in
the Youth only. The youth will
be recognized by our Federation thru the entire year of their 19th
birthday for Youth Sweepstake points. (Note:
any youth electing to show for Open Sweepstakes must show in the
Open shows only. Youth
shows will not count for their points).
4 - Sweepstake points cannot be moved when an
exhibitor uses a different name, with the exception of a woman who has
shown as a single and changes her name due to a marriage or divorce.
Note: A husband and
wife points are not split or transferred upon a divorce.
They will have to make changes in the next year’s sweepstakes.
5 - Family or Two members showing together.
A) Family’s electing
to show as a family with adults can only show in the open sweepstake
shows- No youth show points will be allowed.
B) Two members may show
together as a partnership as long as both are members of good standing
with the Federation and live in the same state.
6 - Partnerships
must be declared, in writing to the current sweepstakes chairperson prior
to July 1st of the sweepstake year.
(All “show entry’s” must include all the names of the members
showing together to count in the sweepstake points.)
7 - Youth members will be allowed to show as a
family. This is only the youth
in the family and no adults. They
must enter all their names on the show entry to receive points.
They must in writing tell the Sweepstake Chairperson they are
showing together prior to July 1st of each year and cannot
change their election during the year.
Note: Only Youth
members will receive youth sweepstakes points.
Note: The Federation
encourages youth members to own their own rabbits, take care of them, and
show them as individuals as to inspire good sportsmanship to their fellow
youth members. Adults must set
the right examples for the youth members.
8 - Youth members will be required to show in
youth shows, unless there is no youth show available.
If a youth shows in an open show and a youth show is available,
they will receive no points from the open show toward the sweepstake
award. Open and youth points
will not be combined.
9 - At no time will sweepstake points be combined when
partners show as individuals. All
names must be on the entry form, as shown in the sweepstake points.
10 - Any member showing with a non-member in a joint
entry will not receive any sweepstake points from the Federation.
Any member Open or Youth who elect not to continue
membership during the Sweepstake year for any reason will not receive
Sweepstake awards for that year.
The Open and Youth must be continuous members for the entire year
to receive awards from the Federation.
Members have a 45 day grace period for membership renewals.
No points are awarded to expired memberships and accumulated points
are lost for interrupted memberships.
Husband and Wife members will be split for sweepstake points
only when they enter as individuals.
Both names must appear on the show entry form for them to get