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ARBA Youth Department
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ARBA Youth members learn valuable life skills through participation in annual youth events such as rabbit and cavy showmanship, breed identification, judging, skill-a-thons and more.

The American Rabbit Breeders Association is committed to the development and expansion of the ARBA Youth Department as a means to engage young rabbit and cavy members in reaching their fullest potential - both as knowledgeable and accomplished participants in the rabbit/cavy hobby and as responsible adults capable of contributing in positive ways to the hobby and society in general.


ARBA youth activities and contests provide a variety of enrichment activities that encourage youth participants to develop knowledge and skill regarding rabbit and cavy husbandry; responsibility, teamwork, and leadership. These skills enable youth members to thrive and succeed throughout their lives - within and outside of the hobby.

Access 2017 National Convention Youth Contest Results.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants of the 2017 ARBA Youth Contests!

We hope to see many ARBA youth participating in the 2018 ARBA Youth Contests to be held during the 95th ARBA National Convention to be held in West Springfield, MA- October 27 - 31, 2018.

Questions about the ARBA Youth Contests can be directed to the Youth Committee Chair, Tom Berger by email at:

Members who's circumstances prevent them from attending a National Convention can still participate! The following contests DO NOT require actual attendance at the convention:
ARBA youth contestant cuddling her Harlequin.

In addition to the four contests listed above, the Youth Department has several downloadable files to help you succeed when competing in contests, conventions & shows. The Youth Contest Packet includes all youth contest applications and instructions. The guides contain information to help you put your best foot forward. Please download these files below to help give you that "edge". All forms are also available via the main navigation links throughout the website. Just click 'Youth' > 'Youth Contests', then access the individual form or forms you wish. The following forms pertain to the 2017 contests; however for those youth new to the competitions, they are a great way to become familiar with the rules and requirements.

2017 Youth Contest Forms and Rules are available below...

White Crested Cavy2017 Youth Contest Packet (Contains ALL Youth Contest materials)
2017 ARBA Youth Contest Overview Pamphlet
2017 ARBA Youth Contest Schedule
2017 ARBA Youth Contest Tips
2017 Youth Contest Entry Form
2017 ARBA Individual Contestant Info
ACBA Cavy Showmanship Score Sheet
ARBA Showmanship Score Sheet
ARBA Rabbit & Cavy Showmanship Guidelines
2017 ARBA Breed ID Contest
ARBA Breed ID Guide - Rabbits & Cavies
ARBA Breed ID Guidelines & Rules
2017 ARBA Team Quizbowl
2017 ARBA Team Judging
2017 ARBA Youth Royalty

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Congratulations to all Youth winners and the 2017 Youth Best in Show -Lena Magee - California
Noah Weaver
Abby Forrester
Eli Bell
Josie Kile
Isaac Bell
Abigail Polasik
Trevor Sierzputowski
PJ Heusted

View a list of all 2017 Youth Contest Winners here!

Previous years' ARBA Youth Contest results (2010-2016), may be accessed using the drop-down menu below. Each report will open in the same window as this web page, so if you wish to return to this page after viewing a report, please use the 'Back Button' or arrow located at the top left-hand side of your browser.

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Trevor Sierzputowski - 2017 ARBA King
PJ Heusted - 2017 ARBA Queen
Isaac Bell - 2017 ARBA Duke
Abigail Polaski - 2017 ARBA Duchess
Eli Bell - 2017 ARBA Prince
Josie Kile - 2017 ARBA Princess
Noah Weaver - 2017 ARBA Lord
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Abby Forrester - 2017 ARBA Lady

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Youth Scholarship

The ARBA offers Youth Scholarships each year for those that meet the criteria for eligibility.

  • All applications must be submitted on forms obtained from the ARBA office, district Director, ARBA web site or Scholarship committee member. Computer forms will not be accepted unless in original format.
  • All applicants must have held continuous ARBA membership for at least three (3) years preceding application for scholarship.
  • Applicants must be a graduating senior to be eligible for consideration.
  • Applicants must have completed High School with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (unweighted) on a scale of 4.00, and be in the top 50% of graduating class.
  • Applicants may be currently enrolled in their first year of advanced education.
  • Home schooled applicants are eligible, but must submit SAT or ACT scores, plus a transcript of any advanced education.
  • All applications must include a complete High School transcript, plus a transcript of any advanced education.
  • Scholarship proceeds may be used to further education at any accredited four (4) year college, two (2) year college, vocational, or technical school.
  • Per Article III (l) in the By-Laws of the ARBA Constitution: "Scholarships will be paid to the member upon receipt of confirmation of college enrollment".
  • All applications must be sent to the ARBA office by July 31 of application year.

Click below to download or print:
the Youth Scholarship Forms

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All forms and downloadable support documents from this page are available in PDF format only.
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NOTE: Youth Scholarships fall under the auspices of the ARBA Youth Scholarship Committee. For questions and comments about the Youth Scholarship Program, please contact: Christy Ringsletter:

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For questions and comments about the
Youth Department and Youth Programs, contact:

Tom Berger:
PO Box 365
Lapaz, IN 46537