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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 2018 Youth Contest Results!

Congratulations to all the winners and participants of the 2018 ARBA Youth Contests!

We hope to see many ARBA youth participating in the 2019 ARBA Youth Contests to be held during the 96th ARBA National Convention to be held in Reno, NV - October 20 - 23, 2019.

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 the 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.

2018 Youth Contest Forms and Rules are available below. Members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the files below until the release of 2019 forms.

White Crested Cavy2018 Youth Contest Packet (Contains ALL 2018 Youth Contest materials)
2018 ARBA Youth Contest Schedule
2018 ARBA Youth Contest Tips
2018 Youth Contest Entry Form
2018 ARBA Individual Contestant Info
ACBA Cavy Showmanship Score Sheet
ARBA Showmanship Score Sheet
ARBA Rabbit & Cavy Showmanship Guidelines
2018 ARBA Breed ID Contest
ARBA Breed ID Guide - Rabbits & Cavies
ARBA Breed ID Guidelines & Rules
2018 ARBA Team Quizbowl
2018 ARBA Team Judging
2018 ARBA Youth Royalty

Do You Need an Excuse from Your School District in Order to Attend Convention?

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Congratulations to all Youth winners and the 2017 Youth Best in Show -Lena Magee - California
Weston Johnson
Abigail Bell
Clayton Martone
Jadelyn Novakoski
Isaac Bell
Emma Ward
Jacob Bell
Stephany Brundage

View a list of all 2018 Youth Contest Winners here!

Previous years' ARBA Youth Contest results (2010-2017), 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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Jacob Bell - 2018 ARBA King
Stephany Brundage - 2018 ARBA Queen
Isaac Bell - 2018 ARBA Duke
Emma Ward - 2018 ARBA Duchess
Clayton Martone - 2018 ARBA Prince
Jadelyn Navakoski - 2018 ARBA Princess
Weston Johnson - 2018 ARBA Lord
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Abigail Bell - 2018 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