American Hopping Association for Rabbits and Cavies
The American Hopping Association for Rabbits and Cavies is the national performance club in the U.S. for rabbits and cavies (guinea pigs) chartered by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). We were welcomed under the ARBA umbrella in 2013 as an official National Specialty Club. This was a long awaited opportunity and the AHARC officers and the Board of Directors would like to thank everyone for their support to reach this important milestone. A special thank you to Mike Avesing for his great insight and assistance with ARBA related matters.  We are always in need of volunteers. Please contact our officers, directors or liaisons if you would  like to help out in any way!

Our Purpose is to help others learn about the performance sports of Rabbit Hopping, Rabbit Agility and Cavy Agility. We are a resource and place for people to locate information about performance events all over North America. If you have a performance venue you would like to post on the calendar, please let us know

Rabbit Hopping was developed in the early 1970's in Sweden. The Swiss developed rules, jumping equipment, and guidelines and called it  Rabbit Show Jumping. Rabbit hopping was modeled after horse show jumping with the same concept of clearing jumps of various heights without knocking down the cross bars.

Rabbit Agility was developed by the Canadian Hopping Club and by Dell Robins from Minnesota independently of each other.  We call ours a Rabbit Obstacle Course.  However we do not use weave poles for our courses. 

AHARC Official Rules and Regulations were accepted on Sept. 29, 2017. Click to see them now.

AHARC Official Guidebook is under development for its members. Tammy Mazzaferro is our chair. Please contact Tammy at otwbunnies@gmail.com with  questions or contributions for the guidebook.

Cavy Agility is another new and exciting sport. It involves a maze of obstacles the cavy progresses through to complete the course.  In July 2016 AHARC formed a committee with Peg Hailey as our Chair. Cavy Agility Rules & Guidelines are now official. Please contact Peg at quivermom@comcast.net  with any questions or clarifications around Cavy Agility.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The club newsletter will be sent in the months of February, May, August, and November

9/22/2018 - Election Results
Below are the election results.  Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who took the time to participate.  The new officers will take office at the convention next month.

President

Monica Gray – 11
Sally Turner – 10

Secretary

Mel Brichta – 14
Tammy Steele – 7

D6
Ladonna Crowder – 16

D8
Tammy Mazzaferro – 16
Amber Wiseman – 1


The last newsletter was emailed 07/13/18
If you did not receive a copy and you are a current member please let us know.

7/21/18 -  2018 Election underway
We are scheduled to elect a President, Secretary, and D2, D4, D6, and D8 directors this year. 
Technically, the election should have run from July 1 – August 15.  Since the summer newsletter just went out, members have until August 15 to file for office.  The election will be held from August 16 – September 15.  The new officers will take office at the convention.  Contact Tammy Mazzaferro if you’d like to run for office.


11/29/17 - AHARC Official Rules & Regulations for Rabbits & Cavies now approved.
Go to the Sitemap tab and select AHARC Rules & Regulations Page.

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AMERICAN HOPPING ASSOC. for RABBITS & CAVIES
Tammy Mazzaferro - Secretary
1557 Cadiz Rd
Wintersville, OH 43953
(740) 346-6306
otwbunnies@gmail.com

Membership: 1 Year Single Adult - $10; Youth - $6; Family - $16.00 (2 people at the same address plus $4 for each additional youth); 3 Year Single Adult - $27; Youth - $15; Family - $45 (2 people at the same address plus $9 for each additional youth); Lifetime - $100; Foreign - 1 Year Single Adult - $5; Youth - $3; Family - $8 (2 people at the same address, plus $2 each youth); Foreign 3 Year Single Adult - $12; Youth - $6; Family $21 (2 people at same address, plus $4 each youth); Lifetime - $50
Join AHARC by going to our 
Membership & Application page on this website. 
Join us on Facebook - group name American Hopping Association for Rabbits &Cavies


http://www.arba.net


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