American Hopping Association for Rabbits and Cavies - AHARC.COM
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).

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 is in the process of developing Rules and a Guidebook for our members. The Rules Committee is currently headed by Tammy Steele. Please contact Tammy at alikattbunnies@hotmail.com with any questions.

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 to develop cavy agility guidelines and rules. Peg Hailey is our Chair and can be reached at quivermom@comcast.net .

National Specialty Club - This has been an amazing and interesting adventure. Most people don't realize how much work and commitment is required to start up a national level club. Being welcomed under the ARBA umbrella in 2013 as a National Specialty Club was a rare and long awaited opportunity. The AHARC officers and the Board of Directors would like to thank everyone for their support. It has been amazing how many people have asked “How can I help to make this exciting opportunity happen” rather than sitting on the sidelines. We are very grateful and would like to invite everyone to be a part of this grand adventure. We are always in need of volunteers. Please contact our officers, directors or liaisons if you would  like to help out in any way!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

6/1/17 -  Elections are coming!
The C&BL state that the Vice President and Treasurer positions are up for election this year along with Directors 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. See the CONTACT US page which shows the states that these Districts cover. If you are interested in running for any of these positions please send a short biography to Tammy Mazzaferro at  otwbunnies@gmail.com by June 21, 2017. She will include it in the next newsletter. 

12/1/2016 - Last newsletter was emailed November 29, 2016.
If you did not receive a copy and you are a current member
please let us know.

   

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. 
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