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Articles of Constitution

Issue 10 October 2016 

Constitution of the Thrianta UK rabbit club

1. Name

The club shall be called ‘Thrianta UK‘

2. Objectives

The objectives of the Club shall be;

a. To promote and encourage the keeping of the Thrianta rabbit including its breeding, improvement, exhibition and cooperation between enthusiasts.
b. To assist all persons interested in keeping, breeding and exhibiting the Thrianta rabbit.
c. To promote such shows and exhibitions as the Committee shall from time to time decide.
d. To promote, protect and advance the interest of all its members.

3. Standard

The Club shall recognise the standard published by the British Rabbit Council and shall recommend to, and co-operate with the Breed Standards Committee of the BRC in formulation of, any changes required thereto.

4. Affiliation to the BRC

The Club shall Affiliate to the British Rabbit Council and all Club shows will be held under BRC rules.

5. Membership

a. Membership of the Club shall be open to all persons, no matter where resident, though the Committee may in its absolute discretion refuse any initial application for membership without assigning a reason therefore.
  The Club shall consist of members paying an annual subscription, alterations to which shall only be made by an Annual (or Special) General Meeting.
b. Subscriptions are due on the 1st January in each year.
c. Members failing to renew membership within any year by 31 May in any one year will be deemed to have resigned their membership.
d. New subscriptions received after 31st October in any year will count as a subscription for the following year.
e. Any member resigning or being suspended or expelled from the Club shall forfeit all claims to the property and assets of the Club.

6. Management

a. The Management of the Club shall be in the hands of the Committee consisting of 5 members together with the officers. 4 persons shall form a quorum.
b. The Officers of the Club shall consist of President, Chairman, Secretary/and Treasurer all of whom shall be, by virtue of holding another office, members of the Committee.
c. The Committee shall have powers to co-opt any person (such person having the right to vote) and to fill any vacancy occurring, save that should a vacancy occur during any year for which a ballot has been held, the next person in the voting shall be declared elected.
d. Elections shall be held biennially for all Officers, Members of the Committee and Judges, by postal ballot. New nominations for all offices, signed by two full members of the Club, must be sent to the Secretary accompanied by the written consent of the nominee, by the 22 October each ballot year. A minimum of 28 days notice requesting nominations shall be given by notice published in the ‘Fancy Press’.
e. All current Officers, Committee members and Judges shall be automatically nominated for re-election and their names will appear on the ballot paper unless they notify the Secretary by the published closing date that they do not wish to stand for re-election.
f. The Committee shall appoint a Scutineer, who must not be a member of the Club. The Secretary shall despatch ballot papers to all adult paid up members of the Club.
g. The Committee shall make a recommendation to the AGM for the appointment of an Auditor, who shall be responsible to the AGM for auditing the accounts annually.
h. All persons elected in the ballot shall hold office for 2 years commencing on the 1st of January following the ballot.

7. Chairman

a. The Club Chairman shall take the Chair at all meetings apart from the AGM or a SGM, at which they will act as Chairman in the absence of the President.
b. The Chairman shall have a casting vote only.
c. In the absence of the Club Chairman, a Chairman shall be elected from those present to act for that meeting only.

8. Secretary

a.  The Secretary (who may also be appointed Treasurer) shall attend and keep correct minutes of all meetings and generally be responsible to the Committee for the administration of the activities of the Club.
b. In the absence of any instruction from the Committee in meeting the Secretary shall act in accordance with instructions from the Chairman.

9. Treasurer

a.  The Treasurer shall be responsible for all monies of the Club and shall maintain a bank account. Withdrawals from which will require two signatures, one being that of the Treasurer. Signatories shall not be related.
b. A statement of the financial situation of the Club shall be presented to the Committee for such periods and or at such times as the Committee shall, from time to time decide. The Treasurer shall prepare, with the co-operation of the Auditor, the balance sheet and an Income and Expenditure Account showing the financial status of the Club on the 31st December of each year, which accounts shall have been audited by the appointed Auditor.

10. Judges Panel(s)

a. The Club shall have a Judges Panel of 15. The Panel shall be elected in the biennial ballot. 
b.  Panel Judges are required to be members of the Club.
c.  The Club, in addition to its own Judges Panel, shall accept for the purpose of championship claims, those judges listed on the BRC 3 star fancy panel judges list.
d.  Club stock shows shall, in the first instance, be judged by a club judge. Where this is not achievable the Committee shall make reference to the BRC 3 star fancy panel judges list.

11. Club Championships

Supreme Championship Award

Upon application by its owner and payment of the current registration fee as shall be from time to time determined by the Committee, an exhibit which has won 10 C.C.s under at least 5 different club panel/approved judges at Club Stock Shows or BRC 5 and 6 Star Shows shall be awarded a Supreme Championship Certificate.

Grand Championship Award

Upon application by its owner and payment of the current registration fee as shall be from time to time determined by the Committee, an exhibit which has won 5 C.C.s under at least 3 different panel/approved judges at Club Stock Shows or BRC 5 and 6 Star Shows shall be awarded a Grand Championship Certificate.

Championship Award

Upon application by its owner and payment of the current registration fee as shall be from time to time determined by the Committee, an exhibit which satisfies the following criteria shall be awarded a Championship Certificate.

1. Has won 5 C.C.s under 3 different panel/approved judges.
2. Only two C.C.s awarded under 5 months may be included.

12. Annual General Meeting

a. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held on a date and at a place to be decided by the Committee to;
1. Receive the reports of the Officers and the accounts for the previous year.
2. To make any changes, additions or deletions, in the Articles and Constitution, which must be passed by two-thirds of those present entitled to vote and voting.
3. Appoint an Auditor.
4. Make recommendations as to Club shows to be held the following year.
b. Proposals for items to be included on the Agenda of the AGM must be in the hands of the Secretary at least 28 days prior to the AGM. Notice of the AGM and a request for proposals shall be published in the ‘Fancy Press’. The Secretary shall make available to members, upon request, the full Agenda 14 days prior to the meeting. Only proposals detailed on the Agenda shall be voted upon.
c. The quorum for all General Meetings of members shall be 8 paid up members.

13. Special General Meetings

a. A Special General Meeting (SGM) shall be called by the Secretary at the request of the Committee or on the receipt of a written request of one-third of the paid up Adult Membership.
b. A minimum of 21 days notice shall be given to all members of the Club with full details of matters to be discussed. Publication in the Fancy Press 21 or more days prior to the meeting shall constitute due notice. Only such matters as are so notified shall be discussed and voted on at the SGM.

14. Disciplinary Power

The Committee shall have the power to deal with minor disciplinary matters, provided always that the defendant is given the fullest opportunity to defend himself or herself in front of the Committee. All charges of a serious nature will be reported to the BRC Investigation Committee.

15. Dissolution

The Club may only be dissolved on the agreement of two-thirds of its members present and voting at a Special General Meeting especially convened for the purpose. Any funds and other assets of the Club, on the decision of the SGM will be divided into equal amounts and distributed amongst all the members.

16. Matters not provided for in these rules.

Any matters not provided for in these rules shall be dealt with by the Committee whose decision will be final but subject to an appeal to a General Meeting.

Amended 8 December 2011, Clauses 3, 6b), 6d) and 7c).

Amended 12 October 2014, Clauses 6f) and 11.

Amended 10 October 2016, Clauses 10a) and 15.

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All visitors to this site are welcomed and it is hoped they will find the information about both the Thrianta and Club to be of interest.

Club Stand London Show 2015Club Stand at The London Championship Show 2015.

You are invited to submit any relevant information and photographs that may be of interest to other Thrianta enthusiasts. The email address for submissions is thrianta.uk@btinternet.com.

Best Regards,

Bernard Wrigley
Secretary

Application Form


Print it, fill it out, and send it to the Secrtary.

Stock Shows for 2017


 

Date Name Show Location Judge
Sunday 23 April  Essex Championship Show  Bishop Stortford  Derek Medlock
Saturday 3 June Mansfield RC    Elizabeth Massey-Beeston
Saturday/Sunday 7/8 October London Championship Show Peterborough Rose Burgess
Saturday 28 October Scottish Championship Show Kelso Mark Deal
Sunday 3 December Doncaster RC   Garry Richardson

British Rabbit Council Thrianta Standard

2016 - 2020


 Ring size D

 Points

1. Type 20
2. Weight 10
3. Fur 20
4. Head & Ears 15
5. Top & Belly Colour 15
6. Under Colour 15
7. Condition 5
 Total 100

 

1.  Type – The body is short, stocky, barrel shaped and in all areas well rounded. The legs are short and strong.
2.  Weight –  Minimum 2kg (4lb 7oz) maximum 2.75kg (6lb 1oz)

Table of points for adult weight

kg  2.0 - 2.10 2.20 - 2.40 2.5 - 2.7 2.75
lb/oz 4/7 – 4/10 4/13 – 5/5 5/8 – 5/15 6/1
Points 8 9 10 9

 

3. Fur – Dense, close lying, soft and lustrous.
4. Head and Ears - The head short and broad, close to the body. The ears strong structure with good rounded tips and 8-10cm (3 - 4in) length, 9cm (3½in) being ideal.
5. Top and Belly Colour - Top colour intense orange/red extending brilliantly over the whole body without visible change towards the belly colour. Belly and underside of tail colour to be slightly matt. Colour to be free from ticking. Eye colour brown. Nails to be dark horn colour. Whiskers must show an orange pigment.
6. Under Colour – The intensively orange/red under colour should stretch right down to the skin. The further the under colour stretches the better.
7. Condition - The exhibit should be in a perfect state of health and bodily condition, free from soiling, particularly on the feet, ears and genital organs. The coat should reflect the overall good health of the exhibit, which should appear alert and vigorous.

FAULTS – General faults common to all breeds including body shape, fur and colour, slightly lighter or darker tinge to ear edges, jaw edge and eye surround. White toe nails. Lack of intense belly colour and underside of tail, little tinge of the top colour, slight deviation of top and under colour.

DISQUALIFICATIONS - General disqualifications common for all breeds, including body shape, fur and colour, strong deviation of top colour, too much tinge at the ears or in the top colour, completely white belly colour or underside of the tail, white barring on the forelegs, blue under colour.

 

Subscription Rates


Adults £ 5.00
Junior (age 5-16) £ 3.00
Partnership/Families £ 7.00

The membership application form (pdf-format). Print it, fill it out, and send it to the Secrtary.

For further details please email the Secretary.

For those with PayPal, payment can be made by making a money transfer to the club's account which is: thrianta.uk@btinternet.com.

Club Badge


This fully embroidered Club Badge measuring 100 x 60 mm is available for £3.00 plus 50p postage. Please order by sending an email to the Secretary.

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Modifications


 This is an overview of all modifications made to this website.

 date modification 
3 August 2020 London "Virtual" Show
22 July 2020 Club Stock Shows 2020 cancelledClub News BulletinClub Biennial Ballot for 2021 - 2022British Rabbit Council
26 March 2020 COVID-19, statement by the BRC
18 March 2020 Essex Championsship Show postponed to 20 September
14 March 2020 COVID-19, statement by the BRC
22 January 2020 results and photos of Bradford Premier Small Animal Show 2020; Stock Shows 2020
3 November 2019 small report and photos of Scottish RC Championship Show and London Championship Show; general update website
11 May 2019 results and photos Mansfield Show 2019
22 January 2019 results and photos Bradford Premier Small Animal Show 2019
24 December 2018 update information Home page; Stock Shows 2019
22 July 2018 announcement AGM and Ballot 2019/20; add judge to Barnetby RC Show
23 January 2018 Bradford Premier Small Animal Show 2018; add menu option 'Archive'
2 January 2018 add Stock show 2018; add article 'Ask the clubs'; add tapestry to home page
1 May 2017 add Articles of Constitution; add Facebook module in right column; add some photos; add video Judging Thrianta at Champion Show
11 April 2017 add link to ATRBA
 10 April 2017 add menu options: Club Badge (Club), Subscription rates (Join), Photos, Links, Contact, Modifications (Info), Stock Shows (Info), Application Form (Join)
8 April 2017 add menu options: Objectives (Club); Officers, Committee and Judges (Club); BRC Standard; History
3 April 2017 first setup of the website layout created

History of the Thrianta


The origin of the Thrianta rabbit is the Netherlands, where it is pronounced Tree-aan-ta.   It was developed during the 2nd World War by a Mr H Andreae of Assen in the Netherlands and is named after the ancient name for the province of Drenthe from where it originated.

Mr Andreae

History reads that Mr Andreae who was a teacher and geneticist of flowers and plants, as a token of respect to the Dutch Royal Family regularly displayed marigold flowers in his window. One day however he was ordered by the German occupiers to remove them since this outward sign to the national colour of orange was not tolerated. Whilst already a rabbit breeder this gave him the reason to say “If I can no longer put orange flowers in my window then I will breed orange rabbits”.

After many attempts using a variety of breeds including Tans, Havanas, and an amber coloured Papillion he was successful in creating the first Thrianta which was first standardised and recognised in the Netherlands in May 1949.

In the former East Germany a breeder created a similar orange-red breed of rabbit called the Sachsengold (Saxon Gold). This breed was similar to the Thrianta and was accepted to the German standards in 1961, with the colour not being as deep.

Following its standardisation in the Netherlands in 1949 the Thrianta did not gain great popularity and the standard was soon discontinued.

Some of the remaining Thrianta were imported in to Germany to improve the Sachsengold.  But by the late 1960s the Dutch were importing Sachsengold back into the Netherlands where it was recognised, under that name, by the Netherlands Standards Board in 1971.

In 1976 a specialist club was formed in the Netherlands and the old name of Thrianta restored.

At the two major championship shows held in the Netherlands each year the Thrianta entries are typically 80 to 90 exhibits.

The current standards between the Thrianta and the Sachsengold do vary, most significantly in their weight differences, the maximum weight of the Sachsengold being 0.5 kgs (1lb 2oz) greater than that of the Thrianta.

The Thrianta was first imported into the UK in the early 1980s and standardised around that time. It does not appear to have had great popularity but over the last 10 years there has been a steady increase in breeders taking up the Thrianta. The current BRC standard closely follows the standard set in the Netherlands.

Club Officers, Committee and Judges for 2019 - 2020


Officers
President Gillian Webb-Bailey
Chairman Paul Hopkins
Secretary/Treasurer Bernard Wrigley
Committee

Rose Burgess, Ellen Nock

Judges Panel

Peter Biggs, Bill Brake, Rose Burgess, Mark Deal, Glen Hodson, Paul Hopkins, Karen Malcolm, Robert Marsden, Elizabeth Massey-Beeston, Derek Medlock, Garry Richardson, Ros Waring, Gillian Webb-Bailey, Bernard Wrigley

Club Rule 10

The Club, in addition to its own Judges Panel, shall accept for the purpose of championship claims, those judges listed on the BRC 3 star fancy panel judges list.

Club stock shows shall, in the first instance, be judged by a club judge. Where this is not achievable the Committee shall make reference to the BRC 3 star fancy panel judges list.

Club Objectives


The objectives of the Club shall be;

a. To promote and encourage the keeping of the Thrianta rabbit including its breeding, improvement, exhibition and cooperation between enthusiasts. 
b. To assist all persons interested in keeping, breeding and exhibiting the Thrianta rabbit.
c. To promote such shows and exhibitions as the Committee shall from time to time decide.
d. To promote, protect and advance the interest of all its members.

Foundation


The Thrianta UK club was formed in 2011 and affiliated to the Britsh Rabbit Council in 2012.

The London Champ 2012
First club stock show held at The London Championship Show 2012 judged by the Club President Gillian Webb-Bailey.

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Art Fur and Feather Feb 2015

Published in the Fur and Feather magazine February 2015
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