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Old 07-12-2018, 10:27 AM
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Having read the AAL guidance and the unswerving inferences in support of society shows 2019 must be the year we start getting back some local shows?
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Having read the AAL guidance and the unswerving inferences in support of society shows 2019 must be the year we start getting back some local shows?
Well it hasn't been- we still only have Donny so far, & none of the regional clubs have been successful in securing any venues to host new shows.
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Well it hasn't been- we still only have Donny so far, & none of the regional clubs have been successful in securing any venues to host new shows.
Seems there was a small gig at Guilford last Sunday 20th oct with somebody uploading piccys of it on the IHS facebook page.
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Yep, SRAS had a breeders meeting last week.

Surprised at how just the little venue was and even more surprised at the variety or species on display too.
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Yep, SRAS had a breeders meeting last week.

Surprised at how just the little venue was and even more surprised at the variety or species on display too.
That was a one-off show though, & the only one all year so far other than Donny. This hasn't been the year of the return of the reptile show, sadly.
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That was a one-off show though, & the only one all year so far other than Donny. This hasn't been the year of the return of the reptile show, sadly.
If keepers are expecting a return of the glory years for shows from 10 years ago will unfortunately be disappointed,even though legislation changed the views taken by Local authorities and event venues hasn't,as with other animal shows and markets the wider public perception is against such events.What keepers don't take into consideration is the unique nature of the relationship between Donnington licence department,the race course and the show organiser,this is unique ,it's the main reason Donny's stayed open,Donny is an anomaly not the blueprint.Plus with Donny having so many show per year theres no incentive for other shows,Donny has in effect flooded the market.
For keepers that use Donnington IHS breeders meetings need to appreciate it for what it is,the last large UK reptile show
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If keepers are expecting a return of the glory years for shows from 10 years ago will unfortunately be disappointed,even though legislation changed the views taken by Local authorities and event venues hasn't,as with other animal shows and markets the wider public perception is against such events.What keepers don't take into consideration is the unique nature of the relationship between Donnington licence department,the race course and the show organiser,this is unique ,it's the main reason Donny's stayed open,Donny is an anomaly not the blueprint.Plus with Donny having so many show per year theres no incentive for other shows,Donny has in effect flooded the market.
For keepers that use Donnington IHS breeders meetings need to appreciate it for what it is,the last large UK reptile show

Well there you go there is at least 3 venues per year now that Donnington and Guildford have been added to the calendar.
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That was a one-off show though, & the only one all year so far other than Donny. This hasn't been the year of the return of the reptile show, sadly.
The Guildford show was small and roughly the same size as the majority of the multitude of EU shows up and running every week. There is plenty of small venues in anti-animal rights rural agricultural. The missing element for more shows is that there are now too few people motivated and prepared to organise them. i.e. those that used to organise them are now OAPs and the younger generations are sackless and can't be arsed as they expect others to serve them. Lets hope the IHS have a succession strategy in place for show organisation for when Richard Brook and his team have had enough. If not there will be a lot of people up schitt creek for a venue to shift their so called surplus stock.
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Well there you go there is at least 3 venues per year now that Donnington and Guildford have been added to the calendar.
That's only 2- which is the 3rd one?
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Well there you go there is at least 3 venues per year now that Donnington and Guildford have been added to the calendar.
I think Drymarchon has confused Doncaster with Donnington
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