Latest news 15-04-2024

  • The next show is on 8th June 2024.
  • Show results
  • Championships
  • Longevity awards
  • Want to get involved? Email the chair and let us know what you can do!

  • Promoting excellence in the care and breeding of fancy rats
    About the NERS
    Rattitude magazine
    Members' forum
    Rat-keeping information
    Next NERS show
    Show calendar
    Show results
    Show articles
    Longevity award scheme
    Championship scheme
    Hall of fame
    Looking for rats?
    Buying from pet shops
    NERS breeders
    NERS rescues
    Contact us

    Next NERS show of 2024:

    Show details:

    Welcome to our 1* Preston Show on 8th June 2024

    Christ Church Hall
    Higher Bank Road
    PR2 8PD

    Doors will open to exhibitors at 10am Rats should be benched by 10.30am and judging will start at 10.45am.

    Show Secretary:
    Show Manager:
    Varieties Judge:Ann Storey
    Varieties stewards: TBC
    Pet Judges: Debbie Davis

    Please send entries via this link (Not yet) . Please note: you will need to complete the form for each rat that you wish to enter. Entries will close at 10pm on 5th June 2024 - no late entries will be accepted

    There will be sale tanks available at this show. Tanks will cost £8.50 each and lids are £4.50 each. Please pre-order using this link (not yet).

    This show will be have the following stalls: Cosy Beds and Burrows, Smiley Face
    There will be a raffle at this show - donations for prizes are very welcome.

    All rats can be entered into a both Varieties and Pets. Rats entered in Varieties and/or Pets must be tanked.

    There is no Agility at this show.

    Fees, per exhibit Members Non-members
    Standard entries (Variety/Pet section) £2.00 £3.00
    Please note that entry fees are payable in full, including any withdrawals made after the entry deadline. Payment can be made via cash or card on the day of the show or via PayPal - the Show Sec will provide details as part of the entry confirmation.
    Hire tanks Hire Tanks are not currently available due to infection control
    No unentered rats may be brought to the show unless registered with the show secretary in advance.

    If you are new to showing these guides may be helpful:
    Showing at NERS shows
    Show preparation

    You can also connect with others hoping to attend via our public Facebook page. If you have any further questions feel free to ask!

    Usual infection control rules apply:
    Please do not bring your rats if you have had - or had contact with -

    • Any acute (new) infection related illness or unexpected deaths in the past 2 weeks;
    • Brought in any new rats over the past 2 weeks;
    • Been to any other shows or gatherings of rats in the past 2 weeks;
    • Any rat related contact with rats of unknown background (eg rescue centre, pet shop) in the past 2 weeks;
    • A virus within a small group of rats within the past 4 weeks:
    • A virus within a group of 15 or more rats, or when raising a litter within the past 8 weeks.
    Individual circumstances will be considered, if you are unsure whether or not you can attend with your rats please contact the show sec by email on Help us to keep your rats safe!

    For your information:
    For future show dates, please refer to our show calendar.

    © NERS 2001-2023 | Privacy Policy