Midlands Rat Club

MRC AGM Show, Saturday 7th April 2018

Great Bridgeford Village Hall

Newport Road, Great Bridgeford,
Stafford ST18 9PR

10am - Doors open
10.45am - All rats to be benched
11am - AGM
12 noon - Judging begins

Doors open at 10am, show begins at 10.45am.
Entry to the annual general meeting is for members only, so non-members will be asked to leave the show hall before this commences.

Visitors are welcome after 12 noon.
Entry to the show hall is free of charge and open to non-members.

Show Entries: Claire Roberts

Show Secretary:

Show Manager: Jon Savage

Varieties Judge:

Pet Judge:

Catering Co-ordinator: Family Rand

Health Checks: Committee member

Attractions: Refreshments, MRC Club Shop, Fun Events, Cosy Beds and Burrows, Rattieangels, Solstice Minis, Art by Anna, Saintly Pet Snax, MRC members craft collective.

'Which class?' - work out which class to enter your rat in.

Entries and Exchanges
The Online Show Entry Form and the Online Rat Exchange Notification Form are currently closed. They will usually be open from two to three weeks before each show until 8pm on the Wednedsday before the show.

Show FAQ


Try-Before-You-Buy Scheme:
We are continuing our Try-Before-You-Buy Scheme at this show. If you have not previously shown rats, but are interested to see whether your rat could be entered, why not bring him or her along to find out whether you could? You can then make up your mind on the spot and enter your rat if you like!

Due to the popularity of this scheme at the last show, please email the show secretary at showentries@midlandsratclub.org to register your interest, so we can ensure we bring along sufficient numbers of hire tanks and documentation.

Bringing Rats to the Show

Shoulder Rats

Shoulder rats are allowed at this show - a maximum of three from any one household. There is no charge for bringing shoulder rats but we remind people not to bring ANY rats, either as entries or as shoulder rats, unless they are 100% fine and healthy. Please also do not bring rats if you have taken in rats from an 'unknown' source (eg. rescue or pet shop) in the past two weeks.

Please note that the MRC does not allow rats with harmful mutations within the environs of the show. At present, these varieties comprise:

  • Hairless or Sphinx rats, either genetically hairless or double rexes that are hairless.
  • Tailless or Manx rats, or rats which, through injury, are not distinguishable from these.
  • Black Eyed White rats may not be shown either in pets or varieties, but may attend the show. (This does not apply to faded roans, which can be shown in the pet classes.)


To prevent the spread of infections, we request you not to bring rats to the show if you have attended a show or taken in rats within the past two weeks, particularly if a virus is known to be circulating. See the article Prevention is better than cure for more detailed advice.

Your Entries

Enter using the online form above right or by email to showentries@midlandsratclub.org. Close of entries is at 9pm on the Wednesday preceding the show. See How to Show for more details.

Hire tanks are available for novice or first time show-ers. We only have a limited number of tanks available for hire, so we would ask that members who regularly show provide their own suitable tanks to allow novice entries priority.

Health Checks

If you wish to exchange rats at this show please use our online form or contact the Show Organiser. You must pre-notify details of any rats or small furries which will be taken to the show for collection. Descriptions and ages will be required. Only pre-arranged sales and exchanges may be made.
Why do I have to notify the club?