Cat show rates very highly
IT SEEMS the Clarence Valley has an extraordinarily high number of cat lovers, with 250 people visiting Maclean Showground on Saturday for the Maclean Cat Show.
Liz Robinson, Maclean Show Society’s cat show secretary, said despite a few late cancellations the whole event went exceptionally well.
“We had a good variety of cats there and a great response from the public. They kept coming all day,” she said.
The winner was a female tortoise shell of white maine coon with the spectacular name (including titles) of Australian Cat Federation Bronze Platinum Double Grand Champion, Fidelis Samantha.
Ms Robinson said the cat was best of show in all rings.
The show was judged by a panel of experienced cat judges who travelled from across NSW and Queensland.
One guest judge – Jane Vermuelen – came all the way from South Africa to judge the show.
Ms Vermuelen is one of the world’s most popular and experienced cat judges.
She is also a member of the judging panel of the World Cat Federation.
She has judged at the prestigious London Supreme Cat Show and managed the South African Cat of the Year Competition.
Ms Robinson said it was wonderful having such an experienced judge coming to Maclean for the event.
She said having an international guest judge was something she wanted to do again.
“We’re looking at holding the show again next year,” she said.
“I’m hoping we’ll have a guest judge from America.”
The show featured almost 80 cats and kittens, including birmans, Persians and Siamese.
It also included some rarer breeds such as the show-winning maine coon.