February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!
February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!

Rabbit Show

Show / Contest Coordinator

Linda Graham, 352-445-4552

More about the Rabbit Show

Did you know a rabbit has five toes on the front feet and four on the back feet? Rabbits are easily trained to use a litter box, just as a cat does. Contrary to popular belief, rabbits cannot live on lettuce and carrots alone. All of the young people exhibiting rabbits learn these and many more facts as they complete their projects. Record keeping is an important aspect of all our animal projects, and a completed record book must be turned in before the show in order for the students to compete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible? Any student older than 8 years of age and up, who attends the mandatory meeting and pays entry fee, is a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter, and either lives in or goes to school in Marion County may enter this contest.

How much does it cost? $3 entry fee per head ($15 maximum per exhibitor).

2023 Winners

Grand Champion – (Dutch) James Andrews – Colt Country 4H

Best In Show



Standard – Kayleigh Ebsen, Colt Country 4H

Cavy – Brynleigh Durham, Caprine 4H

Reserve In Show

STANDARD – New Zealand – Abigail Hurst, Lucky Learners 4H
MINI – Himilayan – Shelby Ebsen – Colt Country 4H

JR – Wyatt Schultz – Dunnellon 4H
INT – Cate Viverito – Dunnellon Middle FFA
SR – Kayleigh Ebsen – Colt Country 4H

JR – Evelyn Durham – Caprine 4H
INT – Kamdyn Howard – Caprine 4H
SR – Allyssa Robinson – Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H

JR – Peyton Miller – Belleview Bald Eagles 4H
INT – Grace Trafford – Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H
SR – James Andrews – Colt Country 4H

JR – Brylee Hunter – Caprine 4H
INT – Cate Viverito – Dunnellon Middle FFA
SR – Shelby Ebsen – Colt Country 4H

Herdsman Award

Jeffrey Williams – Colt Country 4H


Kayleigh Ebsen – Colt Country 4H


Click Here to Review your Entries


2024 Poster Contest Topics:

  • Junior: Describe your breed
  • Intermediate: Parasite Prevention (deworming, bugs, etc)
  • Senior: Build a Rabbit Breeding program

Rabbit Breed ID

Exhibitors need to study the rabbit breed chart above. 
You will look at rabbits and have to write down the following:
Breed – full name 
Showroom Variety
Body Type 
Class – 4 class or 6 class – most rabbit are show 4 class (SR Buck – Sr Doe- Jr Buck – JR Doe)  but some breeds have a Intermediate class (Buck & Doe 6 to 8 months)  

Scholarships / Special Awards

Poster Contest Winner


High Point

Thank You Rabbit Sponsors

Bai Electronics System Distribution
Conimar Group, LLC
Dr. Petsche
Dr. Rozanski
Foot & Ankle Center of Ocala
Harrison’s Landing (Michael & Linda Graham)
Healthy You
Integrity Site Development Inc
Karob Instruments
Ocala Breeders Feed & Supply
Mid-Florida Rabbit Breeder’s Association
Seminole Feed
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Tailored Car Care, Inc
Tru Hone Corp

Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.