Welcome to the Texas Holland Lop Rabbit Specialty Club!
THLRSC was organized on March 10, 1984 by a group of eleven Holland Lop lovers. A Constitution and By-Laws were adopted and a slate of officers was drafted. Present at the original organizational meeting and paying dues were Teresa Barber, Lelton and Tina Jones, Richard and Carol Kincaid, Ivy Kirkland, Steven Stice, Bill and Virginia Stoops, and Dennis Trusner. The first officers were elected at the annual state meeting in April of that year, and the club has been in existence ever since. During its history, THLRSC has hosted two national Holland Lop shows - 1988 in Euless and - 1996 in Ft Worth. Many of the Texas members have also been active in the national HLRSC, and Steve Westberg served as President in 1996-1997. Clyde and Doris Jones were selected to the HLRSC Hall of Fame for their service to the club.
Our newsletter is published 4 times yearly and includes a list of upcoming club special events with results from completed events along with a TRBA show calendar. Informative articles about raising and showing the Holland Lop, and a Specialty Show BOB/BOS listing make it interesting reading.
THLRSC also encourages its members to participate on the national scene and recent years have seen many of our members attending the Holland Lop Nationals, as well as attending the ARBA Convention each year.
The current THLRSC has recently been revamped into a new, modern version of its former self. With all new officers, fresh and innovative ideas are being implemented to promote this wonderful breed of rabbit.
Our goals for the next few years are:
1. To grow our membership to include all Holland Lop breeders in the state of Texas.
2. Help our youth be more active by reinstating our own Royalty Contests, mentoring and teaching.
3. As a whole, this clube will be more active. We plan on alot more specialties being held throughout our great state.
4. It is our intention to host a Holland Lop National show here in Texas.
5. Working with other all breed clubs on bringing in better Holland Lop judges. We should not have to contend with judges that refuse to update their idea of our standard and not pose our breed correctly.
6. Last, but certainly not least, this club will be composed of members, adult and youth alike, that will respect all other breeders, maintain ethical behavior and camraderie.
It is a very exciting time for Holland Breeders in Texas. We have alot of new and exciting stuff coming up for everyone to take part in. We are working on bringing back the Youth Royalty and the Texas Top Lop. We have a great group of officers and directors who are ready to work hard and make this the best THLRSC that Texas and the nation has ever seen. We welcome you to be a part of that!
Want to know how you can be more involved? Have questions or concerns?
Please feel free to contact any of our officers or directors listed on the Officers Page.