Hatch Hop to Action ready for Small Animal Show!

By James Hickman

24 January 2012

The countdown has begun for the Burgess Premier Small Animal Show and we are busy gearing up for the show’s 90th year!

The team has been hitting the phones and speaking with journalists about the planned activity at the show, including the main highlight event – The UK’s only Rabbit Grand National (…yes it’s a real event!) which has attracted international competitors from Sweden. However, the show is not only about rabbits, as we will also see over 3,000 cavies, gerbils, hamsters, mice and rats over the two days at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. It’s safe to say that Hatch have gone animal mad!

In addition to this, Burgess, the 15ft giant bunny, took to the streets of Harrogate last week to practice his jumping skills and speak to the local residents about the show.

The team are looking forward to another busy weekend on 28th and 29th January, and after our recent CIPR PRide Award wins for the show last year, the pressure is now on to make this show the best yet!

If you wish to attend the show, then it’s not too late to get tickets as they are available on the door, and all the details are online at