Check on your show flyer for the time the cats are expected to check in on the morning of the show. Arrive in plenty of time to set up your cage(s) and settle your cat in.
On arrival at the show hall, you will check in at the front desk, where you will be signed in, told where your cat is benched and given a show catalogue.
The show catalog lists all cats entered into the show, and also lists your cat's assigned number for the show. Remember to take note of your cat's assigned number.
Review the show schedule that lists the judging rings. Circle the class you are exhibiting in for each ring. This will help you to be ready for your class when it is announced.
When you hear your cat's entry number announced, take your cat to the appropriate judging ring and place your cat in the judging cage that has its entry number displayed. Close the cage door and take a seat in the chairs provided to watch the judging.
Sometimes if a cat is nervous, the judge may ask the owner to retrieve the cat from the cage and place it on the judge's table for them.
When the judging has been completed, the card on the cat's cage will be turned down. This action indicates to the owners that they are to remove their cat from the ring and take it back to the benching area.
Listen for your cat's entry number when Final Awards are announced for each ring. Your cat may be chosen to receive an award. If you hear your cat's entry number take the cat to the ring that requested it.
If you are uncertain of what to do, or what ribbons mean, or showing etiquette – ask one of the many friendly exhibitors or show members for assistance. Once you settle in at the show you will find that exhibitors are friendly and willing to answer any of your questions about the procedure of showing your cat, especially if you tell them that you are new to the cat fancy.
Most of all enjoy!
For more information, please read the Show Rules