An Apology

- (Added 7. Aug. 2018)

 An Apology.

My editorial in the August Newsletter, sparked off a bit of a storm on social media. My writing, was intended with the best of possible intentions, to make people think about the state of the hobby today – namely lack of local IHS branches.

Quite obviously many people interpreted what I had said wrongly – perhaps I should have worded it differently and for that I apologise.

Defective gene statement

- (Added 4. Jun. 2018)

I.H.S. Statement Regarding the sale of the following at I.H.S. events: -

Spider royal pythons, jaguar carpet pythons and enigma leopard geckos.

We will be banning all base gene sales of the above at the June show as reported last year. We will then ban the sales of two gene morphs of the above at the September show and then a voluntary ban on all other morphs of the above at the November show. A TOTAL ban of all morph’s carrying these genes will be implemented from 2019.

This may not be implemented with the speed and haste that some of you want, but it is the way that we have decided to respond under the circumstances.

The I.H.S. is not saying people can’t breed and sell the above, we are saying that we feel it’s not good for the hobby and they should not be offered for sale at our events.

When the total ban of the above is implemented in 2019 it will also mean that they will not be able to come on any part of the venue to be exchanged. This includes the exchange room and the car parks of the venue.

With a voluntary ban in November we will see what morals the breeders of the above have?
Please note this is the stance of the I.H.S. we are making a start as people have requested, please do not say we are not doing enough it’s a start.

The above is how it will work at our events this year, I hope this explains things a little better than in previous posts what we will be doing


Ricxhard Brook     IHS events Organiser.

Membership Raffle

- (Added 29. May. 2018)

The I.H.S. (TM) is pleased to announce that at ALL of our Breeders Meetings in 2018, we will be giving away two free memberships for 2019.

This will take the form of a wristband raffle – simply check out your wristband number at our I.H.S. (TM) tables, adjacent to the escalators in the centre of the hall, to claim your membership.

Anniversary UPDATE

- (Added 7. Mar. 2018)

         50th Anniversary Celebrations – LATEST NEWS

For people interested in attending our 50th Anniversary event on 21st September 2019 please note:-

Since we are looking at an event over 12 months away, we do not expect people to pay for their tickets now!

We do however need an indication of numbers to enable us to determine which conference room we will need to use.

Therefore, we are asking people to REGISTER NOW with Doreen Brook our membership Secretary ( with their requirements , membership and contact details.

Your tickets will then be registered at the current discounted prices. We will then make contact early in January 2019 to take your payment and send you your tickets.

People booking tickets AFTER 1st September 2018 will not benefit from the discounted prices.


We have had a number of queries regarding Children’s prices.


Children under 16 will be 50% of stated prices

Children 16 and over will pay FULL PRICE

Read More >

IHS 50th Anniversary Event 2019

- (Added 1. Feb. 2018)

For EXCITING news relating to the society’s

50th anniversary in 2019

please re-visit the EVENTS page on 1st March 2019.


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