Barbara LaRocca ~ QFA
1990 (Group 2 & 3) 1999 (Allbreeds)
Ashmore QLD 4214
Phone: 07 5527 8188
Mob: 0411 427 106
Airport: Gold Coast (OOL) Brisbane (BNE)
Barbara was introduced to and instantly fell in love with the Burmese breed in 1984 and began breeding under her Riokay prefix. In 1988 she decided to breed Abyssinians as well. She has also imported Somalis and bred Burmillas, Tonkinese and Maine Coons. Barbara bred Supreme Exhibit winners in both Burmese and Abyssinians and has had numerous Best Kitten and Cats of the Year with QFA. She has twice proudly achieved Group 3 Prefix of the Year with QFA.
Barbara began training with QFA as a Shorthair judge in 1988. After judging for a couple of years she started training in Longhairs and in 1998 became an All Breeds judge with QFA. She has judged and continues to do so throughout Australia and New Zealand and has also judged in Kuala Lumpur, Germany and the Netherlands.
Barbara is currently Vice President of QFA Inc, Barbara was President of QFA from 2002 – 2015. She is also currently President of Burmese Cat Society of Qld and previously held the positions of President of Abyssinian & Somali Cat Club of Qld, and is currently the President of the Gold Coast Cat Club.
Her continued interest in the welfare and breeding of healthy, good natured cats is still a priority for her through her judging and still an immense pleasure which she hopes to continue for some years to come. For 10 years Barbara has been involved with the Qld Companion Animal Management Group instigated by the Animal Welfare League with the goal of working towards zero euthanasia of unwanted animals.
1996 New Zealand; 1997 New Zealand; 2003 Malaysia, 2011 Germany, Holland