Koi Show promises plenty to see


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The 1st All European Shinkokai Koi Show takes place on June 3-5 at The Gardens of Appeltern, in Appeltern, the Netherlands.

The show takes place as part of The Dutch Koi and Pond Days, which also includes a large consumer market, selling Koi and pond equipment, along with bonsai and Japanese art. And there are more than 200 state of the art gardens to see.

KOI 2000 says: "The Koi show is a beauty contest for coloured carp and always has been the most important element of our event. However, in 2011 the Koi show will be played according to the rules of the Shinkokai for the first time. Shinkokai stands for Zen Nihon Nishikigoi Shinko Kai, the international Koi breeders association that is best known for organising the biggest Koi show in the world. In the 1st All European Shinkokai Koi Show the international jury will be looking for the most beautiful Koi in Europe. Many hundreds of Koi are expected.

For more information see the KOI 2000 website. The programme of events can also be viewed online.