Agility at Olympia

Agility at Olympia 2012

One of the two most important 'showcase' events for agility in the UK takes place every December at Olympia's London International Horse Show.

Every year the country's most talented agility dogs and handlers vie with each other in qualifying heats at agility shows across the country to gain a coveted invitation to compete at the Olympia finals.

In 2014, Skinners added its support to the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes, and this much appreciated sponsorship continues through to 2016. This exciting collaboration between the Kennel Club and Skinners will ensure this event continues to remain a top class competition.

Results from Olympia Heats - July 2014 

Olympia Agility Stakes

Olympia features a separate agility final on each of its five days, offering handlers the chance to compete in front of an audience of up to ten thousand noisy supporters:

  • KC Olympia Medium AgilityStakes - for medium dogs at grades 3 - 7
  • KC Olympia Small AgilityStakes - for small dogs at grades 3 - 7
  • KC Olympia Large AgilityStakes - for large dogs competing at grades 6-7
  • KC Olympia Novice AgilityStakes - for large dogs competing at grades 3-5
  • KC Olympia ABC Stakes - for large dogs other than Border Collies and Working Sheepdogs (Anything But Collies) at grades 3 - 7

The Road to Olympia 2014

The 'road to Olympia' starts with a series of qualifiers held at agility shows all over the UK throughout the year. The highest placed dogs in those qualifying heats meet at the semi-finals, which for the first time will be held at the Kennel Club's International Agility Festival in August, where they will compete for a place in the finals at Olympia.

The rules for the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes and the list of qualifying events taking place around the country are detailed below:

Results from the Olympia Agility Stakes Finals 2013

For more information about the Kennel CLub Olympia Agility Stakes in association with Skinners, click here.

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