The International Agility Festival (IAF) will take place on the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th August 2017 at Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH.
Please do not book camping as this is fully booked. A list of recommended hotels/caravan sites can be found in the download section.
This year entries will be made through Agility Shows Online Service- www.agilityshows.online . Competitors can register onto this service for free.
To watch the live streaming of competitors that competed in the main ring at the International Agility Festival, please see the footage filmed by Working Dog here.
Ceri Rundle, Founder of CSJ said: "We are extremely proud to be working with the KCI IAF and over the years have built up strong relationships with everyone involved in this prestigious event. The Kennel Club International Open Agility Festival has Championship status and is one of most important events in the world agility calendar. We take great pleasure in supporting many of the shows leading up to the big event across the country and throughout the year. We especially like the fact that agility represents large, medium and small dogs, for teams and novice handlers as well as international competitors. The four day Kennel Club International Agility Festival has proven to give handlers and super-fit, clever dogs an opportunity to perform at their very best"
The Festival is open to any dog, as long as it is registered on one of the Kennel Club's registers - Breed or Activity - making it one of the few world-class agility competitions to be open to pedigrees, rescue dogs and crossbreeds alike.
The Festival always includes graded classes for all height categories and all grades of agility dog and handler, so that everyone gets a chance to compete at their own level at the UK's largest agility show. With a series of cup classes for all levels - the Starters Cup, Novice Cup, British Open and Nations Cup - as well as special classes for younger handlers and YKC members, there are many opportunities for the best performing dogs to secure a place at Crufts or at Discover Dogs.
For the hundreds of visitors and spectators who now come to enjoy the Festival atmosphere, there are also opportunities to participate: 'Have a Go' agility to try out their own dogs' aptitude and their own handling skills, and a Companion Dog Show with pedigree and novelty classes. Plus of course a wide range of trade stands offering goods for both humans and dogs, all adding to the Festival fun!