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Kennel Club Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of International Agility Festival

15 August 2014    14:00
International Agility Festival (credit Jess Clark)
 

The tenth Kennel Club International Agility Festival took place at Rockingham Castle last weekend, where more than 2,700 healthy, happy dogs with all levels of experience in agility competed in a record number of classes.

The festival, which is kindly supported by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, welcomed all dogs, from Great Danes to Chihuahuas, and competitors from countries all over the world took part in the festival, including the USA, Hungary, Mexico and Japan.

A number of exciting additions to the festival made the tenth anniversary event one not to be missed. For the first time the festival held Championship classes, where top graded dogs could compete to qualify for the Agility Championships held annually at Crufts. A Special International Class was also held for the first time; this class was open to international dogs and enabled handlers to secure a place for the British Open Final, which is also held at Crufts. The quarter and semi-finals for the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes also took place at the event and saw many thrilled handlers secure a place for the prestigious competition held at the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes in December.

Another feature at this year's festival was an attempt to beat the current world record for the 'Largest Simultaneous Dog Stay' in celebration of the 10thanniversary. A downpour during the allotted time for the 'Stay', meant the current record of 627 dogs went unbeaten.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "The International Agility Festival is a highlight of the dog calendar and we would like to thank everyone who has made it such a great success, especially those competitors and judges who have travelled such long distances to add to the international flavour of the event.

"The festival has something for everyone, no matter what level of experience they have in agility, and we look forward to once again welcoming competitors from all over the world next year for the eleventh International Agility Festival."

The top three competitors in each of the main competitions at the festival were as follows:

Kennel Club Agility Championships

Large Agility Championships

1st- Dave Munnings and DEVONGEM MISTER BOSS MAN

2nd -Natalie Mitchell and STREAK OF CHAOS

3rd - Laura Chudleigh and BORDERPAWS DARK PRINCE
 

Medium Agility Championships

 

1st- Neil Ellis and CHEEKYCHESTER THE JESTER

2nd- Catherine Rowlands and STARSHINE SULA

3rd - Rebecca Patrick and MY DREAM COME TRUE

Small Agility Championships

1st- Claire Burrell and DAIMONIC EXPELLIARMUS

2nd- Bernadette Bay and AG CH OBAY ITZ GOT PIZAZZ AW(G)

3rd- Daniel Croxford and BOGSHOLE BESS BEAUTY

Starters Cup Semi-Final (Discover Dogs Qualifier)

Large Kennel Club Starters Cup Semi-Final

1st  Belle Howlett and LEIA'S QUEEN OF NABOO

2nd - Laura Ingall and BATTERSEA'S BOUNCING BEAN

3rd - Jane Rivett and SPIN WHEN YOUR WINNING

Medium Kennel Club Starters Cup Semi- Final

1st -  Trisha Kenna and BAILEY BAY
2nd  - Jan Furzer and PRECIOUS SUKI WILLOW
3rd  - Yvonne Bland and HAMISH MACHARRY (AM1)

Small Kennel Club Starters Cup Semi-Final

1st  - Madeleine Herridge and OH HENRY NO
2nd  - Emma Frost and FROSTIES POCKET ROCKET
3rd  - Lucy Lempriere and FOXEND HARVEY

 

Novice Cup Semi-Final  (Crufts Qualifier)

Large Kennel Club Novice Cup Semi-Final

1st  - Rebecca Patrick and CHERRYHOG SEEK NO FURTHER
2nd  - Ceri Jones and RUJAFF FATE O'THE FUTURE
3rd  - Natalie Webb and AVA DRINK ON ME

Medium Kennel Club Novice Cup Semi-Final

1st  - Stephen Sutherland and FAN-DIGI-DASH
2nd  - Annabelle Stoate and JUMPING JALAPENO
3rd  - Franzisca Albisser and LITTLE MOONS YANA OF BASILEA

Small Kennel Club Novice Cup Semi-Final

1st - Susan Mathias and PROFESSOR LUPIN
2nd  - Janice Bersford and SPORTICUS TIGGER
3rd  - Helen Roberts and BING BONG BELLA

 

Kennel Club International Young Handler Final

International Young Handler (under 12s)

1st - Charlie Trusler and NEDLO LET'S GO TECHNO

2nd- Sara Bacon and RATPACK ROUGH DIAMOND

3rd- Jack Ryan and JACHOLS JUMP JET

International Young Handler (12-17)

1st- Belle Howlett and LEIA'S QUEEN OF NABOO

2nd- Bethany Morgan and DREAMCHART KEEVA'S THUNDER

3rd- Ben Lapworth and SUNNDACH SWIRLING SCENE

Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final (Crufts Qualifiers)

Large Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final

1st- Natalie Mitchell and STREAK OF CHAOS

2nd- Desiree Snelleman and TEMPO IN MOTION

3rd- Alan Bray and UPANOVA DIOR MINE


Medium Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final

1st- Steven Richardson and AG CH NOWORRIES SWEEP'S DREAM

2nd- Rebecca Patrick and MY DREAM COME TRUE

3rd- Tracy Flower and MADAME BALLERINA


Small Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final

1st - Bernadette Bay and AG CH OBAY ITZ GOT PIZAZZ AW(G)

2nd- Daniel Croxford and BOGSHOLE BESS BEAUTY

3rd- Lara Staplehurst and KENMILLEVEN DARK WISH

The Kennel Club Special International Class

Large Special International Class

1st- Erwann De Montcuit and EDELWEISS

2nd- Patrick Bouwmans and RACING FOR RYAN

3rd- Vanessa Mortari Lloyd and IGNITED FIX

Medium Special International Class

1st- Justine Baudhuin and CAVALRINNA'S ZOLA ZANDORA

2nd- Gemma Nellies and MR WILLOW AW(B)

3rd- Sally Rees and RAMBAUDS UREPEL

Small Special International Class

1st- Angela Koopman and BLACK FAME OF THE SCHEEPDOG JUMPERS

2nd- Zsofi Biro and CRISPY COOKIE CASSOVIA SUNSHINE

3rd- Michele Taffijn and BOIS LITTLE BUT BRAVE DARK AS THE NIGHT

Kennel Club Nations Cup
 

Large Kennel Club Nations Cup

1st- England 3

2nd- England 1

3rd- England 2

 

Medium Kennel Club Nations Cup

1st - Spain

2nd- France

3rd- England 2
 

Small Kennel Club Nations Cup

1st - Wales 2

2nd- Ireland

3rd- England 3

For the full list of results, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/events/international-agility-festival/ .

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