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European Open Junior Agility Championships 2016

17 August 2015    00:00

The Young Kennel Club is looking for dogs and handlers to take part in the European Open Junior Agility Championships which will take place 8th - 10th July 2016 in Slovakia. 

The competition is open to all agility enthusiasts under the age of 18, running any dog on the Kennel Club register in either Small, Medium or Large agility. Every application will be reviewed by the YKC and potential handlers will be notified, after the registration closing date of the next steps, such as the number of dogs and handlers that can join, the selection process and any training days.

Mark Laker, Agility Team GB Manager commented "This is an excellent opportunity for young handlers to represent Great Britain at International level and work with some of the top agility handlers and trainers in the UK whilst gaining invaluable experience of an international agility competition, courses and handling skills.

"In addition to this being an exciting event to compete at in its own right, this offers the opportunity for our young handlers to go on and compete in the adult International teams of the future!"

In the first year, the Kennel Club will cover the cost of team entries, the club kit and the management team required to plan and run the event. It will also support the handlers and their families, although competitors will be required to pay for their travel arrangements, accommodation and food.

Caroline Kisko Kennel Club Secretary, said: "This is a really exciting development for Agility Team GB and a great opportunity to develop our young handlers on the International stage.  On behalf of the Kennel Club I would urge all young handlers to register their interest as soon as possible."

Further details can be found online at and anyone interested in applying for this exciting opportunity should register their interest here by 25th September 2015.


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