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Kennel Club Celebrates Successful International Agility Festival

18 August 2015    00:00
 

The Kennel Club International Agility Festival has taken place at Rockingham Castle with more than 2,700 fit and happy dogs with all levels of experience in agility competing 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 all over the world.

Competitions included the Championship classes, where top graded dogs could compete to qualify for the Agility Championships held annually at Crufts. A Special International Class 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 saw handlers secure a place for the prestigious competition held at the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes in December.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "The International Agility was again a huge success. We would like to thank everyone who has made it such a great event, especially those competitors and judges who have travelled such long distances to add to the international flavour of the competition.

"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 twelfth International Agility Festival."

Ceri Rundle, Managing Director of CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, said: "Another fantastic International Agility Festival from the Kennel Club at Rockingham Castle 2015.  The standard of competition seems to get higher every year and it was wonderful to see the CSJ flags and banners everywhere.  A huge congratulations to all the qualifiers and a big thank you to all the organisers, helpers, handlers, visitors and superb dogs who helped to make it such a friendly, happy and all-round successful event."

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

Kennel Club Agility Championships

Large Agility Championships

  • 1st - Alan Short and GIVE IT SOME JUICE IRN BRUCE
  • 2nd - Dave Munnings and COMEBYANAWAY REDDY FOR FAME
  • 3rd - Jessica Clarehugh and AG CH LYNWOOD CARA FUZZY LOGIC

Medium Agility Championships

  • 1st - Rebecca Sargent and RAENNES AURORA
  • 2nd - Tracy Flower and MADAME BALLERINA
  • 3rd - Jo Gleed and LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE

Small Agility Championships

  • 1st - Claire Burrell and AG CH DAIMONIC EXPELLIARMUS
  • 2nd - Bernadette Bay and DAMASK JUMP FOR JOY AT OBAY
  • 3rd -  Neil Harding and KYVALLACK DARE TO DREAM

Starters Cup Semi-Final (Discover Dogs Qualifier)

Large Kennel Club Starters Cup Semi-Final

  • 1st - Rosie Chattaway and SNOOP BACK IN TIME
  • 2nd - Emily Gallagher and THE IRISH BADGER
  • 3rd- Lynnette Garstang and KISDONS ZADA

Medium Kennel Club Starters Cup Semi- Final

  • 1st - April Bush and Kezzy MIDNIGHT SPARK
  • 2nd  - Nicola Bradshaw and MR JAY TEE
  • 3rd  - Steve Holyoak and DANISSICA HONEY HARLEQUIN

Small Kennel Club Starters Cup Semi-Final

  • 1st  - Emma Hewerdine and JETPACK JESS
  • 2nd  - Clare Smith and BOANS OLLIE
  • 3rd  - Scarlett Baguley and FLOPSY FLO

Novice Cup Semi-Final  (Crufts Qualifier)

Large Kennel Club Novice Cup Semi-Final

  • 1st  - Natasha Wise and NEDLO FLIPPING SHINY PEBBLE
  • 2nd  - Dan Shaw and COMEBYANAWAY REDEFINED
  • 3rd  - Connie Sellers and FLINTSTONE FLYER

Medium Kennel Club Novice Cup Semi-Final

  • 1st  - Ian Balchin and SHOSHONAMARA BY TURBO TOO
  • 2nd  - Lara Browne and CARAMELOGRAM SEA BREEZE
  • 3rd  - Emma Priest and WHIRLWIND HIGH FLYER

Small Kennel Club Novice Cup Semi-Final

  • 1st - Tracy Ryan and JACHOLS JUMP JET
  • 2nd  - Sarah Vallom and A LIL WORSE FOR WEAR
  • 3rd  - Elizabeth Saggers and MAID OF MAGIC

Kennel Club International Young Handler Final

International Young Handler (under 12)

  • 1st - Max Glover and BORDERSTORM MIDNIGHT BLUE AT SOLDAZE
  • 2nd - Annabel Haith and ANNIES DIZZY WIZZY
  • 3rd - Jack Biddle and ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

International Young Handler (12-17)

  • 1st - Belle Howlett and LEIA'S QUEEN OF NABOO
  • 2nd - Sophie Balchin and DARLEYFALLS PICK ME
  • 3rd - Lara Browne and CARAMELOGRAM SEA BREEZE

Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final (Crufts Qualifiers)

Large Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final

  • 1st - Naarah Cuddy and SHELTYSHAM SEANCE
  • 2nd - Susie Josty and COOL BEANS
  • 3rd - Greg Derrett and DEVONGEM REHAB SPROGLETT

Medium Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final

  • 1st - Rebecca Sargent and RAENNES AURORA
  • 2nd - Rebecca Patrick and MY DREAM COME TRUE
  • 3rd - Jo Gleed and LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE

Small Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final

  • 1st - Alan Bray and AG CH SIRENSONG TANTRUMS N TIARAS AT UPA
  • 2nd - Stacey Irwin-Burns and LUCA'S LITTLE SOPPY SAM AW(S)
  • 3rd - Ivan Pardo Garcia and NUCA DE PARMAR

The Kennel Club Special International Final

Large Special International Final

  • 1st - Alex Sabini and I'MIND DE LOUSTALAIRE DES BOURDAVANTS
  • 2nd - Marc Rabada and RINOA DE VILLAZAHARA
  • 3rd - Alejandro Olivera and RUNA DE STANTA QUITERIA

Medium Special International Final

  • 1st - Ann Herreman and GHENTAI OF THE GOLDEN FIR
  • 2nd - Ingrid Froysa and SUNBORNE JAZZY TULLA
  • 3rd - Elisenda Huidobro and DRAC DE SANT JORDI

Small Special International Final

  • 1st - Maria Melakari and BRAINPOOL'S NEW ERA
  • 2nd - Julie Tambjerg and TOONIETWO
  • 3rd - Ivan Pardo Garcia and NUCA DE PARMAR

Kennel Club Nations Cup

Large Kennel Club Nations Cup

  • 1st - England 1
  • 2nd - Scotland 2
  • 3rd - Belgium 1

Medium Kennel Club Nations Cup

  • 1st - England 2
  • 2nd - Scotland 1
  • 3rd - England 3

Small Kennel Club Nations Cup

  • 1st - Wales 1
  • 2nd - Scotland 1
  • 3rd - England 2

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

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