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Kennel Club Announces Agility Team GB 2015

01 May 2015    11:00
 

The Kennel Club has announced the names of the members of the agility teams who will represent Great Britain at the 2015 European Open Agility Championships in Germany from 24th- 26th July 2015 and the World Agility Championships in Italy from 8th- 11th October 2015.

The successful handlers and dogs were chosen following this year's squad selection process which concluded at the Performance Weekend hosted by Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts at its Open Agility Show.

The Kennel Club congratulates all the handlers who have been selected to represent Agility Team GB this year, which once again is kindly supported by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and sponsored by the Kennel Club.

This year's Performance Weekend was judged by Nalle Jansson from Sweden. Nalle set up some testing courses designed to test dogs and handlers on speed, fitness, consistency and accuracy. Over the weekend there was some fantastic handling on courses where dogs could really show off their skills. 

The format of this year's event followed a similar format to the World Championships on Saturday and the European Open on Sunday. The weekend also included the popular team relay which consists of four courses in one ring with over 30 obstacles, provided by First Contact, Agility Team GB's official equipment supplier.

Team Manager, Mark Laker said: "Four months of training and squad preparation culminated in an exciting Performance Weekend at Lincoln. The standard of courses, judging and agility was extremely high and thrilling to watch.

"We listened to the feedback received from last year's squad and have made changes to the squad process this year. It's a tough process focusing on many areas of performance, and helping our top handlers prepare for the highest level of agility. Both the World Championships and the European Open are exciting events attracting the top agility handlers from over 30 countries. For many handlers this will be the highlight of their agility career. The amount of work these handlers have already put in cannot be under estimated. To go out and compete at this level in any sport requires an incredible amount of dedication.

"This year I asked the coaching team to help me look for dogs and handlers who could win medals, obviously, and those we can develop for the future. We need to be developing our future handlers and the teams selected reflect this. I believe we have two very strong teams representing Agility Team GB at these events.

"Once again I am very grateful for the support and input from the coaching team, the Kennel Club and our sponsors who make our attendance at these prestigious events possible."

The teams selected are as follows (T= team event; I = individual event):

European Open

Small:

  • Donna Lewis with Iceniares Celtic Amethyst AW(G)
  • Kelsey Wood with Upanova Under Pressure
  • Lou Cadman with Another Mad Moment AW(S)
  • Lucy Osborne with Radajasa's Whirlwind Fling

Medium:

  • Ashleigh Butler with Ag Ch Ashpen Pudsey Bear AW(G)
  • Christine Wingate-Wynne with Ag Ch Obay Tiz Wild AW(G)
  • Jenni Machon with Cloudtenn Fuel For Life
  • Julia Durrant with Spring Lavender Lily AW(B)
  • Steve Richardson with Ag Ch Noworries Sweeps Dream
  • Sue Cooper with Blackthorns Speedy Mitzi AW(G)

Large:

  • Alan Short with Ag Ch Give It Some Juice Irn Bruce
  • Alan Wildman with Chikaramor Born Performer AW(G)
  • Dave Munnings with Devongem Mister Boss Man
  • Greg Derrett with Devongem Rehab Sproglett
  • Jessica Clarehugh with Ag Ch Lynwood Cara Fuzzy Logic
  • Karen Marriott with Petnat A Touch Puzzling
  • Matt Goodliffe with Turboed Widewater Wizard
  • Naarah Cuddy with Sheltysham Seance
  • Natalie Mitchell with Streak Of Chaos

All competitors at the European Open will get an individual run. Teams will be confirmed nearer the time.

World Championships

Small:

  • Donna Lewis with Iceniares Celtic Amethyst AW(G) (T)
  • Lucy Osborne with Radajasa's Whirlwind Fling (T)
  • Marc Wingate-Wynne with Ag Ch Vanitonia Mister Big (T)
  • Rosie Cavill with Ag Ch Fieldspy Leana (T)

Travelling Team Reserve - Kelsey Wood with Upanova Under Pressure

Medium: 

  • Amanda Hampson with Ag Ch Shoredancer Sea Jade AW(G) (T)
  • Christine Wingate-Wynne with Ag Ch Obay Tiz Wild AW(G) (T & I)
  • Jenni Machon with Cloudtenn Fuel for Life (T & I)
  • Natasha Wise with Ag Ch Raeanne's Flipping Heck (T & I)

Travelling Team Reserve - Julia Durrant with Spring Lavender Lily AW(B)

Large:

  • Charlotte Harding with Ag Ch Rujaff Red Hot Scandal (T & I)
  • Dave Munnings with Ag Ch Devongem Mister Boss Man (I)
  • Greg Derrett with Devongem Rehab Sproglett (T & I)
  • Jessica Clarehugh with Ag Ch Lynwood Cara Fuzzy Logic (T & I)
  • Matt Goodliffe with Turboed Widewater Wizard (T & I)
  • Naarah Cuddy with Sheltysham Seance (I)

Travelling Team Reserve - Alan Wildman with Chikaramor Born Performer AW(G) (T & I)

Full results from the performance weekend and more information on Agility Team GB can be found via the Kennel Club website. Please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/agility/international-agility-teams/.

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