This year's finalists of the prestigious Kennel Club Olympia
Agility Stakes finals have been announced.
The country's most talented agility dogs and handlers have been
competing in qualifying heats at agility shows across the country
in an attempt to gain a place in the finals, which take place from
17th- 21stDecember 2015 as part of the London International Horse
The Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes are held in association
with Skinner's pet foods and will see dogs and their owners compete
in five finals in the following categories: small, medium, large
senior, large novice and ABC (Anything But Collies). There will
also be two semi-finals, for the large novice and large senior dog
categories, which will see around 35 dogs in each category whittled
down to ten who will go on to compete in the grand final. For
medium, small and ABC dogs, ten dogs for each category have already
qualified for the Olympia final.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "Olympia is a
highlight in the agility calendar and has a great atmosphere with
up to ten thousand supporters watching the dogs and handlers in
action. We wish all the finalists the best of luck."
Will Delamore, Sales & Marketing Director for Skinner's
said: "It has been a tremendous year of qualifying competitions. We
have attended several of the heats and the semi-finals in August,
and the competition has been fierce. I am really looking forward to
watching the finals - good luck to everyone."
The judge for the 2015 Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes will
be Tom Quinn and the dates for the competitions will be:
- Thursday 17thDecember - Large ABC Grade 3 - 7 Finals
- Friday 18thDecember - Small Grade 3 - 7 Finals
- Saturday 19thDecember - Large Grade 6 - 7 Finals
- Sunday 20thDecember - Large Grade 3 - 5 Finals
- Monday 21stDecember - Medium Grade 3 - 7 Finals
The semi-finalists and finalists for this year's Kennel Club
Olympia Agility Stakes can be found online at /activities/agility/agility-at-olympia/