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Kennel Club Celebrates Successful International Agility Festival

16 August 2016    12:00
The Kennel Club International Agility Festival 2016. Credit: Yulia Titovets
 

The Kennel Club International Agility Festival took place at Rockingham Castle over the weekend with more than 2,900 fit and happy dogs from all over the world competing at all levels of experience in agility.

The festival, which is kindly supported by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, welcomed all dogs, from Irish Wolfhounds to Chihuahuas, and competitors from 17 different countries.

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 qualify 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 Festival is a big highlight of the agility calendar and we are so pleased that it was again such a huge success. The festival is a great event that caters to all agility experiences.

“We would like to thank everyone who made it such a great event, especially those competitors and judges who travelled hundreds of miles to add to the international flavour of the competition.”

Ceri Rundle, Managing Director of CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, said: “Huge congratulations to all winners at the Kennel Club International Agility Festival 2016, it was another incredible event and CSJ are very proud to be sponsors the festival. The standard of competitors seems to rise year on year which is fantastic to see. We wanted to say a massive thank you to all organisers, helpers, handlers, dogs and visitors who helped to make it such a positive, friendly and 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 – Dan Shaw and COMEBYANAWAY REDEFINED

2nd – Jessica Clarehugh and AG CH LYNWOOD CARA FUZZY LOGIC

3rd – Shaun Hunt and AG CH GET INNA PHIX
 

Medium Agility Championships

1st – Steven Richardson and AG CH NOWORRIES SWEEP’S DREAM

2nd – Gemma Haycock and SIMPLY RED ROOBS

3rd – Linda Cummings and AG CH URBAN MOONLIGHT NOWORRIES

 

Small Agility Championships

1st – Jo Turner and TWINYOS GOLDEN EYE

2nd – Daniel Croxford and AG CH BOGSHOLE BESS BEAUTY

3rd – Bernadette Bay and DAMASK JUMP FOR JOY AT OBAY


Starters Cup Semi-Final (Discover Dogs Qualifier)


Large Kennel Club Starters Cup Semi-Final
1st – Jenni York and DANSHARLEY ROWANTREE REBEL
2nd – Daniel Grundy and HEIKKI HAIRY RACEY

3rd – Steve Mills and WILCHAY SHADES OF BLUE 

Medium Kennel Club Starters Cup Semi- Final
1st – Avril Biscoe and LOVE THE STREAK OF BLUE
2nd – Lucy Fishman and BLATCHFORD BEACON
3rd  - Amy Garces and OLLIE CHOPS

Small Kennel Club Starters Cup Semi-Final
1st  – Tracy Allen and TAUNTONS TEASING TWIGS
2nd  – Vicki Young and OREO TWIST N’DUNK
3rd  – Viv Ellis and LUCINDALE ARUF TI BUBARETS OF ARISTOPAP
 

Novice Cup Semi-Final  (Crufts Qualifier) 

Large Kennel Club Novice Cup Semi-Final
1st  – Belle Howlett and LEIAS QUEEN OF NABOO AT BONBELLAMI
2nd  – Nicole Turner and LILY’S GIFT FOR VALENTINES AW(S)
3rd  – Michelle Davis and ASHLINDT CLOUD

Medium Kennel Club Novice Cup Semi-Final
1st  – Sally Butler and PRINCESS BOL
2nd  – Rebecca Ringrose and SKYMARA PIN DALE
3rd  – Catherine Kendall and AINMHITHE (AN-VAR-HAR) IRISH SPRING GUS

Small Kennel Club Novice Cup Semi-Final
1st – Louise Raine and GIBBLE SOOTY GRIPPER
2nd – Sarah Mclean and MILO’D OF MISCHIEF
3rd  – Lauren Todd and MIGHTY GREY MILO

Kennel Club International Young Handler Final

International Young Handler (under 12)
1st – Alyssa Carter and TWIST OF TIME OF VALGRAYS

2nd – Max Glover and BORDERSTORM MIDNIGHT BLUE AT SOLDAZE

3rd – Matthew Lade and JACK SICKLE


International Young Handler (12 and over)
1st – Shannon Springford and SHANSDREAM GIFT OF LOVE

2nd – Sara Bacon and TYNEVERMOOR SECRET DREAM

3rd – Belle Howlett and LEIAS QUEEN OF NABOO AT BONBELLAMI
 

Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final (Crufts Qualifiers)

Large Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final
1st – Cristina Garcia and C’INKA DE SCOFOS

2nd – Lucie Hinchley and BORDERSPIRIT BRIGHT STAR

3rd – Kristie Moser and TOPSHELF’S LANDSHARK


Medium Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final
1st – Hayley Telling and NEW ILUSSIONS BI ENCHANTHENT OF THE FIVE COLORS

2nd – Rob Morley and LEONIS MINORIS PRAECIPULA
3rd – Steven Richardson and AG CH NOWORRIES SWEEP’S DREAM

Small Kennel Club British Open Semi-Final
1st – Charlotte Harding and AG CH DAIMONIC EXPELLIARMUS

2nd – Louise Eden and OBAY THE BOYZ HIGH VOLTAGE

3rd – Bernadette Bay and AG CH OBAY ITZ GOT PIZAZZ AW(G)


The Kennel Club Special International Final

Large Special International Final

1st – Kirstie Moser and TOPSHELF’S LANDSHARK

2nd – Carola Derst and MACY VON WALTENWEILER

3rd – Geertje Schijf and JAMAICAN ME CRAZY FROM LET’S BORDER

Medium Special International Final

1st – Leo Beyens and MODDEY CLOH KICK BACK

2nd – Susan Bonk and BRAVE FYNN

3rd – Michelle Johnston and BUNDLE OF LOVE

Small Special International Final

1st – Estelle Robinson and CHINA ROAD ZIGGY’S SPLIT DECISION

2nd – Michele Taffijn Bois and HEAVENLY TWINKLE STAR V. NINDORF

3rd – Ivonne Höhne and HERMINE THE BEST


Kennel Club Nations Cup
 

Large Kennel Club Nations Cup
1st – Matthew Goodliffe and AG CH TURBOED WIDEWATER WIZARD

2nd – Anna Hinze and AMAYZE ME

3rd – Louise Raine and SILVER STARLITE


Medium Kennel Club Nations Cup
1st – Abigail Doxford and ANNERYVALLEY CASSIE

2nd – Steven Richardson and AG CH NOWORRIES SWEEP’S DREAM

3rd – Susan Bonk and BRAVE FYNN
 

Small Kennel Club Nations Cup
1st – Michele Taffijn-Du Bois and LITTLE BUT BRAVE DARK AS THE NIGHT AW(S)

2nd – Daniel Croxford and AG CH BOGSHOLE BESS BEAUTY
3rd – Michele Taffijn Bois and HEAVENLY TWINKLE STAR V. NINDORF

For the full list of results, please click here.

ENDS


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