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Kennel Club Announces Agility Team GB 2016

03 May 2016    12:00
 

The Kennel Club has announced the agility teams which will represent Great Britain at the European Open Agility Championships in Calais, France from 28-31 July 2016 and the FCI Agility World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain from 22-25 September 2016.

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 over the weekend of 23-24 April.

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.

This year's Performance Weekend was judged by Anders Virtanen (Finland). Anders set up courses designed to test dogs and handlers on speed, fitness, consistency and accuracy. Over the weekend there was some fantastic handling on these courses where dogs and handlers could really show off their skills. 

Three dogs from the Performance Weekend have been called up to this year's team for the World Championships due to withdrawals of pedigree dogs from the original squad.

Team Manager, Mark Laker said: "Thank you to everyone who competed at this year's Performance Weekend - it was great to watch and be part of. This was a unique opportunity to compete on some fantastic courses designed and judged by a top FCI judge.

"I'd like to acknowledge the support of all our sponsors, the Kennel Club and Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts who enable events like the performance weekend to take place and to everyone who helped us."

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

European Open

Small:

  • Alan Bray with Ag Ch Sirensong Tantrums N Tiaras At Upanova
  • Bonny Quick with Ag Ch Goldheart Trail of Flames
  • Lou Cadman with Ag Ch Another Mad Moment
  • Louise Eden with Obay The Boyz High Voltage
  • Lucy Osborne with Radajasa's Whirlwind Fling
  • Stacey Irwin-Burns with Lucas's Little Soppy Sam AW(S)

Medium:

  • Christine Wingate-Wynne with Ag Ch Obay Tiz Wild
  • Natasha Wise with Ag Ch Raeannes Flipping Heck
  • Steve Richardson with Ag Ch Noworries Sweeps Dream
  • Sue Cooper with Blackthorns Speedy Mitzi

 

Large:

  • Alan Short with Ag Ch Give It Some Juice Irn Bruce
  • Charlotte Harding with Ag Ch Rujaff Red Hot Scandal
  • Dave Munnings with Comebyanaway Reddy for Fame
  • Greg Derrett with Devongem Rehab Sproglett
  • Jess Clarehugh with Ag Ch Lynwood Cara Fuzzy Logic
  • Lauren Langman with Darleyfalls Free Flo
  • Lee Gibson with Taddymoor Sadie
  • Louise Raine with Silver Starlite
  • Martin Reid with BorderPaws Secret Surprise
  • Matt Goodliffe with Ag Ch Turboed Widewater Wizard

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

World Championships

Small:

  • Alan Bray with Ag Ch Sirensong Tantrums N Tiaras At Upanova (T)
  • Louise Eden with Obay The Boyz High Voltage (T)
  • Lucy Osborne with Radajasa's Whirlwind Fling (T&I)
  • Marc Wingate-Wynne with Ag Ch Vanitonia Mister Big (T)

Travelling Team Reserve

  • Kathryn Stickney with Injasuti Coco Mademoiselle

Medium: 

  • Chantal Karyta with Licosateria Mai Sunseeker
  • Christine Wingate-Wynne with Ag Ch Obay Tiz Wild (T&I)
  • Kate Cook with Bonamassa Blonde Bombshell
  • Lian Knight with Licosateria Mai Rising Son
  • Natasha Wise with Ag Ch Raeannes Flipping Heck (T&I)

Travelling Team Reserves to be confirmed​

Large:

  • Dave Munnings with Comebyanaway Reddy For Fame (I)
  • Charlotte Harding with Ag Ch Rujaff Red Hot Scandal (T&I)
  • Greg Derrett with Devongem Rehab Sproglett (T&I)
  • Jess Clarehugh with Ag Ch Lynwood Cara Fuzzy Logic (T&I)
  • Matt Goodliffe with Ag Ch Turboed Widewater Wizard (T&I)
  • Naarah Cuddy with Sheltysham Séance (I)

Travelling Team Reserve

  • Lee Gibson with Taddymoor Sadie

Full results from the performance weekend and more information on Agility Team GB can be found via the Kennel Club website. Please visit this webpage.

Agility Team GB is sponsored by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, Gencon, Khyam, First Contact, Nottingham Trent University, Eurotunnel, Agility1st, Vale Referrals and supported by the Kennel Club.

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