The Kennel Club Agility Stakes held at The London International Horse Show

Dog jumping through Skinners jump
Sargent R / Olympia ©

One of the most important showcase events for agility in the UK takes place every December at London International Horse Show. Each year, the country's most talented agility dogs and handlers vie in qualifying heats at agility shows across the country to gain a coveted invitation to compete at The Kennel Club Agility Stakes finals.

Skinner's have sponsored The Kennel Club Agility Stakes since 2014, and this much appreciated sponsorship continues in 2020. This exciting collaboration between The Kennel Club and Skinner's will ensure this event continues to remain a top-class competition.

The Kennel Club Agility Stakes quarter and semi-finals

The quarter and semi-finals will be held at Vale View on Saturday 10 September 2022.
Main judge - Hannah Wade
Assistant judge - John McEwan

Rules and regulations 2022

Where can I qualify?
The Kennel Club agility stakes rules 2022
All events must be judged under the appropriate Kennel Club regulations H & H(1) in force at the time of the event. Competitors entering any competition will be deemed to have agreed to abide by these rules.

All heats must take place at Kennel Club licensed shows and the class name in the schedule should replicate exactly the name of the competition as stated in these rules.

All Kennel Club supported competitions must be judged using standard marking.

If the entry for the heat exceeds 360 the class must be split into two equal parts. If the entry exceeds 540 the class must be split into three equal parts. No part, if split, may be less than 150 dogs. Rosettes and awards remain unchanged if the heat is split and will be given for each part.

Dogs entered in any heats must be eligible for the competition entered and judges retain the right to check the height of any dog or ask to see the height stated in The Kennel Club record book.

The handler that qualifies a dog for the quarter-final / semi-final / final will be the handler that competes, handler substitutions are not allowed.

Dogs cannot compete in more than one competition at The Kennel Club Agility Stakes finals. If a dog qualifies for more than one quarter-final or semi-final the first successful qualification will take precedence and the dog will be withdrawn from any further quarter/semi-finals and replaced by a reserve.

Once a dog has qualified for The Kennel Club Agility Stakes final, or as a reserve the handler is deemed to have accepted an offer to compete at The Kennel Club Agility Stakes final, it invalidates any reserve places in any other competition. If the first invitation to compete is declined it invalidates any reserve places in any other competition.

All winners of The Kennel Club Agility Stakes grand finals will be invited to compete in the following year’s quarter-final or semi-final without qualifying through the usual procedure via heats.

(These rules would be amended if any changes are made to Kennel Club Agility regulations during the course of the competition year).
The Kennel Club small dog agility stakes rules 2022
This competition will be classified as small dog combined grades 5-7 and judged under The Kennel Club regulations for standard classes.

Competitors may enter more than one dog in a heat. Competitors may qualify more than one dog for the semi-final, however, only the competitor’s highest placed dog at the Semi-Final will qualify for The Kennel Club Agility Stakes grand final.

Once a dog has qualified for the semi-final / final, further heats may be entered for competition although any placings in these further heats will not affect the dog’s eligibility for the semi-final / finals.

Those dogs eligible to compete in competition for small dog agility are those measuring 350mm or under at the withers.

The first three previously unqualified placed dogs from each heat will go forward to the semi-final. The first ten dogs from this semi-final will qualify for the final held at The London International Horse Show (subject to the above).
The Kennel Club medium dog agility stakes rules 2022
This competition will be classified as medium dog combined grades 5-7 and judged under The Kennel Club regulations for standard classes.

Competitors may enter more than one dog in a heat. Competitors may qualify more than one dog for the semi-final, however, only the competitor’s highest placed dog at the semi-final will qualify for The Kennel Club Agility Stakes grand final. Once a dog has qualified for the semi-final/final, further heats may be entered for competition although any placings in these further heats will not affect the dog’s eligibility for the semi-final/final.

The first three previously unqualified placed dogs from each heat will go forward to the semi-final. The first ten dogs from this semi-final will qualify for the final held at The London International Horse Show (subject to the above).

Those dogs eligible to compete in medium dog competition are those measuring over 350mm and those measuring 430mm or under at the withers.
The Kennel Club intermediate dog agility stakes rules 2022
This competition will be classified as combined grades 5-7 and judged under The Kennel Club's regulations for standard classes.

Competitors may enter more than one dog in a heat. Competitors may qualify more than one dog for the quarter-finals. However, only the competitor’s highest placed dog at the quarter-finals will qualify for the semi-final.

Once a dog has qualified for the quarter-final, further heats may be entered for competition although any placings in these further heats will not affect the dog’s eligibility for the quarter-final/semi-final.

The first five previously unqualified placed dogs from each heat will go forward to the quarter-finals. If the heat is split then three dogs will be taken from each part. The first 20 dogs from this quarter-final will qualify for the semi-Final held at The London International Horse Show.

The 20 dogs who qualify for The Kennel Club Intermediate Dog Agility Stakes will compete in a semi-final held at The London International Horse Show The top ten highest placed dogs in the semi-final will qualify for the evening grand final held at The London International Horse Show (subject to the above).

Those dogs eligible to compete in intermediate dog agility competitions are those measuring over 430mm and measuring 500mm or under at the withers.
The Kennel Club large dog agility stakes rules 2022
This competition will be classified as combined Grades 5-7 and judged under the Kennel Club Regulations for standard classes.

Competitors may enter more than one dog in a heat. Competitors may qualify more than one dog for the quarter-finals. However, only the competitor’s highest placed dog at the quarter-finals will qualify for the semi-final.

Once a dog has qualified for the quarter-final, further heats may be entered for competition although any placings in these further heats will not affect the dog’s eligibility for the quarter-finals/semi-finals.

The first five previously unqualified placed dogs from each heat will go forward to the quarter-finals. If the heat is split then three dogs will be taken from each part. The first 20 dogs from this quarter-final will qualify for the semi-final held at The London International Horse Show.

The 20 dogs who qualify for The Kennel Club large dog Agility Stakes will compete in the semi-final held at The London International Horse Show. The top ten highest-placed dogs in the semi-final will qualify for the evening grand final held at The London International Horse Show (subject to the above).

Those dogs eligible to compete in competition for large dogs are those measuring over 500mm at the withers.
The Kennel Club large dog ABC agility stakes 2022
This competition will be classified as combined grades 5-7 and judged under the Kennel Club regulations for standard classes.

This competition is a special agility competition open to all dogs excluding Border Collies, Working Sheepdogs, and any of their crosses. Any concerns should be recorded in the incident book and reported to The Kennel Club.

Those dogs eligible to compete in competition for large dogs are those measuring over 500mm at the withers.

Competitors may enter more than one dog in a heat. Competitors may qualify more than one dog for the semi-final, however only the competitor’s highest placed dog at the semi-Final will qualify for the grand final. Once a dog has qualified for the semi-final/final, further heats may be entered for competition although any placings in these further heats will not affect the dog’s eligibility for the semi-final/final.

The first three previously unqualified placed dogs from each heat will go forward to the semi-final. The first ten dogs from this semi-final will qualify for the final held at The London International Horse Show (subject to the above).

A maximum of two representatives of any one breed may be invited to the final from the semi-final. This decision will be at the organiser’s discretion.
The Kennel Club agility competitions heat awards
THE KENNEL CLUB SMALL DOG AGILITY STAKES
Rosettes 1st to 6th place.
THE KENNEL CLUB MEDIUM DOG AGILITY STAKES
Rosettes 1st to 6th place.
THE KENNEL CLUB INTERMEDIATE DOG AGILITY STAKES
Rosettes 1st to 6th place.
THE KENNEL CLUB LARGE DOG ABC AGILITY STAKES
Rosettes 1st to 6th place.
THE KENNEL CLUB LARGE DOG AGILITY STAKES
Rosettes 1st to 6th place.

All rosettes will be delivered to each show secretary by Norton Rosettes, if you have any queries regarding this please email Sharon Alderson from Norton Rosettes.

Results from heats in 2021 and 2022 for the quarter and semi-final in 2022

Small 5-7 agility stakes
Handler Dog Breed Show
Dawn Weaver Ag Ch Galaxy's Dream Summer Crossbreed 2021 GRAND FINAL WINNER
Julie Dunlop Hillsidejemz Firecracker Spaniel (Working Cocker) TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Toni Dawkins  Ag Ch Basileas Hear Me Roar Miniature American Shepherd TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Ashleigh Butler Ag Ch The Closet Monster of Ashpen Crossbreed TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Charlotte Stafford  Woolbails Mischief Managed Spaniel (Working Cocker) WILMSLOW
Helen Roberts  Our Little Pop of Gold Crossbreed WILMSLOW
Chris Schwartz  Summergreen Pumpkin Pie Miniature Schnauzer WILMSLOW
Medium 5-7 agility stakes

2021 grand final winner and first three unqualified dogs from each heat

Handler Dog Breed Show
Aemillia Nicholson Little Miss Woo Woo Crossbreed 2021 GRAND FINAL WINNER 

Laura Chapman

Leebeardream Come True Border Collie SOUTHDOWNS
Hannah Thorp Izzie Catch A Falling Star Crossbreed SOUTHDOWNS
Liz Carpenter  Moseleywood Winnie AW(S) Crossbreed SOUTHDOWNS
Jennifer Kent  Basileas More of a Chaser Miniature Australian Shepherd  WYRE
Heather McLean  Black Magic Navigator Working Sheepdog  WYRE
Nigel Staines Morgans Golden Eagle Working Kelpie  WYRE
Liz Carpenter Moseleywood Maggie AW(S) Crossbreed TUNBRIDGE WELLS
James Adams Ag Ch Devongem Tiz Gold Standard Spaniel (Working Cocker) TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Lauren Burns  The Harlequin Fox Crossbreed TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Rachel Ward  Ivormyth Double or Nothing Miniature American Shepherd WILMSLOW
Elizabeth Graham Sanscott Midnight Mist AW(G) Shetland Sheepdog WILMSLOW
Dani Smillie Jazzy Jet Spaniel (Working Cocker) WILMSLOW
Intermediate 5-7 agility stakes

2021 grand final winner and first five unqualified dogs from each heat or three per split part

Handler Dog Breed Show
Lesley Olden Nedlo's Girl In A Whirl Border Collie 2021 GRAND FINAL WINNER
Kerry Abbott Elenin Quickfire Grace Working Sheep Dog  COLTISHALL AC
Emma Nicholson Castomya New Edition Border Collie COLTISHALL AC
Joanne Tristram Ensorcell Back In Black Border Collie COLTISHALL AC
Sarah  Woodley Basileas Yabba Dabba Doo Miniature Australian Shepherd  COLTISHALL AC
Nicola Vince Stormbeck Apple Pips Border Collie COLTISHALL AC
Lara Staplehurst Zhanisgo Definitely Maybe Border Collie TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Sarah Crouch Tanqaru Hot Gossip Border Collie TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Steven Richardson Moel Zippy Demonic Future Border Collie TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Amy Challis Louandi Island Storm Border Collie TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Richard Britton Nedlo Let It Shine Border Collie TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Large 5-7 agility stakes
Handler Dog Breed Show
Naarah Cuddy Ag Ch Lilhaze Dark Pleasure Border Collie 2021 GRAND FINAL WINNER
Pia Glover  Soldaze One Summer Dream Border Collie WYRE
Karen Marriott  Comebyanaway A Touch Crazy Border Collie WYRE
Laura Short  Lalapaws Make Mine a Bellini Border Collie WYRE
Alan Short  Lalapaws Oh Ya Dancer Border Collie WYRE
Sharon Banks Poughkeepsie Felicitas Border Collie WYRE
Amanda Ellerton Into Gear Ready Steady Beau Working Sheepdog  TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Ashley Carter Castomya From Rusha Wiv Love Border Collie TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Ruth Abrahams Lilhaze Spring Dan Sir Border Collie TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Ashley Carter Castomya Epic Enchant Mint Border Collie TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Stephanie Best Ag Ch Maximum Reds Working Sheepdog  TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Large ABC 5-7 agility stakes
Handler Dog Breed Show
Jessica Clarehugh Avonwolf Beanies Dizzy Dora Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) 2021 GRAND FINAL WINNER
Ian Armstrong Hartshill Apollo German Shepherd Dog WBSDS
Edit Ratkai Monkey By Nature Belgium Shepherd Dog (Malinois) WBSDS
Sue Cuddon Hawksflight Take It All to Ered AW(G) Belgium Shepherd Dog (Tervueren) WBSDS
Helen Anderson Izzi Clever Fox Belgium Shepherd Dog (Malinois) COLTISHALL AC
Tracy Moerel Deutschlander Schnapps German Short Haired Pointer COLTISHALL AC
Tony Parmiter Nightsabre Elara In Ebony AW(D) Belgium Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) COLTISHALL AC
Neil Young Rhendhoo That'll Dhoo Hungarian Vizsla WYRE
Louise Cleghorn  Fast Girl Whippet WYRE
Amanda Austin  Jonanelle Wonder Stone  Retriever (Labrador)  WYRE

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