International Agility Festival

The International Agility Festival (IAF) sponsored by CSJ Canine Feeds will take place on the 9th-12th August 2018 at Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH. The 2017 event hosted more than 3,000 dogs from all over the world competing in 18 rings holding over 200 separate classes and live streamed to international agility enthusiasts.


This year to entries will be through First Place Processor. To register ahead of entries opening please go to Entries will be open at the end of February before Crufts.

Long Hedge Processing ( will be accepting paper entries. 

If you are an international competitor please ensure you have an ATC number for your dog. This can be done ahead of time online by clicking here. 

If you have any queries please email

Trade Stands

Trade stand spots are now on sale. If you are interested in further details email

Results 2017

Click here for the 2017 results 

Course Plans 2017





Main Ring Footage 

 Watch back the highlights from the main ring competitions here

Why visit the festival?

  • The event is FREE for visitors (car parking charges apply)
  • Try out your dog in the show ring where the Companion Dog Show judges will be looking for the healthiest, happiest dogs in a wide range of both Breed and Novelty classes
  • Visit our trade stands featuring an enormous range of goods for dogs and their owners
  • Watch top International Agility handlers compete in the main ring
  • Mingle with hundreds of agility competitors from all over the world
  • Have fun with your own dog in our 'Have a Go' agility ring

Ceri Rundle, Founder of CSJ said: "We are extremely proud to be working with the KC IAF and over the years have built up strong relationships with everyone involved in this prestigious event. The Kennel Club International Open Agility Festival has Championship status and is one of most important events in the world agility calendar. We take great pleasure in supporting many of the shows leading up to the big event across the country and throughout the year. We especially like the fact that agility represents large, medium and small dogs, for teams and novice handlers as well as international competitors.  The  four day Kennel Club International Agility Festival has proven to give handlers and super-fit, clever dogs an opportunity to perform at their very best"

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The Festival is open to any dog, as long as it is registered on one of the Kennel Club's registers - Breed or Activity - making it one of the few world-class agility competitions to be open to pedigrees, rescue dogs and crossbreeds alike. 

The Festival always includes graded classes for all height categories and all grades of agility dog and handler, so that everyone gets a chance to compete at their own level at the UK's largest agility show. With a series of cup classes for all levels - the Starters Cup, Novice Cup, British Open and Nations Cup - as well as special classes for younger handlers and YKC members, there are many opportunities for the best performing dogs to secure a place at Crufts or at Discover Dogs

For the hundreds of visitors and spectators who now come to enjoy the Festival atmosphere, there are also opportunities to participate: 'Have a Go' agility to try out their own dogs' aptitude and their own handling skills, and a Companion Dog Show with pedigree and novelty classes. Plus of course a wide range of trade stands offering goods for both humans and dogs, all adding to the Festival fun! 


For further information about the Festival email: or write to Working Dog Activities, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8AB.



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