Bigger, Better, Longer – KC Announces Exciting Changes For The 10th International Agility Festival

The Kennel Club's International Agility Festival reaches its tenth anniversary this year and to celebrate the success and popularity one of the largest agility events in the world, it will be even bigger and better in 2014.

Once again taking place at the idyllic venue of Rockingham Castle, Leicestershire, the International Agility Festival has been extended to four days, starting on Thursday 7thAugust and running until Sunday 10thAugust.  The principal sponsor of the festival will once again be CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds for the second year running.

A number of exciting changes have been made to ensure that the four days of the festival are action packed. This includes Championship Status being granted to the festival for small, medium and large dogs, taking the total number of Championship agility show societies to 27 for large dogs and 26 for small and medium dogs. As well as Championship classes, for the first time the event will also feature the Olympia semi-finals, a Special International Class and more standard classes.

Ceri Rundle, Founder of CSJ said: "It means a lot to us that the Kennel Club Agility Show has now been granted Championship status. We like this event because it welcomes all dogs, from Sheepdogs to Schnauzers, from countries all over the world. We welcome the news that the show will be extended to four days, which gives more hard working dogs and owners a chance to win. We'd like to thank the Kennel Club for putting on this fantastic annual event, which gives fit and intelligent dogs a chance to shine."

There really is something for all agility enthusiasts, as detailed in the timetable below:

Thursday 7 August

Friday 8 August


Olympia Medium 3-7 Agility Semi-Final

Special International

Olympia Small 3-7 Agility Semi-Final

Starters Cup Qualifier

Olympia Large 3-5 Novice Quarter Final

Novice Cup Qualifier

Olympia Large 6-7 Senior Quarter-Final

International Young Handler Qualifier

British Open Qualifier

2 x combined standard classes for all heights and 1 x any size class

Standard agility classes for all dogs


Standard jumping classes for all dogs



Saturday 9 August

Sunday 10 August

International Young Handler Final

British Open Semi-Final

Olympia 3-7 ABC Semi-Final

Nations Cup Qualifier and Final

Starters Cup Semi-Final

YKC Agility Dog of the Year

Novice Cup Semi-Final

YKC Jumping Dog of the Year

Standard agility classes for all dogs

Standard agility classes for all dogs

Standard jumping classes for all dogs

Standard jumping classes for all dogs

Please note that the schedule for the festival will be available at Crufts on the Dog Activities Stand in Hall 3. For more information about the Kennel Club International Agility Festival, please visit or email

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