Agility’s Finest Qualify For Prestigious Olympia Agility Stakes Finals

This year's finalists of the prestigious Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes finals have been announced.

The country's most talented agility dogs and handlers have been competing in qualifying heats at agility shows across the country in an attempt to gain a place in the finals that take place from 18-22 December 2014, as part of the London International Horse Show.

The Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes are held in association with Skinner's pet foods and will see dogs and their owners compete in five finals in the following categories: small, medium, large senior, large novice and ABC (Anything But Collies). There will also be two semi-finals, for the large novice and large senior dogs categories, which will see 36 dogs in each category whittled down to ten who will go on to compete in the grand final. For medium, small and ABC dogs, ten dogs for each category have already qualified for the Olympia final.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "Olympia offers handlers the chance to compete in front of an audience of up to ten thousand noisy supporters, giving them a fantastic opportunity to showcase agility to a new audience, as well as the chance to win at the most prestigious agility event of the year."

Will Delamore, Sales & Marketing Director for Skinner's, said: "We are delighted to be working alongside the Kennel Club on this prestigious event. I remember going to Olympia as a child myself and the excitement and fun we had, so we are really looking forward to meeting and supporting the handlers and their dogs."

The judge for the 2014 Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes will be Marc Saunders and the dates for the competitions will be:

  • Medium Final - Thursday 18th December
  • Small Final - Friday 19th December
  • Large Senior Final - Saturday 20th December
  • Large Novice Final - Sunday 21st December
  • ABC (Anything but Collie) Final - Monday 22nd December

The semi-finalists and finalists for this year's Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes can be found online at

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