Agility stars qualify for Olympia Agility stakes

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, which take place from 17th- 21stDecember 2015 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 dog categories, which will see around 35 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 is a highlight in the agility calendar and has a great atmosphere with up to ten thousand supporters watching the dogs and handlers in action. We wish all the finalists the best of luck."

Will Delamore, Sales & Marketing Director for Skinner's said: "It has been a tremendous year of qualifying competitions. We have attended several of the heats and the semi-finals in August, and the competition has been fierce. I am really looking forward to watching the finals - good luck to everyone." 

The judge for the 2015 Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes will be Tom Quinn and the dates for the competitions will be:

  • Thursday 17thDecember - Large ABC Grade 3 - 7 Finals
  • Friday 18thDecember - Small Grade 3 - 7 Finals
  • Saturday 19thDecember - Large Grade 6 - 7 Finals
  • Sunday 20thDecember - Large Grade 3 - 5 Finals
  • Monday 21stDecember - Medium Grade 3 - 7 Finals

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

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