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Animal Health Company Classic, started in 2014, might get you or your dog wet! The Animal
Health Company Classic will welcome all sizes of Agility dogs in a Steeplechase-style course that features the Westcotts Water Jump!
Reports from each of the heats by Graham Taylor.
The Animal Health Co Classic Might
Get You Wet
The Animal Health
Company is delighted to announce that it will be continuing its Agility
competition in 2017. The Animal Health Company Classic will welcome all sizes of
Agility dogs in a steeplechase style course that features the Westcotts Water
Company's Sales Manager Jennie Westcott said 'We are delighted to continue
sponsorship of this Agility competition with new heat hosts in 2017 and I
look forward to meeting everyone at our first heat at the Scunthorpe
Championship Agility Show in April.'
With heats across the country - some especially for Medium
and Small dogs - there are 12 opportunities in 2017 to qualify for the Autumn
final. Click on the name of the show below to read the report and find out who
qualified for the Final.
Click on the show for a brief report.
North Derbyshire Championship Agility Show - Southwell,
Paws In Park - Detling, Kent
The 2017 final of the
Animal Health Company Classic will be held at The Autumn Food & Country Fair
the East of England Showground Peterborough on Sunday, 8th October
2017, kindly judged by Championship Agility Judge Allan Mitchell.
RVA hold their weekend autumn show over the
weekend and are joined on Sunday by The Autumn Food and Country Fair so a great
day out for all the family to watch the final.
The Animal Health
Company wishes everyone a successful 2017 and looks forward to meeting you at an
Agility show near you.
The Animal Health
Company offers a range of products that will be ideal for the Agility dog
including their new food, Westcotts. Unique to the market, it contains
HypercCoat Prime, a popular supplement. Westcotts, formulated with high levels of
chicken and rice, is hypoallergenic, pro-biotic and has no added flavourings or
preservatives produced from quality ingredients helping dogs with a sensitive
palate. The Animal Health Company
website has all the details.
For more information,
contact Animal Health Company Classic, 2 Medley Grove Leamington Spa CV31 2GA
01926 315335 /07831 548911 email
It's not true you know... what they say about Scunthorpe. The sun does shine in
Scunthorpe and the ice-cream van seems to have an inexhaustible demand from
Agility folk, some of whom took part in the first of the heats to find our
Animal Health Company Classic winner for 2017.
With the competition moving into its third year we were delighted that those
from the ‘frozen north’ had the opportunity to take part in this fast moving
competition under the watchful eye of Championship Agility Judge Charlie Wyatt.
the competition open to all sizes of dogs there is no guarantee Large dogs will
take the top places and last year’s final was won by a Medium sized dog !
Scunthorpe winners qualifying for the final are:-
Hayley Laches with Hayleys Comet Uppan Atom - 23.657 secs (C)
Sarah Crouch with Batfink Twist of Fate -24.069 secs (C)
Amy Pearce with Bumble Bree - 25.617 secs (C)
Jackie Smith with Borderstorm Dare to Shock - 25.630 secs (C)
Maria Jenkinson with Devongem Freedom of Flyte - 25.913 secs
Heat 2 sees us joining Hatton Festival where we look forward to finding our next
five qualifiers for the 2017 final
Charlie Wyatt does a bit of judging but what are the chances of him judging both
the first heat of the AHC Challenge Cup at Scunthorpe and then the second heat
of the Animal Health Company Classic qualifier recently held at Hatton Festival.
Well, that’s what happened! He definitely chose the better Hatton day
weather-wise even topping up his tan as he worked his way through 250+ dogs
Festival winners qualifying for the final are: -
Jackie Gardner with Jacirra Bertie Boy - 23.996 secs (C)
Rebecca Leatherbarrow with Cuppa Teaser Turner - 24.077 secs
Emma Gamble with Dynamite Dinky Diva - 24.096 secs (C)
Jan Gordon with Lilhaze Nisa By Far - 24.257 secs (C)
James Brown with Up An Atom - 24.516 secs (C)
Heat 3 see us heading eastwards to Colchester where we will find our another
five qualifiers for the 2017 final.
For many years, Tatton
Park Cheshire used to host both Agility and Carriage Driving which made for a
great sporting weekend. It seems the mantle has been taken over by the lovely
venue of Ashfield arriage and polo club, where not only can you watch Agility,
but see majestic horses and carriages going out on exercise. Located near
Colchester this provided the venue for this year’s Stonebridge DTC three day
Agility show where we held heat 3 of the Animal Health Company Classic 2017.
Judge Shelly Christmas superbly set out the course with more than 200 dogs
having a fabulous time competing Small, Medium and Large all against each other
for a placein the grand Final.
ever, trying to get all the winners in one place for a photo proved impossible
here but we have a clearly delighted winner here, junior handler Richard Davies.
I am sure he and the rest will be in the right place at the Final later in the
Stonebridge winners qualifying for the final are:-
Richard Davies with Lunarlight
Wotta Sir Prize
(Owner Mrs C. King)
Hollands with Jakovall Smith's Tuyere
Michele Curtis with Ben
Deanne Nash with Fly Bys Limited Edition
Rosalyn Tiller with Fizz
Heat 4 sees us heading
to the bright lights of Dog Vegas at Matlock where we will find our next five
qualifiers for the 2017 final
It's not that often
Agility is held on a UNESCO World Heritage site. Within the Derwent Valley and
in the shadow of Richard Arkwrights’ first water powered cotton mill, the Dog
Vegas Road show hosts a five day event alongside the Cromford canal, the M6 of
none of our lady qualifiers are a day over 21, there seems to be an 'old fossil'
that officiated here and, despite the many efforts of the fellas, it seems only
ladies found favour with Kevin’s fast flowing course today with collies to the
Dog Vegas winners
qualifying for the final are: -
with Ear Comes The Kaiser Chief - 26.005 secs (C)
Yvonne Horner with
Too Hot to Handle - 27.559 secs (C)
Lesley Wilkes with
Upanova Let Me Entertain You - 28.057
Carole Stapley with
Spooky Star - 28.079 secs (C)
Ande Smith with Mr
Jonty Foxtrot - 29.036 secs
Heat 5 see us heading
across the border to Monmouth where Wye Valley will find our next five
qualifiers for the 2017 final.
Wye Valley DTC Premier Show
Ellie Curtis and her dog
Cacciatore Greenfinch had a good day at Wye Valley Premier Agility Show held
within spitting distance of a lazy flowing River Wye. A member of the YKC
Agility Team GB for the European Open Junior Championships 2017, Ellie took 4th
place in Animal Health Company Classic class. She finished the day in style by
winning another qualifier at the show so that’s another day Mum and Dad will be
here are some of his winners is our judge today, David Sweeney, with Monmouth’s
famous church spire glistening in the sunshine. Top placed winners receive
vouchers with others bags of Westcotts Dog Food which is hypoallergenic, pro
biotic and has no added flavourings or preservatives and produced from quality
ingredients helping dogs with a sensitive palate.
Wye Valley winners
qualifying for the final are: -
Rhianedd Thomas with
Llandyfodwgs Ci Cil Fach - 23.051 secs
Gill James with
Meisterwerk Kia - 23.591 secs
David Carlile with
Heidron High Perfection -25.743 secs
Ellie Curtis with
Cacciatore Greenfinch - 26.022 secs
Aimee Kerton with
Basilea Little Lionheart - 26.514 secs
Heat 6 see us heading
back over the border to see if we can ride a cock horse to Banbury cross where
we will find our next five qualifiers for the 2017 final.
Chipping Norton DTS Premier Show
We arrive at Chipping
Norton’s Premier Agility Show for the halfway point in the 2017 Animal Health
Company Classic competition with some 30 of our finalists now found.
Malcolm Jones set a course which used the Westcott's water jump three times. This
seemed to cause a problem or two amongst the assembled multitude although, as
you can see, some familiar faces took centre stage today.
winners qualifying for the final are: -
Jane Chenery with
Jane Everett with
Rosmarinus Shooting Star
June Ashfield with
Leatherbarrow with Seren
Sue Culmer with
Little Black Bugetty Boo
Heat 7 see us heading
eastwards to Just Dogs Live where we will find our next 5 qualifiers for the
Just Dogs Live
Horses sweat, men
perspire and ladies glow is what they say and judge Kim Taylor, looking every
inch the man in charge, did all three as he worked his way through the dogs in
the Animal Health class at Just Dogs Live the East of England Showground. The
rest of us took every opportunity to remove as much as possible!
The fellas held the day
with young Fred Adams showing just how well the younger Agility generation can
do. With the benefit of last year's experience at the Final, he is bound to be
one to watch at the Grand Final on Sunday, 8 October 2017 with Championship
Agility Judge Alan Mitchell in charge at this years Animal Health Company
Classic Final. RVA hold their second show over the same weekend and are joined
on Sunday by The Autumn Food and Country Fair so a great day out for all the
family to watch the final.
Dogs Live Agility Show winners qualifying for the final are: -
Fred Adams with
Georgie Porky Puddin N Pie
Jason Theobald with
Andy Mayes with
Emma Conslisk with
Make It So Danny Boy
John Foord with
Detania Rules The Waves
Heat 8 see us heading
westwards about as far as we can go to Pembrokeshire County Show where we will
find our next five qualifiers for the 2017 final.
Pembrokeshire by The Pond
Gentleman’s Day at the
County Show awaited our competitors at Pembrokeshire by The Pond where the
Feature Ring hosted heat 8 of the Animal Health Company Classic. Judge Robin
Gretenkort even managed to get some fellas in the line up as well although the
experience of Julie Dowle held off all the competition today to take the winning
By The Pond winners qualifying for the final are: -
Julie Dowle with
Dreamorox Dare to Dream - 23.780 secs
Rowena Lawrence with
Pieddefer Elderberry - 25.529 secs
Joe Barnsley with
Molteni Ice - 26.214 secs
Jason Rogers with
Beauchlen Le Petite Monstre - 26.214 secs
with Bailstrails Cleopatra - 26.398 secs
Heat 9 keeps us in
Wales as we join the Welsh Kennel Club at their Championship Show for Agility,
Breed and Obedience at Builth Wells where we will find our next 5 qualifiers for
the 2017 final.
Welsh Kennel Club
Claire Hannaford set a
very fast course at the Welsh Kennel Club and there was less than a second and a
half between our finalists today.
Abbott bettered her PBTP placing as well and Curtis proved last year's placing
was no fluke so all set for another five to join us at the Grand Final on Sunday
8 October 2017 with Championship Agility Judge Alan Mitchell
Kennel Club Championship Show winners qualifying for the final are: -
Richard Davies with
Find The Spec -22.153 secs
Curtis Alway with
Welshspell Hurricane Ace - 22.156 secs
Lorraine Abbott with
Bailstrails Cleopatra - 23.415secs
Sue Cooper with
Blackthorns Cocoa Nut - 23.678 secs
Becci Chant with
Heikym Rumba - 23.686 secs
Heat 10 takes us across
the country to the Summer Show in East Anglia where we will find our next 5
qualifiers for the 2017 final.