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Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge

The Final
International Agility Judge Barrie James
Reports

Having competed at the Malvern Autumn Show Finals previously, I knew there would be a great atmosphere as the show itself attracts crowds of over 60,000 people and has over 180 exhibitors there too, so it’s a big event. This is a great opportunity for Grades 1-3 to get used to the environment and excitement that finals bring and to use as a stepping stone for future Agility events, too.

I had originally set and run my course at home and was pleased with the way it run. As the main arena has a tight schedule with many attractions throughout the day, we arranged for laminated copies to be available on the day for the competitors to peruse before the actual course was ready to walk. Warming up the crowd before we entered the ring was was Meirion Owen with the infamous Quack Pack duck herding team were warming up the crowd.

When setting the actual course, the ground conditions were not the best  - heavy machinery had been there previously - so I had to amend the course slightly and also take into consideration the large green electric box in the ring. The course with a few changes was set swiftly - thank you, helpers -and a few minor changes were made. No.6 was moved closer to the dog walk exit, the weaves closer to the seesaw and the A-frame moved to avoid the green box.

So after all the competitors had walked the course, they were asked to leave the ring. I must say they all looked very smart in their new, red Royal CaninŽ shirts.

As I was introduced to the ring with a round of applause, I could see some very worried faces. Trust me, I was in their shoes the day before in the same ring at another final which I am delighted to say I won, so I totally understood how they felt.

Rather than someone having to run first, a 'white dog' was run NFC (not for competition). A few mistakes were made and I could see competitors thinking, 'Well I won’t be the only one then!'

The competition then started
One  great thing about this Final was the many types of dogs that had qualified. There were the usual Border Collies and WSDs, but it was great to see so many crossbreeds, Labs, GSDs and even a Samoyed! 

There were a few unforeseen errors like missed dog walk contacts. Having moved the jump closer, this now was an added problem.  Also Jump No.6 after the tunnel caused many more eliminations than I had expected, However, after a fantastic run from Kevin Turner and Spot on Maise in 38.861 seconds, they took the lead. More dogs faulted on the dreaded No 6 jump after the tunnel but the weave entrance also caused a few more problems.

In addition, we did have a few dogs distracted by the little messages from the Ducks left in the ring! Special mention to Kayleigh Gulliford who persevered and completed the course despite her dog Pablo taking a liking to the Quack Pack.

I must also mention the fab run by Jenn Tulk and her dog Jenson Herbmeister. It wasanother cracking round but Herbie was very distracted by the smells of our feathered friends.  However they did come home in a respectable time of 46.692 seconds even with lots of lost time - a great result!

A young man who had done well earlier in the day was Ben Tandy. He and his dog My Blast of Sunshine did an amazing run, faultless and very fast. I could see his proud Mum’s smile when he crossed the finishing line clear in a time of 36.145 seconds.

Another partnership on form in the morning class was Rebecca Leatherbarrow and her dog Cuppa Teaser Turner. This little collie was fast, consistent and just amazing. They handled the course beautifully and produced a time of 32.209 seconds which took the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge winner's title. It was a much deserved win and one of many partnerships that have a very bright Agility future, hopefully with many more finals to come.

The competition was complete but the hospitality and prizegiving happened a few minutes later. Joining me from Royal CaninŽ to present the prizes was Peter Wilson. Each competitor received a finalist rosette with the top 10 each receiving a bag of Royal CaninŽ food, generously given by the sponsors in addition to over Ł200 of prize money for the top places. 

Photographs, drinks and a buffet then took place for all. I must say it was great to be a part of a successful final and I really enjoyed the day.

I would like to thank all the competitors, Graham Taylor's team of stewards and, of course, Royal CaninŽ for organising and sponsoring this great event for the rising stars of Agility who often attend their first Agility final here.

Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge Final 2016

  1. Rebecca Leatherbarrow with Cuppa Teaser Turner - 32.209 secs (C)

  2. Benjamin Tandy with My Blast of Sun - 36.145 secs (C)

  3. Kevin Turner with Spot on Maise - 38.861 secs (C)

  4. Wendy Swadlo with Penclose Dazzle - 44.156 secs (C)

  5. Jen Tulk with Jenson Herbmeister - 46.692 secs (C)

  6. Niamh Owen with Stokepand Eleanor - fault 48.152 secs (1)

  7. Amanda Williams with Bannetstane Silver Lightening -38.453 secs (5)

  8. Nicola Garrett with Wicani Revered Spirit -45.902 secs (5)

  9. Hilary Bowden with Son of a Gunner - 47.379 secs (5)

  10. Micheal Adams with Principal Boy - 48.084 secs (6)

Photos by Gary Bye. More pictures from the Finals can be found at http://garybye.zenfolio.com



Photo: Nathan Turner (NatCapture Photography)

Team Hollie at the Royal CaninŽ Challenge Final

This morning it's Malvern Show time and the Royal CaninŽ Challenge Final beckons. The alarm has gone off and a quick glance outside shows it's been raining overnight. It is still damp and still dark, no cackling sound from the hen house yet. Our horses and few neighbouring houses are sensibly still cloaked in darkness and merged into the trees.

Since I've retired, Hollie knows that an early morning alarm can only mean one thing - a competition somewhere, and she's already looking over the kitchen stable door. I have to risk letting the dogs out. Please don't find anything in the garden and or the field to bark at. And Heidi, who is staying behind, no rolling. If I'd wanted a fox cub, I'd have got one! I haven't got time to wash you now. Whistle ready round my neck just in case.

Hollie was groomed last night. If nothing else, we can at least look presentable for our public. Breakfast over, I pick up our prepared bag. Like an anxious airline passenger, how many times must I have checked our entry passes, 'find the car' and Hollie sprints up the drive.

It's a couple of hours later and, as early arrivals, we are allowed to park inside the showground, right next to the morning ring. I recognise a few friends who are there competing but are not in the afternoon Final.

The first of the three morning runs is a Combined G1 - 5 with more than 50 entries scheduled to run. To my surprise, my normally slow and steady Hollie gets a very credible 6th place, in the Helter Skelter of all things. Two more unplaced clears in the Jumping and Power & Speed follow.

The afternoon sunshine is interspersed by threatening dark rain clouds which thankfully don't materialise.

We have now changed into our very impressive red Royal CaninŽ polo shirts. We watch the ones in front of us - several mishaps part way round with the jumps and tunnel sequence.

Then we are off. After her morning speed, Hollie is now dropping down a gear to slow and steady. I encourage her. Come on, ignore the crowds, you can do it. Then the A-frame and just the home finish a few yards in front! Yes. Clear so far. What can possibly go wrong now. In my excitement, I raised my arm - probably both arms - to encourage a sprint finish and, ever responsive to my every move, Hollie running on my left side, took an earlier fence parallel to the home straight on the way. It was a running slalom I'd have been proud of if I'd intended it. The crowd, who by now have grasped the basics of agility competition, audibly gasp for us. I'd thrown away the chance of maybe at least getting a reasonable placing. The judge, an avuncular guy whose waistcoat with its colourful umpteen sheep  pattern could have put him at risk of being rounded up by a serious-minded WSD later kindly said he 'felt' for me. 

Yes, I'd forgotten the usual advice to run every course as if there is still a fence after the finish. I'd made that mistake once before in a qualifying heat when a watcher said they could read my mind as I thought, 'Yes, cracked it' and threw a clear away. 

But the most important rule of all to me is that my faithful pal, who gives me unconditional love, goes home happy.

I'd like to thank Graham Taylor, his helpers and the sponsors Royal CaninŽ for a great day and for the bag of Royal CaninŽ Sporting Life that every unplaced finalist received along with the extra Energy Booster kibble packs that Hollie shamelessly solicited from the sponsor's caravan after finishing about three sachets of her own earlier. 

The pic above is Hollie's celebration jump after the show, kindly taken professionally for us by Nathan Turner of NatCapture Photography.



Heat 10
Bromsgrove Premier Agility Show

The Royal CaninŽ tradestand provided an ideal shelter from the rain for the winners of our last 2016 heat at Top Barn. Joining judge Nikki Martin was a very delighted youngster Jack Masterman who, with his dog Canen Alfie, had shown most of the field a clean pair of heels. Jack, who lives in Jersey was on holiday with his mum Janine before going back to school the following week. After time off to go to Slovakia with all the other Agility youngsters in the summer he wasn’t sure if he could find the time to attend another final!

With hundreds of entries across the 10 Royal CaninŽ  heats hope that everyone enjoyed this year's competition and especial thanks to the hard working show secretaries, judges and of course the vital ring parties that looked after all the Royal CaninŽ competitors around the country.

  1. Jenn Tulk with Jensons Herebmesiter - 36.461 secs (C)

  2. Jack Masterman with Canen Alfie - 36.943 secs (C)

  3. Niamh Owen with Stokepound Eleanor - 40.626 secs (C)

  4. Sarah Garner with Chase The Blues Away - 40.858 secs (C)

  5. Hilary Denyer with Devonsairs Kitty - 41.662 secs (C)

Now that we have found our 50 finalists for 2016 final we are sure everyone would want to wish all our finalists the very best of luck at the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge Final where international agility judge Barrie James awaits them on Sunday, 25th September 2016 at The Malvern Autumn Show.

Good Luck to one and all!


Heats 8 & 9
Pembrokeshire By The Pond and Welsh Kennel Club

It was a right royal Welsh week at Pembrokeshire by The Pond and the Welsh Kennel Club shows. Royal CaninŽ has been supporting Welsh Agility for some years so it was very fitting this year that a qualifying heat was held at both the largest county and the largest dog show in the Principality.

After some Agility on the Beach at the beginning of the week, the serious stuff started in front of a great County Show crowd with Heat 8 of the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge under judge Paul Payton in the feature ring at Pembrokeshire By the Pond. As ever the watching crowd, flying balloons, helicopter rides and the fragrance of cooking burgers all provided their own challenges even to one or two ‘escape artists’ joining the crowd to check out the picnic hampers. Nicola Garrett and Wicani Revered Spirit showed why she is still one of the best with a great round to take the top spot and qualify for a second time for this year’s final.

  1. Nicola Garrett with Wicani Revered Spirit - 28.654  (C) (Already Qualified)

  2. Melissa Royall with Dodge Boy AW/B - 29.765 (C)

  3. Anne Tomkins with Red Rose Day - 30.588 (C)

  4. Helen Law with Star Logic - 32.724 (C)

  5. Roz Greening with Finbar Noir - 37.240 (C)

  6. Loraine Rule with Rules the Roost - 40.293 (C)

The Welsh week continued at Builth Wells Showground where we joined the largest dog event in Wales. The Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show which offers Agility, Breed & Obedience competitons all at Championship level. With Pembrokeshire By The Pond avoiding much of the wet stuff this year, its arrival on and off over the weekend did nothing to dampen the qualifiers spirits. Judge Steph Matthews stood in sunshine for most of her day to find our penultimate five rising stars of the Agility world. Susan Williams took advantage of the fine weather and took top spot with her dog Bronwen Bonbon.

  1. Susan William with Bronwen Bonbon - 36.699 (C)

  2. Janet Imlach with Criafolen Amberqueen - 38.054 (C)

  3. Bethan Hughes with The Loveable Rogue - 38.089 (C)

  4. Judi Cross with Tikifrosted Flame - 42.566 (C)

  5. Micheal Adams with Fladburyhill Principle Boy - 43.505 (C)

Good luck to one and all.



Heat 7
The Pet Show - Stoneleigh Park

I am not sure you should call a dog Stinki Inki. John Horton did and he was delighted that his rescued greyhound from Evesham Greyhound rescue performed so well in Heat 7 of the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge held at The Pet Show. They will join four other partnerships, qualifying places for the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge Final to be held on Sunday, 25th September 2016 at The Malvern Autumn Show.

It was deja vu when Howard Richards and Hollie qualified again in 4th place as they did last year. Howard has written a light hearted report on Team Hollie below.

  1. Jennifer Stocking with Ronald Regis

  2. Jo Bird with Inspired To Tri

  3. John Horton with Stinki Inki

  4. Howard Richards with Hollie Stellata

  5. Tracy Allen with Ari Garton

With 35 finalists already confirmed, we move across country to the homeland of our judge at the final this year giving two opportunities to those based in Wales to join judge Barrie James at the Final.

Heat 8 sees the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge heading to The Pembrokeshire County Show at Haverfordwest to find our next five Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge 2016 qualifiers. Good luck to one and all!


The Royal Canin Challenge 2016 at  the Pet Show Stoneleigh
A Qualifiers View

They describe the  Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge as a search for the 'rising stars of agility' with five qualifiers from each of ten heats invited to the 50 dog grand Final ring at the RHS Malvern Autumn Show in September. Well, we're open to flattery but, as a late comer to agility with both my dog (in dog years) and myself staring 70 in our muzzles, our stars took a heck of a time to rise!  More like black hole on the horizon beckons.

Hollie is the only dog I have done agility with after non-competitive obedience and Gold Kennel Club good citizen scheme. There is, however, a young Heidi maybe in the wings. That, by the way, was a daft name choice - me Howard, Hollie and now Heidi, the three Aitches. We all get confused as who is being called for supper or expected to sit up! And in the ring Hollie (aka Heidi) often looks bemused.

In 2014, as a Grade 1 dog Hollie got a 4th place at the Stoneleigh Pet Show heat. We tend only to compete within our local Warwickshire area and are now a Grade 3.

Deja vu all over again
After failing to qualify earlier at Hatton 2016, I really wanted to do well, so it was show time. Slow and steady is Hollie's approach and often I do mean slow. Handler error yes, but poles down is not Hollie. Demolition is for the fast timers.

It was a hot, muggy weekend, only four days after the hottest days of the year. The ring was surrounded  on all sides by the chips, tea and coffee vendors, ghost train, tea cup roundabout, flying chair, and similar, an adjoining arena with a services display team with dogs and fire hoops, flyball, and racing pigs - yes pigs - and then even racing camels  on a third side. and oh, let's not forget the kids with their sweets, sitting at tempting ground level all around. We got a 4th place so have qualified again. Although clear, I think only the first placed dog was within the course time so clearly our dogs all took a different course to the one the judge anticipated. Hollie determined to count the clock down 'paws-ed' on the see saw's pivot point watching these distractions. 

Ironically I remember the day we won out of Grade 1 at the Southam Show. It was the first time I'd given Hollie some of the Royal Canin Energy treats, coincidence or what, it was  I still think fondly when they called me across the field with the results and made a big thing of it for me, because we have made a lot of friends in our local area. Every one knows Hollie. She is just so gentle.

I retired 20 years ago from my first job as a cop. Now, as I near 70, I just say, 'if I knew I was going to live as long as this I'd have taken more care of my body.'  I reckon Hollie is slow because she doesn't like to show me up and just runs at my speed in the arena!.

Organiser Graham and his team are really friendly and, during the year Hollie and I even got invited to join them at a small agility display at the NEC Birmingham Caravan and Camping Show. Perhaps if Royal Canin would do a human version of their 'Enery Booster' kibble which I give Hollie, Team Hollie could go further.

So come September's final we are just going to remember the first rule of agility and have fun and create some memories to maybe later dream when about back home  in our bed and basket.

P.S. Thanks for our winning out certificate.


 
Heat 6
Rugby Championship Agility Show

Agility has come a long way since the first Rugby DTC agility show in 1981 when some of the jump wings were makde of straw bales! This year many world class handlers gathered in the sunshine at Catton Hall for Rugby’s annual summer show to see if they could achieve their aim of securing that often elusive qualifying place for this or that competition.

Fresh from his exertions in the Championship classes the previous day, judge Dave Munnings laid a course which found favour with many as they tried to claim one of the five qualifying places for the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge Final with, as ever, some 'if only' rounds much to delight the onlookers.

  1. Rebecca Leatherbarrow with Cuppa Teaser Turner

  2. Dave Jolly with Make It So Next Generation

  3. Jan Upton with The Strathclyde Detective

  4. Charlotte Harding with Catching Fire at Mendipstar

  5. Nicola Garrett with Wicani Revered Spirit

Heat 7 sees the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge heading to The Pet Show at Stoneleigh Park to find our next five Royal CaninŽAgility Challenge 2016 qualifiers. Good luck to one and all!

Waiting to meet at the qualifiers at the final will be international agility judge Barrie James who on Sunday, 25th September 2016 at The Malvern Autumn Show will find our Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge 2016 winner. Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge qualifiers may wish to know that there are some Agility classes at The Malvern Autumn Show with the schedule now on Agilitynet.


Heat 5
Just Dogs Live

Just Dogs Live welcomed the fifth heat of the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge Final 2016, giving the eastern part of the agility world the opportunity of qualifying in their own back yard.

Just Dogs Live is a celebration of agility, breed, flyball, canine exhibitions and shopping, brought together on the Peterborough showground across three days. Janet Arnetts officiated and, as you can see, seems the collie predominated today with the top three less than a second apart.

  1. Kevin Turner with Spot On Maise - 34.464 secs (C)

  2. Dee Croft with Cookvale Dees Delight - 34.820 secs (C)

  3. Suzie Hobbs with Nefertitis - 34.861 secs (C)

  4. Sue Cunningham with Nose to Tail - 35.151 secs (C)

  5. Thelma Quinn with Velvet Sky Dawn - 37.174 secs (C)

Heat 6 sees the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge heading to Staffordshire to Rugby DTC Championship Agility Show to find our next five Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge 2016 qualifiers.

With 50% of the qualifiers found for 2016 there are just 5 more heats for the final which will be held on Sunday 25th September 2016 at The Malvern Autumn Show under international Agility judge Barrie James to find our 2016 winner.  Good luck to one and all!



Heat 4
Dogs Unleashed

The Peaks of Derbyshire provided a dramatic backdrop for the fourth heat of the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge Final 2016. Organisers of Dogs Unleashed struggled to find good ground for everyone after the previous weekend's visit of 40,000 cyclists to the Bakewell showground. That was the weekend the weather forced Agility shows to cancel.

Andrew and his Dogs Unleashed team worked wonders including the weather and an enjoyable weekend was had by especially all the Tandy connections as illustrated by a delighted Ben pictured here with judge Phil Barber. The If Only award this week definitely goes to Paul Wheeler and Lady Four Paws who would have won the heat save for a 5 faults, taking them to 4th place.

  1. Benjamin Tandy with My Blast of Sunshine -37.235 secs (C)

  2. Craig Asker with The Megastar - 54.755 secs (C)

  3. Jacky Motts with Dice Da Devil My Questgalore - 59.358 secs (C)

  4. Paul Wheeler with Lady Four Paws - 36.527 secs (5f)

  5. Amy Pearce with Bumble Bree - 39.624 (5f)

Heat 5 sees the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge heading eastwards to Just Dogs Live on Peterborough Showground to find our next five Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge 2016 qualifiers.

Happily the top five pairs qualify for the final and all 10 heats qualifiers will meet on Sunday 25th September 2016 at The Malvern Autumn Show under international Agility judge Barrie James to find our 2016 winner. Good luck to one and all!



Heat 3
Worcester Premier Agility Show

Championship Agility Judge Steve Croxford officiated over those seeking to secure one of the five qualifying places on offer for the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge Final 2016. With a 60 seconds course time, some 140 partnerships gave it a go in mixed weather conditions.

Again the ladies triumphed although the photo session became a bit of a challenge as you see. The dog really did give the impression that he had nothing to do with the collapse. Great to see different breeds going to the final and the Weimaraner really is a big chap.

  1. Amanda Williams with Bannetstane Silver Lining

  2. Jan Upton with The Strathclyde Detective

  3. Marion Maggs with Kiss Me Quick Cass

  4. Hilary Bowden with Son of a Gunner

  5. Rebecca Stanford with Nouthy Alfie

All qualifiers will meet on Sunday 25th September 2016 at The Malvern Autumn Show under international Agility judge Barrie James to find our 2016 winner.

Heat 4 sees the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge heading northwards to Dogs Unleashed on 25 June to find our next five Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge 2016 qualifiers. Good luck to one and all!



Heat 2
Hatton Agility Festival

Championship Agility judge Andy Brown took almost 150 rising stars of the Agility community around his course (49 secs course time) at the recent Hatton Festival. With the competition aimed at probably the largest group of Agility dogs, all were there to secure one of five qualifying places on offer for the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge Final 2016. The warm sunshine held for most of the day but it was spoilt by an afternoon thunderstorm. 

It was early in the outdoor season, and new dogs were in abundance. With the inevitable fallen pole here and missed contact there taking their toll, Andy produced a great line up.Trust Andy to finish up with only lady winners!

  1. Deborah Dobson with Parkfield Reiver - 30.581 secs (C)

  2. Carla Whyte with Aviary The Wild Wish - 31.113 secs (C)

  3. Estelle Morris with The Poppler Effect - 32.395 secs (C)

  4. Lauren Fanthorpe with Fieldranger Crusader - 32.661 secs (C)

  5. Jan Gordon with Lilhaze Nisa by Far - 33.585 secs (C)

Heat 3 sees the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge heading westwards to Worcester Premier Agility Show on 21st May to find our next five Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge 2016 qualifiers.

All qualifiers will meet on Sunday, 25th September 2016 at The Malvern Autumn Show under international Agility judge Barrie James to find our 2016 winner. Good luck to one and all!


Heat 1
Severnside DAC North Somerset Show

Bob Gates has never been surrounded by so many happy women! As I am sure you have worked out, he is amongst some the rising stars of the Agility community as they seek one of the some 50 places for the final of the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge 2016.

Thousands from the West Country visited our first heat hosted by Severnside DAC at the 157th North Somerset Show in the lee of the Mendip hills with the rings on a main thoroughfare allowing the public to enjoy the many Agility skills displayed.

Whilst we did have a drop of rain, it did not manage to wipe the smile off our Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge qualifiers faces. With less than 5 seconds between our qualifiers, it just shows all the winter training has paid off.

  1. Kayleigh Gulliford with Picasso's Dream of Speed - 34.769 secs (C)

  2. Claire Legg with Batty Cuz I’m No Lady - 35.207 secs (C)

  3. Emma Dunford with Terence Farmers Boy - 36.503 secs (C)

  4. Trish White with Gwynion Flax - 36.949 secs (C)

  5. Wendy Sadlo with Penclose Dazzle - 38.918 secs (C)

Heat 2 sees the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge heading northwards to Hatton Agilty Festival on 7th May to find our next five Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge 2016 qualifiers.

With ten qualifying heats across the next few months taking the first 5 winners, all will meet on Sunday 25th September 2016 at The Malvern Autumn Show under international Agility judge Barrie James to find our 2016 winner. Good luck to one and all!


Final Height Confirmation

Royal CaninŽ is pleased to confirm that, alongside other prestige Agility events, the Royal CanineŽ Agility Challenge Final - which is open to Large Agility dogs Grades 1- 3 - will use jumps set at 650mm.

The first qualifier of the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge 2016 is at Severnside DAC Open Show at North Somerset County Show on 2nd May 2016 and the schedule is now available on Agilitynet.


2016 Season

Royal CaninŽ has announced details of the Royal CanineŽ Agility Challenge 2016. The competition is for large Agility dogs Grades 1-3 and celebrates its 9th year in 2016 with the competition one of the must try for annual finals for the rising stars of the Agility world.

With 10 chances to qualify across the country, the top 5 competitors from each of the qualifiers will be invited to the Royal CaninŽ Agility Grand Final at the Malvern Autumn Show on Sunday 25th September 2016 under the watchful judging eye of internationally renowned Barrie James. The Final will be run over jumps set at 650mm.

Gary Gray National Sales Manager for Royal CaninŽ said, 'It is great to be supporting the Agility Challenge which is all about what can be achieved with a healthy, fit and active dog. Our Sporting Life Agility 4100 complete dog food is designed especially for dogs where the focus is speed, taking part in short and intense activity such as agility. We look forward to meeting Agility competitors at a number of the heats and wish everyone good luck in qualifying for the final.'

May 2016

  • 02 May Severnside at The North Somerset Show - Wraxall, Somerset

  • 07 - 08 May Hatton Agility Festival Hatton - Warwickshire

  • 21 May Worcester Premier Agility Show - Top Barn, Worcestershire

June 2016

  • 25 & 26 June Dogs Unleashed - Bakewell, Derbyshire

July 2016

  • 08-10 July Just Dogs Live - East of E Showground, Cambridgeshire

  • 16 - 17 July Rugby Championship Agility Show - Catton Hall, Staffordshire

  • 23 - 24 July The Pet Show - Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

August 2016

  • 07 August Herefordshire Country Fair - Sellack, Herefordshire

  • 16 - 18 August Pembrokeshire by The Pond County Show - Pembrokeshire

  • 27 - 28 August Bromsgrove Premier Agility Show - Top Barn, Worcestershire

The first qualifier of the Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge 2016 is at Severnside DAC Open Show at North Somerset County Show on 2nd May 2016 and the schedule will shortly be available on Agilitynet.

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