From those nice people who support agility...
Nerf Dog to
Continue It's New Year Sponsorship
Dog, one of the UK's leading dog toy manufactures, will continue it's
sponsorship of Country Shows Agility's two Kennel Club shows this winter at
Morton Morrell College, Warwickshire, just 5 minutes from junction 15 of the M40
on the Saturday, 30th December for the Festive Challenge and Sunday, 21st
January 2018 for New Year Hurdles.
Country Shows Agility also pleased to announce that plans are in place to
partner with E-gility to offer the first complete paperless system at an agility
show in the Midlands. E-gility is a real move forward for agility in offering a
better competitor experience. With live scores and ring updates throughout the
day, competitors will be able to keep up to date from their vehicles which is a
real bonus. Both Festival Challenge and New Year Hurdles will feature classes
for all sizes of dogs and grades.
Winning partnerships will be able to enjoy some of Nerf Dog's fantastic product
range as well some bubbles at the Festive Challenge with the opportunity run off
a few festive calories and bring in the New Year with style.
Schedules will be available on Agility Shows Online and Agilitynet in the coming
weeks so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see your Agility friends over the
About Nerf Dog
The Nerf Dog range has quickly become one of the most recognised dog toy
brands in the UK. From crunchable and squeaky throw and retrieve toys to
innovative ball launchers and tough tug toys, the Nerf Dog range lives up to the
pedigree of its name. The awesome Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster fires tennis
balls up to 50ft and with hands free pickup you can avoid those slobbery tennis
balls! The high-quality Nerf Dog range features safe, durable materials such as
poly-cotton infill, natural rubber and triple nylon stitching for strength and
durability and is available from good pet stores nationwide.
Fun with Fido
Agrees to Sponsor Top Handler
with Fido is the proud sponsor of Chantal Karyta, a leading dog agility handler
and trainer. Chantal Karyta has previously competed at Crufts and Olympia with
her Shelties and represented Team England in the World Agility Open in 2016 and
Team GB at the FCI Agility World Championships in Spain, 2016.
well as competing at top level Chantal Kartrya runs her business CK9 Training
which offers dog training, including agility, to clients in Surrey and Greater
London. Chantal is also a trainer for Dog Aid and regularly attends lectures and
seminars by internationally renowned dog trainers and behaviourists such as Ken
Ramirez, Emily Larlham and Grisha Stewart.
Chantal Kartrya is a big fan of the Fun with Fido treat toys and uses them for
her own dogs as well as her training classes.
She said, 'I
absolutely love the Fun with Fido toys. My dogs find them hugely rewarding
as they get to chase, tug and get a food treat all from one toy! I also use
these toys for my clients' dogs that are initially more food motivated. They
have really helped create more drive towards the toy and encourages the dogs
to play. I can't recommend them enough.'
with Fido interactive treat toys are a popular choice for agility dog owners as
they are fun, visual, create focus and reward the dog. They can be used for
training purposes such as contact training, forward focus, creating distance,
chase drive and motivation.
Becky Layphries, owner and founder of Fun with Fido, is delighted to be
sponsoring Chantal Kartrya and her four dogs which include a Papillon and three
She said. 'Chantal is brilliant with her dogs and fantastic to watch. I wish
Chantal and Savannah, her Shelti, who she is currently partnering with for
competitions every success with their agility career.'
Photizo Joins the IMCA UK team
is delighted to be joining Agility competitors Mandy Melville-Love and Darren
Stokes along with their Border Collies Keeva and Kruze as the 2017 season
Once again the couple
will head out to Austria in August where both Mandy and Darren will run in the
individual team events. Mandy will also compete in the new Nations Cup.
With 15 years Agility experience, Mandy and Darren have seen the
sport grow to an international level and become increasingly competitive. In an
environment where a millisecond on a turn can make can make or break the scores,
the intensity of competition increases the risk of an injury.
Keeping their Border Collies Keeva and Kruze in peak condition is
a priority for Mandy and Darren who regularly take both dogs for hydrotherapy,
chiropractic and massage treatments.
about red light therapy through Keeva’s chiropractor, Mandy was keen to meet
Photizo at Crufts earlier this year.
Mandy explains: 'Keeva picked up an injury at the start of
the year and was out of action for four months. Having already seen the
positive effects of red light therapy, Photizo offered exactly what we
wanted - an easy to use device that we can use as part of our dogs’ daily
routine. Spending time with the Photizo team at Crufts convinced us to
invest in our first unit. I’m pleased to say that after only a few sessions
Keeva’s movement has improved dramatically. Being full of energy Keeva is
the one that will cut a paw out walking in the woods, and again we’ve seen
how cuts and grazes heal in quickly after a few session of Photizo.'
As a handy pocket sized
(non-invasive) treatment tool, Photizo Vetcare represents modern Phototherapy.
It delivers a powerful combination of pulsating red and infra-red light in
pre-programmed 30 seconds doses.
Proven to promote the
natural healing process, Vets, Vet Nurses, Physiotherapists and healthcare
professionals are embracing its potential across a host of conditions
including musculoskeletal injuries, atopic skin conditions, and in wound
Working at a cellular level, Photizo increases circulation and
reduces any inflammation, which promotes natural healing. Extremely easy to use
Photizo does not require any special 'eye-wear' unlike laser treatment products.
Ruth Milner, MD of Danetre Health, Photizo’s UK distributor
commented, 'We’re thrilled that Mandy and Darren will have Photizo at hand
through the 2017 season. We’re committed to supporting all canine sports
where Photizo helps both before and after an event. It’s also exciting that
Mandy and Darren are set to shine the light amongst fellow Agility
professionals as Ambassadors for Photizo.'
Agria Leaps into Agility for a Third Year
Agria Pet Insurance will be continuing agility sponsorship for
the 2017 season with some exciting classes for dogs of all sizes. Working once
again in partnership with Country Shows Agility, Agria is set to support not
only Agria Brillo Bounce competitions for Small and Medium-sized dogs, but also
a full programme for Large dogs from spring to autumn.
Classes sponsored by Agria will take the pet insurer to some of
the key Agility events in the 2017 calendar, including at Championship and
Premier level and large public venue Agility shows, such as the immensely
popular Hatton Festival. Starting in the spring, the first Agria Pet Insurance
class takes place in the north east of the UK before the programme moves across
the country including over the border into Wales.
Graham Taylor from Country Shows Agility said, 'We’re
delighted to continue our Agility partnership into the third year with Agria
Pet Insurance. Whilst Agility injuries are rare, considering the numbers
involved at each event, it’s a great reassurance for competitors to have
insurance in place that covers their dogs whilst training and competing in
the sport. As Agria insures working dogs, including those training for and
taking part in Agility competitions, they are a great fit to sponsor the
Head of Sales and Marketing for Agria Alastair Cook added,
'Supporting the Country Shows Agility programme is a real highlight for
Agria. “It’s great to be involved in events that strike such a good balance
of attracting some of the biggest names in the sport while feeling welcoming
and inclusive. Seeing dogs enjoying a full life; keeping fit, having fun and
working in close, rewarding partnerships with their owners is fantastic and
Agria is proud to play a part. Good luck to all the dogs and handlers taking
part in the 2017 programme.'
Agria-sponsored classes for 2017 will take place at the following
Pembrokeshire by the Pond - Pembrokeshire
Welsh Kennel Club Championship Agility, Breed & Obedience
Show - Powys
results of heats,
Team Wales Has a New Very Special Sponsor!
Tim Marsh has always been
very close to some team members. His lovely wife Sharon Marsh has formally
agreed to be a Team Wales sponsor in his honour.
Stuart Harmes, Team
Manager, said, 'I was extremely touched by this and we have designed
the attached logo to represent Tim whose motto was 'Live to cycle, cycle to
live.' This will be on all team Wales clothing . Please join us in
remembering and honouring a good friend and former Wales team member! Let's
bring a medal back for Tim and Jed.
Highland Agility Stakes 2014
have maintained their relationship with this event. This year's final will held in the Main
Ring at Scotland's National Game Fair at Perth on Sunday, 6 July 2014. The judge this year will
be the esteemed Blair Cochrane so expect the unexpected for an interesting and entertaining
Qualifiers - it's not too late to enter a qualifier!
Sunday, 6 April -Dundee (Small, Medium and Large Qualifiers)
Saturday, 12 April -Kingdom of Fife (Small, Medium and Large Qualifiers)
Saturday, 19 April - Scottish Border Collie Club (Small, Medium and Large Qualifiers)
Sunday, 4 April - Woodside (Small, Medium and Large Qualifiers)
Sunday, 11 May- Fair City (Small and Medium Qualifiers)
Sunday, 25 May - Gleniffer (Large Qualifier)
Thanks to CSJ and all the clubs hosting qualifiers this year.
Woof & Brew Agrees to Sponsor Senior Agility League
Agilitynet is delighted to announce that industry-shakers Woof & Brew, the creators and
producers of healthy herbal dog teas will be sponsoring the Senior Agility League (SAL) this
Steve Bennett, Managing Director of Woof & Brew said 'We are delighted to have had the
opportunity to sponsor the Agilitynet Senior Agility League in 2014. Our business is
primarily focused on both helping dogs to lead a happy and healthy life, as well as enabling
devoted owners to share in the experiences of life's little pleasures with their dogs.Agility
Net was the perfect fit for us and our ambitions and we look forward to all the exciting
events and opportunities together coming
& Brew blends are no storm in a teacup. Their range of healthy, herbal teas are packed full of
vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants providing dogs with a delightful tonic & treat to lap up.
Their Adult, Performance & Senior blends, which are specifically created & blended to help
mobility, energy levels, focus and rehydration, will no doubt be of great interest in all those
taking part in the league!
And since launching the company has truly set tongues - and tails - wagging, not least with
their latest tea-infused, home-baked, biscuit range 'nom'. You can find out more information
about WOOF&BREW and their product range at www.woofandbrew.com.
Watch this space for updates on what is likely to be a very exciting - and refreshing - relationship in 2014!
Skinner's to Sponsor KC Olympia Stakes 2014
Skinner’s Petfoods has added its support to one of the most important showcase events for
agility in the UK - the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes. The collaboration between the
Kennel Club and Skinner’s from January 2014 will ensure this event continues to remain a top
class competition, where the country’s most talented agility dogs and handlers vie with each
other in qualifying heats at agility shows across the country, to gain a coveted invitation to
compete at the Olympia final.
Skinner's will be taking over from GWF Nutrition, who will continue their four year support of
the competition until the end of the year. Skinner's, who also include GWF Nutrition's Joint
Aid in some of their dog foods, have a complete product range for all life stages and to meet
the energy requirements for dogs of all ages and breeds. This is vital for agility dogs, who
work hard throughout the year and who need a high quality diet that provides all the
nutritional benefits to compete at the top level.
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 more handlers and their dogs. We use the phrase 'Supporting your Sport' and
have run the Skinner's 7's Agility Competition for the last two years, so we are pleased to
be even more involved in supporting agility through the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes.'
features a separate agility final on each of its five days, offering handlers the chance to
compete in front of an audience of ten thousand noisy supporters:
Olympia Medium Agility Stakes – for Grade 3 – 7 Medium dogs
Olympia Small Agility Stakes - for Grade 3 – 7 Small dogs
Olympia Large Agility Stakes - for Grade 6 – 7 Large dogs
Olympia Novice Agility Stakes - for Grade 3 – 5 Large dogs
Olympia Large ABC Stakes – for Grade 3 – 7 Large dogs
launch of this new association will be at Crufts on the Skinner's stand and agility enthusiasts
are invited to come along to the stand to find out more about this new initiative. Skinner's is
the perfect partner for our canine agility athletes and the Skinner's stand will be visiting
many of the qualifying heats throughout the year.
About Skinner's Petfoods
There is no doubt
that Skinner's is committed to “supporting your sport”, as they sponsor not only the Kennel
Club Agility Stakes, but many field trials, working tests, dog shows and events throughout the
UK and Europe. Skinner's are also proud sponsors of the England Gundog Team and have been for
the last 28 years.
Skinner family have been making animal foods for seven generations. Records show that the Mill
in Stradbroke was in existence as far back as 1688. However, their long history does not mean
that they are trapped in the past; their own Suffolk Mill is amongst the most sophisticated
manufacturing plants in the country. They manufacture all their products at their site,
enabling them to monitor the quality of ingredients and finished product very carefully. They
know exactly what goes into their products and only select the finest natural ingredients. They
proudly state their foods are formulated to a specification – never a price.
Skinner's highly successful and extensive Field & Trial VAT-free range makes them a key player
in sporting, working and active dog foods. Their foods are tried, tested and trusted by a wide
variety of professionals and enthusiasts alike.. Many of the country's top professional
handlers and trainers feed and recommend Skinner's foods.
they say at Skinner's: “Whatever the age, type or activity level of your dog, there is a
Skinner's food to suit.”
Wagg Set to Keep Tails Wagging at Herefordshire Country Fair
will be supporting this year’s Agility event at Herefordshire Country Fair with the sponsorship
of three classes. Wagg, a family run business based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, has a history
of supporting worthwhile causes and are keen to promote fit and healthy lifestyles for dogs.
in the grounds of Hampton Court, Herefordshire Country Fair is being held on a fabulous site
with the Agility being a real focal point for anyone visiting the show. As well as the Agility
there will be hundreds of stalls and arena attractions taking place throughout the day
Country Fair's Kennel Club licensed Agility show is open to all sizes of dog and grades for the
Wagg’s complete dry dog food diets are packed full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help
keep your pet feeling fit and healthy, as well as carefully selected wholesome ingredients.
These help promote healthy teeth and bones, shiny coats, supple skin and a healthy gut - key
benefits that you would expect from a quality dry pet food. Wagg also produce semi-moist oven
baked treats and have recently started to produce Wagg’mmms dog biscuits available in three
lip-smacking flavours: Liver, Salmon and Chicken.
not join us for a true family day out and see if you can come home with a Wagging friend!
Schedules are available for Agilitynet now.
Lintbells Congratulates Crufts Winners
at the pet nutrition firm Lintbells are celebrating the success of their customers after seeing
two of them enjoy major wins at this year’s Crufts – including Best in Show. Lintbells customer
Gavin Robertson and Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Jilly (Ch. Soletrader Peek A Boo) took the
prestigious event’s top prize beating more than 20,000 entries to be crowned Best in Show.
Winner of the Agility Championship on Sunday was Lintbells-sponsored Anthony Clarke and Ruby
(Ag.Ch. Blazing Red of Rujaff). The company has supported Anthony with its triple action joint
health supplement YUMOVE since 2010.
delighted Anthony took to Twitter to express his excitement at winning, tweeting: 'So happy
right now, Ruby pulled it out the bag winning the Championship @Crufts.” He also tweeted
thanks to his sponsors including @Lintbells.'
Marketing Director and co-founder of Lintbells, John Howie, said: 'To know that our products
have played a part in the success of the winners of the Crufts' biggest prizes is incredibly
rewarding. We have a great relationship with our customers and know just how much hard work
both Anthony and Gavin put in to ensure their dogs were in top condition on the day, so it’s
fantastic that it’s paid off for them.'
Howie added: 'Crufts is always a great event and this year has been no exception. Our
congratulations go to all Lintbells customers who have enjoyed success at this year’s show and
our thanks also to all who came to see us at the event. We had two stands there for the first
time and both were kept exceptionally busy.'
details about Lintbells range of products can be found at
www.lintbells.com from where
there are also links to the company’s facebook and twitter pages.
& Team GB Win New Sponsorship
Kennel Club is pleased to announce that the International Agility Festival and Team GB are to
be joined by CSJ Natural Dog Food, Herbs and Treats for Active and Working Dogs as principal
sponsor over the next three years. Working in partnership with the International Agility
Festival and Team GB, CSJ are working with the Kennel Club to support their overall commitment
International Agility Festival has been running for eight years and this year will be held at a
new venue, Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough from 9-11 August 2013.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: 'Our partnership with CSJ is in place for three
years and they will be involved in the International Agility Festival and Team GB. CSJ are
keen to encourage pet owners to get involved in agility and have joined as sponsors as part
of their overall support and commitment to agility. They will have a strong presence at the
International Agility Festival and will be talking to competitors and visitors about
nutrition for active dogs, in addition to providing all the prizes for the winning classes.'
The Kennel Club, together with CSJ will be supporting two International Agility Championships
by sending Team GB to the European Open Agility Championships and the FCI World Agility
Championships. However, Team GB will only be attending the European Open Agility Championships
in Belgium from 26-28 July this year. There will be no attendance at the World Agility
Championships in South Africa due to the long distance involved.
Ceri Rundle from CSJ Natural Dog Food, Herbs and Treats for Active and Working Dogs said: 'We
are delighted to announce our support of these prestigious agility events together with the
Kennel Club. We look forward to working with Team GB and the International Agility Festival
over the next three years to promote the sport of agility and the importance of nutrition for
active and working dogs.'
International Agility Festival will see over 2,200 dogs of all types, sizes and experience
levels competing across numerous agility rings, with dogs jumping and weaving their way through
the various courses. The weekend will play host to prestigious competitions including the
Kennel Club Nations Cup and International Young Handler of the Year, plus qualifying classes
for Discover Dogs 2013 and Crufts 2014 for competitions including the Kennel Club Starter Cup;
the Kennel Club Novice Cup and the Kennel Club British Open.
more information on the International Agility Festival or Team GB please visit
Royal Canine to Close the Show Season in Style
Pembrokeshire by The Pond team are delighted to announce that the high quality dog food
manufacture Royal Canin will help to finishes this year's event in real style by supporting all
the last days’ classes.
Canin are also proud to sponsor the Rest of the World Challenge which first range last year and
proved very popular with the non-Welsh competitors and in a tense and exciting jump off the
Rest of the World Team beat the Welsh Handler of the year Team on the final day of the event.
Canin diets provide precise nutritional solutions to your pet’s needs. Each of our products is
based on our extensive knowledge of cats and dogs, gained through years of studies at our own
centre, partnerships with leading veterinary schools and universities, and continued input from
veterinarians and breeders worldwide.
Royal Canin’s Antony Bongiovanni commented 'It is great to support this great event in Wales
which brings Agility to the wider public at Wales premier county show. We would like to wish
everyone good like for the three days at the show and also with their 2013 season.'
Pembrokeshire by The Pond Schedule is now available so please join them for what will be a
fantastic week in Wales including agility on the beach... unless your dog goes for a swim!!
Drontal Launches Search for UK’s Rising Stars of Dog Agility
the UK's favourite dog wormer, is launching the 2013 Agility Challenge, celebrating fit and
active dogs, and the unique bond between pets and their owners.
competition puts owners and their dogs to the test across a range of obstacles, where they will
be scored on both time and accuracy. Open to Grades 1–3 Large dogs, competitors have eight
chances to qualify for the Grand Final through a series of qualifying heats which take place
through April to August next year.
top five competitors from each of the eight heats will then compete for Gold during the Grand
Final at the Malvern Autumn Show on 29th September 2013. Finalists will be judged by Hilary
Bowden who has been involved in agility for more than 17 years, having been a successful
handler and regular finalist for Crufts and Olympia herself.
spokesperson for Drontal at Bayer Animal Health said: 'We are extremely proud to announce the
2013 Agility Challenge which celebrates happy and healthy dogs. Drontal is committed to
supporting agility dogs and their owners as they are excellent ambassadors for promoting fit,
active and worm-free dogs.'
2013 Agility Challenge has been brought to you by Drontal, the only wormer that kills every
type of intestinal worm commonly found in UK dogs. Drontal's new dog-friendly, flavoured bone
shape is the UK’s first worming product shaped like a bone and has been launched to help
promote regular worming amongst owners. The tablet's unique shape is designed to make it easier
for responsible pet owners to take positive action and prompt them to worm their pet at least
four times a year.
Pembrokeshire By The Pond
Press Enquires to:
2 Medley Grove Leamington Spa
CV31 2GA 01926 315335 email
Burns Continues to Back Welsh Agility
Pet Nutrition will continue to support the Welsh Handler of the Year for another two years
after its successful support of the 2012 competition. The fiercely fought competition open to
all Welsh agility handlers and their dogs held at Augusts’ Pembrokeshire County Show brings
together a marvellous array of Agility talent.
Will current holder of the title Rosie Cavill and
Fieldspy Leana be able to make it a third successive crown?
Diane Howles from
Burns Pet Nutrition said, 'It is great to be able to provide support for this top Welsh show.
Here at Burns we feel we are giving long lasting support by providing prizes of Burns food
which will benefit the dogs long after the competition has been won!'
Burns Pet Nutrition
products are hypoallergenic and free from artificial additives, preservatives and colourants.
The versatile range of Burns Real Food for Dogs can provide feeding solutions for dogs of all
ages, breeds and sizes.
for the event 13 -15 August 2013 will be available soon. All enquires to Rover Promotions, 2
Medley Grove, CV31 2GA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Xtra Dog to Sponsor
Leading Agility Team Devon Dogs
Dog, Spiffy Dog and Devon Dogs are delighted to announce a very exciting partnership. An
agreement has been reached for Lauren Langman and Devon Dogs to be sponsored by Xtra Dog
harnesses and Spiffy Dog collars, plus The Original HI K9 Raised Pet Bed.
Lauren Langman said, 'Devon Dogs has been searching for the right equipment from a company
that shares our ethos on dog welfare for a very long time and a partnership with Xtra Dog and
Spiffy Dog is exactly what I have been looking for. Xtra Dog’s unique two point fleece lined
colourful and effective harness, based on Tellington TTouch training techniques, is not only
kind to the dog but easy for the handler to both use and operate. We are proud to have made
this link and not only do we recommend these harnesses along with the Spiffy Dog collars to
our customers but we are also pleased to be able to use them ourselves.
She went on 'Team
Devon Dogs will proudly show you their harnesses logoed and made by Xtra Dog 's sewers and,
if you speak to me at any event, I will also be happy to discuss the collars and training
styles to suit you. These products are not just fit for purpose; they exceed our own
expectations and allow our lives, and our dog’s lives to be more enriched. Thank you, Team
Xtra Dog has a good
following in the Agility world and wanted to associate itself with one of the top UK training
company and agility competitors who train and manage their dogs using positive training
techniques, marketing director Alex Wilson explains;
'There are many
different methods of training dogs today and sadly many people still use coercive and
punitive methods. As a company we do not believe in this method of training and we were
delighted to have the opportunity of sponsoring Devon Dogs as we know that Lauren Langman and
her team of instructors use positive training methods with their dogs. We have watched Lauren
working with her dogs and it was obvious that they are the perfect partners for Xtra Dog who
share our ethos on dogs. We believe that the Xtra Dog harness and Spiffy Dog collars can only
help their dogs in training and competing at the highest level.
Spiffy Dog in the
USA, distributed in Europe by Xtra Dog, is also a company with a strong dog ethos and supports
many dog rescue organisations Stateside, their award winning air collar is ideal for agility
quick-drying material used in the Air Collar, continued Lauren Langman 'is perfect for
agility dogs. Many collars on the market are so heavy or made with materials that are
uncomfortable for dogs that they can hinder dogs competing, we love the Spiffy Dog collars as
they are the perfect collar for any dog taking part in dog sports.'
Devon Dogs, one of
the UK's leading dog agility training centres led by senior instructors Lauren Langman and
Mathew Rouse both of whom compete at Championship level in the UK and internationally,
alongside their team of dedicated instructors and clients. Over the past six years Devon Dogs
has fielded a team for Olympia, UK Championship Finals, the UK’s most prestigious agility event
plus they compete at the FCI World Championships and at the UKA Hand Finals.
For more details,
interviews or photography please contact: Alex Wilson Xtra Dog Tel 0330 088 3647 Email
email@example.com , website
Lauren Langman Devon Dogs Tel 07734130512 Email