Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix
The Pet Show at Stoneleigh Park
Ladies, you done good!
The Pet Show at Stoneleigh
Park was the venue for the second Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix of 2016. The
class, open to all Large dogs with it's first prize of £250 towards a Dog
Friendly holiday, was as popular as ever and kicked off the afternoon in
exciting style. Judge Selena Bray stood in brilliant sunshine surrounded by an
attentive audience as the competitors tackled the course with the aim of making
it to the top five and inclusion in the reverse order run off to take the top
Fresh from a win at Rugby
Championship Agility Show, Naughty Nip, handled by Pat Reid, won the class just
1/200’th of a second ahead of Jedeyes of Valgrays, handled by youngster Beth
Shaw, who showed us just what can be achieved with a rescue dog. Trival Pursuit
- what a great name - came in 3rd. Just missing out on a place in the run off
was Old English Sheepdog, Oscar Binosky, handled by Georgie Lott who fell to 6th
Now to the really exciting
part – the top five running off in reverse order to win the holiday. Off first,
Phil Skipper with Mysty were unfortunately eliminated, followed by Marble Archie
who then took, and held onto, the lead. This was despite the best efforts of
Pauline Jackson, then Beth Shaw who so nearly got the dog in the right place and
finally Pat Reid with Naughty Nip who just could not repeat the earlier
The result? A delighted Wendy
Dugmore with Marble Archie, short of a few fingernails but declared the Agria
Pet Insurance Grand Prix winner 2016 at The Pet Show. Well done Wendy and Marble
Archie. Enjoy your Dog Friendly holiday!
Agria's Channel Marketing
Manager, Alan Bray, commented, 'Well done to Pat and Naughty Nip winning the
class which is a wonderful achievement in itself and to Wendy with Marble
Archie winning the Grand Prix and the Dog Friendly voucher! Also thanks to
my daughter Selena for judging and to Graham Taylor for all his help in
organising the event on our behalf.'
Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix Class 2016
Pat Reid with Naughty Nip
- 25.726 secs (C)
Beth Shaw with Jedeyes of
Valgray - 25.747 secs (C)
Pauline Jackson with
Trivial Pursuit - 26.284 secs (C)
Wendy Dugmore with Marble
Archie - 26.478 secs (C)
Phillip Skipper with
Mysty Fydnt - 27.625 secs (C)
The Agria Pet Insurance Grand
Prix run-off winner was Wendy Dugmore with Marble Archie - 26.478 secs (C)
Agria continues the holiday
theme with the upcoming Brillo International Bounce finals for Small and Medium
dogs. The winner of each will also win a holiday voucher courtesy of Agria Pet
Insurance and Dog Friendly at Blenheim Agility Weekend on West Midlands
Showground on Saturday 10 September 2016.
And if that wasn’t enough
excitement for one weekend, the rescheduled North Derbyshire Championship
Agility Show, supported by Agria Pet Insurance will also be running, as those at
the very top of their game strive to make 2016 the year they become an agility
Good luck to one and all.
Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix
After all those hours of training, what could be better than the
prospect of holiday? That’s what nearly 200 handlers were competing for in the
first Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix class of 2016 at Hatton Festival. With
first prize a £250 'Dog-Friendly' holiday voucher, no wonder the atmosphere
around the ring was so exciting!
It was Julia MacLean's year. As runner-up in the same class in
2015, her hopes of winning fell apart last year when the top five ran off in
reverse order and Rachel Struman, previously lying fifth, snatched the 2015
victory with Combyanaway Reddy to Rock.
This year Julia made sure of winning by not only taking 1st
place in the class but then holding that position in the top five run-off with
Wynwich Wot a Folly. The pair knocked spots off the competition and well and
truly earned their holiday voucher prize.
awards with judge Ray Amps was Shelley Harrison from Agria who lead the
congratulations to everyone who took part. She said, '“The standard in the
class was superb which made for a very exciting final. Julia and Folly were
incredible, especially to hold the first position in both sections of the
Grand Prix. We were delighted to present the Dog Friendly holiday voucher to
them and hope they have a very well-deserved break!’
Handlers will have a second opportunity to win a ‘Dog-Friendly’
voucher by taking part in the Agria Pet Insurance Agility Grand Prix at The Pet
Show at Stoneleigh Park in July 2016.
In this, the second year that Agria Pet Insurance hassupported
agility, the insurer has increased their involvement in all levels of the sport.
This includes an agility first – support for all three sizes of dog in
Championship Agility at North Derbyshire in June. With the show’s central, easy
access location, it’s anticipated to attract nationwide entries as those at the
very top of their game strive to make 2016 the year they become an Agility
The Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix Class 2016
Chris Allen with Apictus Mokoba - 22.955 secs
Julia Maclean with Wynwich Wot a Folly - 21.621 secs (C)
Rebecca Leatherbarrow with Cuppa Teaser Turner - 21.990 secs
Steve Birch with Quories Flecks Ability - 22.085 secs
Charlotte Gardner with Castomya First Edition - 22.788 secs
Nearly 200 handlers took part in the first
ever Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix at the Hatton Agility Festival, Hatton,
Warwickshire with a chance to enjoy the fantastic prize of £400 towards their
choice of a fantastic ‘Dog-Friendly’ weekend break!
The Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix is an
exciting new idea which sees the top five placed dogs from class 124 compete in
a jump off. The judge will create a shorted course of a minimum / maximum 10
obstacles from their original course and must include a minimum /maximum of 6
weaves. The winner of the jump off will receive a bespoke prize courtesy of
Agria Pet Insurance subject to T&C. This jump off will take place straight after
the class has closed and the 5 winners must make themselves available.
Competitors will run in reverse order i.e. 5th 1st and 1st 5th, non-attendance =
forfeit (elimination). 6th place may act as a reserve partnership in the event
of a first five no show. Judges and organisers decisions are final.
Agility Judge Kevin Lampett
officiated and set a challenging jumping course complete with the unique Agria
Wall. As ever, the ladies found favour and the class closed with the top five
of Rachel Sturman (2 dogs), Alison Naylor, Julia Maclean and winning the class
Becky Doughty. Their times were:-
Becky Doughty with Switchin Sides -
26.981 secs (C)
Julia Maclean with Wynwich Wot A Folly
27.191 secs (C)
Alison Naylor with Wynwich Wot The Heck
27.195 secs (C)
Rachel Sturman with Morgans Irish Barrow
Boy - 27.498 secs (C)
Rachel Sturman with Comebyanaway Reddy To
Rock - 27.980 secs (C)
After a chance to catch their breath, these
top five ran off in reverse order and, to the delight of many, Rachel,
running Combyanaway Reddy To Rock first, held onto the winning place as a wide
turn here and a pole there took it's toll on the other finalists.
Hatton Agility Festival was the first agility
event to welcome support from Agria Pet Insurance, and there to present Rachel
with her prize was Agria’s
Head of Sales and Marketing, Alastair Cook.
'Well done to Rachel for winning, and
congratulations to everyone who took part and tried out the new Agria wall for
the first time! We had a great day and are looking forward to the next Agria
Grand Prix later in the year,' said Alastair.
Handlers will have a second opportunity to
win another fantastic prize of up to £400 towards their choice of a fantastic
‘Dog-Friendly’ weekend break by taking part in the Agria Pet Insurance Agility
Grand Prix at The Pet Show at Stoneleigh Park (Warks) in August 2015.
For more information about Agria Pet
Insurance and Agria Breeder Club, visit
To find out more about Dog Friendly, please
Insurance Grand Prix Announced
Shows Agility is pleased to announce Agria Pet Insurance is joining the Agility world in 2015.
From May to December, Agria is sponsoring a range of classes at some of the best Agility events
around the country, including the much-anticipated Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix.
welcome Agria Pet Insurance to Agility in style, Hatton Agility Festival hosts the first event
of the Agria Pet Insurance Programme, complete with the first of two Agria Pet Insurance Grand
Prix classes of the season. The top-placed five will run in reverse order, competing over a
short course to find the Hatton Grand Prix winner, who will receive a fantastic ‘Dog Friendly’
weekend break, courtesy of Agria Pet Insurnace and Dog Friendly.
Alastair Cook Head of Sales and Marketing for Agria Pet Insurance said, 'It's great to be
involved in the Agility world which is all about what can be achieved with a fit and active
dog. If the unforeseen should happen, we hope that owners of all types of dogs (or cats) know
that Agria Pet Insurance can be there to help out in a difficult time.
The Agria Pet
Insurance Team looks forward to meeting Agility competitors at the Hatton Agility Festival
and finding our first Grand Prix winner of 2015!'
UK based Agria Pet Insurance, administrators of Kennel Club Pet
Insurance, provides thousands of cats and dogs with affordable lifetime policies with a high
level of vets’ fees cover. Owners have the freedom to pick & mix’ from a whole range of
flexible benefits from breeding risks to travel cover to create a policy that fits their needs
and their budget.
Agria also gives policy holders a whole range of free benefits from membership
of leading lost and found service, Pet 24, to the 24/7 Pet Health Helpline as well as £25
cashback on annual check-ups and vaccinations with their higher-tier policy.
Please visit their website to find out more