Supported by Newton Heath DTC
This competition, previously known as the Pedigree ABC Agility Stakes will continue with all the heats currently held and the present final at Newton Heath Championship Show in June will now become an Olympia semi final with the top ten dogs going forward to the finals at Olympia.
1. The Kennel Club Olympia ABC Agility Stakes is a special agility competition to be run under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations H for standard dogs.
2. The competition is open to all dogs excluding Border Collies, Working Sheepdogs and their crosses. (Any Breeds but Collies). In the event of dispute, the judge’s decision will be final.
3. The first four dogs of each heat will qualify for the semi-final. The next four placed dogs at a heat will be deemed to be reserves should a qualified dog be unable to attend the semi-final. Reserves from heats will be invited to attend the semi-final up to and including the closing date of the NHDTC Show June Show. After the closing date, NO reserves will be called even if other qualifiers have to retire/withdraw.
4. Dogs that have already qualified for the semi-final may enter further heats ‘not for competition’. The show secretary of the club holding the heat should be notified prior to the show.
5. A handler may qualify more than one dog for the semi-final.
6. Those dogs eligible to compete in the semi-final shall be the best-placed dogs in each heat which have not previously qualified.
7. The semi-final will be held at the annual Newton Heath DTC show held in June at Tatton Park, Cheshire. The final to be held at Olympia in December. Any alteration will be publicised.
8. Owners, handlers and dogs who enter the heats or attend the semi-final will be deemed to have accepted the Rules and Regulations of the competition and the organising show.
9. The organisers, Newton Heath DTC and the Kennel Club, in agreement, reserve the right to alter these Rules and Regulations at their discretion.
*ABC Agility Rules are copyright of Newton Heath DTC.