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The European Open Agility Championships at Denmark
20th - 23rd July 2023
Martin Reid with Get It With Eager To Work (Selfie) won small individual GOLD
Medium Dogs Team GB – EO Replay won BRONZE. The team includes.
Stephanie Best with Z-Atomic Spice Koryfej (Skedaddle)
Lily Dakin with Wavesong Honky Tonk Blu (Scout)
Steven Richardson with Sanscott Midnight Mist (Willow)
Small Dogs Team GB – EO The team includes.
Katrina Hands with AG.Ch. Set The Pace Of Summergarden (Sizzle)
Martin Reid with Get It With Eager To Work (Selfie)
Rachel Ward with Blazecroft Midnight Akemi (Nimbus)
The Rally Warrant was introduced in 2021 and required dogs to have gained a title at all 6 levels, to hold the level 6 excellent title and to gain 3 more excellent scores at level 6 after 1/1/21. At the start of 2023 this was amended so it is only required that a dog holds the level 6 excellent title and gains 3 more excellent scores at level 6 after 1/1/21. So if a dog was working 2 levels together and gained the higher level title first (thus preventing it gaining the lower level title) this would no longer exclude it from gaining the Rally Warrent. The new system gives all RL6.Ex titles equal value.
Under these revised regulations Jean Tuck's Maddie has been awarded the Rally Warrant and is now Saunderswood Fire Fly of Craygill AW(G) RW. She is believed to be the second Sheltie to gain this warrant, the first having been Jean's Zac. Jean was not previously able to claim the warrant for Maddie as she had completed her level 4 title before she had finished level 3.
2022 News Update
KC Agility Team GB
Selected for FCI World Agility Championships:
Martin Reid with Get It With Eager To Work (Imp Deu) – Small Individual
and Steven Richardson with Sanscott Midnight Mist AW(G) – Medium Team
Diamond Agility Warrant
Jean Tuck's Zac has completed the 1600 points required to gain his Diamond Agility Warrant, making him Tooralie’s Masquerade at Craygill AW(D) Beg.Ex RL5.Ex.
New Agility Champions
Ag Ch Obay Thatz Entertainment with Mark Wingate-Wynne gained their title at Wye Valley in April 2022.
Katrina Hands won her third Small Agility ticket making up Ag Ch Set The Pace of Summergarden (Imp Aut) at Dundee in August 22.
Matthew Burdett and Licosateria Final Frontier (Bru) won their first Agility ticket at Axstane Ch Show in June 2022.
Martin Reid with Get It With Eager To Work (Imp Deu) gained their first Small Agility ticket at Welsh Kennel Club also in August.
Bronagh Walsh and Fearnach God Of Thunder (IKC) gained their first Small Agility ticket at Lisburn in September 2022
Sue Robinson's Alnmac Midnight Flyer (Torin) won Novice and came 5th in 'A' at Chesvale on 30th April, then on the following day he came 4th in Novice at Leicester Champ show.
In February 2022 Jean Tuck's Zac completed his Rally Level 6 Ex title with a 3rd place at United Spaniels Association, Derby. Maddie too gained an excellent score, with 6th place. (Tooralie's Masquerade at Craygill AW(D) RL6.Ex Beg.Ex & Saunderswood Fire Fly of Craygill AW(G) RL6.Ex).
At Stoneleigh Rally Show at the end of May Zac gained the last ‘excellent’ qualifier to complete the new Rally Warrant, the first Sheltie to achieve this. He is now Tooralie’s Masquerade at Craygill AW(D) RW Beg.Ex.
News from 2021