Good luck to those Competing In The 2015 European Open Championships
The Kennel Club sends its very best wishes to the members of Agility Team GB who are travelling to the European Open Agility Championships, being held in Rieden, Germany from 23rd – 26th July 2015.
Mark Laker, Agility Team GB manager said: “After months of preparing and training on international-style courses, the team going to the European Open in Germany are very well prepared and ready for this exciting competition. I am sure the rest of the coaching team and the Kennel Club International Agility Working Party will join me in wishing all the best to the team. I’m sure they will enjoy this competition and the whole experience of competing in Europe.”
Mark and the team of eighteen handlers and dogs will be accompanied by a strong Kennel Club support team including assistants, Marc Saunders and Natasha Wise; team vet, Rachel Mowbray; physiotherapist, Maria Johnston; and Kennel Club specialist, Kate Broers.
The Team GB squad was chosen following a thorough selection process conducted using a combination of results from the top competitions, a selection competition day and performance training days. From this two teams were selected: one will be attending the European Open Agility Championships and the other will compete at the Agility World Championships this October in Italy.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, commented: “Congratulations to all the talented handlers who have been selected for Agility Team GB. We wish them the best of luck at this year’s European Open.”
Ceri Rundle, Head of CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, which sponsors Agility Team GB, said: “Many congratulations to you all for achieving your place in the European Open team. I would like to wish you the very best of luck in the championship from all of us at CSJ. It’ll be a challenging event and we know how hard you’ve worked to be in Rieden to compete amongst the best teams in Europe. We will be following your progress closely. Your skills and dedication are an inspiration to agility competitors and followers throughout the UK. Best wishes for a truly great championship. We hope you and your dogs have an incredible and memorable experience and we’re with you all the way!”
Andrew Treleaven, Director of Gencon, which also sponsors Agility Team GB, said: “Having met the team recently and seen them perform, we are even more excited about our partnership with Agility Team GB and wish them all the best for the European Open Championships.”
Agility Team GB is supported by the Kennel Club, CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, Gencon, Agility First and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, the Kennel Club’s preferred cross-channel partner. The official equipment supplier is First Contact.
European Championship Team GB Squad Members and Dogs:
- Kelsey Wood with Upanova Under Pressure
- Lou Cadman with Another Mad Moment AW(S)
- Lucy Osborne with Radajasa’s Whirlwind Fling
- Ashleigh Butler with Ag Ch Ashpen Pudsey Bear AW(G)
- Christine Wingate-Wynne with Ag Ch Obay Tiz Wild AW(G)
- Jenni Machon with Cloudtenn Fuel For Life
- Julia Durrant with Spring Lavender Lily AW(B)
- Steve Richardson with Ag Ch Noworries Sweeps Dream
- Sue Cooper with Blackthorns Speedy Mitzi AW(G)
- Alan Short with Ag Ch Give It Some Juice Irn Bruce
- Alan Wildman with Chikaramor Born Performer AW(G)
- Dave Munnings with Devongem Mister Boss Man
- Greg Derrett with Devongem Rehab Sproglett
- Jessica Clarehugh with Ag Ch Lynwood Cara Fuzzy Logic
- Karen Marriott with Petnat A Touch Puzzling
- Matt Goodliffe with Turboed Widewater Wizard
- Naarah Cuddy with Sheltysham Seance
- Natalie Mitchell with Streak Of Chaos