The London International Horse Show witnessed remarkable agility achievements, hosted by The Kennel Club, where skilled dogs and their handlers triumphed across various competitions.

Ten agility contests, including those granting qualification for Crufts 2024, showcased exceptional talents at London ExCeL from December 14 to 18.

The event hosted a record number of agility competitions, including the highly esteemed Kennel Club Agility Stakes finals, in collaboration with Skinner’s. These five finals welcomed outstanding competitors in small, medium, large, intermediate, and large ABC (Anything But Collie) categories.

Winners in the prestigious Agility Stakes

  • Large ABC: Megan Meade with Rekkit Robyn, a German Shorthaired Pointer, from Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
  • Small: Martin Reid with Get It With Eager To Work, a Shetland Sheepdog, from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
  • Intermediate: Mark Den Dunnen with Devongem Be A Bright Star, a Border Collie, from the Forest of Dean.
  • Large: Dalton Meredith with Ag Ch Fandabidozi Eclipse Of Dust, a Border Collie, from Bristol.
  • Medium: Toni Dawkins with Ag Ch Bachero Cross My Heart, a Miniature American Shepherd, from Chapel Hill, Lincolnshire.

Sponsored by Agria, the New Horizons Plastics London Arena introduced three Crufts Semi-Finals. Dogs vied for a chance to compete in the final at Crufts 2024, the world’s renowned dog show. Winners of the Crufts Semi-Finals:

  • Medium ABC: Stephanie Best with Z-Atomic Spice Koryfej, a Shetland Sheepdog, from Ringwood, Hampshire.
  • Large Novice ABC: Emma Wallis with Stockyard Ruffstock Rodeo, an Australian Shepherd, from Castleford, Leeds.
  • Intermediate Novice ABC: Pam Mayhew with Staby What, a Stabyhoun, from Norwich, Norfolk.

Additional Thrilling Finals

The New Horizons Plastics London Arena showcased finals for The Kennel Club Starters Cup and Discover Dogs Small/Mixi Pairs Challenge. Notable winners included Ian Law, Rosie Rushin, Chloe Powling, Stephanie Hubbard, Stacey Irwin-Burns, and Alan Bray, with their talented dogs, demonstrating exceptional agility prowess.

Ben Skinner of Skinner’s, a key supporter of The Kennel Club Agility Stakes, commended the remarkable performances. He also wished all competitors the best for future events in 2024. Catherine Guiver, Head of Events at The Kennel Club, applauded the excellence displayed and anticipated seeing these exceptional competitors in future Kennel Club events in the upcoming year.

All agility competitions, a testament to skill and teamwork, took place at The London International Horse Show from December 14 to 18, 2023. Further details and results are available at