Subaru Agility Team Canada (SATC) represented Canada at the Agility European Open (EO) 2016, showcasing their great skill and speed. SATC competed in both the team and individual events and performed well despite fierce competition and extremely fast and technically difficult courses. The EO is one of the most significant agility competitions in the world, attracting 800 human/dog teams from 35 countries all striving for excellence in their events.
For the first time since Canada has been represented at EO, SATC qualified for the finals in the team competition. Wifi/Theresa Rector, Summit/Justine Davenport, Pixie/Julie Lizotte and Swagger/Susan Garrett ranked sixth overall heading into the finals and after finals were ninth out of 104 teams.
“Everyone at CKC was thrilled by the tremendous showing from the team at EO this year," said Lance Novak, CKC Executive Director. “We are so pleased to work with Subaru in support of this level of excellence!”
In the individual events, SATC’s Wifi/Theresa Rector and Summit/Justine Davenport did so well in the large dog category, they qualified straight to the finals. They were both in the top 30 out of 400 human/dog teams heading into the finals. Alex Beitl from Germany judged the finals in this event and challenged competitors with a very difficult course. Although Canada’s teams didn’t place in the finals, they gained valuable experience and look forward to applying it to their next competition.
In the small dog category, Jazz/Ann Carrington finished fourteenth and in the medium dog category Jazz/Meghan Turton competed for their very first time at the EO, showing calm confidence and focus throughout the event.
“Congratulations to all who competed and achieved such impressive results at EO this year,” said Joe Felstein, Subaru’s Director of Marketing. “Subaru Canada is proud to support the team and be part of their success.”
The atmosphere at this year’s EO was warm and supportive. Thank you to Team Leader, Linda Barton and Coach, Dante Camacho, for preparing and helping Subaru Agility Team Canada realize their achievements at EO this year.
The Team owes a very special thank you to Subaru Canada, Inc. for their incredibly generous support. Together, Subaru Canada and Subaru Agility Team Canada are transcending the limits of what this team can achieve.
Please join the Canadian Kennel Club and Subaru Canada in congratulating Subaru Agility Team Canada on their tremendous accomplishments at EO 2016!
For more detailed results, visit Subaru Agility Team Canada’s website.
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
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About Subaru Agility Team Canada
Agility Team Canada is a non-profit, volunteer organization under the umbrella of the Canadian Kennel Club. Agility Team Canada chooses dog and handler teams to represent Canada at Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) events: the European Open (EO), the Americas and Caribbean Open (A&C) and the Agility World Championships (AWC). We also select teams to represent Canada at the Crufts International Invitational and at the American Kennel Club's Agility Invitational. For more information, visit ckcagilityteam.ca
About Canadian Kennel Club
The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Canada and currently recognizes 175 breeds. As a non-profit organization, the CKC is dedicated to encouraging, guiding, and advancing the interests of purebred dogs and their responsible owners and breeders in Canada and promoting the knowledge and understanding of the benefits which dogs can bring to Canadian society.
The club includes almost 20,000 individual members and over 700 breed clubs across Canada. The Club registers purebred dogs, regulates dog shows and performance events, and speaks out on major issues concerning dog ownership and the health and welfare of dogs across Canada. For more information, visit ckc.ca
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