This new competition has been designed to give agility handlers in the UK an opportunity to compete on FCI style courses, judged under FCI rules at KC Premier shows.
The primary reason for introducing the tour has been on the back of feedback I've received every year from team members following an international competition...
"We need more experience at running on FCI courses".
Six tours will be held at KC Premier shows across the UK in 2019. The competition will be open to G4 - 7 handlers and agility team GB squad members. Today's announcement includes an invitation to show secretaries to host one of the tours.
Last October I asked Neil Ellis to head up this project. Since then Neil has done a fantastic job developing the idea and delivering the proposal. Neil is the Agility Team GB Tour coordinator.
I would like to thank everyone who has worked hard on this project with Neil over the last four months including: Martin Cavil, Becky Sargent, Gina, the KC working groups and the activities committee members who have all helped to get the project this far.
More information will be released over the coming weeks including the 2019 Performance Weekend schedule which will include a tour class.
There are exciting times ahead.