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Brillo International Bounce
was launched in 2013 by Graham Taylor as a competition exclusively for Small and Medium dogs. It was named after a small dog he used to have
- and yes, you guessed it. It's Kennel Club name was Brillo
Pad. In 2017 Agria Pet Insurance agreed to sponsor this competition as part of
their overall programme to support the sport of Dog Agility.
Agria's Brillo Bounces Back for 2018
It's back! After another
brilliant competition in 2017, Agria's Brillo Bounce returns for another year.
This will be Agria’s fourth year of sponsoring agility which will see the
specialist pet insurer support a range of classes in conjunction with Country
The competition, divided into Small and Medium dog agility events, includes ten
qualifying heats during the spring and summer, culminating in a thrilling final
in October at the prestigious British Agility Championships.
Grades able to take part in
each Agria Brillo Bounce heat will be determined by individual venues, with all
seven grades eligible for the competition. The top five places in both the Small
and Medium classes at each venue will receive an invitation to attend the Final
which takes place at British Agility Championships, Bury Farm Equestrian Centre,
New Bury Farm, Slapton on Saturday, 13 October 2018.
Showcasing the very best of
British agility, the British Agility Championships is the ideal venue to host
the Agria Brillo Bounce finals.
Tom Vaughan, Head of
Marketing at Agria Pet Insurance, said, 'We’re delighted to announce that
Agria Brillo Bounce is back again for 2018. It's fantastic to see the speed
and skill of the small and medium dogs and we cannot wait to watch their
progress through to what no doubt will be thrilling finals in October.'
He continued, 'Our
involvement in agility is very important to us. Agria’s one of the very few
pet insurers to cover working dogs, including agility dogs, while they train
and compete. We’re delighted we can both support the sport that they love
and provide them with appropriate cover while they’re taking part.'
The Small and Medium
Semi-finals will consist of two rounds - one Agility and one Jumping. They will
not be timed, although a maximum course time will be specified. Double clears
will go forward to the final. In the event of no double clears at either size, a
maximum of ten dogs with the minimum combined faults will be selected. All
double clears will compete in the final round which will be a jumping round
against the clock to find the 2018 Agria Brillo Bounce winners and enjoy a share
of the £100 prize money at each size.
2018 qualifying heats are set
to take place at the following shows. To see the results, follow the link.
Pet Insurance and Agility
At over 125 years old, multi award-winning Agria is the world's oldest pet
insurer. Working closely with vets, rehoming organisations and breeders, Agria
specialises in pet insurance and only offers lifetime policies. Their total
focus on the animals they provide cover for has resulted in polices designed to
be there when owners need them most – whether that’s following an agility-injury
or supporting a dog with a life-long condition.
Agility training enriches
dogs’ lives by giving them a mental and physical outlet, enhancing their level
of focus and self-assurance while encouraging a strong owner/ animal bond. Agria
is proud to support an activity that fosters such positive outcomes.
Insurance, administrators of Kennel Club Pet Insurance, is based in the UK and
provides thousands of cats and dogs with affordable, flexible lifetime policies
with a high level of vets’ fees cover.
Judge Cassie Haggar with her winners at Scunthorpe
Agria Brillo Bounce 2018
Cassie Haggar sent us
It was a privilege to
judge my first qualifier at Scunthorpe agility show and possibly finish my
judging career on a high judging the qualifier as my last class. I have decided
after the show I am going to hang up my judging boots after judging just short
of 8500 dogs and carrying out 28 judging appointments. With a busier full time
job than before and helping at shows, I want to enjoy the days off with my own
Everyone was very
friendly, nice to their dogs and up for the challenge. Some of the partnerships
I saw were amazing and certainly ones to watch in the future especially the
young girl who ran the black Cocker. And wow the running contacts were
breathtaking as it was a straight dog walk jump finish!
A few handlers who stuck
in my mind were Sam Lane, Alan Bray and Jo Gleed - all of whom, I believe, were
all running young Cocker Spaniels.
I will certainly be
keeping my eye on the Final, hoping someone who qualified at Scunthorpe goes on
to win the Final. Good luck!
Samantha Lane with Hillside Jemz Evil Genius - 28.576 secs (C)
Alan Bray with Devongem Fire Starter Upanova Tigers - 31.454
Jayne Wilkinson with Adrival Just William - 32.349 secs (C)
Joanne Stewart with
Loupy Lou The Little Rogue - 34.713 secs (C)
Alan Bray with
Sirensong Tantrums and Tiaras at Upanova Tigers - 35.936 secs (C)
Jo Gleed with Ag.Ch. Let’s Get Ready to Rumble - 30.604 secs (C)
Emma Sadler with Prepare to Be Dazzled - 32.066 secs (C)
Apryl Britton with Belsharose Quintessia - 32.211 secs (C)
Kayleigh Hewitt with
Wild as Jerry Seinfeld - 32.333 secs (C)
Emma Quincey with
Tiza Revalation at Devongem - 32.693 secs (C)
Severnside at the North Somerset
It was another fab day of agility in the sun at Severnside.
It was very hot and the third day of competing of the weekend.
Many thanks to Severnside DTC for hosting the qualifiers on what was the hottest
day so far this year in front of thousands of show visitor with gun shots in the
background and BBQ smells wafting in. Thank you to our
judges Julian Bartram (Small dogs) and Anthony Bray (Medium dogs).
Julian Bartram said, 'It was good to see the level of ability with a lot of
impressive independent weaves and good contacts. The weather was very hot but,
despite that, most of the dogs seemed well able to cope with the weather. The
dogs and handlers had to cope with several elements, such as discrimination,
round the back and wing wraps as well as the usual obstacles and did very well.'
Tasha Redman with Madam Florence - 45.650 secs (C)
Roger Brown with Jolieville Rocket Man - 55.345 secs (C)
Abigail Phillips with Little Running Reg - 39.541 secs (5f)
Sophie Grove with Woodside Treasure - 40.340 secs (5f)
Joyce Turner with Tamakino Diamond
Dazzler - 53.415 secs
by Will Bacchus (12)
We made sure the dogs were kept cool and happy throughout the day. The
previous two days of competing had gone well with Rudi gaining his last win for
Grade 6 and also enough points for his Silver Warrant.
Rudi then won the G5 Jumping prior to running the Agria Brillo Bounce qualifier.
It was his last run of the long weekend and we were both tired.
Rudi and I were the first to run, and he started the course slower than normal.
Normal service was resumed with Rudi yipping in excitement after exiting the
tunnel at number 4! I was pleased to finish the weekend with a clear. I watched
a few other dogs run and saw some lovely clears.
thought I may be in with chance of qualifying and that I may be lucky to be
placed 3rd. I was totally surprised to have won the class!
Thank you to Anthony Bray for a great course. I loved running it. To win
and qualify for the Final was such an amazing way to finish a fantastic weekend
of agility with Rudi.
Will Bacchus with a Message to You Rudi - 37.588 secs (C)
Helen Sharp with Ready Welly Go - 37.60 secs (C)
Wendy Swadlo with Littlebe Laura Littleme - 38.345 secs C)
Joanna Stacey with Rosie The Willow - 39.019 secs (C)
Julie Lewington with Heufstars Boy -
Wye Valley Premier Agility Show
Many thanks to Wye Valley DTC for hosting the Small and Medium qualifiers on 2nd
June at Priory Farm on the banks of the
lovely River Wye in Monmouthshire. The judges were Ben Elsworthy (Small) and Curtis Alway
Judge Ben Elsworthy thought his course ran well and he congratulated all the
Kate Cook with Aveegoton Sowena - 32.591 secs (C)
Chloe Brown with Licosateria Mai Sunbeam - 32.953 secs (C)
Emma Frost with Skippy Kipp - 33.023 secs (C)
Caroline Rasen with Fat Bottomed
Freddie - 33.471 secs (C)
Sophie Mcbeth with She’s My Kind of
Magic - 33.493 secs (C)
It was Curtis' first KC judging appointment and he said, 'The
course I set was intended to be fast and flowing yet achievable for all
competing grades. I thought that the 87 competitors I had ran the course
very well. My congratulations to Carole Stone, Jill Sims, Carol Brown,
Annika Norris and Gill Rhodes for qualifying and the best of luck to all of
them as they progress further through the Brillo Bounce.'
Carole Stone with Maddie Licious - 46.016 secs (C)
Jill Sims with Standish Park Nutmeg - 50.357 secs (C)
Carol Brown with Magical Florence - 51.670 secs (C)
Annika Norris with Jorja Blue
Princess - 52.586 secs (C)
Gill Rhodes with Hopes Messenger -
52.615 secs (C)
Many thanks to Golden Valley DTC for hosting the qualifiers at
the Top Barn show in the continuing good weather.
Judge Nick Chettle said, 'I was honoured to be asked to judge
the Agria Brillo Bounce heat at the Golden Valley show on 16th June 2018.
I set a fairly fast and flowing course that I think the
competitors enjoyed – at least quite a few of them told me that! As
expected, the standard of the dogs and competitors was high and the
atmosphere was cheerful and good natured. The venue at Top Barn Farm, Holt
Heath, Worcester is good with nice views and the surface was flat and even,
nice to run on. The weather was great for dogs and humans.
I had a good time judging it and hope the competitors did,
Sophie Mcbeth with She’s My Kind of
Magic - 29.244 secs (C)
Terry Wallbank with Billy Bob -
30.386 secs (C)
Moira Bowden with Truly Blinkin
Scrumptious - C 32.173 secs (C)
Robyn Davis with Lady Poppin
Kirbystephen - 33.065 secs (C)
Hilary Bowden with Lets Smartie
Partie - 33.753 secs (C)
Lizzie Elliot with Jackalantern
Zeerallo - 27.781 secs (C)
Don Cooper with Ag.Ch. Blackthorns
Speedy Mitzi - 28.728 secs (C)
Helen Fairchild with Final Reduction
- 31.526 secs (C)
Rebecca Harris with Meadow Grass
Dancer - 32.181 secs (C)
Stephen Bartholomew with Daisy
Flowerpower - 33.318 secs (C)
Many thanks to Just Dogs Live for hosting the Agria Brillo Bounce qualifier,
judged by Steph Ayres, in the continuing good weather.
Penny Lowes with Totanium Penny
Black - 30.181 secs (C)
Carla Whyte with Papikois Amazing
Secret - 31.162 secs (C)
Zoe Fillery-Hammond with Wavesong
Jumping Jac Flash - 31.337 secs (C)
Pam Hancock with Sherrygold Magnus -
31.917 secs (C)
Elizabeth Saggers with Wicked Miss
Magic - 32.141 secs (C)
Lesley Holland with Ottoman About
The House - 29.753 secs (C)
Danni Smillie with La Folie Douce -
30.300 secs (C)
Danni Smillie with Jazzy Jet -
30.989 secs (C)
Melanie Wright with Magic Dream
Charmer at Magilitas - 2.711 secs (C)
Fiona Cox with Hi Ho Silver - 32.772
Many thanks to Rugby Championship Agility Weekend for hosting the qualifiers in
the continuing good weather and to Alan Mitchell for judging.
with Indies Little Shadow - 47.527 secs (C)
Hilary Poole with Lightwonder Spook
- 53.378 secs (C)
Simone Southwart with
Forever Effervescent - 51.278 secs (10f)
Laurel Jordan with Little Miss
Buttermeup - 53.555 secs (15f)
Jilly Holness with
Baisleas Deechi Dee - 56.256 secs
Caitlin Wells with Papikois Amazing
Talent - 38.994 secs (C)
Helcina Lines with L Helianthemum
Yahtzee - 56.068 secs (C)
Charlotte Arnold with Commbys Fast &
Furious - 62.299 secs (C)
Lorraine Bedford with Rainmark The
Charmed One - 5 66.192 secs (C)
Leanne Alder with Billingems
Midnight Onyx - 45.157 secs (10)