The best UK handlers converge for Agria Junior Handling Semi Finals

Agria JH Semi Finals Press Call_Dog World 1

Between Friday 10th – Sunday 12th September over 300 of the UK’s best young canine handling talent will converge at Richmond Championship Dog Show at Loseley Park….

To compete in the Agria Junior Handling semi finals, where only 14 of the best will go through to the Junior Handler of the Year Final at Discover Dogs in November – it promises to be an exciting, if anxious 3 days!

Last year’s winner Georgina Ferguson had the honour of representing the UK at the International final at dfs Crufts 2010 where she was ultimately placed third – not bad when you’re competing against 38 of the best young handlers from around the world!

Georgina, now 17 is ‘too old’ to compete in Junior Handling but has handled a wide range of different dog breeds over the years’ including Miniature Schnauzers, Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeens and Australian Terriers – quite a list!

2009 certainly was, as Georgina put it “a year to remember” and a busy one too! Having represented the UK at the European Dog Show in Dublin and whilst juggling exams she triumphed at the Agria Junior Handling semi finals when she won the Pastoral 12-16 age group, making the last 14 and the Agria Junior Handler of the Year Final.

Said Georgina: “ask any Junior Handler what they want to win and they will all tell you the same thing – Agria Junior Handler of the Year, and for me, that dream came true!”

Agria believes its support of the Junior Handling and Kennel Club Breeders’ Competitions will be seen as a clear sign of its commitment to the UK’s canine community.

 September 2010


Notes to Editors:

Agria, one of the leading pet insurance companies in the world, has been insuring animals for over 120 years and is dominant in Sweden and other Nordic countries. Amongst others, Agria underwrites HBoS, Saga and Argos pet insurance schemes in the UK. Agria Pet Insurance also administers HSBC pet insurance and is the Kennel Club’s exclusive pet insurance partner.

All UK business is managed at the UK head office in Aylesbury by experienced knowledgeable pet insurance professionals, many of whom are veterinary trained.