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11/06/2013

11th June - Great Results for Natalie Webb, Autarky's Sponsored Dog Agility Competitor

Natalie Webb and her 3 dogs have been competing across the UK and international over the past few months, with food from Autarky helping them to keep up their energy and even recover from injury.

Natalie Webb is a dog agility competitor sponsored by Autarky (one of the Dodson and Horrell Brands) and, along with her dogs Ava, Nell and Cass, she has had a busy year so far.

Ava a Drink on Me (Ava), a Belgian Shepherd, began her competitive career this spring with a 1st place in Grade 3 Jumping at Wyre Championship Show, and a 7th place in 1-7 ABC Olympia Qualifier at the Vyne Championship Show.

Going Nell For Leather (Nell) is a three year old Working Sheepdog who competes at Grade 4. She achieved 2nd places in both the Beginners Steeplechase and Circular Knockout at UKA qualifying her for the Grand Finals in both events taking place in December.

It’s been a trying couple of months for Natalie’s top dog Quicksilver Shooting Star (Cass) who competes at the highest level, Grade 7. One week after Crufts, Cass was diagnosed with a torn tricep muscle in her front right leg and spent three weeks on cage rest before gradually building up the amount of exercise. “We were very lucky to make it to the World Agility Open in Spain!” said Natalie.

Despite that Cass has managed good results in the season so far. At the Beacon Show she achieved 2nd place Champ Jumping and 1st place in the Small Teams, qualifying her and Natalie for Crufts 2014 as members of Corton's Chaos Theory. Other members of the team are Amy Lawson & Fudge, Lee Harfield & Pip, and Rosie Cavill & Spice.

Natalie and Cass headed to the World Agility Open in Spain this May, and in the face of the injury achieved some great results. They placed 5th in Snooker, 6th in Pentathlon Jumping1, 7th in Pentathlon Jumping2, and 10th in Pentathlon Agility1.

As part of the sponsorship arrangement, Cass, Nell and Ava are all fed on Autarky products – giving them the energy and nutrition then need to compete at this level.