After beating hundreds of dogs and their handlers, five-year-old Newbury dog Boost recently won the Small Agility Stakes final for the second time, alongside owner Dave Munnings.

Participating in one of the most prestigious agility competitions in the world, border collie/corgi cross Boost had competed in agility qualifying heats across the county before winning the Small final at the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes.

Held at the London International Horse Show at Olympia in December, the competition was judged by Martin Cavill, Kennel Club championship agility judge.

Proud owner Dave said: “I’ve been competing in agility for 22 years.

"This win means a lot not only because our training schedule was hectic, with handler fitness and agility training, but because Boost has come a long way.”

Held in association with Skinner’s pet foods, the competition saw the stars of agility compete in five finals in the small, medium, large, large novice and ABC categories.

William Delamore, sales and marketing director at Skinner’s, said: “The standard at Olympia was world-class - every year we look forward to the competitions and we are thrilled to be part of such a prestigious event.

"Congratulations to Dave and Boost for such a fantastic performance and we’d like to wish each and every competitor the best of luck for 2019.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “Congratulations to Dave and Boost, we saw so many talented dogs and handlers over the weekend. The Olympia Stakes is true testament to how popular and exciting agility is as a canine activity.”