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Guide to International Championship Events

I spent a decade in confusion when it came to agility world teams. Seminars and classrooms were full of “former world team members”.

As I gained experience I came to realize that there were multiple international events and multiple teams from the USA. But it took several more years of living and breathing the sport before I could explain these events to a newcomer.

In this week’s podcast, Jennifer Crank and I outlined 4 major international events:

  • IFCS World Agility Championship (WAC)
  • World Agility Open (WAO)
  • European Open (EO)
  • FCI Agility World Championship (AWC)

In the chart below, I’ve summarized the differences and added the EOJ Team (European Open Juniors).

Event

Event Org

USA Affiliation

Jump Heights

Allows Mixed Breeds

Time of Year

IFCS World Agility Championship (WAC)

IFCS

USDAA

4

yes

Apr

World Agility Open (WAO)

N/A

UKI

4

Yes

May

European Open (EO)

FCI

AKC

3

Yes

Jul

European Open Juniors (EOJ)

FCI

AKC

3

Yes

Jul

FCI Agility World Championship (AWC)

FCI

AKC

3

Yes

Oct

Happy Training!

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