About the Event
From November 9th through the 12th, 2017, dogs and their handlers from all over the United States will converge on the Jacksonville Equestrian Center in Jacksonville, Florida for four days of competition in the 2017 UKI US Open. This event will crown agility national champions in six separate competitions, including US Open National Champion, Speedstakes Champion, Games Champion, Master Series Champion and Biathlon Champion. In addition, the 2017 event will see the first ever Junior US Open National Championship for those under 18. The UKI US Open will host all dog breeds, regardless of pedigree, and welcome all handlers, regardless of Organization affiliation. Competitors will range from beginner handlers, rising up to the very best in the US. In addition to the individual Championships, this event will be used to select the 2018 USA team to compete at the World Agility Open, an international world event to be held in The Netherlands. All interested in trying out for a spot on the WAO team, will be present to compete at this event, assuring an outstanding level of world class competition.
Starting on the West Coast in 2011, the UKI US Open is an annual event that allows any, and all, competitors to come together in one place to showcase agility training, human/canine partnership, and athleticism. This competition has grown each year as more and more agility competitors from all around the country get involved in UKI Agility. The 2016 US Open saw over 350 dogs, and well over 200 handlers competing. The 2017 UKI US Open is expected to be bigger, and better, than ever.
The UKI US Open is hosted by UK Agility International, run by Greg and Laura Derrett, in partnership with RocketDogs Agility, owned and operated by Mike and Jan Padgett.
Opportunities for Vendors
We would like to offer you the opportunity to be a part of this exceptional event. Vending at the 2017 US Open provides a great marketing prospect for your company. A large number of the competitors attending the event are involved in training other people in agility. Many of them are experts in the sport and influential in the field. They are ideally situated to make product recommendations to training committees and clubs, owners of training facilities, colleagues, and, of course, their students.
Vendor space is available on a first come, first served basis. Vendor space is limited due to the arena size. Each vendor area will be served by electricity. Costs for the duration of the event are as follows:
10 x 10 $200.00
10 x 15 $250.00
10 x 20 $300.00
All sizes are approximate. Some spaces may be longer and narrower.
For more information on vending at the 2017 UKI US Open, or to reserve your space, please contact Jan Padgett at firstname.lastname@example.org