Monday 26th February 2018
Hannah Thorp, who is a current student with us, has been entered to win the YKC Young Person of the Year Award, run by Crufts.
The Young Person of the Year Award recognises and celebrates the achievements of inspiring and innovative young people who are making a difference for dogs. The award has five categories including Young Braveheart, Champion Volunteer, Good Buddy, Sporting Talent and Fundraiser of the year.
She has already achieved the Sporting Talent of the Year which celebrates young people who show a real passion for competing or training their dog.
YFC say that Hannah is an inspiration to young and old agility handlers and has really excelled in the sport of agility with her dogs Baxter and Izzie, both of whom she trained herself. Three years ago Hannah’s dog Izzie became her shadow and changed her life forever. Over the years, Izzie and Hannah have grown to be best friends, she is her dog in a million and an amazing agility partner.
After winning into grade 7 in their first season, they were selected to represent YKC Team GB at the European Open Agility Championships in Luxembourg, from which they were honoured to return with a bronze medal in the individual agility, on Izzie’s third birthday. Less than a month later they won the reserve ticket in the medium championship final at the largest show of the year, KC International Festival, where they also qualified for the YKC Agility dog of the year semi-final at Crufts 2018 and the Olympia finals 2017 at the Olympia International Horse show.
Hannah is a great ambassador for the dog agility world and always puts 100% into everything she does.
To help Hannah achieve the overall winner for the The YKC Young Person of the Year Award, Crufts need YOU to vote for your overall winner!
Anyone can submit a vote for their favourite nominee and the winner will be announced at Crufts on Sunday in the YKC ring at 11.45am.
Read about the nominees below and vote for your choice today. You can only vote once, so make sure your vote counts! Voting closes on March 7th!
You can vote for Hannah through the Crufts website here
Image and text credit: The Kennel Club
Hannah & Izzie
Staff training - lessons end at 13.30 1:30pm on 28th March 2019