Beating hundreds of dogs and their handlers, a six-year-old border collie called Pebbles and its owner Natasha, have won a dog handling competition.

Natasha Wise and Pebbles from Watford, competed in agility qualifying heats across the country before winning the final at the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes, at the London International Horse Show at Olympia.

Proud owner Natasha said: “Olympia is the competition everyone wants to beat, there’s such a great atmosphere and surface to run on.

“It is the pinnacle of our eventing calendar, so we’re over the moon to win.

“It concludes an awesome 2018 for us, as we also were part of the silver medal winning team at the European Championships back in July.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “Congratulations to Natasha and Pebbles, we saw so many talented dogs and handlers over the weekend.

“The Olympia Stakes is a true testament to how popular and exciting agility is as a canine activity.”