MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—Sept. 19, 2017—The most prestigious event in the world of canine sports, the Cynosport® World Games, will be taking over Murfreesboro October 25-29. More than 1,000 canines and their human teammates from around the globe are participating in this fun, fur-flying event.

Cynosport® (pronounced see-no-sport) features dogs of all shapes, sizes, colors and breeds running nose-to-nose for the chance to be crowned the Grand Prix of Dog Agility® World Champion!

This is the third time the event has been held in Murfreesboro. In 2013 and 2015, the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) selected Tennessee Miller Coliseum as the facility of choice to host the event with over $1 million pumped into Rutherford County during each event week.

“The Cynosport® World Games not only attracts people from across the country, it also brings in tourism dollars from around the world because it is an international event,” explained Rutherford County CVB Chairman and Tennessee Miller Coliseum Manager, Travis Emore. “Over the five-day event, Rutherford county hoteliers, restaurants, and retail owners will see a significant influx of business. Here at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum, we are excited to showcase our diversity by hosting this event and we look forward to the support from our local community.”

As the ultimate family event, organizers invite the community to come watch the action in person, shop at the many unique pet vendors on hand and participate in a variety of other dog sports being showcased. Lure course, rally obedience and agility 101 will be offered for spectators and their well-behaved dogs to get some “paws-on” experience in these canine activities. For everyone’s safety, dogs must be on leashes no longer than six feet.

Studies show these types of activities create strong bonds between dogs and their owners resulting in well-behaved dogs both inside and outside the home. USDAA is dedicated to promoting the sport of dog agility as a recreational, family sport that fosters responsible pet ownership.

For times, schedules and other information visit www.cynosport.com and click on the spectators tab.

 

About USDAA:

The United State Dog Agility Association (USDAA) is the world’s largest, independent canine sports authority, dedicated to promoting the sport of dog agility as a recreational, family sport that fosters responsible pet ownership. With more than 40,000 registered competitors and over 200 different breeds, the USDAA host the annual Cynosport® World Games each year at various venues across the nation. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, the USDAA continues to offer the best events in dog agility for competitors, spectators and sponsors alike.

USDAA Contact: Heather Smith 972-487-2200 x 102, Hsmith@usdaa.com, www.usdaa.com

 

About Tennessee Miller Coliseum:

The Tennessee Miller Coliseum sits on 154 acres located at 304B West Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. As the premier equine event venue in the mid-south, local, state, regional, national and international events are held throughout the year. Although the facility was primarily designed for equine events, the facility has hosted international dog agility competitions, tradeshows, rodeos and several indoor tractor pulls.

Tennessee Miller Coliseum contact: Travis Emore, 615-494-8964, temore@mtsu.edu

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