Agility in Motion

Grading review panel suggestions - 14/06/2017

After much data gathering, the Kennel Club Grading Review Panel has agreed to put forward seven ideas for a revised grading system.

Squad key to agility’s future - 31/05/2017

THE TEAM GB development squad has been announced by team GB manager Mark Laker and the Kennel Club.

Team GB announced for internationals - 17/05/2017

Team GB Manager, Mark Laker has announced the teams for the European Open in August (Italy) and FCI World Agility Championships in October (Czech Republic). The teams selected are as follows:

Well designed courses challenge all - 03/05/2017

The Team GB Performance Tryout weekend took place at the Lincoln three-day show over the weekend of April 21-23. This makes up part of the selection process for the teams who will be representing the UK at the European Open at Ermelo in the...

Results, tryouts and a Novice Cup - 19/04/2017

Wye Valley small and medium championship classes held in Monmouthshire were judged by Andy Brown. The results were:

New international tournament launched - 05/04/2017

After six months of planning, Greg Derrett announced a brand new competition, the CSJ Agility Open which is a new and unique tournament that will launch on June 14, 2018.

YKC agility Team GB announced - 22/03/2017

THE INTERNATIONAL Mixed Breed Championships (IMCA) and ParAgility World Cup (PAWC) tryouts day was held on March 19 near Faversham in Kent and it turned out to be a very enjoyable day which was very well organised by team manager Linda Croxford.

Non-stop action in the Arena - 15/03/2017

Crufts 2017 was absolutely wonderful as usual but I feel even more spectacular than ever this year. The new carpet used in the main Arena was by all accounts the best ever...

What does it take to organise Crufts? - 08/03/2017

It is now just a few days until the events start at Crufts 2017 and most particularly, from my point of view, the agility events. Competitors have been preparing themselves and their dogs physically and mentally for many weeks, there are several...

Judges looking forward to Crufts - 22/02/2017

With Crufts being just around the corner, I would like to introduce you to the four highly esteemed judges that will be presiding over the agility events to be held in the Main Arena and the YKC (Young Kennel Club) ring over the four days of...

First outing of championship season - 08/02/2017

Derbyshire was the first championship show of the 2017 season. It was held indoors at the Oakridge Equestrian Centre, Collingham, Newark. There were 122 championship entries and Dave Jolly was the judge...

Judges’ training to be developed - 24/01/2017

DAVE LEACH, World Agility Open Championships (WAO) team coach, who won the ABC KC Olympia Agility Stakes at Olympia at the end of last year with his Malinois, Abby (Jotunheim Giggles), answered some questions I put to him.

Sian and Maybe’s winning partnership - 11/01/2017

Sian Illingworth is a very enthusiastic and popular professional agility trainer based in Horley, Surrey and among many other prestigious achievements in her agility career...

Hot competition at UKA Grand Finals - 22/12/2016

The annual UK Agility (UKA) Grand Finals were held at the Addington Manor Equestrian Centre in Addington, Berkshire on November 26-27, the judges invited to design courses for the finals were Becky Dixon and Anthony Clarke.

A new coach for YKC members - 14/12/2016

Neil Ellis, a very well-respected young agility competitor and judge from Surrey, has been appointed by the Kennel Club to a new role in the Young Kennel Club coaching team.

Delivering FitPAWS training in the UK - 30/11/2016

WITH WINTER fast approaching and weekly competitions becoming much less frequent, many people like to give their dogs a complete break from agility and also take one themselves.

Welcome the new Olympia manager - 16/11/2016

The Kennel Club has recently appointed Laura Richardson as successor to Dave Ray who for the past 27 years has managed the Kennel Club Olympia Stakes finals at the International Horse Show at Earls Court, she now has the prestigious job title of KC..

British finals and tunnel decision - 02/11/2016

THE ANNUAL British Agility Championships organised by Anthony Clarke and sponsored by Kronch, was held at Warwickshire Agricultural College in Moreton Morell, the judges were Nicola...

Third at the Par Agility World Championships - 19/10/2016

The 2016 Par Agility World Championships recently took place in Hungary and Linda Croxford, from Whitstable in Kent was the team manager for this event as well as for the International Mixed Breed Agility Championships (IMCA) held this year in the...

An Epic return to competition - 21/09/2016

Ashley Carter from Arundel in West Sussex has recently returned to agility competitions after a long absence enforced by a catalogue of health problems...

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