Agility in Motion

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...

Welcome suspension of collapsible tunnel - 07/09/2016

An open letter was sent to the Kennel Club in August 2016 regarding the removal of the collapsible tunnel from KC agility competitions. Its use has been featured over the past two years at Agility Liaison...

A spectacular International Agility Festival - 24/08/2016

The 12th annual Kennel Club International Agility Festival principally sponsored by CSJ Specialist Canine Foods was held at the stunning Rockingham Castle venue in Leicestershire which offered acres of dog walking with far reaching views.

Tereza and Say dominate in France - 10/08/2016

The European Open Agility Championships was held in France this year and a total of 35 countries took part. It seemed that there were many lessons to be learned for the future as by many accounts the ground was not the best...

Juniors do us proud in Slovakia - 27/07/2016

The very first Junior Team GB represented us at the European Open Junior Championships which were held in Slovakia this year. Mark Laker was the manager of the team and Paul Moore was the team coach.

Sunflower secures her first CC win - 13/07/2016

Another gem of an escape story came as a late addition to that of the Tirantis’ smooth dark Podengo Smarty in last week’s column...

A greater understanding of your dog - 29/06/2016

Craig Ogilivie is an inspirational dog trainer who helps handlers build on and develop their relationship with their dogs particularly in dog-related sports and can address all types of behavioural issues.

Minimum distance between jumps - 15/06/2016

The Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council (ALC) meeting will be held at the KC headquarters in London on July 14, items for discussion on the agenda include minimum distance between jumps, shortening the collapsible tunnel and reducing the length...

Benefits of a dedicated exit area - 07/06/2016

Discussions on safety issues on the start and finish lines and double handling on agility courses have recently been brought to the surface prompted by a video made at the recent Cleveland Agility show held in Bath showing its design to aid safety...

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