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It's true that not everyone can qualify for Olympia or Crufts but there's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it.

Dog Vegas Qualifier News for the 2018 Finals

The Dog Vegas Team has announced some exciting changes to the Dog Vegas Finals for 2018.

PB Caravans has agreed to support the all new 550mm height Grade 1-5 Jumping heats for the 2018 Finals. This competition will be open to Large dogs who want to run at the new 550mm height. There will be 10 heats throughout the year, culminating in the finals at the Dog Vegas July 2018 show. 07549 794827.

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All of the heats will be available on the Dog Vegas website once details have been confirmed.

The Paws Trading Large Grade 3-5 heats will soon have a new name and a new sponsor After many years of supporting them, Paws Trading will be bowing out of that competition but supporting the Dog Vegas All Sorts classes instead.

Paula Wilkinson of Paws Trading said 'Having grown our business alongside Dog Vegas, we have enjoyed supporting the G3-5 heats over the years, and the added exposure that we have gained from these, but feel it is time to freshen up the advertising a little and are delighted to still be able to do this by working alongside Dog Vegas in a slightly different way.'

Quill Trading will be taking over the 3-5 heats heats. Nothing will change about the heats or the final, apart from the name.

A little note from Coz Mclavy of Quill Trading, 'We are a new company which brings you T-shirts, hoodies, tops and leggings for competing, hiking, Cani-X and hanging out with your best friends, designed by Agility people for Agility people. You’ll find us at most shows. Please feel free to stop us and chat and let us know what designs you would like to see.'

A complete list of all of the heats will be available on the Dog Vegas website when they have been confirmed.

Hazel Higgins, David Bew and the entire Dog Vegas team would like to say a massive thank you to all of our sponsors without whom we couldn't run these heats and finals.

  • Quill Trading

  • PB Caravans

  • First Contact

  • Longhedge Show Processing

  • Paws Trading

  • First Place Processing

  • Dog Vegas

  • Show Offs Rosettes


The Showtime Novice Cup Regulations 2017

The Showtime Novice Cup is based on the Olympia Novice but for Scotland and ran for the first time last year. This is an agility competition for Large dogs jumping full height and will be judged under standard Kennel Club rules and regulations. It will be classified as combined Grades 3, 4 and 5. Any subsequent grade change will not alter a dog’s eligibility to compete in the Final.

There will be six heats, the first five dogs from each heat will go forward to the Final which will be held at Dundee Championship Agility Show in August 2017. Competitors may enter more than one dog in a heat and may qualify more than one dog for the Final.

Once a dog has qualified for the Final, further heats may be entered for competition but any placings will not affect the dog's eligibility for the final. The handler that qualifies a dog for the Final will be the handler who competes in the Final.

Heats will have trophies for 1st to 3rd place with rosettes to 10% of entry.

The 2017 heats are as follows:-

  • Kingdom of Fife  - Saturday, 8 April

  • Fair City – Saturday, 13 May

  • Gleniffer – Sunday, 28 May

  • Prestwick – Sunday, 11 June

  • Tweedbank – Satrday, 24 June

  • Beaded Collie Club – 15/16 July (day not yet known as schedule not ready)

  • Final – Dundee Champ Show – Evening of Saturday, 19 August


The Animal Health Co Classic Might Get You Wet

The Animal Health Company is delighted to announce that it will be continuing its Agility competition in 2017. The Animal Health Company Classic will welcome all sizes of Agility dogs in a steeplechase style course that features the Westcotts Water Jump!

Animal Health Company’s Sales Manager Jennie Westcott said 'We are delighted to continue sponsorship of this Agility competition with new heat hosts in 2017 and I look forward to meeting everyone at our first heat at the Scunthorpe Championship Agility Show in April.'

With heats across the country - some especially for Medium and Small dogs - there are 12 opportunities in 2017 to qualify for the Autumn final.  

April

  • Scunthorpe Championship Agility Show - Winterton, Lincolnshire

May

  • Hatton Agility Festival -Warwick, Warwickshire

  • Dog Vegas - Matlock, Derbyshire

  • Stonebridge DTC -Chelmsford, Essex

June

  • Wye Valley DTC - Monmouth, Monmouthshire

  • Chipping Norton DTC - Banbury, Oxfordshire

July

  • Just Dogs Live Peterborough - Cambridgeshire

August

  • Pembrokeshire by The Pond - Haverfordwest   Pembrokeshire

  • Welsh Kennel Club Championship Agility Show - Builth Wells, Powys

  • The Summer Show - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

September

  • North Derbyshire Championship Agility Show - Southwell, Nottinghamshire

  • Paws In Park - Detling, Kent

The 2017 final of the Animal Health Company Classic will be held at The Autumn Food & Country Fair at the East of England Showground Peterborough on Sunday, 8th October 2017, kindly judged by Championship Agility Judge Allan Mitchell.

The Animal Health Company wishes everyone a successful 2017 and looks forward to meeting you at an Agility show near you.

The Animal Health Company offers a range of products that will be ideal for the Agility dog including their new food, Westcotts. Unique to the market, it contains HypercCoat Prime a popular supplement. Westcotts, formulated with high levels of chicken and rice, is hypoallergenic, pro-biotic and has no added flavourings or preservatives produced from quality ingredients helping dogs with a sensitive palate. The Animal Health Company website  has all the details.

For more information, contact Animal Health Company Classic, 2 Medley Grove Leamington Spa CV31 2GA 01926 315335 /07831 548911 email rover.pro@outlook.com



Showtime Novice Cup 2017

Following the popularity and great success of the Showtime Novice Cup in 2016, Ian and Sue Malabar have decided to repeat the series under the same format for 2017.

The Judge for the final will be Connor Harley.

Many thanks to Kingdom of Fife, Fair City, Gleniffer, Prestwick, Tweedbank and Bearded Collie Clubs for their support in holding qualifiers again this year. Special thanks must again go to Dundee for being kind enough to host the final at their Championship Show in August.


Jump & Twist Find New Sponsors

Miranda Frankham and Moira Bowden are once again running the Jump and Twist pairs and this year they have Jewlnick as our sole sponsor.  

The competition is for dogs of the same height - Small, Medium and L arge - all competing against each other.  The top three pairs from each Heat will be invited to the final which is being held at Southam Show in September.

The heats are as follows:- 

  • Tag Easter

  • Shrewsbury 

  • Worcester

  • Chipping Norton 

  • Golden Valley 

  • Wellingborough 

  • Barking Mad

  • Tag Summer

  • Blenheim 

  • Southam  (last heat and venue for the final)

There will not be a cash prize this year for the winners, but Gary and Karen from Top Dog trophies are  kindly providing trophies for the winning pair.  

We have new colours this year too, a vibrant purple and pink and a fab new logo. We also have a link for anyone who wishes to purchase a polo shirt embroidered with the logo and other details of their choice.  Exciting year ahead.




CSJ Highland Agility Stakes 2017

This year The CSJ Highland Agility Stakes Final will take place at the Scottish Game Fair on Sunday, 2nd July 2017 at Scone Palace.

Thank you to all the Scottish Clubs who are hosting Small, Medium and Large qualifiers in 2017

  • Fife DAC - 8-9 April

  • Scottish Border Collie Club - 15-16 April

  • Woodside DAC - 29-30 April

  • Fair City DTC - 13-14 May

  • Gleniffer DTC - 27-28 May

Rules for schedules

  1. Five heats for each height category will take place at KC registered shows in Scotland. Heats will take the form of Graded or Combined G6-7 Agility classes or G5-7 agility classes, held under standard KC rules and regulations.

  2. Where qualifiers are Combined or Graded 5-7 agility classes only Grade 6 or Grade 7 dogs can qualify for the Final.

  3. Where qualifiers include Low Height Option (LHO), only dogs competing at full height can qualify for the Final.

  4. The preliminary event and final will take place at the Scottish Game Fair at Scone on 2nd July 2017 and will each consist of an Agility class judged according to KC rules and regulations. Classes will run at full height.

  5. Competitors may enter more than one dog in any heat and may qualify more than one dog in any final. Once a dog has qualified for the final further heats can be entered for competition.

Small CSJ Highland Agility Stakes

The winner or first previously unqualified dog from each of the five heats will go through to the final at the Game Fair. Dogs eligible to compete are those measuring 350 mm (1 foot 1¾ inches) or under at the withers, those eligible to compete in Grades 6 or 7 for Small dogs and running full height.

Medium CSJ Highland Agility Stakes

The winner or first previously unqualified dog from each of the five heats will go through to the final at the Game Fair. Dogs eligible to compete are those measuring over 350 mm (1 foot 1¾ inches) and those measuring 430 mm (1 foot 5 inches) or under at the withers, eligible to compete in Grades 6 or 7 for Medium dogs and running full height.

Large CSJ Highland Agility Stakes

The first four previously unqualified dogs from each of the five heats will go through to the final at the Game Fair. Dogs eligible to compete are those measuring over 430 mm (1 foot 5 inches) at the withers, eligible to compete in Grades 6 or 7 for Large dogs and running full height.

The 2017 winners - Small, Medium and Large - will be invited back to defend titles in 2018.

Many thanks to CSJ for their ongoing support for this event.


Crystal Vision Agility Qualifier

The Crystal Vision Large Agility competition is a new competition sponsored by Crystal Vision Trophies. It will run along side the Adams Jumping Cup, but, of course, it will be agility rather than jumping. The prize money for the finals winners will be £250 cash for G1-4 winner and £250 cash for G5-7 winner. Rosettes will be presented to the top 15 dogs, trophies to 3rd place.

The heats will be held at Adams shows throughout the season with the Final being held at the Adams show on 17 September 2016. The first four from each heat going through to the final, 5th and 6th place being reserves for that heat.


New SMART Event for Agility Dogs

Starting in July, there will be a new national jumping cup competition called Low 550 for handlers wishing to compete in a prestigious qualifier at the same height as the Lower Height Option at Kennel Club Agility tests.  Sponsored by the internationally renowned SMART (Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy) Clinic, this special event is open to all dogs in the Large height category (i.e. measuring over 430mm at the withers) with hurdles set at 550mm.

There will be 10 qualifying heats held around the country, each one split into two parts for Combined Grades 1-4 and Combined Grades 5-7.  The top two dogs and handlers from each part will qualify for a similarly split Final, taking place at Prestbury Park Championship and Premier Agility Show in September 2017, at the picturesque Cirencester Park in Gloucestershire.

For more details and event rules see: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/low550  Website: http://areyou4it.org.uk

About SMART Clinic
The first SMART Clinic was set up in Swansea in 2004 by Lowri Davies, who is currently President of the British Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Society, and a second clinic was established in Cardiff in 2008.  Agility dogs now account for approximately half their case load.  Lowri sat on the Kennel Club’s Activities Health and Welfare Sub Group and has been one of the key personnel involved in the research into dogs jumping.   In January 2016, she joined an elite group of European Veterinary Surgeons formally recognised as specialists in the field of sports medicine and veterinary rehabilitation by being successful in her American Board exams and is now a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.   With their special interest in agility dogs and promoting agility as a sport, SMART Clinic are delighted to be able to support the LOW 550 national jumping cup to help make it accessible to more dogs.

The clinics have gained an international reputation in the field of veterinary rehabilitation and staff are called upon to lecture both within the UK and throughout the world.  Their veterinary surgeons and chartered physiotherapists will design a program to address each patient’s individual requirements and return them to an active life as quickly as possible.  Whether a pet is recovering from surgery; underperforming in sporting disciplines such as agility, obedience or sheep dog trialling; or unable to exercise due to conditions such as arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia or spinal disease, the program will be developed to improve movement and reduce pain.  Nurses and support staff also provide a free consultation service on nutrition and weight management.  Just as importantly, they will advise on how to keep pets happy and entertained during periods of reduced activity.  Both clinics are easily accessible from the M4 motorway affording easy access to clients from the whole of the UK. 

See more on the SMART Clinic website http://smartvetwales.co.uk/


Brillo 2016 News & Dates

Brillo International Bounce is pleased to confirm that alongside other prestige Agility events the Brillo International Bounce Final will use jumps set at 450mm for medium-sized dogs and 350mm for small-sized dogs.

The first qualifiers of the Brillo International Bounce competitions for both Medium and Small dogs are at Working Belgium Shepherd Dog Show during the weekend 23 - 24 April at Thame Showground. The schedule is available now on Agilitynet.

The 2016 qualifying heats will be held at the following shows:-

  • Saturday, 23rd April
    WBSD Open Agility Show, Thame Showground, Oxfordshire
     

  • Sunday, 24th April
    Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts Open Agility Show, Lincoln Showground, Lincolnshire
     

  • Monday, 2nd May
    North Somerset Severnside Open Agility Show , Wraxall, Somerset
     

  • Sunday, 8th May
    Hatton Agility Festival, Hatton Country World, Warwickshire
     

  • Saturday, 5th June
    Wye Valley Premier Agility Show, Monmouth
     

  • Saturday, 11th June
    Oswestry Open Agility Show, West Midlands Showground, Shropshire
     

  • Sunday 19th June 
    Golden Valley Open Agility Show, Top Barn, Worcestershire
     

  • Saturday, 25th & 26th June
    Milton Keynes Open Agility Show, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
     

  • Sunday, 26th June
    Dogs Unleashed, Bakewell, Derbyshire
     

  • Sunday, 3rd July
    Lune Valley DTC Open Agility Show, Westmoreland Showground, Cumbria
     

  • Sunday, 10th July
    Just Dogs Live Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
     

  • Saturday, 23rd July 
    Caerphilly & District Agility Show, Usk Showground, Monmouthshire
     

  • Sunday, 24th July 
    The Pet Show, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
     

  • Saturday, 30th July
    Orchard Agility at Hitchin, Hertfordshire
     

  • Saturday, 27th August 
    Q-me Open Agility Show, Bath Racecourse, Wiltshire
     

  • Saturday, 10th September 
    Blenheim Open Agility Show, West Midlands Showground, Shropshire

Brillo International Bounce, 2 Medley Grove Leamington Spa, Warks. CV31 2GA. Tel. 01926 315335. Email: rover.pro@outlook.com


The Animal Health Company Classic Heats

The Animal Health Company has announced that it will be continuing its Agility Steeplechase style competition in 2016. All sizes of Agility dogs are welcome but be careful. You just might get wet as the courses feature the Westcotts Water Jump!

With qualifiers across the country including, new for 2016 qualifiers especially for medium and small dogs only, The Animal Health Company Classic Final will be held at the Newark Robin Hood Game and Country Show in October in the main arena. Some 23,000 people attend the show and it will be a great venue to showcase agility talent.'

Animal Health Company’s Sales Manager Jennie Westcott said 'We are delighted to continue sponsorship of this Agility competition with new heat hosts in 2016 and I look forward to meeting everyone at our first heat at the Working Belgium Shepherd Dog Show at Thame in April. The Animal Health Company wishes everyone a successful 2016 and looks forward to meeting you at an Agility show near you.

2016 qualifying heats include:-

  • 23th-24th April
    Working Belgium Shepherd Dog Show - Thame, Oxon
     

  • 7th-8th May
    Hatton Agility Festival, Warwick
     

  • 27th-31st May
    Dog Vegas - Matlock, Derbys.
     

  • 4th-5th June
    Wye Valley DTC  - Monmouth
     

  • 12th June
    Chipping Norton DTC - Banbury, Oxon.
     

  • 18th-19th June
    North Derbyshire Champ Show -  Southwell
     

  • 8th-10th July
    Just Dogs Live - Peterborough, Cambs
     

  • 16th-18th August
    Pembrokeshire by The Pond - Haverfordwest
     

  • 20th-21st August
    Welsh Kennel Club Champ Show - Builth Wells
     

  • 26th-28th August
    The Summer Show - Huntingdon, Cambs.
     

  • 10th-11th September
    Blenheim ATC - Shrewsbury, Shrops.
     

  • 17th-18th September
    Paws In Park - Detling

The Animal Health Company offers a range of products that will be ideal for the Agility dog including their new food, Westcotts. Unique to the market it contains HypercCoat Prime our popular supplement. Westcotts it is formulated with high levels of chicken and rice, is hypoallergenic, pro biotic and has no added flavourings or preservatives produced from quality ingredients helping dogs with a sensitive palate. The Animal Health Company website http://www.animal-health.co.uk has all the details.



4th Height Jumping Cup Final at DogFest 2016

The 4th Height Jumping Cup team have announced the remaining six qualifying heats (of 10) with the Grand Final taking place on the weekend of 25th - 26th June in the main arena at DogFest 2106. Held in the grounds of Windsor Great Park, DogFest is an outdoor festival which celebrates everything that is special and life changing about owning a dog and is hosted by Channel 4's Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick.

The popular 4th Height Jumping Cup is open to all dogs measuring over 430mm at the withers (i.e. over Medium height) and with jump heights set at 550mm. The top four dogs and handlers from each heat with qualify for the 2016 Grand Final. There are special awards at each heat for the Best ABC presented by the Lagotto Romagnolo Association, and the Best Junior presented by Tick Tock the 4th Height Dog. There will also be an award for the highest placed Rescue Dog at the Grand Final presented by Fun With Fido.

Qualifying Heats 2016

  • Hare ‘n Hounds Easter Open Agility Show - 25-28 March 2016

  • Wallingford DTC Open Agility Show - 16/17 April 2016

  •  Woodside DAC Championship and Premier Agility Show - 30 April/1 May 2016

  • Golden Valley DTC Spring Open Agility Show - 17 April 2016

With four heats having taken place in 2015, the 2016 Grand Final is set to be even more exciting than last time!

For rules and eligibility find us on facebook:- www.facebook.com/4th-Height-Jumping-Cup-830539536977104/ or visit the website: www.areyou4it.org.uk


Top Prizes Announced for Brillo Bounce and Agria Grand Prix

Agria Pet Insurance has some exciting news for handlers of Small and Medium dogs entering the Brillo International Bounce competitions this year. The winner from each category will receive a £400 voucher towards a ‘Dog Friendly’ break!

The prizes will be awarded to the winning handlers at this year’s final on Saturday, 19 September at Top Barn, Worcestershire, as part of Golden Valley DTC Agility weekend.

The announcement of these exclusive prizes, courtesy of Agria Pet Insurance and Dog Friendly, comes hot on the heels of the recent news that the same prizes will also be awarded to the winners of the Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix for large dogs at May’s Hatton Agility Festival and August’s Pet Show at Stoneleigh Park.



TAG Qualifiers Up for Grabs

A TAG Team Dash qualifier is available for this year and two for next year. The final is held in August at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

Show organisers should contact Rachel Rogers if interested in holding this class.


Change of Qualifying Heat

There will be a qualifying heat at the two-day Godmanchester DTC show on Sunday, 7 June 2015 at The Camp, Wood Lane, Ramsey, Cambs PE26 2XD.

Godmanchester DTC have also scheduled a special 4th height agility class on Saturday, 6 June, so there will be two great opportunities to try your dog over 550mm at the show!

This qualifying heat replaces the one previously scheduled at the Adams Agility Show on 25th April 2015, due to that show being cancelled.

It is hoped to confirm a heat in the South West later this year for the 2016 Final.

For information on further heats and rules: Visit our website: areyou4it.org. Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fitzpatrick-Referrals-4th-Height-Cup/830539536977104 and https://www.facebook.com/groups/123817961094745/ or Email: fourth_height@yahoo.co.uk


Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix Announced

Country Shows Agility is pleased to announce Agria Pet Insurance is joining the Agility world in 2015. From May to December, Agria is sponsoring a range of classes at some of the best Agility events around the country, including the much-anticipated Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix.

Hatton Agility Festival welcomes Agria Pet Insurance in style, hosting the first event of the Programme, complete with the first of two Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix classes of the season. The top-placed five will run in reverse order, competing over a short course to find the Hatton Grand Prix winner, who will receive a fantastic ‘Dog Friendly’ weekend break, courtesy of Agria Pet Insurance and Dog Friendly.

Alastair Cook Head of Sales and Marketing for Agria Pet Insurance said, 'It's great to be involved in the Agility world which is all about what can be achieved with a fit and active dog. If the unforeseen should happen, we hope that owners of all types of dogs (or cats) know that Agria Pet Insurance can be there to help out in a difficult time. The Agria Pet Insurance Team looks forward to meeting Agility competitors at the Hatton Agility Festival and finding our first Grand Prix winner of 2015!'

Based in the UK, Agria Pet Insurance, administrators of Kennel Club Pet Insurance, provides thousands of cats and dogs with affordable lifetime policies with a high level of vets’ fees cover. Owners have the freedom to pick & mix’ from a whole range of flexible benefits from breeding risks to travel cover to create a policy that fits their needs and their budget.

Agria also gives policy holders a whole range of free benefits from membership of leading lost and found service, Pet 24, to the 24/7 Pet Health Helpline as well as £25 cashback on annual check-ups and vaccinations with their higher-tier policy.

Please visit their website to find out more www.agriapet.co.uk


**New** Royal Canin Agility Challenge

To celebrate the launch of Royal Canin's new Agility-focused food Sporting Life Agility 4100, Royal Canin has announced that they will supporting The Agility Challenge for the next two years. The competition, which in 2015 celebrates its 8th year, is now one of the must attend finals of the year for the rising stars of the Agility world.

The competition is aimed at Large dogs Grades 1 -3 and gives competitors 10 chances to qualify with the top 5 competitors from each of the qualifiers being invited to the Royal Canin Agility Grand Final at the Malvern Autumn Show on Sunday, 27 September 2015 under the watchful eye of Championship Agility Judge Paul Moore.

Gary Gray National Sales Manager for Royal Canin said, 'It is great to be supporting the Agility Challenge which is all about what can be achieved with a fit and active dog. Our new food, Sporting Life Agility 4100, is designed especially for dogs where the focus is speed, taking part in short and intense activity such as agility. We look forward to meeting Agility competitors at each of the heats and wish everyone good luck in qualifying for the final.'

The first qualifier of the Royal Canin Agility Challenge is at Severnside DAC Open Show at North Somerset County Show on 4th May and the schedule is available now on Agilitynet.

About the Royal Canin range
AGILITY 4100, an innovation for sporting dogs, is specifically formulated to support during short and intense activities (jumping, sprinting, agility, flyball, for example) supplying energy mainly in the form of highly digestible carbohydrates, which provide the instant energy used by the dog during the initial minutes of activity.


New Sponsor for 4th Height Jumping Cup

In support of the introduction of a 4th height at 550mm in KC Agility tests, television's 'Bionic Vet' Noel Fitzpatrick is sponsoring a brand new and exciting event for 2015: The Fitzpatrick Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup.

The competition is open to all dogs measuring over 430mm at the withers i.e., over Medium height with jump heights set at 550mm.  The top 6 dogs and handlers in each heat will qualify for the Grand Final, being held in the main arena at Fitzpatrick Referral’s own dog-centric public event, DogFest, at Loseley Park, Surrey on Sunday 21st June 2015.

This is your opportunity to try your smaller Large dog over a lower height, so please do give this event your support. Entering a heat will not prevent you from entering all the classes your dog is eligible for at a show. Check the schedule for restrictions as usual.

The Fitzpatrick Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup will consist of 6 heats held at agility shows around the country.

Date

Show

Venue
Saturday, 18 April  Wallingford DTC  Newbury, Berkshire RG18 9QZ
Saturday, 25 April Adams Agility West Buckland, Somerset TA21 9LN
Friday, 1 May Dog Vegas Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
Sunday, 3 May Woodside DTC  Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6AX
Sunday, 17 May Hare 'n Hounds Barnard Castle, Co Durham DL12 9DG
Sunday, 14 June Oswestry Agility Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1EU 
Sunday, 21 June DogFest 2015 Loseley Park, Surrey GU3 1HS

 Grand Final. The top 6 dogs and handlers from each heat will be invited to compete at the Grand Final at Fitzpatrick Referrals' prestigious public show, DogFest 2015 on Sunday, 21 June.

Rules

  1. Competitors may enter more than one dog in a heat and qualify more than one dog for the final.

  2. Qualifiers may enter further heats for competition, providing they are eligible.

  3. Handlers who gain a place in a heat with a previously qualified dog should inform the Show Secretary on the day of the show. In the event of someone qualifying more than once for the Final, or a handler being unable to attend the final, reserves may be invited.

  4. The Fitzpatrick Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup heats and final will consist of hurdles set at 550mm, weaves and tunnels only.

  5. The Fitzpatrick Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup is open to all grades of dog measuring over 430mm at the withers.

  6. Competitors entering the competition are deemed to have agreed to abide by the rules and regulations of the host club.

  7. Rosettes to 10 percent in each heat, up to 15th place.

  8. Trophies 1st to 3rd place in each heat.

  9. Should a heat need to be split, the prize allocation will be decided by the host club and event organisers.

Contact email address for queries concerning this event: fourth_height@yahoo.co.uk. Website: http://areyou4it.org/

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fitzpatrick-Referrals-4th-Height-Cup/830539536977104



Adams Derby Name Change

Adams Agility has renamed the Adams Small / Medium Derby (formerly Dovedale Speed & Power.) It will now be known the Adams Dinky Derby and will be held under the same rules as the Large Adams Derby except that it will be open to Small and Medium dogs.

The first section of the competition will contain the following pieces of equipment: A Frame, Dogwalk, Seesaw, a rising spread jump and a long jump. The placement of these obstacles is at the Judge’s discretion. The first section is un-timed and dogs must successfully complete this section without faults before proceeding to the second section of the competition. Dogs with faults will not be allowed to proceed to the second section.

The second section of the course is to be set as a fast flowing speed course which is timed and will contain no more than fourteen but no less than twelve single pole hurdles plus a set of twelve weaves.

There will be separate awards and finals for all three heights.

The shows listed below will host The Adams Derby and The Adams Dinky Derby Qualifiers

  • Adams Easter -3-6 April

  • Lincoln - 17-20 April

  • Adams at Devon Dogs - 24 -27 April

  • Adams - 1-4 May

  • Dordale - 2-3 May

  • Adams - 15 -20 May

  • Adams 22-27 May

  • Adams - 19 -21 June

  • Adams 14 -22 July

  • Derbyshire - 24 -26 July

  • Adams - 14 -19 August

  • Adams - 21-23 August

  • Adams - 25 -31 August

  • Adams Look North - 11-13 September

  • Adams - 9 -11 October

The Large Final will be held on 18 July and judged by Steve Read while the Dinky Derby Final will be held on 19 July 2015, judged by Ian Smith

The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris and Sandra Adams. Over the years, it has been a very successful qualifier which has seen many of the top dogs in the country take part in the Adams Derby final when they were eligible for Grades 3-5. This final is loved by everyone who takes part and always gets the crowd going and is nail biting right until the last dog runs.


New Triple Team Qualifier Announced

The Triple Team Qualifier (TTQ) is a new agility event for teams of three handler/dogs of any height combination, organised by Hannah Grantham. Heats will be held throughout 2015 with two teams from each heat qualifying for the final

 The Final will be held at the Dog Vegas show on 25-28 September Show at Southwell Racecourse. Who will be crowned the TTQ Champions?


Dovedale Speed & Power Changes

Adams Agility has made the decision to change the name of the Dovedale Speed & Power qualifier to Adams Small/Medium Derby. The rules will also be changing to be the same as the Large Adams Derby so the Power section will be run before the speed. The top 4 from each height and qualifier will go through to the final rather than the first two.

From now on, if you qualify for the Adams Derby final at any height you do NOT have to run NFC in future Adams derby classes. If you are in the qualifying places after you have already qualified, the next reserve will be called in.


Dog Vegas Qualifiers 2014 - 2015

Dog Vegas would like to say a big thank you to the following clubs for agreeing to host a qualifying heat at their show for our July 2015 Final.

 

First Place Processing Large Combined 1-3 Agility;

  • Dog Vegas - August 2014
  • Agility Nuts - September 2014
  • TAG October - 2014
  • Wyre - March 2015
  • Dog Vegas - March 2015
  • Scunthorpe - April 2015
  • Golden Valley - April 2015
  • Worcester - May 2105
  • High Peak - May 2015
  • Dog Vegas - July 2015

Pawstrading Large Combined 3-5 Agility;

  • Agility Nuts - September 2014
  • Southam - September 2014
  • RVA - March 2015
  • Dog Vegas Easter 2015
  • Shrewsbury - May 2015
  • Hatton - May 2015
  • Dog Vegas - May 2015
  • Nottingham - May 2015
  • NDDAC - June 2015
  • Dog Vegas - July 2015

Show Offs Small & Medium Combined 1-5 Agility;

  • Agility Nuts - July 2014
  • Dog Vegas - August 2014
  • Wyre - December 2014
  • Dog Vegas - January 2015
  • Scunthorpe - April 2015
  • Worcester - May 2015
  • Wye Valley - May 2105
  • NDDAC - June 2015
  • Golden Valley - June 2015
  • Dog Vegas - July 2015

First Contact Large Grade 6 Agility;

  • Tuffleys - July 2014
  • Agility Nuts - September 2014
  • Gillingham - September 2014
  • Bromsgrove - September 2014
  • Chippenham - October 2014
  • Dog Vegas - February 2015
  • Lincoln - April 2015
  • Shrewsbury - May 2015
  • Wigton May 2015
  • NDDAC - June 2015
  • Dog Vegas - July 2015

Longhedge Show Processing Large ABC Combined 1-7 Jumping

  • Agility Nuts - July 2014
  • Empingham - July 2014
  • Agility Nuts 2014
  • Dog Vegas - December 2014
  • Ribble - February 2015
  • Dog Vegas Easter 2015
  • WBSDS - April 2015
  • Nottingham - May 2015
  • Wigton - May 2015
  • Dog Vegas - July 2015