Calling all rising stars of the agility world...
Celebrating all that is good in the Agility calendar The Agility Challenge 2021 is one of the 'must try' competitions for annual finals. With chances to qualify around the country for Grades 1- 4 Large dogs, the top partnerships from each of the host events will be invited to the Agility Challenge Grand Final at the Malvern Autumn Show,
Started in 2009, the Agility Challenge is now open to Grade 4 Large dogs. This year there will be eight qualifiers at shows around the country with five partnerships per heat being invited to compete at the Agility Challenge Grand Final to be held on Sunday, 26th September 2021 at the Malvern Autumn Show, under the watchful eye of well known Agility judge Selena Bray.
Heats include the following:-
Other enquires relating to the Agility Challenge Final should be addressed to Agility Challenge, 2 Medley Grove Leamington Spa, Warks CV31 2GA.
Well, that's our first show done post Covid lockdowns! It was an amazing atmosphere at with everyone being socially distance and wearing face masks while walking the course. Many remarked on the quality of the ground as both this year's Agility Challenge and Agility in general gets underway after more than 12 months of enforced hibernation due to the Corona virus.
With sensible precautions, bacon sandwiches to hand and acquaintances renewed, battle commenced under the watchful eye of Judge Jan Manners with both dogs and handlers on occasions far from match fit.
Heat 1 Qualifiers
We hope everyone enjoyed being back together. Well done to all our winners over the last two days.
Huge thanks to our judges for their great courses and all our officials who worked so hard. and a big thank you to all the competitors who enjoyed the show, listened and followed the rules, it made the show what it was. Your positive feedback is a much needed boost after some of the comments in the run up!
Heat 2 sees us return to the football club to find our next five Agility Challenge 2021 qualifiers. Good luck to one and all!
We were pleased that Daventry Town FC invited us back for a return match on 5th June 2021. Building on the experiences of our previous visit, the venue has proved a hit with the Agility community and more new faces joined us from further a field.
Championship Agility judge Dave Deauville was in charge on the day.
With Stuart Harmes incapacitated on the day, Bam Bam got a new handler. Despite a fright from Steve Seale, it proved a successful trip for Ann Harmes, winner of this heat.
Heat 2 Qualifiers
Heat 3 sees the Agility Challenge move to Top Barn in Worcester where Golden Valley is holding their summer show.
Despite what you might think, it's not true – there were lots of people at Top Barn for the Golden Valley Summer Show. As everywhere else, not 'as full' as previous times with the Top Barn venue happily absorbing the Agility partnerships in pretty good weather for most of the weekend.
The judge was David Sweeney.
Both Karen Whitehouse and our winner Yvonne Croxford have joined us with previous dogs joined us at the September final.
Heat 3 Qualifiers
Heat 4 sees us nearly 'Up North' with a move to Dogs Unleashed at Thoresby Park.
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