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Calling all rising stars of the agility world...

 The Agility Challenge celebrates much of what is good in agility and is one of the 'must try' competitions on the agility calendar for G1-4 new handlers and experienced competitors with new dogs.

Launched in 2009 at Bretford DTS as an Easter 'Egg'stravaganza, 2022 will be the 14th time the Agility Challenge is being held. It was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic. For someone, it will be lucky!

The competition started as a public exhibition with a 'large show atmosphere' for Grades 1-3 dogs, the rising stars of agility. With changes to KC grade progression, it now is open to both new G1-4 Large handlers and those with second/third dogs.

Initially, heats were kept close to the location of the Final to ensure that finalists did not have to travel too far. Nowadays there are heats spread across the country.

With chances to qualify across the country, 50 partnerships - the top five from each of our host events, will be invited to the Agility Challenge Grand Final at the Malvern Autumn Show on Sunday, 24th September 2023. It's a good day out for family and friends

May 2023

  • Severnside at The North Somerset Show - Wraxall (Soms.)

  • Worcester Premier Agility Show - Top Barn (Worcs.)

June 2023

  • Dog Barn Agility - Banbury (Oxon)

July 2023

  • Tuffley Championship Agility Show - Tirley (Glos.)

  • Hatton Country - Hatton,(Warks)

August 2023

  • Welsh Kennel Club Championship Agility Show - Builth Wells (Powys)

September 2023

  • Chatsworth County Fair - Chatsworth (Derbyshire)

  • The Malvern Autumn Show - Final

Schedules for all our host events are available on Agility Plaza, Agilitynet and all good sites elsewhere.

Good luck all!


Agility Challenge Rules

  1. This is an Agility competition for dogs Grades 14, jumping 600mm held using Kennel Club Ltd Rules & Regulations.

  2. The will be qualifying heats around the country, producing 5 partnerships per qualifier who will be invited to compete at the Agility Challenge Grand Final to be held on Sunday, 24th September 2023 at The Malvern Autumn Show, Three Counties Showground, Malvern.

  3. Once a dog has qualified (i.e. 5 finalists per heat) this eliminates the dog from taking a further finalist place in the Agility Challenge and the next highest placed dog(s) in the Agility Challenge class will be invited to the Final.

  4. Handlers may not qualify more than one dog for the Agility Challenge Final.

  5. Any surrogate handlers must be notified in writing within four days of the last heat. NO amendments after this date and non-advice will disqualify the partnership.

Enquiries relating to each hat should be addressed to the organising club.

Enquiries relating to the agility Challenge Final should be addressed toe the Agility Challenge, 16 Smallholding, Bubbenhall Road, Baginton, Warks CV8 3BB

2023 Results

Severnside at the North Somerset Show (Wraxall)
Judge: Chris Huckle

1.    Lorraine Drew with Spikey Taff -38.714 secs (Clear)

2.    Sue Daley with Frankie Goes to Collywood - 44.041 secs (Clear)

3.    Isobel Mills with Jintas Fourpaws AW/S - 45.391 secs (Clear)

4.    Alice Blazer with Kielia Blue Flynt Fire -33.571 secs (5f)

5.    Terry Bennett with Princess Tally - 36.064 secs (5f)



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