Holkham County Fair
The theme for this year’s
Holkham County Fair was celebrating land, sea and sky which was appropriate as
the Showground is just a stone’s throw from acres of beach and a coastal pine
forest. We arrived in brilliant sunshine which encouraged both holidaymakers and
local residents to visit the fair.
With the lake and ducks close
by the Agility ring, the temptation for the dogs to take a dip was great but
resisted by all, although several took a very close look much to the amusement
of the crowds and the discomfort of the handler. No duck was harmed during our
Our judge Jackie Kenny
surprised some by announcing that today would be her last Agility judging
appointment. Hopefully she enjoyed her day and the happy faces of some of the
qualifiers - the rest were discovering the delights the fair - bore testament to
an enjoyable time.
Heat 7 - Holkham Country Fair
Laurence Blake with Bruno's
Trevor Manby with Magical
Eliza Fisher with My Curly
Tailed Boy Jasper
Lisa Holler with Morgansr
Kissed The Blarney
Emma Austin with
Invitations will shortly be
sent across the country to all 50 finalists for this year’s Agria Agility
Challenge and we very much hope all will be able to join us at the Malvern
Autumn Show on Sunday, 29th September 2019, for the final of Agria Agility
Challenge, to be judged by Championship Agility judge, Hannah Banks.
Rugby DTC Championship Weekend
Rugby Championship Weekend was
a really busy show, and one which produced some of our fastest Agria Agility
Challenge finalists to date.
Judged by Doc Doherty, the top
five completed the full agility course in under 30 seconds, making them hot
contenders for the Agria Agility Challenge final to be held at the Malvern
Autumn Show on Sunday, 29th September 2019, judged by Championship Agility
judge, Hannah Banks.
With the heats of the
competition almost over, the opportunities are reducing of joining us at this
year’s final, so do make sure you check out the remaining host clubs dates and
Heat 6 - Rugby Championship
Sam Clarke with Lalapaws Shaken Not Stirred
- 27.133 secs (C)
Kathrin Tasker with Cha Cha Cha Charlie -
27.998 secs (C)
Gwynne Lyons with Borderpops Buzz Lightpaws
- 28.288 secs (C)
Isabel Austin with Jonanelle Portia - 28.359
Marilyn Murphy with Indistorm Lyte of Neon -
29.461 secs (C)
RVA Championship Weekend
Heat 5 of Agria Agility
Challenge heat took place at the RVA Championship Weekend show which, for the
first time, was held at Peterborough FC. As usual, it attracted a great range of
breeds including a very agile Boxer, and it was great to see a Bearded Collie in
the final line up.
Grace Mead might have been the
unluckiest competitor to take part in the Agria Agility Challenge thus far.
for the rising stars of the Agility world, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance and
kindly judged by Lynne Garstang. With the fastest time of class, her five faults
might have cost her a place in the FInal at the Malvern Autumn Show on Sunday,
29th September 2019 to be judged by Championship Agility judge, Hannah Banks.
Happily for her, good fortune
took a hand and Grace, who had traveled from Wales to attend the event, secured
that last qualifying place.
Heat 5 - RVA Championship Show
Gemma Walchester with Bexonolly Miss Dior -
34.994 secs (C)
Pauline Droy with Moore with Kalizar Dakota
- 41.096 secs (C)
Jane Gemmill with Holtend Harmonica - 43.464
Rachel Wilcox with Two Oh Two Llanbister
Tyke - 52.811 secs (C)
Grace Mead with Kaiyanita Midnight Charm -
34.748 secs (5f)
Huge congratulations to all of
our qualifiers so far!
The phrase 'Bustling Bakewell'
describes this Peak District town perfectly. The showground is within walking
distance of the town centre, and Dogs Unleashed weekend arrived in the warm
sunshine with a host of canine activites, trade stands and dog things to watch.
The deluge waited until late Sunday night.
Dogs Unleashed, this year on
the weekend of 22nd-23rd June, drew visitors from across Central England. It was
a truly active doggy event giving an exciting, fun filled and informative
weekend for everyone with the Agility ring centre stage. The judge for the
Fourth Heat of the Agria Agility Challenge, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance,
was Pat Wallis.
Completing the course in a
lightning speed clear round was Michael Adams with Cloud City Destroyer,
followed hot on the heels by Clarissa Brown with Miss Rose Strike A Pose.
Well done to you both, and the
other finalists who have made it through to join the at the Malvern Autumn Show
on Sunday 29th September 2019, for the final of Agria Agility Challenge, to be
judged by Championship Agility judge, Hannah Banks.
Heat 4 - Dogs Unleashed
Michael Adams with Cloud
City Destroyer - 22.004 secs (C)
Clarissa Brown with Miss
Rose Strike a Pose - 22.776 secs (C)
Nicola Trickett with
Thorntonfern Kestrel - 24.054 secs (C)
Craig Asker with Jinxy Lynx
Paws a While - 32.142 secs (C)
Mandy Welton with Dogtanian
a Journeys Eve - 37.134 secs (C)
Huge congratulations to all of
our qualifiers so far!
on Display at Top Barn!
Worcester's Premier Agility
Show, held at Top Barn on the 18th May, was a brilliant event at a great venue
which also provides a location to several agility events throughout the year.
With a backdrop of a farm shop, a maize maze, 44 tonners loading chilled crops
and an activity centre, it was a perfect day out for the 150 rising stars of the
agility world who came from far and wide, seeking one of the five quaifying
places at each heat of the Agria Agiity Challenge.
This was the third heat of the
Agria Agility Challenge, judged by Agility Team GB Manager Mark Laker, who set a
course that sent handlers from one side of the ring to the other, just to get
going! Those making it have joined the finalists at the Malvern Autumn Show on
Sunday, 29th September 2019, set to be judged by Championship Agility judge,
In a fast and thrilling clear
round, Hilary Jordan, with Amduki's Crispy Temaki Zooka, took 1st place, beating
her nearest rival by almost two seconds.
Heat 3 - Worcester Premier Agility Show
Hilary Jordan with Amduki's Crispy Temaki
Zooka - 24.295 secs (C)
Carolyn Davies with Mister Wisdom - 26.003
Julie Stevens with Kinaway Grease Lightening
- 26.357 secs (C)
Anne-Marie Waugh with Chazak Skys The Limit
- 29.494 secs (C)
Ian Radford with Adric of Alzarius - 29.507
Huge congratulations to Hilary
and all of our qualifiers so far!
The Winning Continues at North Somerset
The second heat of this year's Agria Agility Challenge 2019 was held at the fantastic North Somerset Show. With
car parks overflowing, the fine day had everything from award-winning cattle to
unbelievable tractor pulling – and of course, the wonderful spectacle that is
the Agria Agility Challenge!
Many different breeds - from a
greyhound to a boxer – took part in the second heat of the competition, which is
especially designed for the rising stars of the Agility world. Judged by David
Sweeney, the course resulted in many clear rounds right up until the last fence.
Winner Ally Weller, with My
Teddy Boy, did manage to retain her clear until the end – completing the
course in an impressive 31.96 seconds. She was thrilled to have won and
qualified for the Agria Agility Challenge Grand Final at the Malvern Autumn
Show on Sunday, 29th September 2019 and commented, 'I am very excited and
slightly stunned to have won a qualifier!'
The Agria Agility Challenge
2019 is open to Grades 1- 4 dogs, with heats throughout the year. The top five
placed at each heat will qualify for September’s final, be judged by
Championship Agility judge Hannah Banks.
Heat 2 - North Somerset Show
Ally Weller with My Teddy Boy - 31.967
Lou Pink with Follyfleet Thief of Time -
33.039 secs (C)
Julie Palmer with Alfie Loves a Sweetie
- 35.098 secs (C)
Hilary Bowden with Son of a Gunner -
36.967 secs (C)
Lesely Dean with Melindhowr of Godrevy -
37.825 secs (C)
Huge congratulations to Ally and all of our qualifiers so far!
Heat 3 will see the Agria Agility Challenge head northwards to
the Worcester Premier Agility Show to find our next five Agria Agility Challenge
First Winners at Andoversford