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Agility has been built on the idea that 'agility is fun' but we think it should be changed to 'agility is fun for all.' That's regardless of breed, size or age. The wonderful thing about agility is that it is not just for the youngsters and the fleet of foot. If you can steer your dog around the course, then you have a chance for a place or clear round rosette. We want to recognise those handlers who are no longer young and fleet of foot, and that's why we've started the Senior Agility League (SAL). After all is said and done, age is just a number!

Some handlers and dogs have reached special milestones which is why we created the SAL Hall of Fame in 2017. Nominations for outstanding achievement and / or longevity are welcome. Email with details.

Since 1979, when the sport of Agility was introduced at Crufts, it has grown and grown to be the most popular dog activity in the UK. Once addicted, agility people don't want to retire. They get another dog. They take a joint supplement. If they can't run faster, they learn to run smarter. Distance handling is now a thing. It's not uncommon now for handlers to still be competing in their 60s+.

And that's why we set up the Senior Agility League to celebrate age and mature handling. So if you are 55 years old or over, you are eligible to join the Senior Agility League (SAL) There is no annual membership fee or need to show your birth certificate. To register just go to or if you just want to know what it's all about, go to the League home page

If you have any questions whatsoever, email the League administrator Ellen Rocco.

SAL 2024 is now open for registration. It is not necessary to re-register if you are or have been a member. Just start adding your points and watch them grow.


   

Here's Another One for Seniors at The Edge

The Edge (formerly Lydiard) is introducing their first in-house qualifier which will be open to all for handlers aged 60 and over on the day of the show. Dogs of all heights and grades can be entered in Special Senior Agility and Jumping qualifier classes on the day on Friday, 13th September 2024.

There will be a separate competitions for each height and course level will be set at G4. Points from two classes will be combined and the top eight handlers from each height will go through to the evening finals.

There will be individual height prize giving in each round and cool prizes for the top three over all in the final.


Senior Open Agility World Championships

The FCI has announced that it would be adding a new Senior Open Agility World Championship (SOAWC) competition in 2024 for handlers over the age of 55 to their prestigious events, based on a similar format to Junior Open Agility World Championships (JOAWC.) It will be split into two age categories: 55 to 65 and 66 plus and held from the 18th to 21st July,  in Sentower Park, Belgium, alongside the JOAWC. 

The Kennel Club has names experienced competitor and judge Jackie Gardener as Team Manager with Susannah Chalmers as her Assistant Manager. Also travelling to Belgium will be team photographer Lisa Harvey of Paws Off the Floor.

Jackie said, ' As soon as I heard about this event, I contacted the Kennel Club to ask if GB could send a team as only teams authorised by their own country's kennel clubs are allowed to enter. On a personal level, I was excited about this competition as I have a very good young dog, and I wanted the opportunity to compete on the world stage once again so I assumed that others would feel the same way. My only disappointment is that being team manager means I can't compete with my own dog in this competition, but I will get great pleasure from building a team and helping them succeed.

'My first official job was to organise a tryout competition which takes place on the 28th April at Dog Sports Derby Venue. At the tryouts, the competitors will be vying for the overall 'win on spots' i.e. combined results of the Jumping & Agility rounds, of which eight are available. Any breed can enter as long as they are G4 or above and do not have a cropped or docked tail.'

Win On Spots

  • Overall Winner of the 55 to 65 Small Dog Category

  • Overall Winner of the 55 to 65 Medium Dog Category

  • Overall Winner of the 55 to 65 Intermediate Dog Category

  • Overall Winner of the 55 to 65 Large Dog Category
     

  • Overall Winner of the 66+ Small Dog Category

  • Overall Winner of the 66+ Medium Dog Category

  • Overall Winner of the 66+ Intermediate Dog Category

  • Overall Winner of the 66+ Large Dog Category

Those who do not 'win on' will need to showcase their handling skills to the Team Manager and the selection team at the tryouts.

A further three dogs will be selected from each category, making a full team of 32 dogs. The full team will be announced at the beginning of May.

The SOAWC Finals will be held in Belgium and will be live-streamed for the world of agility to watch. This will be at the same venue and run, somewhat ironically,  at the same time as the Junior Open Agility World Championships.

Jackie is still looking, however, for sponsors for the Individual class winners of which there are 16 across  all heights/age categories. She is also looking for a sponsor for our Team Kit as this will be one of the biggest expenses that the team members will have. This will be for a maximum of 35 people, possibly less if a handlers qualifies more than one dog.

'Let's build a great team,' said Jackie. 'I hope everyone will support our competitors who are the bread and butter of agility. They are the ones who put on the shows, the ones who help at the shows and the ones who make agility what it is, a wonderful sport to be a part of. They are the ones who truly deserved to be recognised as Champions.'


 2023


2023 Results
Every Little Point Counts

With more than 660 KC and independent shows on the Agilitynet Show Diary, 2023 has been a good year SAL members. Overall, classes were smaller and so there were more opportunities to collect points for the League, thus proving that being 55+ does not mean the end of the fun. More experienced competitors out there were still bringing home the rosettes and trophies.

There are some old friends on the list of winners and some new faces. Trevor Robb and Jazz Runrule topped of the leader board with a record breaking 3239 points. But the most important thing, is that everyone has had fun.

Many thanks to Lintbells, makers of YuMOVE for their support.

The YuMOVE Team sends their congratulations to all the winners saying, 'We are so proud of you for the exceptional agility skills, dedication and determination you have shown throughout last season. It brings us great joy to see such talented older individuals continue in the sport. We are very proud to support so many senior handlers and extend our best wishes to everyone who participated last year.'

Many thanks to John Ward for his work on the SAL database.

The adorable trophies nut and bolt doggies were made by Archie (aged 14) of AGRecycling and the gorgeous rosettes came from Norton.

Please encourage your nicely maturing friends and clubmates to have a go. There are more opportunities to chalk up those points than ever before.

There is no need to re-register for the 2024 League if you are already a members. Your details will roll over.



Overall & Division Winners

Category

Handler

Dog

Points

Overall Winner

Trevor Robb Jazz Runrule AW/G 3239

Gold

Nikky Goodridge Goody's Pocket Rocket AW/G 1543

Ruby

Babs Foster Baron Mach Speed Ahead 1593

Platinum

Trevor Robb Jazz Runrule 3239

Diamond

Vivien Spranger Celyntelyn Shoot the Breeze 1507
Allsorts John Orriss Canen Bebe Bremmer AW/D 1639

Top Ten Handlers
By total points

Place Handler Dog Points
1 Trevor Robb Jazz Runrule AW/G 3239
2 John Orriss Canen Bebe Bremmer AW/D 1639
3 Babs Foster Baron Mach Speed Ahead 1593
4 Nikky Goodridge Goody's Pocket Rocket AW/G 1543
5 Vivien Spranger Celyntelyn Shoot the Breeze 1507
6 Babs Foster Baron Quick 'n' Spry  (X) 1502
7 Kathy Williams Anne Magnanime Jorrick Jaguar AW/S 1448
8 Liz Worthington Princess Bella Boo 1430
9 Susan Batley Hainans Tuhot Twandle AW/D 1385
10 Kath McHugh Sheltysham Winter Sun 1369

Top Three in Each Division by Height


GOLD


1st -
Goody's Pocket Rocket AW/G


3rd - Little Miss Coco Pop AW/S

Gold (55-59)
Small

  1. Nikky Goodridge with Goody's Pocket Rocket AW/G (Cockapoo) -1543 points

  2. Liz Wormington with Princess Bella Boo (Pomeranian X) -1430 points

  3. Sharon Padley with Little Miss Coco Pop AW/S (Working Cocker) - 1252 points


1st - Okey Dokey Loki AW/B


2nd - Turbodiodledisel AW/G

Gold (55 59)
Medium

  1. Karen Coles with Okey Dokey Loki AW/B (Miniature Poodle) - 1248 points

  2. Susan Hunter with Turbodiodledisel AW/G (Cockapoo) - 1099 points

  3. Carole King with Konunger Duke Helma AW/S Cocker Spaniel - 1079 points


 1st - Gem of the Hub AW/D


2nd - Ohbeacollie Nutmeg


3rd- Ivormyth Kosmic Girl

Gold (55-59)
Intermediate

  1. Kate Lamacraft with Gem of the Hub AW/D (X) - 712 points

  2. John Orriss with Ohbeacollie Nutmeg (Border Collie) - 704 points

  3. Sarah Chidgey with Ivormyth Kosmic Girl (Miniature Australian Shepherd) - 458 points

Gold (55-59)
Large

  1. Juliette Smith with Jonanelle Sky Knight at Hawthornrise AW/S (Labrador Retriever) - 1069 points

  2. Joanne Apostolou with Goldmali Believe I Can Fly AW/S (Malinois) - 963 points

  3. Lesley Skelton with Highhouse Milban Jess (Labrador Retriever) - 889 points


RUBY

 
1st - Baron Quick 'n' Spry


2nd -
Castlerose Dream in Colour

Ruby (60-64)
Small

  1. Babs Foster with Baron Quick 'n' Spry (X) - 1502 points

  2. Jan Williams with Castlerose Dream in Colour (Shetland Sheepdog) - 1176 points

  3. Cath Mcfadden with Maisie Full of Magic (Griffon) - 977 points


1st - Baron Mach Speed Ahead

Ruby (60-64)
Medium

  1. Babs Foster with Baron Mach Speed Ahead (X) - 1593 Points

  2. Robert Richards with Notary Thrityseven AW/B (X) - 1102 points

  3. Rob Hocking with Riverspell Go with the Flow (Border Collie -1028 points


3rd - Suzy Soo AW/S

Ruby (60-64)
Intermediate

  1. Caroline Hair with Fizz'll Do Nicely (Collie X) - 1153 points

  2. Alison Harwood with Suzy Soo AW/S (Collie) - 1141 points

  3. Linda Jesson with Teddy of Willow World  (Working Cocker Spaniel) - 1075 points


1st - Sharie's Labra Dora AW/P & 3rd- Shadowthorpe Jumping Jax

Ruby (60-64)
Large

  1. Sharon Knights with  (Labrador Retriever) - 1061 points

  2. Debbie Reynolds with Soldaze Diamond Star AW/D (Border Collie) - 830 points

  3. Sharon Knights with Shadowthorpe Jumping Jax (Collie) - 650 points


PLATINUM


1st - Sheltysham Winter Sun


3rd - Adrival Captain Pugwash

Platinum (65-69)
Small

  1. Kath McHugh with Sheltysham Winter Sun (Shetland Sheepdog) - 1369 points

  2. Heather Jayne Watts with Dotty Daisy Floraluxian (Miniature Schnauzer) - 977 points

  3. Jayne Wilkinson with Adrival Captain Pugwash (Border Terrier) - 533 points


3rd - Black Jax be Nimble AW/P

 Platinum (65-69)
Medium

  1. Lynn O'Driscoll with Lady Pippin of Ross AW/S (X) - 1188 points

  2. Jenny Hastie with Ainmhithe's High Jinks AW/G  (X) - 1101 points

  3. Susan Lackey with Black Jax be Nimble AW/P (Cockapoo) - 868 points


1st & Overall Winner - Jazz Redrule

Platinum (65-69)
Intermediate

  1. Trevor Robb with Jazz Redrule AW/G (Working Sheep Dog) - 3239 points

  2. Susan Batley with Hainans Tuhot Twandle AW/D (Mini American Shepherd) - 1385 points

  3. Jenny Hastie with Nessa Ainmhithe Girl AW/D (WSD X) -1236 points


1st - Anne Magnanime Jorrick Jaguar AW/S


2nd - Redrun Rule AW/S

Platinum (65-69)
Large

  1. Kathy Williams with Anne Magnanime Jorrick Jaguar AW/S (Beauceron) - 1448 points

  2. Trevor Robb with Redrun Rule AW/S (Working Shepdog) - 1220 points

  3. Kate Fowler with Vogelaar Dunn and Dusted (Labrador Retriever) - 952 points


DIAMOND

Diamond (70+)
Small

  1. Vivien Spranger with Celyntelyn Shoot the Breeze AW/S  (Shetland Sheepdog) - 1507 points

  2. Beryl Brander with Hettsolina Valentina (Miniature Schnauzer) - 1006 points

  3. Beryl Brander with The Gruffalo AW/B (Yorkshire Terrier) - 997 points


2nd - Oh What a Frenzy AW/S

Diamond (70+)
Medium

  1. Linda Hailstone with Mae in the Mist AW/G (Cockapoo) - 1223 points

  2. Trish Piggin with Trixlin Oh What a Frenzy AW/S (Miniature Poodle) - 1141 points

  3. David Spranger with Gemette Go Jet (Shetland Sheepdog) - 917 points

Diamond (70+)
Intermediate

  1. Gordon Whiteman with My Lightening Belle (Border Collie) - 1279 points

  2. Gordon Whiteman with Nashdown Basic Instinct (Border Collie) - 1269 points

  3. Colin Davison with Lockdown Lass (Working Sheepdog) - 910 points

Diamond (70+)
Large

  1. Angie Swann with Pollyvinall Pinjarra AW/B (Border Collie) - 1032 points

  2. Aileen Watson with My Boy Rocket Sox (Working Sheepdog) - 829 points

  3. Ken Whittington with Tri Againben AW/G (Working Sheepdog) - 548 points


ALLSORTS

 
1st - Canen Bebe Bremmer AW/D

Allsorts

  1. John Orriss with Canen Bebe Bremmer AW/D (Border Collie) - 1639 points


2023 News

This year will be the 17th anniversary of the Senior Agility League (SAL), a league exclusively for competitors over the age of 55.

Since it started, there have been many changes to dog agility including larger courses and more running! Thankfully we've also seen the rise of distance handling.

As you probably know, UKA has been sold new owners and will be known as Agility4All (A4A) as of 1st January. I am pleased to say that we will be continuing our relationships them.

We are delighted that YuMove will be continuing it's support, keeping pets active for life.

Don't forget to claim all your points from 23rd December 2022. If you are in doubt of any of the rules, check out the regulations below. Remember that any placing that gets a numbered rosettes or clear rounds in time counts. They must be submitted no later than 21st December 2023, so do it now.


Senior Agility League Rules
(10th August 2023)

Please note that by submitting your application for the Senior Agility League, you are agreeing to the rules below:-

1. The Senior Agility League (The League) is open to handlers aged 55 years and over on 1st January in the current year. You may claim points from the beginning of the year that you are 55 years of age.

2. Dogs entered in The League must be registered with the Kennel Club.

3. The League will run from 1st January to 21st December in each year. It will re-open on 23rd December. Points from shows between 22nd December and 31st December can be carried forward to the next year.

4.The League is organised into four main categories, based upon the age of the handler on 1st January with four sub-categories in each according to size (Large, Intermediate, Medium & Small)

  • Gold:- 55 -59 years

  • Ruby: 60 -64 years

  • Platinum: 65 - 69 years

  • Diamond: 70+ years

5. Points can be claimed from places and clear rounds from Open classes at all shows but not Pairs, Teams, qualifiers, club matches, leagues, fun days or simulated/training in the ring shows etc.

6. When claiming points, the show, day (optional), class and place must be stated. The administrator reserves the right to assess if the show is eligible under the above guidelines.

7. Placed points can only be claimed if a placed rosette (i.e. a rosette with a number on it) is presented by the show.

8. Clear round points can be claimed even if clear round rosettes are not given by the show but must be within the course time.

9. The Dog will remain in the category/level it starts in on 1st January for the duration of that year. If a dog transfers to 'Allsorts' during the year, please contact the administrator.

10. It is the responsibility of the Handler/Owner to update their registration each year.

11. The Handler/Owner is responsible for changing the categories if required, when starting the year.

12. It is the Handler/Owner's responsibility to send their points via post or submit points on-line.

13. There is no time limit to claim points during that year, although we would encourage you to do so on a monthly basis.

14. Final results for the year must be received by 21st December of the current year. The winners will be announced on Agilitynet and Agilitynet Facebook.

15. Points claimed for the combination of dog and handler cannot be claimed when run by another handler, even if registered with The League.

16. If the Handler/Owner wins out or moves up a level at any time during the year, they can change the grade but itis not necessary. It is the handle who counts, not the dog.

17. Allsorts dogs are welcome to join The League. Only points from special classes such as Anysize, Allsorts and Veterans can be claimed. Allsorts points cannot be used in the 'main' League. If a dog moves to Allsorts mid-year, points cannot be transferred from Standard classes. If no places are awarded by the show for the class, clear round points can be claimed.

18. It is not necessary to re-register each year if the Handler participated in the League the previous year.

19. If you run in any Kennel Club show, when registering you must use the KC height specifications. If you only attend UKA/A4A or independent shows, then choose the KC height closest to the one you run at.

Points Table

  •  1st place = 22

  •  2nd place = 21

  •  3rd place = 20

  •  4th place = 19

  •  5th place = 18

  •  6th place = 17

  •  7th place = 16

  •  8th place = 15

  •  9th place = 14

  • 10th place = 13

  • 11th place = 12

  • 12th place = 11

  • 13th place = 10

  • 14th place =  9

  • 15th place = 8

  • 16th place = 7

  • 17th place = 6

  • 18th place = 5

  • 19th place = 4

  • 20th place = 3

  • Clear round* = 2

* Clear rounds must be in time.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. During this difficult Coronavirus time when most shows have been cancelled, can I add points from online and video shows?

        A. We've a had a good think about it and decided that points earned on these shows should not be included. We have decided to merge 2020 and 2021 points so all is not lost.

Q, How soon should I add my points?

A. As soon as possible so that everyone can see how you are doing in The League, though officially you have until The League closes on 21 December to add your points

Q. Some unaffiliated shows allow dogs to run at their own level rather than the level of the handler. For example, when dogs are KC Grade 3 but are allowed to run in 'Elementary' under a different organisation. Can you claim these points?

A. Yes

Q. I have won out. Do I need to change my Grade?

A. You can if you want. Your dog remains in the category it started in January of the current year for the duration of the year. It is the age of the handler that matters.

Q. What system should I use to calculate points from a KC Limited show?

A. The points are the same as a KC Open show, Unaffiliated shows have different points values. Click here to see Points Table above.

Q. Why does my dog have to be registered with the Kennel Club?

A. The League needs set a criteria to work with such as levels, heights, recognised breeds etc.

Q. Do wins / places have to be clear rounds to count or can faults be involved?

A. A place is a place. Claim it.

Q. When I try to register or add in points, I keep getting sent back to the Login screen. What do I do.

A. Click here for help. It's all about cookies - and not the eatable kind.

Q. As a resident in N Ireland, I frequently compete in the Republic of Ireland under Irish KC rules and regs. Do wins under IKC rules count and if so, in which category -- KC or unaffiliated?

 A. As the Two Kennel Clubs have similar standards - rules and regs, your points would count as KC.


Thank you to John Ward and the DARL Rescue League for their help with the League Tables.