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Senior Agility League

Sponsored by the Big Dog Bed Company...

Click on the logo to add points.

Watch out youngsters, the Seniors are coming. 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!

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 seem to retire. They get another dog. They take a joint supplement. If they can't run faster, they learn to run smarter. It's not uncommon now for handlers to still be competing in their 60s+.
And that's why we are setting 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 2018 is now open for registration. It is not necessary to re-register if you were a member in 2017 or before. Just start adding your points and watch them grow.



We are delighted to announce that the Big Dog Bed Company has agreed to sponsor the Senior League again.

Dru Ross of the Big Dog Bed Company said, 'The Big Dog Bed Company is delighted to be continuing it's association with the Senior agility League for a second eyar, and we wish everyone well for the 2018 season.'

The Big Dog Bed Company aims to provide your dogs with the best sleeping environment whether at home, in kennels, at the vet or in the car. We make good quality, comfortable beds for dogs of all sizes, using a range of constructions appropriate to dog size and weight. Want a bed to fit a specific space – why not go bespoke. All covers are waterproof, antibacterial, and washable. Everything is made in the UK. For more information, go to http://www.bigdogbedcompany.co.uk/

Instead of traditional trophies, this year Dorset-based artist Ally Tate has created a special,  limited edition, signed print for 1st place division winners. Since getting her own Border Collie and becoming involved in the agility world, she felt it was a natural step to combine the two interests and now has a collection of agility-based work.

For examples, of her work please look at her website www.atategallery.com or email allytate@atategallery.com for more information. Mobile: 07974139930

And as always, we are indebted to Norton for their magnificent rosettes. The Hall of Fame rosettes are almost bigger than the dogs they were awarded to! You can now order on-line https://www.nortonrosettes.co.uk/

This year the way that points are awarded is changing. You will now receive the same points for all types of shows regardless of affiliation - KC, UKA and Independent. You will get 22 points for 1st place going all the way down to three points for 20th place. Two points will be awarded for clear rounds, but they must be within course tie. See the Points Table below.

Please remember: Only places with rosettes can be claimed. If a show only places to 5th, then 6th and below at that show would count as a clear round (provided it was in time, of course)

Improved technology
We are continuing to look of the site to make it more mobile and tablet friendly so it is much easier to put your points in on your phone.

For more information about the Senior Agility League, email Ellen Rocco (now Diamond) at ellen.rocco@agilitynet.co.uk

Poppet with Hall of Fame rosette from Norton Rosettes

SAL Hall of Fame

Once again Jacky Oriss and the amazing Oh Ted! topped the Senior Agility League (again), winning the Allsorts category with a stunning total of 4647 points. Ted is now 10 and slowing down a bit, but he is still ran away with the 2017 Senior League.

Jacky said, 'Ted is 10 now and slowing down but he is still a, I am sure going to miss him when he is no longer around.  You are right he is a star, I had no idea how much my lovely red pup would become such a friend to me, and we would share so many many happy times together. He is a real a star and I am proud of his achievements along with his 101 bablies, grand and great=grand babies.

Ted becomes our first nominee for the newly created Senior Agility League Hall of Fame.

Our second nominees are Jennifer Rothwell and her Bedlington X Poppet. This pairing has often been in the places in the League and we would like to recognise their achievements.

Jenny said, 'With me being 80 in August and Poppet 14 in May, we are both no longer 'spring chickens, but I think agility is her favourite sport so we are continuing as long as we can. No doubt she will let me know when she no longer wants to do it. I think her weekly hydrotherapy swim keeps her fit and well. She is an absolute sweet little lady that everyone loves.'

Both dogs have received amazing (and enormous) rosettes marking their achievements.

2017 Results

Limited edition print by Ally Tate

Overall & Division Winners






Overall winner

Jacky Orriss Oh Ted BC 4647 


Freda Wallace Meisterwerk Tika AW/G Sheltie x BC 3635


Linda Seaton Our Boy Zeus AW/G Min Poodle 3097


Dave Walker Josie Hopebeyondthestars Sheltie 3055


Jan Linch Sophia Isabella Star WBC 3025
Allsorts Jacky Orriss Oh Ted! Border Collie 4647 

Top Three in Each Category

Thanks to Agilitynet and the Big Dog Bed Company for sponsoring the Senior League.
Bailey is my first agility dog and last year was her first year of competition.
Thrilled and proud to have won1st place in Large Gold group.
It may be her last rosette as she has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia but what a good year we had!
Fingers crossed we’ll be back one day.
June Caunce

Gold (55-59) – Large

  1. June Caunce with Bailey Baked Bean (WSD) - 1963 points
  2. Mandy Davenport with And Then There Were Three (E Springer Spaniel) - 1632
  3. Caroline Hair with Meggie Margaux (Collie X) - 1357

Linda Seaton's dog
WOW! Thank you so much Agilitynet for running the Senior League.
Very proud.
Linda Seaton

Gold (55 – 59) – Medium

  1. Linda Seaton with Our Boy Zeus AW/G (Min Poodle) - 3097 points
  2. Christine Hicks with Uphill Flyer (Cocker Spaniel) - 1813 points
  3. Carol Gibala with Sweet Maple Girl AW/S (Cockapoo) - 1573 points

Gold (55-59) - Small

  1. Anne Ayres with Myter Secret Mission AW/G (Shetland Sheepdog) - 1383 points
  2. Sue Hamer-Moss with Bearahouse Jake AW/B (JRT) - 1111 points
  3. Gay Horsey with Fizzle Bizzie Lily (JRT) - 1052 points

The Hastie Pack
Jenny and I would like to thank Agilitynet for our 1st and 2nd place awards
Jenny's Nessa and my Jack, in the Senior League Ruby Division Large for 2017.
Ian & Jenny Hastie

Ruby (60-64) – Large

  1. Jenny Hastie with Nessa Ainmhithe Girl AW/D (Crossbreed) - 2863 points
  2. Ian Hastie with Jacko of Valgrays AW/G (WSD) - 2184 points
  3. Denise Ramshaw with Tinka Star AW/S (Collie X) 1496 points

 Ruby (60-64) – Medium

  1. Jan Linch with Sophia Isabella Star (WSD) - 3025 points
  2. Sam Butchart with Starrytails Dark Traveller AW/D (Miniature American Shepherd) - 2249 points
  3. Sandra Yates with Our Jubilee Queen AW/G (Cocker Spaniel) - 2008 points

The rosettes for the Senior League are just fabulous.
We managed a 3rd in the Ruby section.
Thank you so much to Agilitynet for organising and to The Big Dog bed Co for their generous sponsorship.
Christine Bailey

Ruby (60-64) – Small

  1. Peter Ray with Sybray White Blossom AW/G (Miniature Schnauzer) -2369 points
  2. Sue Batley with Bundle of Mischief AW/G (Working Cocker Spaniel) - 1535 points
  3. Christine Bailey with Basileas Alpine Rose (Mini American Shepherd) 1533 points

Platinum (65-69) – Large

  1. Rita Lloyds with The Artful Dotta (WSD) - 2268 points
  2. Hazel Kemble with Redwarren Swift AW/G (Hungarian Vizsla) -2003 points
  3. Ken Whittington with Tri Againben (WSD) - 1863 points

Platinum (65-69) – Medium

  1. Freda Wallace with Meisterwerk Tika AW/G (Sheltie x BC) - 3635 points
  2. David Spranger with Tearsran Tango Bachelor Boy AW/G (Cocker Spaniel) - 2889 points
  3. Rita Lloyds with The Flo Go Stick (Lurcher) - 1297

Platinum (65-69) – Small

  1. Vivien Spranger with Tearsran Tango Visions AW/S (Cocker Spaniel) - 1518 points
  2. Rita Lloyds with You No Messa Wiv Mia (Crossbreed) - 1090 points
  3. Christine Summerfield with Its All About Jazz (JRT x Poodle) - 826 points

 Diamond (70+) – Large

  1. Margaret Hudson with Tammie Noorie AW/P (Working Beardie) - 1706 points
  2. Trish Piggin with Sculbrook Lady Be Good (Standard Poodle) - 1040 points
  3. Sally Wynes with My Last Chance (German Shepherd) - 755 points

Diamond (70+) – Medium

  1. Julia Morter with Meisterwerk Little Elle (Sheltie x Collie) – 1555 points
  2. Janet White Spunner Beryl Brander with Tanglebrook Nice'n Noble (Min Poodle) - 704 points
  3. Kathleen Mallam with Hanscombe Sweet Dreams (Working Cocker ) - 659 points

Diamond (70+) – Small

  1. Dave Walker with Josie Hopebeyondthestars (Sheltie) - 3055 points
  2. Doreen Sizeland with Lady of The Ocean AW/S (English Cocker Spaniel) - 1408 points
  3. Beryl Brander with The Gruffalo (Yorkshire Terrier) - 1349 points


  1. Jacky Orriss with Oh Ted! (Border Collie) - 4647 points

Senior Agility League Rules

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.

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 in four main categories based upon the age of the handler on 1st January with three sub-categories in each according to size (Large, 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 all shows but not club matches, leagues, fun days or simulated/training in the ring shows etc.

7. 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.

8. Placed points can only be claimed if a placed rosette is presented by the show. Otherwise, clear round points only can be claimed. 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. Placed points can be claimed for all Standard 'singles' classes including Championship qualifying rounds (but not the final) as well as Helter Skelter, Gamblers, Snooker, Steeplechase and other 'special' classes. Points may also be claimed for UKA Masters Combined result but not the individual rounds.

    10. 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.

    11. The Handler/Owner must update registration each year.

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

    13. It is the Owner/Handlers responsibility to send their points via post or submit points on-line.

    14. There is no time limit to claim points, although we would ask that you try to do so on a monthly basis.

    15. 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.

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

    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.

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, 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. No, your dog remains in the category it started in January of the current year for the duration of the year.

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.

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.