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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 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 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 2021 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.

2020 / 2021


The Dog House Codgers Cake Stakes

There will be a special fun Jumping class for the over 50s at Longfield Agility Solutions shows this year.

The course will be simple and flowing (for the obvious reasons) but will not contain any weaves.

Results for this class will be combined across the heights. Jump heights will be L/I//M/S & Micro. Dogs run at their normal height except Veterans who must run at micro (200mm) height. Jump heights will be L/I//M/S & Micro. Dogs run at their normal height except Veterans who must run at micro (200mm) height

The added bonus being that, after the winner has recovered, they also collect a slice of cake from The Dog House in addition to the usual trophy and rosette.

The class is sponsored by The Dog House, arguably the best relocatable catering establishment in the business.

2021 Agility Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the 2021 inductees to the SAL Hall of Fame who have all made exceptional contributions to the sport of dog agility over a number of years.

  • Lesley Olden
  • Steve Croxford
  • Clive & Dorothy Foden

To read more about them, go to Senior Hall of Fame.

It's a Roll Over

Due to Covid and the lack of agility shows, we decided to combine the points for 2020 and 2021. At the end of the two years, there were 325 dogs with points on the board.

Congratulations to all the division winners of the Senior Agility League especially Jenny Hastie who was the overall winner for the second year in a row, albeit with a different dog.

Well done to everyone who added points in 2020 and 2021. Considering the difficulties caused by the pandemic, you all did brilliantly just to get to a show.

This is the first year we've had an Intermediate division.

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Overall & Division Winners





Overall Winner

Jenny Hastie Ainmhithe's High Jinks 1983


Babs Foster Baron Quick 'n' Spry 1821


Mandy Davenport And Then There Were Three 1206


Jenny Hastie Ainmhithe's High Jinks 1983


Beryl Brander Hettsolina Valentina 1621
Allsorts Karen Howell Talooma Midnight Lulu AW/B 329

Top Ten Handlers
By total points

  1. Jenny Hastie with Ainmhithe's High Jinks - 1983 points

  2. Babs Foster with Baron Quick 'n' Spry - 1821 points

  3. Jenny Hastie with Nessa Ainmhithe Girl AW/D - 1629 points

  4. Beryl Brander with Hettsolina Vanetina - 1621 points

  5. Gabrielle Chambers with Midnight Dream Suki AW/S - 1587 points

  6. Beryl Brander with The Gruffalo - 1490 points

  7. Maz Eames with Ted the Ted Racer AW/P - 1364 points

  8. Joanne Apostolou with Goldmali I Believe I Can Fly AW/S - 1324 points

  9. Sylvia Brown with Honeyshell Frosted Orange - 1250 points

  10. Tracy Brewer with Rio's My Love on the Run AW/G - 1255 points

Top Three in Each Division by Height


Anne Reid

Gold (55-59)

  1. Babs Foster with Baron Quick 'n' Spry (X) - 1821 points

  2. Anne Reid (Cocker Spaniel) - 970 points

  3. Babs Foster with Baron Tuxedo (X) - 927 points

Tracy Brewer

Gold (55 – 59)

  1. Maz Eames with Ted the Ted Racers AW/P (X) - 1364 points

  2. Tracy Brewer with Rio's My Love on the Run AW/G (Cockapoo) -1255 points

  3. Karen Howell with Little Dinham Rocket AW/B (Cocker X Labrador Retriever) - 587 points

Gold (55-59)

  1. Jane Pennick with Kizzi of Crackerhouse AW/G (Working Sheepdog) - 967 points

  2. Ruth Farmer with Taaeeselve Hotame AW/B (English Springer Spaniel) - 660 points

  3. Ruth Farmer with Kenaiteen Perequines Rest (English Springer Spaniel) - 648 points

Joanne Apostolou - Kozen & Zuite

               Shoona Broome

Gold (55-59)

  1. Joanne Apostolou with Goldmali I Believe I can Fly AW/S (Malinois) - 1324 points

  2. Joanne Apostolou with Gheluvelt Action from Angel AW/G (Malinois) - 846 points

  3. Shona Broome with Dans Defender AW/S (Labrador Retriever) - 763 points


Ruby (60-64)

  1. Gill Hicks with Indie Rocks (Cockapoo) - 1070 points

  2. Karen Hallam with Pascala Shining Star (Shetland Sheepdog) - 609 points

  3. Jo Maisey with Pixel Ate It (Yorkshire Terrier X Chihuahua)  - 589 points

Ruby (60-64)

  1. Sue Midgley with Licosateria Tangerina (Shetland Sheepdog) - 1075 points

  2. Heidi Rumble with Remedyclose Buckaro (Working Cocker) - 963 points

  3. Janice Baker with Folkvng Fawley (Working Cocker) - 950 points

Ruby (60-64)

  1. Mandy Davenport with And Then There Were Three (English Springer Spaniel)  -1205 points

  2. Gill Rhodes with Leebeardream Pure Magic (X) - 1009 points

  3. Susan Farringdon with Kitty May Time (Bearded Collie) - 852 points

Nichole Whilley                                                                Sharon Knights

Ruby (60-64)

  1. Sharon Knights with Sharie's Labra Dora AW/G (Labrador Retriever) - 1130 points

  2. Jennifer Costello with Idonea Icknieldway AW/G (Golden Retriever) - 986 points

  3. Nichola Willey with Aloysius Nosy Parker (Labrador Retriever X Flat Coat) - 733 points


Sylvia Brown

Platinum (65-69)

  1. Sylvia Brown with Honeyshell Frosted Orange (Shetland Sheepdog) - 1250 points

  2. Shel Pott with Chantilly Lass (Yorkshire Terrier X) - 622 points

  3. Kath McHugh with Gizzie (Shetland Sheepdog) - 608 points

Platinum (65-69)

  1. Jenny Hastie with Ainmhithe'sHigh Jinks (X) - 1983 points

  2. Lee Butterworth with Professor Severus Snape (Working Cocker) - 1053 points

  3. Josette Hibbert with Brownwood Bracken (Cocker Spaniel) - 880 points

Wendy Nixon

Platinum (65-69)

  1. Jenny Hastie with Nessa Ainmhithe Girl AW/D (WSD X) -1629 points

  2. Wendy Nixon with Jess Star of Valgrays (Working Sheepdog) - 779 points

  3. Gordon Whiteman with Minimouse (Border Collie) - 466 points

Platinum (65-69)

  1. Ken Ricketts with Floradora of Hungary Hearts AW/S (X) - 967 points

  2. Jenny Hastie with Ainmhithe Diamond Tiara (X) - 446 points

  3. Colette Richardson with Soldaze Morphic Betty (Border Collie) - 372 points


Diamond (70+)

  1. Beryl Brander with Hettsolina Valentina (Miniature Schnauzer) - 1621 points

  2. Gabrielle Chambers with Midnight Dream Suki AW/S (Miniature Poodle) - 1587 points

  3. Beryl Brander with The Gruffalo AW/B (Yorkshire Terrier) - 1490 points

Diamond (70+)

  1. Trish Piggin with Trixlin Oh What a Frenzy AW/B (Miniature Poodle) - 1086 points

  2. Freda Wallace with Meisterwerk Tika AW/D (Shetland Sheepdog X Border Collie) -836 points

  3. Julia Morterwith Meisterwerk Little Elle AW/G (Shetland Sheepdog X) - 774 points

Diamond (70+)

  1. Bridget Storer with Meadowlark Dancer AW/S (Labrador Retriever) - 1248 points

  2. Aileen Watson with Serenskye Dream Rocket (Working Sheepdog)- 893 points

  3. Irene Haddock with Redfire Storm AW/S - 543 points

Diamond (70+)

  1. Frances Thatcher with Unique Bhalu AW/B (Working Sheepdog) - 670 points

  2. Freda Wallace with Niavana Only a Dream (Tervueren) - 624 points

  3. Bridget Storer with Deep Sea Urchin AW/S (Labrador Retriever) - 622 points



  1. Karen Howell with Talooma Midnight Lulu AW/B (Labrador Retriever) - 329 points

For those people interested in stats, thanks to our hard working web master John Ward, here are some facts to make you smile:-

Number of dogs per handler

  • The most dogs registered by one person is five.

  • The average is two.

Number of dogs by height

  1. Large - 33%

  2. Medium - 24%

  3. Small - 23%

  4. Intermediate - 16%

  5. Allsorts - 4%

Most handlers by age division

  1. Ruby - 29%

  2. Gold - 28%

  3. Diamond - 22%

  4. Platinum

Most popular affixes

  • Ainmhithe - 4

  • = Devongem - 5

  • = Meisterwerk - 5

  • Wiccaweys - 3

Most popular breeds

  •  Border Collie - 107

  • WSD - 90

  • Cocker Spaniel -66

  • Crossbreed - 44

  • Shetland Sheepdog - 35

  • Cockapoo - 19

  • Labrador Retriever - 17

  • = Miniature Poodle - 9

  • =Working Cocker - 9

  • = Manchester Terrier - 7

  • = Jack Russell Terrier - 7

 Most popular words in dog names

  • 28 dog names containing the word 'Star'

  • 22 dog names containing the word 'little'

  • 22 dog names containing the colour 'black'

  • 19 dog names containing the colour 'red'

  • 18 dog names containing the word 'miss'

  • 7 dog names containing the colour 'blue'

  • Only one containing 'Dog'



Senior Agility Hall of Fame 2020

Congratulations to the new inductees to the SAL Hall of Fame.

  • Clive Hildersley RIP
  • Freda Wallace
  • Faith Whitely

To read more about them, go to Senior Hall of Fame.

Thank you to Norton's sister site Remarkable Rosettes for providing the amazing rosettes.

Join the Campaign for More Veterans Over 55s Classes
From Malcolm Bassett

In my opinion, I believe there should be more classes at competitions dedicated to the older generation of agility handlers, down to - and including - the judges who should be in that age group as they would have a better understanding of the capabilities of the 65+ handlers.

We see lots of classes and qualifiers laid on for the younger, more mobile end of the age scale but nothing for the older competitors who have dedicated their agility lives - in some cases 30 odd years - and have been supporting the sport by competing and passing on their knowledge and expertise from one generation to the next.

So come on the powers of Agility. Let's see some action for the Golden Oldies before it's too late and we're six foot under and pushing up daisies,

Claiming UKA Points

Good news!

You can now add your UKA Select points to the Agilitynet Senior League.

Just pick UKA Select from the Show Type dropdown and enter your points in the normal way. These points will show as UKAS on the show points page. UKA Regular will just show as UKA.

Don't forget that all places count towards points regardless of the height you run at, just so long as you gained a rosette or place card.

Taming Canines & Phase Purple Step in to Save Walking Pace Agility

Following the cancellation of The Agility Club Walking Agility Challenge and after having been approached by several individuals to see if they could help, Taming Canines has announced that they will be going ahead with a similar event called Walking Pace Agility.

Hooper and Agility Kit by Phase Purple are still keen to sponsor this event.

Heats currently listed below but there is the potential for a couple more heats to make for an exciting final.

  • Phase Purple - November 2021

  • Nedlo - Date TBC

  • Kelluki - Easter Show 2022

  • Paws in the Park (Whitstable Group) - May 2022

  • Taming Canines - May 2022

  • Phase Purple - June 2022

  • Taming Canines - July 2022

  • Taming Canines (Final) - August 2022

Full rules will be released later this week, but this event will be fully inclusive to all handlers and dogs

For more information, email

#paragility #inclusivity #dogagility

The Agility Club Walking Agility Qualifier Cancelled

Following the announcement that the Walking Agility heat to be held at the Nedlo KC Open Agility Show on 25th September has been pulled, The Agility Club has taken the decision to withdraw all the qualifiers and the Final. 

Kate McLaren, Treasurer and Vice Chair, said, When we first announced the competition, we had what we thought was a fair, consistent set of rules, that offered a new competing opportunity and put no one at a disadvantage. However, it was pointed out to us, by several people, that the rules didn’t adequately take into consideration agility’s handlers who compete in wheelchairs and buggies. 

We sought clarification from various sources how we can ensure that a rule accommodating 'wheeled handling' could be consistently and fairly applied without detriment to either wheeled or walking handlers, or if indeed it was even possible. 

As we have not yet received this clarification, our only option was to pull the competition, as show organisers were keen to put out their schedules and needed a decision on the rules. 

It was never our intention to marginalise part of the agility community, and we apologise for not giving this issue greater consideration before announcing competition. 

Sadly, some people have pre-empted our announcement, and there is speculation about our decision and some very unkind social media posts based on that speculation. 

At no time has the Agility Club been threatened with legal action over the Walking Agility. The people who have corresponded with us on this issue did not want the competition cancelling, quite the opposite, and it is entirely and only a committee decision to do so based on practicalities. 

The Agility Club stands for all its members and for the wider agility community, and while we understand our decision is disappointing, we ask that in all things agility, you be kind.


Agility Club Special Walking Agility Competition
In association with Phase Purple

The Agility Club has announced a brand-new competition - The Agility Club Special Walking Agility. Qualifiers will be invited to a final at their annual Championship show. Phase Purple Agility and Hoopers Equipment has come on board to sponsor the inaugural competition.

What is walking agility?
Walking agility is exactly as it sounds – instead of sprinting to points to control your Ketchker and tidy your turn, the handler must walk. This is defined as having one foot on the ground at all times. Apart from that, the course is a normal agility course, and what the dog is required to do remains the same. The equipment and course are not modified in any way.

Why walking agility?
Walking agility tests a different set of handling skills to regular agility. Why not give it a try and see how you get on?

Where can I find a walking agility class?
There will be six heats for the years 2021/2022 with the final being held at The Agility Club Championship, Premier & Open show in July 2022.

The following shows have agreed to host a qualifier for The Agility Club Special Walking Agility in association with Phase Purple:-

  • Nedlo

  • Blackdown

  • Phase Purple

  • Agility Vision

  • Cornwall

  • Kelluki

You don’t need to be a member of The Agility Club to enter, but only members can qualify for the Final.


Fingers & Paws Crossed

It looks like the shows are coming back, so get out there and grab those points. Places in any show except train in the ring / fun shows count, and places mean points as long as you get a rosette.


Senior Agility Hall of Fame 2020

Congratulations to the new inductees to the SAL Hall of Fame.

  • Clive Hildersley RIP
  • Freda Wallace
  • Faith Whitely

To read more about them, go to Senior Hall of Fame.

Thank you to Norton's sister site Remarkable Rosettes for providing the amazing rosettes.

It's a Rollover
No Shows. No points!

It won’t come as a surprise to learn that we have decided to roll over the 2020 Senior Agility League to next year in the hope that 2021 will be a better year for shows. In the meantime, just keep adding your points.

Earlier in the year we had decided that points from video/virtual shows would not count towards the total but everything else is okay.

You can find the SAL rules below.

Senior Hall of Fame
The good news is that we are taking suggestions for the Agilitynet Senior Hall of Fame. It can be a person, a dog or a special dog/handler partnership.

Last year we inducted two dogs and two handlers.

Email your nominations to

Agilitynet to Support Veteran Handler Stakes for 2020

For a while now I’ve been wanting to organise a Senior Agility League Final where people can against their peers and show off their handling skills compete in ‘real time’ but, as members are spread all over the UK, the logistics of organising such a show seemed impossible.

That's why I am now pleased to announce that we have agreed to support the new CSJ have set up a new competition called the Senior Veteran Handler Stakes and agreed to let us reward the best SAL member with a special trophy.

Anyone over the age of 60 can take part – sorry Gold handlers, this time you’re just too young. All you have to do is enter one or more of the 10 the heats around the country next year. The winners of each heat will meet in the Final at the Prestbury Park in September. The highest placed SAL member in the Final will get a special trophy. The Final will be judged by Championship Judge Andrew Dicker.

The Heats and Final


2020 Dates



7th-8th March

Jan Smith


26th April

Bob Perks

Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts

25th-26th April

Pat Wallis


10th May

Frances Parslow

Hare 'n Hounds

17th May

Virginia Harry


6th June

Christine Stratford

Golden Valley

20th June

Hilary Bowden


11th-12th July

David Sweeney

FAB KC Dorset

13th July

John Coppin

Prestbury Park

29th-30th August

Andrew Dicker

First heat for 2021

Suffolk 5 Rivers

27th September

Jon Winney

Veterans will be able to add points for the heats of the CSJ Agility Veteran Handler Stakes onto The Agility Club database if they are competing in the League.

For further information, please see the CSJ Agility Facebook Group or email . For more info on CSJ products visit or ring 01745 710470.

Senior Agility League Rules
(17 April 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.

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 (i.e. a rosette with a number on it) is presented by the show.

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

10. Placed points can be claimed for all Standard 'singles' classes including Championship qualifying rounds (but not the Final or Semi-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. Points cannot be claimed for Pairs or Teams.

  11. 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.

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

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

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

  14. There is no time limit to claim points during that year, although we would encourage you 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. If the Handler/Owner wins out or moves up a level at any time during the year, they can change the grade. It is the handle who counts, not the dog

   18. 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.

  19. 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. 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.