The How, What, Why, Where and When of joining UK Agility and entering shows.
Rules & Regulations, Measuring, Judges & Judging & Frequently Asked Questions.
It’s easy to organise a show; here are some essentials about running a UKA Show.
UK Agility… for all dogs
UK Agility was created specifically to provide agility competitors with a unique setting in which safety and fun for every dog is a key priority. Above all, the organisation aims to promote the growth of agility and raise performance standards by encouraging training in a competitive arena using reward-based training methods. This helps to improve dog and handler relationships and also helps create a friendly and relaxed environment for dogs, handlers, family and spectators.
Since its inception UKA has grown from strength to strength and now has over 14,000 registered Members, with around 1000 more joining each year. There are hundreds of days of competition available throughout the year, with all shows offering 5 regular jump heights, 5 select jump heights and 4 levels enabling competitors to compete against dogs of similar size and ability. Casual classes are also available for older dogs and Nursery classes for the young or less experienced. Progression through the levels, both in Performance (Agility, Jumping, Games) and Steeplechase is achieved through a points-based system so every clear round is rewarded, encouraging consistency in each discipline.
For the Diary:
UKA Grand Finals
1st – 3rd September 2023
Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0SR
World Agility Open
17th – 21st May 2023
National Hippic Centre (KNHS) in Ermelo, The Netherlands
The CSJ Agility Open
15th – 18th June 2023
Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9BT