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11 hours ago

UK Agility

UK Agility Show Update
COVID 19
UPDATE 01/06/2020

With no sign of lock down restrictions decreasing enough to enable shows to run, all UK Agility shows up to 4th September have now been cancelled.

All other Shows scheduled from 5th September onward, are not currently available to enter. A decision on these will not be made until the beginning of July.

In regard to the 2021 WAO England team selection, no decision will be made on this until it is known if the WAO 2020 will happen, the Grand Finals can run and lockdown rules change enough to enable a selection event to be rescheduled.

We hope you, your family and dogs stay safe and well and fingers crossed we will see you later in the summer.
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Paul O'connell

Louise Lewis

Just sensible. Thank you.

Thanks for updates xx we will be back with you as soon as you say we can xx

Thank you for the update.

Thanks for keeping us updated .😊🌈

Thanks for the update x

Thank you for the update.

Thank you for the update. Xx

Stay safe all xxx

Thanks

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1 day ago

UK Agility

UKA At Home Shows - UKA numbers

If you are unable to find your handler or dogs numbers and want to make an entry to the At Home shows, please just write N/K on the entry form and we will track the numbers down for you
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UKA At Home Shows - UKA numbers

If you are unable to find your handler or dogs numbers and want to make an entry to the At Home shows, please just write N/K on the entry form and we will track the numbers down for you

5 days ago

UK Agility

UKA At Home Shows - Handler numbers

With the entries for the UKA At Home shows opening today we thought it worth a reminder that when you enter a show we need your UKA Handler number which is 5 numbers eg 10001.

This is different to your Agility Plaza ID, which is two letters followed by four numbers ag AB1234.

Thank you
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UKA At Home Shows - Handler numbers

With the entries for the UKA At Home shows opening today we thought it worth a reminder that when you enter a show we  need your UKA Handler number which is 5 numbers  eg 10001.  

This is different to your Agility Plaza ID, which is two letters followed by four numbers ag AB1234. 

Thank you

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I have submitted an approved venue application and also entered the shows over the weekend, and paid within 30 mins as requested. I guess that you are overrun with applications just now - roughly how long is it taking to get a confirmation email that all is ok. We had handler no etc.

Sorry for being thick if we can’t access the website where can we find the new number i did change mine over but can’t find an email with the new numbers ? What about new people that can’t register sorry if you have already explained this 😊

Are the 'select' heights available from now onwards?

1 week ago

UK Agility

Shared Facilities.
Why are we asking people to register the facilities if more than one household is using it?

It basically comes down to ensuring that people are complying with Government rules. All videos are posted on a FB group and therefore all runs are viewed by all entrants.

Remember there is NO COST to facilities to become an Approved venue.

COVID has demonstrated the β€œFacebook police” in all walks of life and we feel the agility community is no exception. Agree with this new culture or not, it’s in all our lives and as a business we have to protect our reputation.
When people post videos they state where they are filmed (my home, my field, GT Agility training centre) to ensure they are following lockdown laws. If multiple people are filming from the same venue or sadly lie about their location, we have learnt it will be noticed by judges and other competitors. When people do not comply with regulations it puts everyone in a difficult position, causes upset and is potentially damaging to UKA.

We have applied strict regulations to shared facilities so in no way can UKA Home shows receive a bad press in regards to COVID. Again love or hate social media, there are people who love to criticise UKA, just read the comments on any of our announcements πŸ˜†. We refuse to give these individuals the opportunity to blame UKA for something as serious as increasing COVID infections.

As lockdown loosens and as a community we are allowed more freedom we will update these rules but for now we do hope you understand the necessity and reasoning behind them.

We hope the home shows bring people & their dogs some fun and entertainment in lockdown but above all we hope you, your family and friends stay safe and COVID free.
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I’m sure many venues will be happy to allow themselves to be registered if it results in more hire’s / income for them. And I’m sure the people using shared facilities will be glad to know that there are safeguards in place regarding handling the equipment,and general hygiene precautions. It seems like a win win πŸ‘

We allow free access to our equipment to just one friend. Do we need to register as a venue for her to be able to enter the competition?

Sorry to be thick but I can't see where we register our venue and what details we have to provide.

Where do I find the list of venues please?

I hire my training venue as do others I cant force them to register does it mean it cant be used if they dont?

Do we just register the club’s training field.

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1 week ago

UK Agility

Grand Finals Proposed Qualification through Home Trials

The above criteria will be put in place for Grand Finals 2020 qualification IF August & September regular shows cannot be held.

Canine Conditioning Academy Masters
10 Clear rounds from Agility and 10 Clear rounds from Jumping at the Open Home shows
www.canineconditioningacademy.co.uk

Agility For Juniors Junior Masters
5 Clear rounds from Agility and 5 Clear rounds from Jumping at the Open Home shows
(Junior Handlers cannot use the same Clear rounds for Masters and Junior Masters Qualification i.e. they will need 15 clear rounds in Agility and 15 in Jumping to qualify for both events)
m.facebook.com/Agility-For-Juniors-144841152247337/

CSJ Grand Prix
10 x Agility Clear rounds from Open Home shows
www.csjk9.com
(Agility Clear rounds can be used for both the CSJ and Masters Qualification)

Clear Q's Dog Agility Camps Games Challenge
5 Gamblers Clear rounds and 5 Snooker Clear rounds from Beginner/Novice or Open Home shows or a combination from the two types of shows
www.ClearQ.co.uk

South West Agility Goods Beginners Steeplechase
10 clear rounds in Steeplechase from the Beginners/Novice Home shows. Dogs must have been eligible for Beginners on 5th March 2020.
www.southwestagilitygoods.co.uk

Dogeria UK Performance Challenge
10 Clear rounds from Agility and 10 Clear rounds from Jumping at the Beginner/Novice Home shows.
www.dogeria.co.uk

The format of the finals will be changed due to a potential large increase in numbers qualifying. However number of runs at the GF will remain the same with 2 runs for the Masters, Junior Masters, Games and Performance Challenge and a Semi final and final for the Beginners Steeplechase and the Grand Prix.

Dogs that move out of eligibility for the Beginners/Novice shows before they meet qualification criteria will still be able to enter these shows however progression points will not count towards Senior progression.

Unfortunately, if Home Trials are used for 2020 Grand Final Qualification the DOG StreamZ Pairs, Agility World Team and Norton Rosettes KO will not take place.

More details will be released in the schedule in the coming days.
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Grand Finals Proposed Qualification through Home Trials

The above criteria will be put in place for Grand Finals 2020 qualification IF August & September regular shows cannot be held.  

Canine Conditioning Academy Masters 
10 Clear rounds from Agility and 10 Clear rounds from Jumping at the Open Home shows
www.canineconditioningacademy.co.uk

Agility For Juniors Junior Masters 
5 Clear rounds from Agility and 5 Clear rounds from Jumping at the Open Home shows
(Junior Handlers cannot use the same Clear rounds for Masters and Junior Masters Qualification i.e. they will need 15 clear rounds in Agility and 15 in Jumping to qualify for both events)
https://m.facebook.com/Agility-For-Juniors-144841152247337/ 

CSJ Grand Prix 
10 x Agility Clear rounds from Open Home shows
www.csjk9.com
(Agility Clear rounds can be used for both the CSJ and Masters Qualification)

Clear Qs Dog Agility Camps Games Challenge 
5 Gamblers Clear rounds and 5 Snooker Clear rounds from Beginner/Novice or Open Home shows or a combination from the two types of shows
www.ClearQ.co.uk

South West Agility Goods Beginners Steeplechase 
10 clear rounds in Steeplechase from the Beginners/Novice Home shows.  Dogs must have been eligible for Beginners on 5th March 2020.
www.southwestagilitygoods.co.uk

Dogeria UK Performance Challenge 
10 Clear rounds from Agility and 10 Clear rounds from Jumping at the Beginner/Novice Home shows.
www.dogeria.co.uk

The format of the finals will be changed due to a potential large increase in numbers qualifying.  However number of runs at the GF will remain the same with 2 runs for the Masters, Junior Masters, Games and Performance Challenge and a Semi final and final for the Beginners Steeplechase and the Grand Prix.

Dogs that move out of eligibility for the Beginners/Novice shows before they meet qualification criteria will still be able to enter these shows however progression points will not count towards Senior progression.

Unfortunately, if Home Trials are used for 2020 Grand Final Qualification the DOG StreamZ Pairs, Agility World Team and Norton Rosettes KO will not take place.

More details will be released in the schedule in the coming days.Image attachment

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I have a question. Apologies if it’s been asked and I can’t see it. If a senior dog needs 1 point to go champ will subsequent clear rounds count towards qualifying for Masters or are we stuck at senior level for GF qualifiers?

What happens if you have a larger number getting the requisite number of clear rounds than the GF entry? Isn’t this just ‘selection’ for GF based on how many runs you want to buy rather than a ‘qualification’ process? I appreciate it’s difficult to design a fair system though.,

Is there a course time for any of these courses?

My dog already has 2 games wins for this year, do they count towards this?

Could you clarify the CSJ qualification please - it states 10 clears - from agility only or a mixture of classes?

If this were to happen the masters would be an open event? Awesome!

When are the grand finals? If we are still in some sort of lockdown (sadly highly likely) will they still go ahead but as an at home version?

So, handlers will need to complete 20 runs to qualify for the masters finals?

If qualifying for beginners steeplechase at home, does the usual rule apply that we cannot qualify again at shows next year?

Do games wins from lechlade still count towards grand finals qualification?

Will Junior League points gained this year count in any way?

Does anyone know what happens if you've already qualified for games semi-final? Does that count for anything now?

Charlotte Cox

Amy Stanford

Mirella Ballestracci Rona Harris

Ellen Moore Katie Adams

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2 weeks ago

UK Agility

UKA Home Shows Approved Venues

Handlers can submit runs from their own home or training ground or from an Approved venue. You do not need to get your home or own training facility approved.

Any venue used by people outside the owners household do need to be approved. Any venue may apply to be on the Approved Venue list without charge. All venues though must comply with the social distancing rules stated below to be added to and remain on the list.

Venues may choose to hire out the facility for handlers to build courses & run or may choose to build specific courses and only offer these classes.

Booking arrangements and any fees charged by the venue are to be between the venue and the person hiring the facility and not involve UKA.

If handlers are building the courses at the venue from course maps they have purchased, then there will be no cost to the venue owner from UKA.

If venues wish to build the courses there are two options on purchasing the course map. 1) The owner of the facility is entering the show and therefore no additional charge will be taken for the course plan. 2) Venues where the owner is not entering the show will be required to pay Β£10 per show for the courses (6-8 courses depending on the show) to be sent the evening before the show starts. This fee will not include any entry into the show.

Approved venues agree to provide/abide by the following:

β€’ Correct ring size and equipment for the show they state. (Please see below)
β€’ Only rent out the facility to people where they can ensure that social distancing, local and national rules can be applied
β€’ Ensure disposable gloves are provided for anyone who moves or touches the Agility equipment
β€’ Ensure space in the car park to allow social distancing rules to be followed
β€’ Will require that people from different households who are at the venue at the same time (when/where this is permitted) wear protective masks at all time except when running their dogs
β€’ Will provide disinfecting hand gel and disinfect washroom, door handles & other surfaces that potentially can spread COVID in the venue throughout the hire period.
β€’ Will not provide any non-Agility equipment or items to be shared (e.g., cages, water bowls, dog toys, cups, refreshment)

Handlers and competitors using these facilities will be required to follow the above procedures and will also be expected to take all rubbish away with them that they generate and not falsify information when hiring a venue. Handlers found to be in breach of any of these rules will have any run from that show disqualified.

Approved venues will be listed in the schedule and will be published weekly on the main UK Agility Show Documents Facebook page. You only need to apply once to be on the Approved list and will then remain on it unless you notify us otherwise or we have evidence that you are not complying with the requirements of an Approved Venue.

To have your venue included please provide the following details on email to enquiries@ukagility.com
Venue Name, Show size offered, Show level offered (Beg/Nov, Open), Post code and a contact email.

10m x 10m both shows
Agility courses 1 & 2:
β€’ A-frame OR Seesaw
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 2 – jumps

Steeplechase 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 3 – jumps

Jumping 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 2 – jumps

20m x 15m both shows
Agility courses 1 & 2:
β€’ A-frame OR Seesaw
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 3 – jumps
Jumping 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 4 – jumps
Steeplechase 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 5 – jumps
Gamblers:
β€’ A-frame OR Seesaw
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 5– jumps
Snooker:
β€’ A-frame OR Seesaw
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 6 – jumps

30m x 25m both shows
Agility courses 1 & 2:
β€’ Dog Walk OR 1 jump with either A-frame or Seesaw
β€’ 1 - weave (12 poles)
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 5 – jumps
Jumping 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (12 poles)
β€’ 7 – jumps
Steeplechase 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 8 – jumps
Gamblers:
β€’ Dog Walk OR 1 jump with either A-frame or Seesaw
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (12 poles)
β€’ 6 – jumps
Snooker:
β€’ Dog Walk OR 1 jump with either A-frame or Seesaw
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (12 poles)
β€’ 6– jumps
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UKA Home Shows Approved Venues

Handlers can submit runs from their own home or training ground or from an Approved venue.  You do not need to get your home or own training facility approved.

Any venue used by people outside the owners household do need to be approved.  Any venue may apply to be on the Approved Venue list without charge.  All venues though must comply with the social distancing rules stated below to be added to and remain on the list.   

Venues may choose to hire out the facility for handlers to build courses & run or may choose to build specific courses and only offer these classes.

Booking arrangements and any fees charged by the venue are to be between the venue and the person hiring the facility and not involve UKA.

If handlers are building the courses at the venue from course maps they have purchased, then there will be no cost to the venue owner from UKA.

If venues wish to build the courses there are two options on purchasing the course map.  1) The owner of the facility is entering the show and therefore no additional charge will be taken for the course plan.  2) Venues where the owner is not entering the show will be required to pay Β£10 per show for the courses (6-8 courses depending on the show) to be sent the evening before the show starts.  This fee will not include any entry into the show.

Approved venues agree to provide/abide by the following:

β€’ Correct ring size and equipment for the show they state. (Please see below)
β€’ Only rent out the facility to people where they can ensure that social distancing, local and national rules can be applied
β€’ Ensure disposable gloves are provided for anyone who moves or touches the Agility equipment
β€’ Ensure space in the car park to allow social distancing rules to be followed
β€’ Will require that people from different households who are at the venue at the same time (when/where this is permitted) wear protective masks at all time except when running their dogs
β€’ Will provide disinfecting hand gel and disinfect washroom, door handles & other surfaces that potentially can spread COVID in the venue throughout the hire period.
β€’ Will not provide any non-Agility equipment or items to be shared (e.g., cages, water bowls, dog toys, cups, refreshment)

Handlers and competitors using these facilities will be required to follow the above procedures and will also be expected to take all rubbish away with them that they generate and not falsify information when hiring a venue.  Handlers found to be in breach of any of these rules will have any run from that show disqualified.

Approved venues will be listed in the schedule and will be published weekly on the main UK Agility Show Documents Facebook page. You only need to apply once to be on the Approved list and will then remain on it unless you notify us otherwise or we have evidence that you are not complying with the requirements of an Approved Venue.

To have your venue included please provide the following details on email to enquiries@ukagility.com 
Venue Name, Show size offered, Show level offered (Beg/Nov, Open), Post code and a contact email.

10m x 10m both shows
Agility courses 1 & 2: 
β€’ A-frame OR Seesaw
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 2 – jumps

Steeplechase 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 3 – jumps 

Jumping 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 2 – jumps

20m x 15m both shows
Agility courses 1 & 2: 
β€’ A-frame OR Seesaw
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 3 – jumps
Jumping 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 4 – jumps
Steeplechase 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 5 – jumps 
Gamblers:
β€’ A-frame OR Seesaw
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 5– jumps
Snooker:
β€’ A-frame OR Seesaw
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (6 poles)
β€’ 6 – jumps

30m x 25m both shows
Agility courses 1 & 2: 
β€’ Dog Walk OR 1 jump with either A-frame or Seesaw
β€’ 1 - weave (12 poles)
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 5 – jumps 
Jumping 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (12 poles)
β€’ 7 – jumps 
Steeplechase 1 & 2:
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 8 – jumps 
Gamblers:
β€’ Dog Walk OR 1 jump with either A-frame or Seesaw
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (12 poles)
β€’ 6 – jumps
Snooker:
β€’ Dog Walk OR 1 jump with either A-frame or Seesaw
β€’ 1 – tunnel (5m)
β€’ 1 - weave (12 poles)
β€’ 6– jumps

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Am a little baffled by the masks requirement as the UK govt does not advocate the wearing of masks other than on public transport and in enclosed spaces such as some shops? My understanding was one of the reasons they don't do so is because they believe that people may be less careful about social distancing when wearing a mask..

Struggling to get my head round this. If I agree to be a venue, with present regulations clients shouldn't touch the equipment. Do the courses for a show nestle completely...ie. the contact equipment can remain in situ when the jumping and steeplechase courses are run, and it is literally only the numbers that need moving? If I don't wish to compete but simply allow others to run their dogs over my equipment on my land, I am required to pay £10 if I want to set the equipment up in advance......and then, possibly, charge the participant a fee on top of the £4 per run fee that UKA are requesting? My plan, if the interest was there, would be to set up both 30 x 25 shows side by side in advance and then move numbers, pick poles for the client. On the basis that a client has an hour slot to complete their runs they will pay UKA £32 and a charge of, say, £20 for my time and use of kit etc. Total £52. Is this how use envisage it working?. I very much hope that in the near future more than one client could be on site at a time, therefore sharing hire costs, but the above is how my mind sees things at present. I hope that this can be made to work,: it will be great for those missing their Agility.

I don’t see how the judging is going to be done nor , if I’ve understood this right, for a 10m x 10m 2. Jump run to be eligible for progression ?! Surely there’s no comparison with the situation before covid nor the other options?

This sounds great, a bit of fun in hard times. When do we have to apply to be an approved venue?

I would only be using my venue for myself and 3 friends. Do I still have to have my venue approved ?

Can a venue be the 10m x10m patch of grass at the local park I takeover for training??

Does this offer also apply in Canada? Before this post came out, I emailed an application for venue approval, to the address that was provided on the UKI Agility at Home premium. Will I be required to email to the address provided here also?

Hi with reference to cost of courses to venue owner. If venue owner enters open show but has people coming to approved venue to do beg/nov do we still have to pay the £10 or can those people just setup their beg/Nov course themselves? Thanks

Greg Derrett How are courses nested? I am a little concerned about handlers having to move contact equipment on their own. - or is it possible to nest courses so that they have a shared section?

For people competing from home; does the equipment used have to be to UKA spec? I.e. can there be 4 cups fixed to a jump wing etc?

If a venue owner wants to make their venue available to just a few known friends, (and are happy to comply with all the requirements), do they have to make this public by appearing on a list?

Don't quite understand the mask rule as the go t guidelines are if you are in an enclosed space and can't social distance more than 2 meters and then it is at your discretion? Surely the only people in the arena is the venue owner and the dog handler. And the times the people are at the venue should be staggered. If its the rule fair enough On a different note where do we enter for online shows please

Sorry I may be lost here...do I have to register our field if we’re the only ones using it? Thanks

Do you have to have all three classes available on the same day? Or a week for handlers to complete it? Looking to set up field and leave for people to hire as isolating my little fella. Also does the area eg 10x 10 need to be roped off? Thank you

Also, could one venue provide 2 20×15M rings, as well as a 30×25M?

Can we give just the 1st part of postcode? My paddock doesn't have a post code and it would only be avaliable for people I already teach anyway

Will the courses be nested enough so that we could put out 2 sets of numbers at the same time?

This looks like a great idea , Rhoda Burdett we hope to be able to do some please πŸ₯°

Andrea Gough looks complicated! Either DIY own household or hope a local club takes it on board!

Pauline Whittaker

Amanda Spinks

Gary Chetwynd

Hi Gregg, so 1. I ask for my venue to be approved. 2. Give you a date for a show. 3. How do they enter? 4. How long a time slot do I give them? 5. Can they have as many goes as they want? 6. Who videos then? 7. You send me the course or courses? 8. It costs £4 to enter? How is that distributed between UKA and me?

Jayne Widdess all details needed listed here

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