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UKA Shows and COVID
It’s not been the greatest start to the year and there is no doubt that COVID is going to continue to play a significant part in 2021, and of course, Agility.
All UKA shows are currently cancelled through to the end of March but the Home shows are still continuing. If you haven’t looked at the Home shows yet it’s not too late, especially if you want to get you, your dog and your competitive mental game back in shape for when shows do start. If you are looking to move your dog up a level or two before normal shows begin, get games or agility points in your training environment or even qualify to run for England at the WAO in October 2021, take a look at the schedules on the UKA show diary. ukagility.com/compete/show-diary/
Three sizes of shows are offered with the smallest being a 10m by 10m ring.
From the beginning of April we are hoping to start some COVID compliant shows. We are already working with the local councils; drawing up detailed COVID procedures, site plans and comprehensive risk assessments. These initial shows will have quite strict limits on numbers but we are hoping to be able to allow between 140-200 dogs, 4 runs a day and the opportunity for you to camp. This is of course providing there is some lifting of the current lockdown rules by April and us believing it is safe and ethically right to run events. With the current rate of the vaccine roll out, we are optimistic that come April these shows do have a distinct possibility of running & there is some light at the end of the tunnel!
In April & early May we are currently working to have at least these 4 shows available
• 2nd – 5th April, UKA Easter @ Dowtys Sports, GL2 9QH
• 9th – 11th April, GT April @ Dowtys Sports, GL2 9QH
• 16th – 18th April, Lydiard Park @ SN5 3NY
• 30th April – 3rd May, GT May @ Dowtys Sports, GL2 9QH
We are also working on ideas to have some of the heats for the Grand Finals at these shows.
We will continue to plan these shows and will be looking to update you after the Government announcement on future lockdown restrictions, that is currently scheduled for 15th February. Potentially these shows may be opened for entry shortly after this announcement on a first come first served basis so please make sure you keep a close eye on our FB page over the coming weeks.
If you have not recently logged into your UKA account, now is the time to do so, so that you are ready for when we do begin. There have been some significant changes to our web page the last few months. compete.ukagility.com/ click on the link to make sure;
• You can login
• Your account has not expired or your renewal is not due
• Your contact details are up to date
• Your dogs details, including level and measure are correct. The new system has far more control on preventing people accidentally entering the wrong level and height. If you believe you have missing results or measurements we can investigate now during this lockdown period
If you have any problems with your account please email email@example.com
In the meantime please stay safe and please follow the lockdown rules, regardless of your opinion of them. One thing we can probably all agree on is that until the infection rate numbers dramatically drop and hospital admission rates fall, the Government will not ease lockdown and shows will be unable to begin. We can all do our part in helping this to happen. ... See MoreSee Less
Valerie Hobart Jenny Watson
Will you be offering the micro select height? I have a new chihuahua who I’m hoping to compete in 2021
My dog doesn't yet have weaves. Would I be able to just get the steeplechase runs?
We have everything crossed for this 🤞🤞
Nice to have good news on a chilly January day!
Wooohooo just registered Jeeves on the new UKA site. I found it really easy to do so we are now ready for a show whenever they can start 😀😀😀😀
My expiry date is April 2021. Can I renew in advance?
Happy to judge if needed xx 😁
Really appreciate all the effort and hard work taking place in aiming to get some shows up and running ⭐️
I just want to say I ❤️ UKA 😘
Here's hoping you get too go to your dog shows soon 🐕🏆
I hope the show processor is nice and robust, I think you are going to see rather high demand 😁😁
Do you hope to have stalls?
Great news, can’t wait 😛
Katie Clayton 🤞
I tried to add a dog but it asked for me to add funds to do it. How much is it to add a dog?
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10th January 2021.
Statement from Agility Rocks UKA Shows
It is with much sadness that Sue and I have had to make the decision to stand down from running Agility Rocks shows. My business has taken a huge hit this last year due to the Covid restrictions and therefore I have to put all my time and effort into the business.
We are both hoping that someone, especially from the South West, would like to take over running Agility Rocks shows. We have quite a few supplies here that we would be happy to negotiate a good deal on. We would like to thank Greg and UKA umbrella for all the help throughout the years we have run the shows. We can not express our gratitude enough to everyone that has helped and supported Agility Rocks over the years. We have had tremendous fun and made lots of lovely friends and memories.
Morag and Sue.
Statement from UKA.
On behalf of everyone we would like to express a huge thank you to Morag and Sue for all their work over the past years creating Agility Rocks and instilling the fun into these shows.
So now to the future. As Morag has said, once we move past COVID, we are keen for someone, or a club, or a group of people, to step forward and take on these dates in the South West.
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So very sad that it’s come to this. I did a lot of your shows and had my first judging appointment at one and you were so helpful. These shows provided a lot of fun and experience for competitors and grand final opportunities also.
Oh so sorry to hear that news. we send you best wishes in whatever you do, and massive thanks for your shows, we loved them, and they will be greatly missed.
Thank you Morag and Sue for organising the shows in the SW. These will be a huge loss to the UKA calendar. We have really enjoyed competing in the summer and winter shows. Thank you again.
Such a shame after all your hard work for running them for so long. Unfortunately many of us have lost our income and it's on going. Good luck on rebuilding.
Quite understand, thank you for the good times we had with you all. 🥰
Absolutely gutted, some of our favourite agility shows. Wishing you all the best with your business 💕
So very sorry to read this but wish you both well for your business in the future. Thank you for all you’ve done with agility rocks shows, I’m sure we all appreciate just how much time and work it takes to organise shows.
Loved these shows! So sorry you are both unable to continue with them 😢 Thank you and best wishes for the future xx
This so sad but these last months have been so hard and it isn't over yet. Take care everyone concerned x
One of my favourite shows of the year. So sad to see it leave your capable hands. Stay safe and I hope it works out for your business
So very sorry, we loved coming to your shows! I’d planned to use them this winter to introduce shows to my young Saxon. Such a shame
Very sad news for us as competitor's, we massively enjoyed your shows, hope your business survives stay safe xx
This is sad, loved attending some of these shows. All the best with the business. Take Care of yourselves.
So sad to hear this Sue and Morag. Always enjoyed your shows and will miss them. So many memories made and so much fun. I wish you both every success for the future. Xx
Sorry to hear that. Loved your shows, thank you for all the time and effort you put in to running them. Best wishes to you both for the future. X
What a shame, lovely shows. Thank you Sue and Morag
Really enjoyed these shows, very friendly and well run. Thank you and best wishes.
Sad day for agility, always enjoyed your shows. Thank you for all your hard work over the years.
Here here. So sorry you aren't running any more shows Morag Harris . I have so many fond memories. Thank you!
It's very sad but thank you so much for all the wonderful shows you put on! Good luck with your business, I hope it all turns out well in the end. X
Sorry to read this, always enjoyed the agility rocks shows. Many thanks to Sue and Morag for all your hard work.
Sorry to hear that but understandable . Thank you for all your hard work and making those shows so enjoyable.
Oh Morag Harris and Sue Wood I am so sorry to read this. I have loads of happy memories of Agility Rocks shows. A huge thank you to both of you fir providing years of fun and so sorry it has come to this . Much love to you both xx
So sorry to hear this , best memories were made at agility rocks shows x
Morag Harris and Sue thankyou for allowing me to be part of the Agility Rrocks family. Allowing me to ring manage for you. I will miss the shows they were very special to me and Rachel. I wish you both all the best and Morag I hope your business pick up soon. Love n Hugs to you both. X x
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