About The Challenge
The Agility Club Starters Challenge is one of the finals held at The Agility Club Championship Show and has now been running since 1997.
There are heats held at various shows throughout the country and each one is an agility class available for anyone to enter for combined grades 1-2. However, only the 2 highest placed Agility Club members in the top 10% of the class can qualify for the final so it is important that you keep your membership up-to-date to save disappointment!
Please ensure that your contact details including an up to date email address are correct on your membership details. All contact regarding qualification and details for the Final will be made by email.
Please make sure that when entering any of the Agility Club Starters Challenge qualifying heats. That your Name and the spelling of your name match the details on your Agility Club membership. Failure to do this may result in you not qualifying for the Final.
Starters Agility Challenge Rules
Agility Club Large, Medium & Small Starters Agility Challenge 2020 Rules.
The competition will be run under the relevant Kennel Club Regulations in force at that time. Handlers will be deemed to have agreed to abide by these rules and regulations.
Each Heat is open to all Grade 1-2 dogs of the correct size for each heat, each heat will offer awards for the heights on offer as follows; Rosettes 1st – 10th in Large and Intermediate height^, trophies to 1st and 2nd and Rosettes 1st – 5th in Medium and Small heights, trophy to 1st.
^ Intermediate height for heats after 31st December 2019. Awards may change from 1st January 2020.
**Where the LHO is offered in heats up to 31st December 2019, then Medium and Small dogs will have combined awards, Large can offer separate LHO awards.**
- ONLY dogs handled by an Agility Club member at the time of competing (date of joining/renewal must be prior to the first day of the show) may qualify for the Final. In order to compete in the Final you must also be a current member of The Agility Club on the day of the final.
2.The competition will normally consist of up to twenty Heats. The highest placed Agility Club member in each heat will go through to the Final, providing they have achieved an awarded place as detailed in paragraph,
*If separate LHO awards are given in Large, the highest placed Club member from each height will go through to the Final.*
3.Both handler and dog may only qualify once for each height Final. Each handler and dog pairing may only qualify once for the Final. In the event of the highest placed dog(s) having qualified previously, the next highest placed dog will qualify.**
4.The final in July 2020 will be run under the Kennel Club Regulations in place at the time. Dogs will run in Small (30cm), Medium (40cm), Intermediate (50cm) and Large (60cm). If your dog qualified at large or large LHO during 2019 but measures into the Intermediate height then you will compete at intermediate, if not, you will compete in large. LHO will NOT be an option.
** The show secretary must be informed if a handler or dog that has already qualified for the same height final is placed in a subsequent heat.
Below are a list of heats for the 2020 final:
SHOW DATE ENTRIES CLOSE GOLDEN VALLEY 16/06/2019 CLOSED RVS DTS 07/07/2019 CLOSED BILLINGSHURST 17/07/2019 CLOSED AGILITY CLUB 22/07/2019 CLOSED SKS AGILITY 03/08/2019 CLOSED DOGS IN NEED 13/08/2019 CLOSED WELSH KC 16/08/2019 CLOSED SOUTHDOWNS 29/09/2019 CLOSED WYRE DEC 2019 CLOSED WALLINGFORD APRIL 2020 TBC NORFOLK APRIL 2020 TBC DARTMOOR MAY 2020 TBC WORCESTER MAY 2020 TBC PACKINGTON MAY 2020 TBC UPANOVA JUNE 2020 TBC