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The Agility Challenge 2018

For the rising stars of agility...

The Agility Challenge celebrates all that is good in the Agility calendar. It is one of the must try for annual finals for the rising stars of the Agility world. This year it is being organised by Country Shows Agility and is open to Large dogs G1-4.

With 10 chances to qualify across the country, the top five competitors from each of the qualifiers will be invited to the Agility Challenge Grand Final at the Malvern Autumn Show on Sunday, 30th September 2018 under the watchful eye of Championship Agility Judge Martin Tait.

The first qualifier of the Agility Challenge 2018 is to be held at Hatton Festival.


April 2018

  • 28th - 29th April - Hatton Agility Festival (Hatton, Warwickshire)

May 2018

  • 7th May - Severnside at the North Somerset Show (Wraxall, Somerset)

  • 19th May - Worcester Premier Agility Show (Top Barn, Worcestershire)

June 2018

  • 23rd - 24th June - Dogs Unleashed (Bakewell, Derbyshire)

July 2018 

  • 6th - 8th July - Just Dogs Live East of England Showground (Cambridgeshire)

  • 14th - 15th July - Rugby Championship Agility Show (Catton Hall, Staffordshire)

 August 2018

  • 14th - 16th August - Pembrokeshire By The Pond County Show (Pembrokeshire)

  • 18th - 19th August - Welsh Kennel Club Championship Agility Show (Builth Wells, Powys)

  • 25th - 26th August - Bromsgrove Premier Agility Show (Dodderhill Equestrian, Worcestershire) 

September 2018

  • 1st September - Chatsworth County Fair (Chatsworth, Derbyshire)

 Schedules for all our host events are available on Agilitynet and elsewhere.

Agility Challenge Rules

  1. There will be 10 qualifying heats, producing 50 finalists who compete at The Agility Challenge Grand Final to be held on Sunday, 30th September 2018 at The Malvern Autumn Show, Three Counties Show Ground, Malvern.

  2. Once a dog has qualified (i.e. 5 finalists per heat) this eliminates that dog from taking a further finalist place in the Agility Challenge.

  3.  Handlers may not qualify more than one dog for The Agility Challenge final.

  4. Any surrogate handlers must be notified in writing within four days of the last heat. NO amendments after this date and non-advice will disqualify the partnership.

For more information contact, The Agility Challenge, 2 Medley Grove, Leamington Spa, CV31 2GA tel. 01926 315335 Email: rover.pro@outlook.com

First published 26 March 2018