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International 60x40 and 80x60 courses (excluding games) for Week 48 - March 13-17 are designed by Dave Grubel.
With over 20 years of agility experience in competing, training and judging, and being part of Team USA multiple times, Dave is also judging in person at the WAO in Netherlands this year.
With challenging courses being designed for handlers to be actively engaged in, we appreciate Dave's input this week.

ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE from March 6 - CLOSING DATE IS March 11.
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International 60x40 and 80x60 courses (excluding games) for Week 48 - March 13-17 are designed by Dave Grubel.
With over 20 years of agility experience in competing, training and judging, and being part of Team USA multiple times, Dave is also judging in person at the WAO in Netherlands this year.
With challenging courses being designed for handlers to be actively engaged in, we appreciate Daves input this week.

ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE from March 6 - CLOSING DATE IS March 11.
https://entries.ukagilityinternational.com/showdiary.aspx

March 6-10 - week 47 - UKI have invited as the International Course Designing Judge - Tracy Sklenar.

Tracy has been involved in agility for 20 years, being been the first club to host a UKI match in 2010. With her previous competing dogs Tracy has won Gold medals and competed in many International events, Tracy has pursued her agility career in earnest.

Taking a break from agility, having been able to focus on online classes and training seminars, we are excited to see the International 60x40 and 80x60 (excluding games) courses that have been prepared for this week.
ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE from Feb 27 - CLOSING DATE IS March 4
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March 6-10 - week 47 - UKI have invited as the International Course Designing Judge - Tracy Sklenar.  

Tracy has been involved in agility for 20 years, being been the first club to host a UKI match in 2010.  With her previous competing dogs Tracy has won Gold medals and competed in many International events, Tracy has pursued her agility career in earnest.

Taking a break from agility, having been able to focus on online classes and training seminars, we are excited to see the International 60x40 and 80x60 (excluding games) courses that have been prepared for this week.
ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE from Feb 27 - CLOSING DATE IS March 4
https://entries.ukagilityinternational.com/showdiary.aspx

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I did buy one of these things last week as motivation for the future!

There is an error in the bio, I never said that I was keeping *myself* fit during the pandemic hahahaha

UK Agility International when I go to "view documents" for the 60x80, I get a message saying no documents found. Is there a delay or am I doing something wrong? (Honestly, what i *really* want to do is just buy course maps for it - do you still offer that option?) Sorry to be a pest, thx for any help! πŸ™‚

I remember that 1st ever UKI match! My beautiful white Mini Eskie in that beautiful dirt arena πŸ™‚ Good time had by all πŸ™‚

March 6th and my pup will be officially 18 months old! I think I might have to sign up for a few classes to celebrate πŸ™‚

really looking forward to this xo

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From April 1, 2021 UKI will be altering the jump height divisions for the 8 inch and 12 inch dogs to more closely match the WAO height categories’ and expand the range of dogs in these jump heights and achieve a more equal split throughout the height categories. This move will allow dogs that measure 12.75” to jump lower at 8 inches and dogs that measure 15” to jump lower at 12 inches.

All Q’s previously gained at the original higher height for US & Canadian Open Byes including the Masters Final, will be able to be transferred and still count towards the 2021 Open for any dog changing jump height for these 2 categories. Any further Q’s gained at the new height category will also count towards the qualifications for these dogs.

If you have entered any trials where this will affect your entry, please immediately contact the show manager to change your entry to your new height if you wish to move to the new category. Show managers must have at least 7 days notice to be able to sanction this height change.

For any UKI 8” category dog trying out for the WAO Teams, the WAO comparable height category is 250mm (9.8”) so although you will try out at 8” with UKI be aware your dog would jump 250mm at the WAO event.

We appreciate with any system of jump heights there will be winners and losers and unfortunately unless we create a jump height division for every ΒΌ of an inch range there will be some that it does not suit. The most current research has shown that dogs should jump 125% of their body height or less and we believe that our regular heights achieve this and for those that do want to jump lower still you have the select height division. The select height division allows all dogs to jump a height below their withers.
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From April 1, 2021 UKI will be altering the jump height divisions for the 8 inch and 12 inch dogs to more closely match the WAO height categories’ and expand the range of dogs in these jump heights and achieve a more equal split throughout the height categories. This move will allow dogs that measure 12.75” to jump lower at 8 inches and dogs that measure 15” to jump lower at 12 inches.

All Q’s previously gained at the original higher height for US & Canadian Open Byes including the Masters Final, will be able to be transferred and still count towards the 2021 Open for any dog changing jump height for these 2 categories.  Any further Q’s gained at the new height category will also count towards the qualifications for these dogs.

If you have entered any trials where this will affect your entry, please immediately contact the show manager to change your entry to your new height if you wish to move to the new category.  Show managers must have at least 7 days notice to be able to sanction this height change.

For any UKI 8” category dog trying out for the WAO Teams, the WAO comparable height category is 250mm (9.8”) so although you will try out at 8” with UKI be aware your dog would jump 250mm at the WAO event.  

We appreciate with any system of jump heights there will be winners and losers and unfortunately unless we create a jump height division for every ΒΌ of an inch range there will be some that it does not suit.  The most current research has shown that dogs should jump 125% of their body height or less and we believe that our regular heights achieve this and for those that do want to jump lower still you have the select height division.  The select height division allows all dogs to jump a height below their withers.

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Question: This jump height change for UKI will take place on April 1st? So trials beforehand we still have to run the dogs at the current heights? And any of the qs earned at that height will count towards us open byes in the tryout height?

Thank you!

Great changes, thanks! Can you share references for the current research about jump heights? Or is that proprietary?

Jeanine Collins Samantha Saldana

Lo Baker

Dudley Shumate

Thank you for making such a clear and concise announcement. This is great news

I hope to finally get to attend my first trial this year. I, too, appreciate your clear and concise approach to jump heights

Thank you for addressing the questions about about the US Open and WAO. This announcement makes the changes easy to understand!

Maybe I missed something, so need to ask... There's will be a 10" division at WAO now, but not at local trials or at the US or Canadian Opens? So what height will a 12.5" dog (for example) compete at for tryouts at the US or Canadian Opens? 8" or 12"? Will bye heights matter for the dogs trying out for the 250 (10") WAO height class?

So, you’re going to allow long legged dogs at almost 13” tall to compete against 9-11” dogs at 8”?? Guess who’s going to win all the classes...this is going in the opposite direction of the USDAA. I fail to see the fairness in this decision for the truly small/short dogs. Since UKI is more about gaining byes for the US Open than titles, this really screws the truly small dogs. Bye-bye byes... 🀬

Thank you for putting out a clear and welcome announcement.

UK Agility International - Thanks for the quick and articulate response to the WAO changes (and while running a random draw for RV spots too!) Two clarifying questions- my 12in dog has a masters heat and natl ch bye at 8s. Does that also transfer to 8 reg for the 2021 Open? Not sure since it wasn't earned at "a higher height". Lower a-frame for the 8 and 12in regular heights?

Thanks for the very clear explanation. And exactly as you predicted, there are a few who will not be happy, unless you created a height for each 1/4”, short legs vs long legs, etc. My dog will compete against taller ones but this is part of the sport and we will continue to have great fun in our favorite agility organization!

Quick clarification question - the announcement here notes US Open. Does the same apply to Canada Open? πŸ™‚ thanks kindly! πŸ™‚

Thank you for doing your best to adjust to the market

Disappointed that 16" height is still at 17.5" and lower. All the height classes except 16" have a minimum of measuring 2" taller than the height.

I’m liking UKI more and more.

Wonderful! My small dog students are gonna be happy happy happy!!! πŸ˜„

I have 2 questions: 1) what will the a-frame height for the small dogs be? and 2) if you are aligning to WAO heights 250mm (9.8"), then why not make the jump height 10"?

I applaud that the more generous jump height cut off will enable more Corgis to compete at 8”. Also means more “normal” breeds like Shelties and Papillons could move into the 8” class, so I don’t expect to see many Corgis placing in the 8” class anymore. 😞

Thank-you for taking this on! This is exciting news for many!! πŸ™‚

Looks great to me! Now let’s get some more UKI shows near Pittsburgh PA πŸ˜‰

Love me some UKI!!

Thank you for the change. I think my dog does best jumping 14"(withers at 14.5) ... and I think 12" will be closer to what he will do well at vs 16")

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Week 46 - Feb 27 March 4. Two judges have been welcomed to design the International and Beginners/Novice trials.
Peggy Hammond lives in Texas, enjoying all aspects of Agility, involving hosting her own trials at Renegade Agility. Peggy has judged Internationally, and we are pleased to have her expertise not only for the At Home Trials, but once again at the UKI US Open 2021.

Keith Highley from Utah, has been involved in agility for over 10 years, having competed at the World Agility Open, he also runs Bad Ass Agility, with his wife.

Both being recognised UKI Judges, we are sure they will bring some challenging and exciting courses this week.
ONLINE ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE from Feb 20- CLOSING DATE IS Feb 25.
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Week 46 - Feb 27 March 4.  Two judges have been welcomed to design the International and Beginners/Novice trials.  
Peggy Hammond lives in Texas, enjoying all aspects of Agility, involving hosting her own trials at Renegade Agility.  Peggy has judged Internationally, and we are pleased to have her expertise not only for the At Home Trials, but once again at the UKI US Open 2021.

Keith Highley from Utah, has been involved in agility for over 10 years, having competed at the World Agility Open, he also runs Bad Ass Agility, with his wife.  

Both being recognised UKI Judges, we are sure they will bring some challenging and exciting courses this week.
ONLINE ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE from Feb 20- CLOSING DATE IS Feb 25.
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Hopefully all our snow will be gone by then!

THIS COMING MONDAY
Reservations will open on 15th February at 12.00 (noon) EST (11.00 CST, 10.00 MST, 09.00 PST) by emailing lessons@ukagility.com
Emails received before this time will not be read until 16th February.

Please use this template in your initial email.
I would like to reserve an RV spot as the UKI US Open 2021
Name:
UKI handler #:
Email:
(Please delete as appropriate.)
Power:
50 amp only. Cancel my request if no 50amp is available
50 or 30 amp is fine
30 amp required.
I WOULD / WOULD NOT like to have a primitive spot if all permanent and overflow sites are unavailable.

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THIS COMING MONDAY
Reservations will open on 15th February at 12.00 (noon) EST (11.00 CST, 10.00 MST, 09.00 PST) by emailing lessons@ukagility.com
Emails received before this time will not be read until 16th February.

Please use this template in your initial email.
I would like to reserve an RV spot as the UKI US Open 2021
Name:
UKI handler #:
Email:
(Please delete as appropriate.)
Power:
50 amp only. Cancel my request if no 50amp is available
50 or 30 amp is fine
30 amp required.
I WOULD / WOULD NOT like to have a primitive spot if all permanent and overflow sites are unavailable.

For FURTHER DETAILS SEE POSTS in https://www.facebook.com/USOpenUKI

Week 45 - Feb 20-24 - we have invited ~Ashley Anderson as our International 60x40 and 80x60 (excluding games) UKI Course Desiging Judge.
Ashley has been involved in dog sports from an early age, finding agility nearly 20 years ago. Having earned multiple Championship titles and National placements, also representing Team USA.
We hope you will be excited to enter these courses as a pre-cursor for the UKI US Open 2021 where Ashley will also be judging.
Entries are open from Feb 14 - CLOSING DATE is Feb 18 entries.ukagilityinternational.com/showdiary.aspx
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Week 45 - Feb 20-24 - we have invited ~Ashley Anderson as our International 60x40 and 80x60 (excluding games) UKI Course Desiging Judge.
Ashley has been involved in dog sports from an early age, finding agility nearly 20 years ago.  Having earned multiple Championship titles and National placements, also representing Team USA.
We hope you will be excited to enter these courses as a pre-cursor for the UKI US Open 2021 where Ashley will also be judging.
Entries are open from Feb 14 - CLOSING DATE is Feb 18 https://entries.ukagilityinternational.com/showdiary.aspx
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