UK Agility Grand Finals
The 2018 UK Agility Grand Finals will take place on the 27th and 28th October 2018 at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre in Addington, Buckinghamshire.
Focusing solely on dog agility, The UKA Grand Finals is the culmination of many heats, hotly fought at UKA shows throughout the year, to reach one of the nine prestigious Finals.
Dogs at all levels, from Beginners to Champ will be showcasing their agility abilities in Agility, Jumping, Steeplechase, Games, Pairs and Teams classes.
Rules of the Heats
Rules for all Grand Final Qualifiers can be downloaded here.
Qualifier Heats Diary
Find out what qualifiers each show is hosting throughout the year.
Schedule of Events
Downloadable PDF ring plan and schedule of events.
All about the Grand Finals Venue
Addington Manor Equestrian Centre is one of the finest equestrian centres in the UK with an unrivalled range of facilities. With 5 outdoor all weather arenas, enormous grass fields & 2 state of the art indoor arenas, we won’t be short of space.
We are very pleased to announce the 2018 Grand Final Judges
Sally Jones and Jason Bartram
Sally Stepped on the slippery slope of agility addiction in 1989 with her rescue crossbreed, Florence. A clear round at their first show sealed their fate and Florence was soon joined by an array of other rescues of various sizes and motivations levels and Sally’s career as an IT consultant morphed into being a full time per behaviour counsellor and agility instructor.
Sally started judging in the mid-90s and soon realised the judge had the best seat in the house. She has taught or judged in the US, South Africa, Italy and Ireland. She wrote many articles for Clean Run and for 10 years wrote a monthly column for Agility Eye magazine. In 2012 she became the coach for the Italian squad at the WAO, retiring in 2017 after six amazing years.
Sally still enjoys competing with her fabulous red dogs but for the big events is more comfortable as a judge than a competitor and loves to set thoughtful and appropriate courses where the dogs can open up and the handlers can display their skills. She hopes that every one of you relishes your experience at The Grand Finals with your incredible dogs. She will certainly enjoy watching you.
Jason began training his first agility dogs when he was 6 years old, and has since competed with a variety of breeds in all the available heights. He has competed at champ level at UK Agility shows with his rescue dog Chip, and has competed at the UK Agility Grand Finals.
Jason began judging in 2012, but he began judging at more prestigious events such as the UKA Masters Series and the British Agility Championships at the beginning of 2017. In 2018, he looks forward to judging many more similar events, amongst many other shows, competitions and league matches. In January 2017, Jason became a Global Judging Programme Approved Judge.
In addition to his passion for competing and judging, Jason enjoys being a full-time agility instructor, coaching handlers from entry level to Grade 7 at Celestine Dog Training near Bristol. He believes that this everyday involvement with agility helps him to set fair and challenging courses, both when teaching, and when judging.