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Activities


The Rally Working Party acts as a channel of communication between the Kennel Club and those who compete in Rally. Like the Liaison Councils for Agility, Obedience Heelwork to Music and Working Trials, the Working Party has been set up to represent grass-roots opinion within the Kennel Club, and to promote a better understanding among competitors of how the Kennel Club functions. It will play an essential role in reviewing the regulations for licensed Rally competitions and to advise the Kennel Club on any regulation changes that may be needed.

Working Party members are interested in hearing the views and ideas of competitors, and will be seen at many Rally shows during the year.

Working Party Meetings

The next Working Party meeting will be held on 1st May 2018. If you wish to submit a proposal or discussion item for the Working Party to consider, it should be submitted to a Rally representative (see below).

Recommendations by the Working Party will be submitted to the Activities Sub-Committee and then the General Committee. All approved Regulations will be effective from 1 January of the following year. 

Rally Working Party Members

Rally Working Party Consultation on Changes to the S Regulations

The Rally Working Party has recently reviewed the S regulations. This review has included all areas of Rally and has taken into account personal observations, feedback received and issues raised by competitors over time. It has now reached the stage of more formal consultation in order for competitors to understand the amendments prior to them going live, and to allow for feedback.  

Some regulation changes will be introduced from January 2018, but the majority are planned for implementation in January 2019 subject to the results of the consultation process. The summary document and annexes set out the changes in more detail and can be found below.

Should you wish to submit a consultation response or have any questions or queries about this process, please contact a member of the Working Party either by phone or email. Consultation is now open, and ends on Tuesday 17th April 2018. Please submit any responses prior to that date.

Rally Working Party Consultation Summary Document 

Annex 1 Rally S Regulation Changes

Annex 2 S (A) Levels, Eligibility and Titles

Annex 3 Exercises and Signs 

Annex 4 S (B) Performance, Course Design and Ring Management 

Annex 5 S (B) 4 Scoring Guidelines