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Judges - 2019

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Maria Daley - England

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I live in Gloucestershire with my youngest daughter and our dogs. I became more aware of agility about 12 years ago when my daughters started training agility – they’ve both made it to Crufts with their own dogs and other dogs they trained and ran.
After a winter of standing, watching agility in the cold, I decided that I’d like to join in and my obsession with agility began. I’ve made and continue to make a lot of friends through the agility community. I love judging, it means I get to see more of what the dog and handler partnership can achieve in the ring.
I work with dogs and also teach Hoopers, Scentwork and Trailing – I specialise in working with dogs that have social, fear and behavioural issues – with 3 of my dogs being rescues and having to help them work through various issues – I love seeing a nervous worried dog learning a skill, understanding and developing a bond with their human and becoming confident and enjoying life.
Charlie, the lab x has reached G6 so far and Flo, my big Doodle, made it to Champ at UkA before she had to retire due to injuries. Ollie, the black and white collie is now 15 ½ years old and retired and Indi, the smaller fluffy Doodle finds competing stressful so just does the odd run but she loves training each week. Mally, my latest collie is just starting out and I’m loving training him.
I’ve been coming to Jersey for the European Agility Festival for a number of years now and I’m honoured that Andre and Sally have invited me to judge this year – I’m looking forward to seeing you and your dog’s run.
 

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Barrie James - Wales

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My name is Barrie James and I live in Cardiff with my wife Sam and our 4 dogs. I work as a full time agility trainer and am based in South Wales however I travel throughout the UK and overseas to train, compete and judge. I have been training, competing and judging in agility for over 24 years and have been lucky enough to have had success at Crufts, Olympia and the World Agility Open. I have previously managed Team Wales for 3 years at the WAO and each year we have medalled, in addition I have also coached numerous Team GB members for EO and AWC. As an agility enthusiast (AKA Barrie Britainia), I take an active part in supporting GB Agility and am proud to attend major world class events and celebrate success. 
Over the years I have judged many qualifiers and finals (for UK Agility/International and the Kennel Club). I have also judged the Open Junior Agility Championships, Channel Island Dog of the Year, UKA Grand Finals and recently returned from the USA after judging the US Open.
 

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Jane James - England

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I live on the outskirts of Oxfordshire with my husband, three children and sixteen dogs. I started in the world of agility about 30 years ago with my very successful border collie Nicki. She qualified for every final going including Olympia, Crufts, Barbour Clockwatcher, Barbour Pairs, Pedigree Chum Team and Chum Pairs.
When my children, Katy, Molly and Owen started competing with their own dogs I took a back seat at competing and did more judging appointments.
I was first asked to judge in Jersey at the European Agility Festival in year 2000 when it was held at the Beuvelande Camp site and feel very honoured to have been asked again.
I am really looking forward to judging at this International show and would like to thank André and Sally Rees for inviting me.
Jersey is one of my favourite places to judge as it gives me an opportunity to see all my friends again.
Everyone is so warm and welcoming, it’s like home from home!

 

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Corinna Körner - Spain

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Hello, I´m Corinna Körner and I live with my husband and our Belgian Sheperd Stella Maris, in Barcelona (Spain).  I always had dogs in my life, my first two Agility dogs were Aiko and Kelly, both rescued Belgian Shepherd Groenendaels. With Kelly I trained her successfully and became Catalan Champions in individual and team of Catalan Agility Federation (FCAG). Further we were running Cani X and became Catalan Champion, took part in many international competitions including reaching finals at the European Opens. At present I compete with my 4 year old Groenendael Stella Maris.
The passion for this sport made me become a Kennel Club Agility Judge. I like to construct fluid and fast courses with technical parts. A challenge, hopefully for both handlers and dogs.
I want to thank Sally and André, for inviting me to judge. It is a honour and will be a great pleasure to combine again competing and judging at the Jersey European Agility Festival. It is aleady my 6th time taking part in my favourite Agility show; meeting new people and my "amigos".
Looking forward seeing you soon and having a wonderful time.

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Alfredo Tuset - Spain

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My name is Alfredo Tuset and I live in Barcelona (Spain). I have been competing in Agility since 2000 with my two Groenendaels in the Spanish Kennel Club and the Catalan Agility Federation’s competitions. I have been qualified for the Spanish KC championship finals in 2002, 2006 and 2007 and for the Belgian Shepherd World Championship FMBB 2009. I have competed at the European Agility Open from 2004 to 2010 editions with both dogs and I have been the Spanish team manager from 2007 to 2010. I also have been the team manager of the Catalan Agility team since 2006 to 2014 at the Kennel Club International Agility Festival. In 2012 I lost both dogs and in 2013 I got my third Groenendael, then I went back doing Agility competitions since 2014 and also I have been training French Ring. In 2003 I became judge by the Catalan Agility Federation and I been judging continuously since then. I judged 2011-2013-2014 editions of the Jersey Agility Festival and the International Agility Gotor Party 2014 held in Spain. In December 2014 I became British Kennel Club agility judge. On 2015 I was invited to judge at K.C. International Agility Festival and in Dogs in Need.
I am absolutely delighted to be invited to judge the Jersey Agility Festival and I take this opportunity to thank Sally and André for asking me again. I am looking forward seeing you there.

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Carla Whyte - England

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My name is Carla Whyte and I live in Milton Keynes in the UK with my partner Ben, 3 border collies, a geriatric miniature poodle and the baby of the bunch, my Mini American Shepherd.  My agility career began when I first convinced my parents to take me and my crossbreed ‘Lady’ to agility classes.  Little did I know that 27 years on, I would be in the privileged position of teaching, judging and competing in a sport that I love, having made many great friends along the way.  Over the years I have been lucky enough to compete to Champ level, winning at Crufts and qualifying for many finals and semi finals. I have always enjoyed competing but a few years ago I started my own training club, LoveAgility, and I get great satisfaction from helping others to enjoy this sport. I have had the pleasure of judging at some of the biggest shows in the country and was delighted to be invited to judge in beautiful Jersey this year.  This will be my 5th time visiting the island as a competitor and my first time as a judge.  I’m very much looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to see you all there.