Judges announced for the Junior Open Agility World Championships

The Kennel Club is pleased to announce that the FCI has formally approved the following judges to judge at the Junior Open Agility World Championships later this year.

Lee Gibson and Natalie Webb from the United Kingdom, Jirina Mackova from Czech Republic and Kurt Ove Steinset from Norway have been appointed as agility judges for the championships which is one of the world’s most prestigious international dog agility competitions. It is open to competitors aged 18 and under with both pedigree and non-pedigree dogs that have been selected to represent their country and will take place 12 – 16 July at Dallas Burston Polo Club in Southam.

This is the first time the UK has held the competition and heralds the first of two events to be hosted by The Kennel Club, with the European Open Championships in 2024 due to be held at Rutland Showground in Oakham.
Vanessa McAlpine, Events Executive at The Kennel Club, said: “The Kennel Club would like to congratulate the judges on their appointments at the Junior Open Agility World Championships in July.

“We look forward to welcoming them to this prestigious event and working together closely to make this a fantastic event for handlers, dogs and spectators alike.”

For more information about the Junior Open Agility World Championships judges, click here.