Thorsten Helmrath

Deutschland – Prüfungsleiter

Seit über 20 Jahren beschäftige ich mich mit der Ausbildung von Retrievern. Meine Hunde führe ich erfolgreich auf jagdlichen, nationalen und internationalen Prüfungen und wenn es die Zeit erlaubt im Herbst zur Niederwildjagd. Mit der Erfahrung als Ausbilder, Züchter und Starter auf etlichen Prüfungen, schlüpfte ich dann in die Rolle des Leistungsrichters.

Im Umfeld meiner Heimatstadt Hattingen finde ich die idealen Voraussetzungen meine Hunde zur Jagd und auf Prüfungen vorzubereiten.

Es ist wohl das Zusammenspiel zwischen Hund und Hundeführer, welches die Faszination ausmacht, auf Prüfungen und Workingtests das Erlernte abzufragen und zu bewerten. Das kann natürlich nicht immer so gut klappen wie im Training. Nur gut, dass die Geselligkeit auf Prüfungen nie zu kurz kommt und eine misslungene Arbeit schnell vergessen lässt.

Vielen Dank an die Sonderleitung und die vielen Helferinnen und Helfer, für ihren unermüdlichen Einsatz und ihr Engagement, durch das neue Begegnungen und Unterhaltungen möglich werden und uns unser Hobby näher bringen lässt.

Ich freue mich auf spannende Tage, die wir gemeinsam in unserer Freizeit mit unseren Hunden verbringen werden und wünsche allen Teilnehmern viel Spaß und Erfolg.

Declan Boyle

Irland

My Name is Declan Boyle, I am a A panel judge in the Irish Kennel Club and a B panel judge under the Kennel Club UK. I have been trialling labradors since 2002 and I have made up 3 Field Trial Champions (FTCH Glenloch Ruff, FTCH Leadburn Jamie & International FTCH Miller McDuff).

I have qualified 11 times for the Irish Championship and two times for the IGL and run on the Irish International Gundog Team at the CLA for the 4 years. I have run on about 10 different Irish International Teams. I have been the Captain of the Irish Retriever Team which competed in Chatsworth for the last 5 years. I enjoy a lot of Snipe and Woodcock shooting. During the shooting season I pick-up at least 2 days a week with all my dogs unless I am trialling.

I have judged trials and working tests in France, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany and the USA. I also Judged the European ICC 2012 in Italy and the Swedish Retriever Championship 2017. I’m delighted to have been invited to judge the German Retriever Championship and wish all the competitors the best of luck.

 

Barbara Kuen

Großbritannien


Barbara wird sich hier in Kürze vorstellen.

 

Nick Coates

Großbritannien

I have been competing with gundogs for over 25 years winning my first Field Trial award in 1992 and winning with the same dog in 1993. Since then I have been competing with both Labradors and Golden Retrievers, I have won Open Field Trials with both breeds I regularly pick up with my dogs.


I turned professional in 1997 training dogs for Clients, Training Clients to train their dogs and having the occasional trained dog for sale. I also breed from time to time My Kennel Name is Gospelash.


I am a UK Kennel Club A panel judge judging from Novice to Two Day Open Trials in the UK. Last year I judged the two day working test at Chatsworth for the Kennel Club.


I have judged in in a number of countries in Europe and have been invited to the USA and also Japan. I am looking forward to judging for you in the Czech Republic, thank you for inviting me.

 

Bruno Julien

Frankreich

For over 20 years I have been training and competing with Retrievers. I enjoy shooting, picking up, trialling and participating in Working Tests. 

I run Golden Retrievers and Labradors in France and abroad. Three of my dogs I have made up to International Field Trial Champions. I have achieved results at The European championship with the title of vice-champion 2 times, some top dog ranks at the Skinner’s World Cup event , at the GRC Centenary IWT and at the CLA Game Fair.

I qualified  my Golden Mistybrook Tuscan twice at the IGL British Championship. I won the International Working Test ( IWT) in Italy with my newest recruit Lesser Burdock Deene, a son of my INT FTCH Carolhill Quistador.

I am actively involved in the French Retriever Club and the French Kennel Club. As an international judge I enjoy meeting and judging gundog friends, old and new! 

I wish you all the best of luck.

Frank Hermansen

Norwegen

My name is Frank Hermansen and I live in Stavanger on the beautiful south-west coast of Norway. I have been judging retrievers for 18 years and have had the honor to judge cold game tests, WT’s, Field Trial’s and various championships all over Scandinavia and most of Europe. I am also a FCI judge and judged in 2015 the Coupe d’Europe for Retrievers. I started up with retrievers 28 years ago. The first

 

20 years I trained and entered several Flatcoats in elite (Open) class at cold game test, FT’s and working tests, and for the last eight years, I have been training and handling Labradors.

I have been part of the Norwegian team to Skinner’s, IWT, Coupe d’Europe and Nordic Championships with my Flatcoats and Labradors on several occasions.

 Wish all the handlers, helpers and the organization best of luck!