Country Selection 2022

Each country is responsible for selection of its own team. The selection process is coordinated by a “country manager.” The manager may be an agility organisation in that country, a committee, or an individual. Each potential team manager must submit a resume to the WAO organising committee for approval.

The country manager is responsible for writing a selection guidelines document that explains how people in the country can become members of the team. Each country’s team selection process must be non-discriminatory with regard to both handlers and dogs, and must be approved by WAO to meet this requirement. In addition, a country’s team selection process must allow for at least 1 (one) dog from each height to win its way onto the team, and to run in the Agility Biathlon and the Individual Agility Pentathlon. This must be stated in each country’s selection rules.

Other positions on the country’s team may be filled at the discretion of the country’s manager.

If a country is unable to travel with their own dogs due to the laws of the host country or excessive travel times and expense, substitute dogs may be provided by the host country. A country must make a request in writing to the WAO organising committee. Requests will be evaluated by the WAO committee on a case-by-case basis.

  • If you are interested in being a team manager for your country, please email info@worldagilityopen.com for more information.
  • If you are interested in becoming a member of your country’s team, please scroll down to find out who to contact in your country.
  • If a manager is not listed for your country and you are interested in the position, please email info@worldagilityopen.com for more information.
  • If you are interested in becoming a member of your country’s team, please contact the person listed.
Country
Team Organiser
Organiser Email
Selection Guidelines
Argentina
Jorge Esteban Ramos Salinas
Australia
Gordon Thiry
Austria
Belgium
Yves Maris
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Shona Thirsk
China
Jimmy Chen
Colombia
Czech Republic
Karina Divišová
Denmark
Martin W. Holst
England
Becky Dixon
Finland
France
Sophia Tuis
Germany
Anna Hinze
Hungary
Zsofi Biro
Italy
Massimo Perla
Japan
Hisato Tanabe
Jersey
Louise Eden
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
Monaco
Elisa Richelmi
Montenegro
Netherlands
Wendy Willemse
New Zealand
Sallie Remon
Northern Ireland
Norway
Rikke Masternes
Poland
Portugal
Jorge Pires
Republic of Ireland
Yvonne Lynch
Republic of San Marino
Gian Luca Terenzi
Romania
Plamen Kirow
Russia
Elena Dmitrochenko
Scotland
Alan Short
Singapore
Tan Meow Heong
Slovenia
South Africa
Carolyn Chelchinskey
South Korea
Gahye Kim
Spain
Anabel Arribas Moreno
Sweden
Rebecka Hansson
Switzerland
Bettina Stemmler
Thailand
Nada Sibunruang
Uruguay
USA
Mike Murphy
Venezuela
Silvia Lopez Valcarcel
Wales
Aimee Kerton