/Country Selection
Country Selection2019-06-10T16:10:34+00:00

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
Click here
Australia
Gordon Thiry
Click here
Austria
Petra Reichetzer
Click here
Belgium
Click here
Brazil
Dan Wroblewski
Click here
Bulgaria
Smilena Shepherd
Click here
Canada
Paula Collins
Click here
China
Jimmy Chen
Click here
Denmark
Julie Tambjerg
Click here
England
Becky Dixon
Finland
Jessi Landen
Click here
France
Nicolas Michel
Click here
Germany
Anna Hinze
Hungary
Zsofi Biro
Click here
Italy
Massimo Perla
Click here
Japan
Hisato Tanabe
Click here
Jersey
Louise Eden
Click here
Malaysia
Choong Han Ni
Click here
Mexico
Beatriz Fernández
Click here
Montenegro
Netherlands
Wendy Willemse
Click here
New Zealand
Matilda van Rijnberk
Click here
Northern Ireland
David Duncan
Click here
Norway
Ingerid Klaveness
Click here
Poland
Ola Kordas
Click here
Portugal
Jorge Pires
Click here
Republic of Ireland
Click here
Republic of San Marino
Gian Luca Terenzi
Click here
Romania
Plamen Kirow
Click here
Russia
Elena Dmitrochenko
Click here
Scotland
Alan Short
Click here
Singapore
Sharon De Castro
Slovenia
Silvia Trkman
South Korea
Gahye Kim
Click here
Spain
Anabel Arribas Moreno
Click here
Sweden
Feliciaa Fagerstrom
Click here
Switzerland
Bettina Stemmler
Thailand
Nada Sibunruang
Click here
Uruguay
Gerardo Peleo Gomez
Click here
USA
Mike Murphy
Click here
Venezuela
Silvia Lopez Valcarcel
Click here
Wales
Barrie James