Country Selection 2025


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 FitPaws 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 FitPaws 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 FitPaws WAO organising committee. Requests will be evaluated by the FitPaws 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.

Country

Team Manager

Managers Email

Selection Document (English)

Selection Document

Argentina

Jorge Esteban Ramos Salinas


Australia




Austria

Cornelia Götzendorfer


Belgium

Bart De Decker


Brazil

Michel Freitas


Canada

Angela Koop


China

Jimmy Chen



Colombia

Juliana Blanco


Croatia

Mary Schaff



Czech Republic

Karina Divišová



Denmark

Martin W. Holst



England

Becky Dixon


Finland

Jessi Landen



France

Sophia Tuis



Germany

Anna Hinze

Hungary

Zsofi Biro



Israel


Italy

Massimo Perla



Japan

Hisato Tanabe



Jersey

Louise Eden



Kazakhstan

Yekaterina Glushnyak



Luxembourg

Natascha Seuré



Malaysia

Song Lin Koay



Mexico

Barbara de la Parra



Monaco

Elisa Richelmi



Netherlands

Wendy Willemse



Northern Ireland

Carron McCready



Norway

Hanne W. Jørgensen



Poland

Lila Zachwatowicz



Portugal

Jorge Pires



Republic of Ireland

Frieda Baragwanath



Republic of San Marino


Romania

Norocel Negrea



Scotland

Alan Short



Singapore

Tan Meow Heong


Slovakia

Petra Matušíková



Slovenia

Janez Pirnar



South Africa

Carolyn Chelchinskey



South Korea

Ga Hye Kim



Spain

David Molinas



Sweden

Rebecka Hansson



Switzerland

Bettina Stemmler



Thailand

Nada Sibunruang



USA

Ivette White



Venezuela

Jose Manual Davila



Wales

Aimee Kerton