Please click on the names below for a bio about each of the 2023 Judges and sample course plans:
I’m Bonnik Berthelsen from Denmark. I have competed since 1989, and been in the Danish national team 3 times with 2 different dogs. I became a judge in 2000. I have been a judge in several finals, and several tryouts for the World Championship and European Open, in Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Estonia and Czech republic. I have judged the Estonian, Swiss and Swedish Championship. I was head of the Danish national team in 2010, 2011 and 2012. My wife and I have 2 Border Collies.
I studied Animal Behaviour and Welfare at The University of the West of England and currently live in Gloucestershire with my four dogs.
I have been competing in agility for over ten years and have taken part in most of the major UK finals. I originally started out with Shelties but am now probably better known for running Belgian Shepherds. I was lucky enough to represent Team England at The World Agility Open in 2013 and was a member of the Team GB squad in 2015.
I am a GJP approved judge and I passed my Kennel Club judging exam in 2012- I am currently in the process of applying for championship status. I judge throughout the UK and Ireland and, at the time of writing, I am looking forward to my first Italian appointment.
I would like to thank Greg for this fantastic opportunity and I look forward to working alongside a world class team of judges and organisers.