HTM is a relatively new sport in most countries, but it is growing rapidly. Each country has its own set of rules and judges are trained differently in different countries and that is great, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could not only gain our own experiences, but also learn from each other? Being in a new sport that is spreading throughout the world is exciting as you have the chance to form the way it is developing and learn from colleagues from all over the world. But we can only learn from each other if we meet and talk.
The Danish Kennel Club is happy to invite judges from Kennel Clubs throughout the world to the first International Judges’ Conference. The conference will be held in the Danish Kennel Club Building, Parkvej 1, 2680 Solrød Strand on 12th – 14th April 2013 from Friday afternoon to Sunday midday.
The goal is to meet and share all of our experiences, so we can each bring different point of views, thoughts and ideas home to our own countries.
- How do we keep the sport safe?
- How many judges does it take to get a fair evaluation of the competing teams?
- How do we keep our judging consistent throughout larger classes?
- How do we make sure our rules and judging criteria cover all aspects of the sport and ensure that the competition is won by the best dog and handler team?
- How do we restrict harsh handling/training and what are our views on this?
The conference will be a mix of lectures from experts (including vets, choreographers, etc), practical judging and presentations from each country’s representatives and group discussions.
More info to come!