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November 2021


This months four lesson plans are based on;

  • Jan Egil Eide (AWC 2022 Judge) Agility Course
  • Marleen Haeneefstingels (EO 2022 Judge) Jumping Course 
  • Martin Schoffelmeer (EO 2022 Judge) Agility Course
  • Lee Gibson (WAO 2022 Judge) Jumping Course

 

Presentation from

Chris Kerton - Training Direction Changes for the Agility Handler 

 In this presentation Chris will explain, demonstrate and discuss the repetition schemes used to improve the mechanics and effectiveness of changing direction for any athlete. Once the basic drills have been conveyed, Chris will explain and demonstrate how this training session can be tailored to have a more specialised focus for an agility handler. 

 

Interview with Karina Divisova from Czech Republic (The Czech Republic AWC, EO & WAO Team Manager.)


Karina has been involved in Agility for over 20 years as a competitor and has judged for 6 years. In 2017 Karina took on the role of international team manager for the Czech Republic. We hear from Karina about how Agility in Czech Republic and their national team selection process runs, her thoughts on what makes a great team member and the qualities that the very best Czech handlers possess that she believes stands them above the rest.  As well as those topics she chats about other things including how they manage team members, her thoughts on course design, her opinion on what Czech handlers want to see in the development of Agility and advice on how to achieve podium level of performance. It’s an interesting opportunity to hear a new point of view on topics that we all have thoughts on. 


Course Running Days.

30th November held at Pure Agility, B79 0BU.  The SECOND of our Winter International Insight Course Running days.  Indoors on Juta Astro Turf, FCI size arena with Galican equipment with the premise of preparation for the Team GB 2022 Selection. 2 x jumping and 2 x agility courses based on the designs and layouts of the judges. At the end of the sessions time will be allocated to allow you to train on the last Agility course.

To sign up, email info@internationalinsight.co.uk, please include your name and FCI jump height.

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October 2021

 

This months four lesson plans are based on;

  • Olga Korovaikova (AWC 2022 Judge) Agility Course
  • Jari Suomalainen (EO 2022 Judge) Jumping Course 
  • Thora Van Der Stock (EO 2022 Judge) Agility Course
  • Anders Virtanen (JOAWC 2022 Judge) Jumping Course

  

Presentation from

  • Joce Brooks – Managing and controlling your nerves to your benefit.

 

Interview with Jessica Patterson from Canada

Jessica Patterson is an accomplished competitor and dog trainer, who quickly made a name for herself in the world of agility. Jessica's competitive background in the sports world began at an early age. In 1999, she was ranked 2nd in Canada in Figure Skating, and became a valued member of the National Junior Team.

Over the last 15 years, Jessica has turned her attention to the sport of Agility, making her mark in the competitive agility ring. Jessica is one of the very best at the World level in agility. She is a highly skilled competitor and has several impressive accomplishments under her belt. Jessica and Trix won both the Pentathlon and Biathlon at the 2015 World Agility Open Championships in the Netherlands, won the 2015 European Open in Germany. Her 2nd border collie Lux placed 2nd in the individual jumping at the 2018 AWC in Sweden and was 2nd in jumping at the 2019 AWC in Finland. Jessica has represented Canada at 18 world events.

An intriguing listen, hearing Jess talk about her training and competition strategies, fitness programs, mental game, puppy selection and much more.

 

Course Running Days.

19th October held at Ogilvie Dogs, PE10 0BJ.  The FIRST of our Winter International Insight Course Running days.  Indoors on Juta Astro Turf, FCI size arena with Galican equipment with the premise of preparation for the Team GB 2022 Selection. 2 x jumping and 2 x agility courses based on the designs and layouts of the judges. At the end of the sessions time will be allocated to allow you to train on the last Agility course.

To sign up, email info@internationalinsight.co.uk, please include your name and FCI jump height.


September 2021


This months four lesson plans are based on;

  • Marleen Haeneefstingels (EO 2022 Judge) Agility Course

  • Petr Pupik (JOAWC 2022 Judge) Jumping Course 
  • Martin Schoffelmeer (EO 2022 Judge) Agility Course

  • Thora Van Der Stock (EO 2022 Judge) Jumping Course

 

Presentation from

  • Sam Towe - Muscle Conditioning - The Importance of Form and Posture.


Interview with Marleen Haeneefstingels from Belgium (EO 2022 Judge.)

Marleen is relatively new to the judging world but she has been in the sport for 20 years as a competitor and a professional trainer.  Her appointment for the 2022 EO is now placing her and her course design into the spotlight. In this 40 minute interview we hear Marleens thoughts on course design, how she designs and some of her favourite things to use when creating her courses.  We have an in-depth discussion on her opinions on the distances between obstacles, her thoughts on safety and her concerns about the current trends seen in the sport. Marleens talks about courses for the different sizes of dog and how she alters her designs in relation to the size category she is designing for.

If you are looking to compete at EO 2022 this is an interview that certainly gives you an Insight to the courses you are likely to face from one of the judges and you may be able to draw conclusions on what the EO judges selection panel are looking for with designs and distances. It’s not to be missed.

  

Course Running Days.

3rd September held at Celestine Dog Training, BS37 6PA. This is the WAO Wales Try Out venue, 2 days before the selection event begins.  40m x 25m ring with First Contact equipment outdoors on Sand arena. The 4 courses will focus on the Welsh Try Out judge Jason Bartram.  The courses will be run under WAO rules and heights.  Cost for International Insight members £30, Non members £40.  To sign up email info@internationalinsight.co.uk include your name and WAO jump height. For more details on the format of these days please visit benefits.

29th September held at WR11 7RP. 40m x 25m Agility ring with Galican equipment and a 40m x 22m Jumping ring, outdoors on grass.  The 4 courses will focus on EO 2022 Judges designs and layouts under FCI rules.  Cost for International Insight members £30, Non members £40.  To sign up email info@internationalinsight.co.uk include your name and FCI jump height. For more details on the format of these days please visit benefits


August 2021


This months four lesson plans are based on;

  • Jason Bartram (England & Wales WAO 2022 Try Out Judge) Agility Course
  • Bart de Decker (WAO 2022 Judge) Jumping Course 
  • Jari Suomalainen (EO 2022 Judge) Agility Course
  • Anders Virtanen (JOAWC 2022 Judge) Jumping Course

 

Presentations from

  • Chris Kerton - Focusing on the execution of the “Front Cross” handling manoeuvres.
    Chris will detail the different footwork needed for the variety of front crosses needed and drills to help pattern the muscle memory. Chris will also demonstrate and explain some of the strength & conditioning exercises that will help handlers with their execution.

 

Two Q&A sessions with Greg Derrett

Greg will be available on Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th August to answer any agility questions you have.  From his own experience of representing GB for over 20 years, to his thoughts on Agility Team GB and WAO and team selections or his involvement in running National and International events.  The second session is scheduled for those that cannot join the first date and to give you the opportunity to ask further questions after digesting the answers from the first session.  How many times have you said "I should have asked....." well, this time you can! 

 

Interview with Nicola Giraudi from Italy (AWC, EO and WAO Gold medallist.)  

It’s rare to win a gold medal at one of the 3 big agility events but to have won at all 3 and with dogs in 3 different height categories puts Nic in a league of his own.  Listening to Nic will give you a unique insight into what it takes, not only to remain at the top of the sport for over 20 years but how to step up the level needed to stand on the podium.  It’s fascinating to hear his thoughts on his own mental game and how AWC Bronze in 2017 was the building block to achieve Gold in 2018.  We discuss what he looks for when selecting a puppy through to some of his training techniques.  If you are interested in what it takes to make it to that next competing level, this is an interview you don’t want to miss.


Course Running Day.

4th August held at Hollow Farm, GL2 3SG. This is the Agility 4 England Try Out venue, 2 days before the selection event begins.  40m x 35m ring with First Contact equipment outdoors on grass. The 4 courses will focus on the 3 2022 WAO judges Bart De Decker, Dave Grubel, Lee Gibson and England Try Out judge Jason Bartram. All 4 judges will be designing courses for the Try Out.  The courses will be run under WAO rules and heights.  Cost for International Insight members £30, Non members £40.  To sign up email info@internationalinsight.co.uk include your name and FCI jump height. For more details on the format of these days please visit benefits.


July 2021


This months four lesson plans are based on;

  • Petr Pupík (JOAWC 2022 Judge) Jumping Course

  • Thora Van Der Stock (EO 2022 Judge) Agility Course 

  • Martin Schoffelmeer (EO 2022 Judge) Jumping Course

  • Lee Gibson (WAO 2022 Judge) Agility Course


Presentations from

  • Sam Towe - An Overview of Conditioning your Canine Athlete.

    An introduction to the different categories of conditioning and important factors to consider when formulating your agility athletes fitness programme.

     

  • Joce Brooks - Perseverance.

    The hot topic session will look at tools to help you deal with the ups and downs and difficulties on your performance agility journey and how you can refocus and remain steadfast in pursuit of your goals.


Interview with Alan Short WAO Team Scotland Manager. Alan is in the fairly unique position of managing an International Team as well as having competed on numerous occasions at the WAO and the European Open.  We discuss with Alan what he looks for when selecting a partnership and the vital skills a handler needs to compete at this level.    From his experience in both roles, we ask Alans advise on what are the vital elements handlers should be focusing on who have aspirations to compete successfully abroad.


Course Running Day.

6th July Held at WR11 7RP. 40m x 25m Agility ring with Galican equipment and a 40m x 22m Jumping ring, outdoors on grass. The 4 courses will focus on Inga Järv Jumping and Jan Egil Eide Agility designs and layouts under FCI rules.  Cost for International Insight members £30, Non members £40.  To sign up email info@internationalinsight.co.uk include your name and FCI jump height. For more details on the format of these days please visit benefits


June 2021


This months four lesson plans are based on;

  • Marleen Haeneefstingels (EO 2022 Judge) Jumping Course

  • Inga Jarv (AWC 2021 Judge) Agility Course

  • Jari Suomalainen (EO 2022 Judge) Jumping Course

  • Dave Grubel (WAO 2022 Judge) Agility Course 


    Course Running Day.

    7th June Held at WR11 7RP.  40m x 25m Agility ring with Galican equipment and a 40m x 22m Jumping ring, outdoors on grass.  The 4 courses will focus on Jan Egil Eide Jumping and Inga Järv Agility designs and layouts under FCI rules.  Cost for International Insight members £30, Non members £40.  To sign up email info@internationalinsight.co.uk include your name and FCI jump height. For more details on the format of these days please visit benefits


    Presentations from

    • Chris Kerton - Focusing on the execution of the “German” handling manoeuvres. Chris will detail the footwork needed and the strength & conditioning exercises to help handler performance.

       

    • Amy Lawson - An introduction to the physical analysis of the agility dog. Discussing five points to analyse your own dog - Gait, Static, Proprioception, Balance and Flexibility.


    Interview with Lee Gibson WAO 2022 Judge. As one of the UK's top International judges, we discuss with Lee the differences in national and international level courses. Both from a judges point of view in design and some of the major differences handlers should be aware of when competing at an international level.



    Previously on International Insight