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Thorsten Helmrath (Prüfungsleiter) aus Deutschland

Ich bedanke mich ganz herzlich für die Einladung zum Richten des German Cup 2022. Da ich selbst etliche Male beim German Cup gestartet bin, freue ich mich nun besonders, dieses Highlight richten zu dürfen.  

Seit 25 Jahren beschäftige ich mich mit der Ausbildung von Retrievern. Meine Hunde führe ich erfolgreich auf jagdlichen, nationalen und internationalen Prüfungen und wenn es die Zeit erlaubt im Herbst zur Niederwildjagd. Mit der Erfahrung als Ausbilder, Züchter und Starter auf etlichen Prüfungen schlüpfte ich dann in die Rolle des Leistungsrichters.

Im Umfeld meiner Heimatstadt Hattingen finde ich die idealen Voraussetzungen meine Hunde zur Jagd und auf Prüfungen vorzubereiten.

Es ist wohl das Zusammenspiel zwischen Hund und Hundeführer, welches die Faszination ausmacht, auf Prüfungen und Workingtests das Erlernte abzufragen und zu bewerten. Das kann natürlich nicht immer so gut klappen wie im Training. Nur gut, dass die Geselligkeit auf Prüfungen nie zu kurz kommt und eine misslungene Arbeit schnell vergessen lässt.

Vielen Dank an die Sonderleitung und die vielen Helferinnen und Helfer für ihren unermüdlichen Einsatz und ihr Engagement, durch das neue Begegnungen und Unterhaltungen möglich werden und uns unser Hobby näher bringen lässt.

Ich freue mich auf spannende Tage im Spessart, die wir gemeinsam in unserer Freizeit mit unseren Hunden verbringen werden und wünsche allen Teams viel Spaß und Erfolg beim German Cup 2022.

Sue Hutton aus Großbritannien

Thank you for the kind invitation to judge this event, I am very much looking forward to it and regard it as a great honour.

I live in South West France although I am originally from the United Kingdom.  I was born in London and spent many years in rural Worcestershire before moving to France.  Whilst in Worcestershire in my twenties I found my love for working gundogs, the area was known for its wonderful shoots and I spent many years picking up and beating on these shoots.  When retired from competition with the horses in my early thirties I decided that Field Trialling would be a good replacement and was very soon completely addicted.  I have been working, trialling and judging now for 30 years.

I own labradors, golden retrievers and cocker spaniels, all of which I pick up with and trial.  I ran in the IGL in 2003 making up my first FTCh and also in 2017.  I currently have an Open 3 year old Labrador bitch and a novice 2 year old Golden Retriever bitch that will be running in the few available field trials in the UK this season.  Once the season is over I will return to France where we run a Gundog Training Facility on our lovely farm in the South West.

I am a UK Kennel Club A Panel Retriever Judge and have travelled extensively over Europe and the USA judging and running training seminars. 

Bruno Julien aus Frankreich 

For over 20 years I have been training and competing with Retrievers. I enjoy shooting, picking up, trialling and participating in Working Tests.

I run Golden Retrievers and Labradors in France and abroad. Three of my dogs I have made up to International Field Trial Champions. I have achieved results at The European championship with the title of vice-champion 2 times, some top dog ranks at the Skinner’s World Cup event , at the GRC Centenary European event, at the CLA Game Fair.

I qualified my Golden Mistybrook Tuscan twice at the IGL British Championship. I won the International Working Test ( IWT) in Italy with my newest recruit Lesser Burdock Deene, a son of my INT FTCH Carolhill Quistador.

I am actively involved in the French Retriever Club and the French Kennel Club. As an international judge I enjoy meeting and judging gundog friends, old and new…

I wish you all the best of luck.

Henk Slijkhuis aus den Niederlanden

My name is Henk Slijkhuis and together with Marina I am living in the Netherlands in a village close tot the German border. In my youth we always had dogs and when I got married, we bought our first dog, Senno, a Bernese Mountaindog. I started training obedience and he performed quite well.

A few years later, our first Labrador entered our home. It was a bitch and we named her Kelsey. With her I also followed obedience classes, but then I got in contact with people who were training their
retrievers for retrieving. I got enthousiastic and looked for a traininggroup. At first I competed at workingstests, but later on I also competed on field trials. 

Several times I represented my country on the Coup d’Europe and the IWT. Together with Dick 
Heijman and Mike Mulch we won the IWT in 2008 and 2009. In 2019 we organized the IWT in the Netherlands, together with an enthousiastic group of people.

I started judging artificial hunting tests since 2003. In 2010 I became a judge for workingtests and field trials. Since then I have judged workingtests and field trials in several countries. 

What I like to see is a dog who has a good expression in his work, who shows eagerness and pace. A 
dog should mark well, should be a good gamefinder and if it is necessary he should be obedient on the commands given by the handler, without relying on it. 

I am very much delighted to have been invited to judge on the German Cup. I wish all the competitors 
the best of luck.

Jo Serruys aus Belgien 

Jo lives in the North of Belgium. He started in 1993 and bought his first Labrador Roydon Yochiver with the intention to do obedience training.  

In 1998 came the first working breed Labrador, From Gundogs’ Heaven Billy in. From Gundogs’ Heaven Billy became the title of Belgian & International Field Trial Champion. He qualified Billy three times for the Belgian Retriever Championship.  

Jo has qualified two of his dogs on 5 occasions for the Belgian Retriever Championship. As an amateur, he made two field trial champions and two field trial winners. 

B. & Int. FTCH.  From Gundogs’ Heaven Billy  
B. FTCH. Starcreek Devon
Ftw. Ragweeds Impish Rum
Ftw. Broadlaw Flora

He has participated on field trials and workingtests all over Europe, International Workingtests and the Skinners Workingtest in Highclere. 

He was one of the founders, member of the board and vice-president of the Belgian Labrador Retriever Club in 2001. He was also responsible for the working committee for many years. He organized several seminars for the Belgian Labrador Retriever Club members during this period. Jo takes a lot of initiatives to promote working with Retrievers in general.

Since 2006, he is appointed as an official FCI Field Trial judge for Retrievers. His experience as a FCI Field Trial judge for Retrievers has taken him to the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain judging Field Trials and Gundog Working Tests. In 2019, he judged the German Workingtest Final and the International Challenge Cup field trial in Spain.

Training seminars have also featured in different countries. He likes to see gundogs who hunt with style and have natural gamefinding abilities.

Jo always considers it a great honour to be asked to judge these events and is very pleased to accept the appointment to judge the German Cup 2022. He wish all the best to the competitors! 

Walter Mygil aus Dänemark

Ich möchte mich erst ganz herzlich bedanken für die Einladung zum Richten des German Cup 2022.

Ich bin 54 Jahre, ehemaliger 2. Vorsitzender des Dänischen Retriever Verband. Richte seit 2008 in Dänemark B (Cold game), WT und Field trail. Ich habe in Schweden, Norwegen, Schweiz, Liechtenstein, Österreich und Deutschland wiederholt gerichtet – mit viel Spaß und Freude!

Ich führe seit 1996 Labradore, zur Zeit habe ich Partridge Proud Tailor, der in der Offen Klasse startet und Sagnlandets Nuthatch Giant (6 Monate alt).

Aktiv auf die Jagd zu gehen ist eine meiner Leidenschaften – und sehr gern mit Hund. Entenstrich, Fasanendrive oder Bekkasin walk up - da kommt die Stimmung immer hoch.

Es ist immer ein Vergnügen in Deutschland zu richten. Ich war bereits als Richter schon zweimal beim Spessart Cup dabei – so das Gelände ist “fast” mein “zu Hause”. Ich freue mich wieder im Spessart zu sein und als Richter den German Cup zu richten. Bis bald.