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Main judge - Karen Sykes (United Kingdom)

Karen Sykes has been involved in Heelwork to Music and Freestyle since 2001, and has competed, judged and taught around the world. She has had 4 dogs who have competed in the sport and she has appeared at Crufts Dog Show every year since 2002.

Debra Bénard (France)

I live in France and have been a judge of canine freestyle and HTM in Switzerland (Dogdance association) since 2007.

Johanna Saariluoma (Finland)

I’m Johanna Saariluoma, a Finnish canine freestyle and HTM judge. I started training freestyle in 2002 and have been judging since 2005.

Kuzina Olga (Russia)

I've been into dog sports since 2002. With my first dog I took up a number of activities: agility, obedience and hunt tests. In 2010 I entered the national Russian freestyle dog dancing team. During the same year I started working at the competitions as a trainee judge. In 2013 I got certified by RCF as dog dancing judge.

Esther Niemeijer (Netherlands)

Since 2013 I am an official judge and since then I have judged in several countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and in Germany, at the OEC in Stuttgart. All of these were great experiences for me.