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August 22 morning - AKC Premier Cup w/ Manca judging
August 22-23 - Seminars
August 24-25 - UKI trial w/ Manca judging
Manca Mikec is an FCI judge (judging EOTT 2019 & Norwegian Open 2019!) and recently won Team Silver at the AWC and Team Gold at the EO 2018.
Karen Holik is an 11-time USA World Team Member with 3 different dogs at 3 different heights!
Wide World of Indoor Sports, Montville, CT — Climate controlled on Turf!
Seminar Descriptions: TBA
About the presenters:
My name is Manca and I come from Ljubljana, Slovenia. I first stared with agility in 1999, but than I had few years of break due to sick dog. When I got my first border collie Bode in 2006, my life completely changed. I started to train more seriously, attending seminars and developing knowledge of this lovely sport. In 2010 I ran on EO with Bode, and also got new border collie, this time a girl named Lin. With all my knowledge I managed to teach Lin great basic and now its really easy to run with her. My both dogs are crazy fast and have great ability to work, so I just love to work with them as much as possible. In 2014 I got new puppy, papillon Aksi, who now also competes in highest level A3. At the moment I have 4 dogs: Bode, Lin, Aksi and puppy Breezy.
Lin ran at AWC 2015 & 2016 with Polona Bonač, they were 2nd in team large 2015! And they ran many EOs and will run AWC 2018 too.
Aksi qualified for EO 2016,2017&2018, and also AWC 2017&2018. At AWC 2017 we got 5th place in agility invididual run and in EO 2018 we became team champions in small!
In 2010 I started working on my judging exam. So from fall 2013 im also agility judge (from 2014 international). I was also team leader for EO 2013, team assistant for EO 2014 &2015 and assistant at AWC 2014&2015.
I teach agility for more than 8 years already. Many students of mine are team Slovenia members for AWC and EO.
My goal is to have fun and enjoy working with our great dogs!
Karen is an 11-time USA World Team Member with 3 different dogs at 3 different heights, 5-time National Champion, Gold and Silver Medalist at the World Agility Open (England), Silver Medalist at the FCI World Championships (Austria) and Bronze Medalist at the IFCS World Championships (Italy). She teaches private/group lessons and classes in Brandon, Florida. She has also been a Finalist at National Events here in the United States with each of her dogs (past and present) over the past 20 years.
Karen began participating in dog agility in 1992 when she started training her Chow/Sheltie mix, Simon. She loves training dogs of all motivation levels. Her success with many breeds demonstrates her effectiveness. She believes that all dogs can be taught to run to their full potential and agility should be a team sport and fun for the dog at all times. She believes the most important aspects of agility training are teaching the fundamentals and being consistent with your handling at all times.
Karen currently owns 5 dogs (two Shelties and three Border Collies). She teaches private/group lessons and classes in Brandon, Florida. She also travels the United States, as well as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Mexico and Costa Rica, giving seminars.