Richter - EO Qualifikation 2020
Jari Suomalainen (FIN) - Richter EO 2020
I´m 47-year-old agilityjudge from Finland. I became international FCI- judge in 2013. Recently, I have judged national championships and AWC/EO-tryouts in Sweden, AWC/EO-tryouts in Hungary (and of course in Finland) and a couple years ago I judged in Norwegian Open. This year I was nominated to judge in European Open 2020.
Some of you may remember me when I competed with Frodo. In our long career we won both individual and team in AWC, EO, Nordic championships (individual two times in a row) and Finnish championships (individual four times in a row). Nowadays I don´t compete at this high level, because my hip and leg was operated five years ago, and after that I can´t run agility as fast as I want to run. But that leaves me more time for judging.
When I was a competitor I loved full speed and accuracy. When I plan my courses I aim to these elements. Also I want that my courses are safe even for the fastest dog. I want offer fair and fluent line for the dog, and if the handler makes a good course-plan she/he can get also a good and smooth line. My courses seem to be quite easy on the paper, but because of the speed they usually are not so easy.
It is a great honor to be invited to judge your EO-tryouts in Switzerland. I´m looking forward to see lots of fantastic runs and great emotions during the competition.