"I`m honoured to be invited to judge in Holland again , on my last trip over I judged your really well organised The Pre Continental Trial. I must congratulate Holland on there successful bid to host the World Trial , a prize that is well deserved. I started trialling in 1982 and was very fortunate to start my trialling days with a well bread bitch pup who went on to give me a lot of success. I went on to train and trial a number of dogs all with moderate success. I know how hard it is to find a good dog so I admire the dedication, patients and skill required to get a dog up to open standard. In the last 10 years or so I have not had the facilities at hand to train my own dogs so I have concentrated on Judging. I have Judged several times in America and Brazil and love to see how different nations pick up the challenge of trialling. In my opinion every handler needs to experience sitting in the judges box, as you get to see trialling from another perspective. I`m looking forward to judging The Dutch Open and wish all competitors the best of success."
"65 yr old farm manager from the south of England. Managed the same family 500 acre arable and sheep unit for the last 38 years. I am Englands ISDS president elect and council member. Have competed at national level since 1987, have been in the English team and run in the Supreme final.Have organised 3 English nationals and judged in North and South America,Europe, the English national, the Supreme and the World trial and for my sins am the the consultant and commentator for the BBc's One Man and His Dog."