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The UK Agility Grand Finals 2017

UK Agility is pleased to announce our 2017 Grand Final judges Judy Willis and Martin Tait.

Biography for Judy Willis

Judy began competing in agility in the mid 1980's, competing with various breeds, including a Labrador, Border collies/WSD's and Border Terriers. In 2010 Judy represented Great Britain in the IFCS WAC with Tilly her Border Terrier. Judy and Tilly were regular competitors at the Grand Finals in both Masters and the Grand Prix for several years between 2009 and 2014 gaining 2nd place in the Masters final 2010. Tilly retired at the UKA Nationals in 2015 and Judy is currently between dogs.

As a judge, Judy first started her judging in the late 1980's at Kennel Club shows and league matches. More recently she has judged at UKA shows, previously judging the UKA Nationals, and the Clear Q Games Challenge Semi-Finals in 2016. Always looking to improve on her judging skills, Judy recently became an Affiliated Global Judging Program Judge.

Although her full time work is not in dog agility, Judy has been a UKA show manager for over a decade running multiple shows throughout the year as well as a UKA show representative and official Measurer.

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Biography for Martin Tait

Martin has been involved in agility since 1996 and has competed with a variety of breeds throughout this time including competing in KC Grade 7 at all 3 heights. He currently competes in Toy/Small with his mini poodle Rizzo and has recently taken on an 11month old Malinios, Xena.

Martin has been judging since 2001 and is both a Masters UKA judge and Kennel Club Championship judge. Martin states he has a passion for judging and in his own words has been fortunate to judge various finals and competitions over the years in this country and abroad. Although a long established judge, Martin believes that judges should be constantly looking to develop their skills and has recently become a Global Judging Program approved judge.

As well as judging and competing, Martin's involvement in the sport also includes being a Team Coach for the England World Agility Open team as well as being a full time Agility Instructor at Day Break Dogs near Bristol.

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