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EGA

JUDGES

Umberto <br />Lehmann
Denys <br />Loraine
Ferruccio <br />Soave
Jennifer <br />Lee
Irina <br />Pinkusevich
Laetitia Renoud <br />Grappin
Alison <br />Rogers
Olga <br />Zabelinskaya
Lindsey <br />Dicken
Nele <br />Reygaerts
Roman <br />Fomin
Christine <br />Speerin

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  • European Grooming Association  

    promoting and developing the grooming profession

    The European Grooming Association -non profit making-, targeted on promoting and developing the grooming profession, was born from an Umberto Lehmann's idea shared with Mijo Klein, his friend and very known and appreciated French groomer, during a grooming contest in 2001. More and more contests are held, people can meet and compare different schools, but most of all competitions are a stimulus to improve one's capacities and the best way to achieve success in professional activity.

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  • Umberto <br />Lehmann

    Umberto
    Lehmann  

    president of the judges

    El Corte Italiano in Cartagena has been his home since 2007. Opened his grooming salon in Milano in 1980, after having been in breeding, showing and training. In 1985 he started giving formation and specialization courses in his Grooming School getting more than 250 students. From 1985 to 2001, he won several gold and silver medals in USA, Europe and Canada in Poodle, Handstripping, Purebreeds Scissoring and Spaniels. He was member of the Italiam Team that got the third place in the World Team Championship in Intergroom U.S.A.1996 He was member of the European Team that got the second place in the 2001 World Team Championship in Canada. From 1989 to 2012 Umberto judged in more than 100 International Grooming Competitions, gave grooming demonstrations in more than 100 seminars in USA, all over Europe, Russia,Taiwan and Poland. He has received the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award in 1987 as “International Groomer of the year”. Umberto has been judging in the World Team Grooming Championship in England in 1999 as well as in Spain in 2003. In France 2005 in Germany 2009 he has been President of the Jury. He has also judged in four Oster Tournament of Champions, in 1997 in New York , in 1999 in France and 2005 in Germany.In 2008 in Las Vegas. He’s Oster Ambassador for Europe. President of the European Grooming Association (E.G.A.), President of the Italian Grooming Association (A.T.I.), and organizer of “MilanGroom”. International Grooming Competition.and organizer of The Oster European Tournament of Champion. European Grooming Association: Judge - All round United Showmanagers Alliance: Judge - All round He prepares all dog breeds for the dog show. Umberto Lehmann opened his grooming salon in Milano in 1980, after having been in breeding, showing and training. In 1985 he started giving formation and specialization courses in his Grooming School getting more than 250 students. From 1985 to 2001, he won several gold and silver medals in USA, Europe and Canada in Poodle, Handstripping, Purebreeds Scissoring and Spaniels. From 1989 to 2011 Umberto judged in more than 100 International Grooming Competitions, gave grooming demonstrations in more than 130 seminars in USA, all over Europe, Russia,Taiwan, Poland and India. President of the European Grooming Association (E.G.A.), President of the Italian Grooming Association (A.T.I.), European Grooming Association: Judge - All round United Showmanagers Alliance: Judge - All round

  • Denys <br />Loraine

    Denys
    Loraine  

    president of the judges

    Denys Lorrain Denys was born in France and started grooming in 1989. Became French groomer of the year in 1991 in Paris, European winner with a poodle in Amsterdam in 1992. Member of the French team for the world groom team championship in New York in 1996. Denys has won many gold and silver medals in Europe and in the USA. In 1997 he won the best international groomer in Intergroom and won the Oster tournament of Champions. Specialist of the hand stripping and scissoring Denys finished his career of grooming competitions in Barcelona in 2002 winning the Best in show with a standard Poodle. Since 2000 Denys is an Oster ambassador and has moved to Italy to open his own kennel for his real passion of Lakeland terrier, wire Fox terrier, Poodle and English cocker spaniel. He's vice president of the EGA, international all around judge and instructor. Denys has done many demonstrations in Taiwan, USA, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Australia and all over Europe with many breeds. Denys has been the proud Captain and Trainer of the Austrian Groomers at the World groom team Championship for the last few years. His Kennel under the prefix of Slicey has produced many World and European titles in the dog show circuits and totalizes over seventy national and international championships .For him Grooming is an art. He excels in his roll as tutor for groomers of all levels around the world. Speaking many languages, it's always easy to talk to him a little bit regarding dogs and having a good time. The famous Denys Lorrain has won many gold and silver medals in Europe and in the USA. He's vice president of the EGA, international all round judge and instructor. He excels in his roll as tutor for groomers of all levels around the world.

  • Ferruccio <br />Soave

    Ferruccio
    Soave  

    EGA judge

    Ferruccio is one of the true pioneers in dog grooming and he is very famous. He lives and works in Verona, where he owns a grooming salon and gives specialization courses. He started grooming competitions in 1995, having promptly excellent results. He won gold, silver and bronze medals in all categories in Europe and U.S.A. and he has been twice Italian Champion. He collected six Best in Show in Italy and in Europe. He has been vice champion In Oster Tournament of France in 1999 and in 2000 he won the title of Oster Europa Grand Champion at the European Invitational Tournament of Champions in Berlin. In 2003 he had been E.g.a European Champion. In the same year we won with a poodle The World Team Championship in Barcelona, with the Italian team. Now he is all around Judge of E.G.A. and APT in Italy, he is still founding partner of AITI (Italian groomer association). Ferruccio is one of the true pioneers in dog grooming and he is very famous. He started grooming competitions in 1995, having promptly excellent results. He won gold, silver and bronze medals in all categories in Europe and U.S.A. and he has been twice Italian Champion.

  • Jennifer <br />Lee

    Jennifer
    Lee  

    EGA judge

    Jennifer Lee was born in South Korea and grew up in the United States. In 2008, Jennifer won “Rising Star of the Year” award at Intergroom, which is one of the most wanted awards for groomers who have just started their competition careers. Since that time Jennifer has won multiple Best In Show and Best All Around Groomer Awards at the Atlanta Pet Fair, NDGAA Grooming Festival, NEGPG New England Grooming Show, Pet Quest, GroomExpo, H.H. Backer Show, ... In 2012, another highlight of Jennifer’s career is winning the BEST IN SHOW at GroomExpo with title Groom Olympic World Champion with her Scottish terrier, which earned her the cover page of Groomer to Groomer magazine. Jennifer is a member of Hall of Fame of GROOMTEAM USA. She has been a member of GroomTeam USA from 2010 through 2012. Jennifer has won more than 70 grooming competition awards in her 8 years of competing. Jennifer is an International grooming competition judge and seminar speaker. She is not only judging in the United States, she has also been invited to China, South Korea and England to judge and speak. Jennifer was nominated the Barkleigh Competitive Groomer of The Year 2010 and Cardinal Crystal Award of American Groomer of the Year 2010 and Congeniality Award 2010. In 2008, Jennifer won “Rising Star of the Year” award at Intergroom, which is one of the most wanted awards for groomers who have just started their competition careers. Since that time Jennifer has won multiple Best In Show and Best All Around Groomer Awards at the Atlanta Pet Fair, NDGAA Grooming Festival, NEGPG New England Grooming Show, Pet Quest, GroomExpo, H.H. Backer Show, ... In 2012, another highlight of Jennifer’s career is winning the BEST IN SHOW at GroomExpo with title Groom Olympic World Champion with her Scottish terrier, which earned her the cover page of Groomer to Groomer magazine.

  • Irina <br />Pinkusevich

    Irina
    Pinkusevich  

    EGA judge

    Irina "Pina" Pinkusevich entered the world of Competitive Grooming in 2006. Pina is the winner of multiple BIS & Best All round Groomer awards. She is a two-time recipient of the Lynne Carver Award. Pina has won the Liz Paul Memorial Award for the most Best in Show wins in 2010. She has also won the Winner’s Circle Jackpot 2011, a prize of $32,500 for grooming Lucas, her American Cocker Spaniel. Pina was a member of GroomTeam USA from 2008 through 2013. She competed in the World Championships for the USA in 2009, 2011, & 2013 helping the U.S. team bring home a Silver medal & two Golden. Pina is a national & international judge & lecturer as well as an ambassador for Oster Professional Grooming Products. Pina holds awards from Cardinal Crystal & Barkleigh Honors. She is a National Certified Master Groomer (NCMG) & Certifier with the NDGAA.

  • Laetitia Renoud <br />Grappin

    Laetitia Renoud
    Grappin  

    EGA judge

    Laetitia has been a professional successful groomer since 2001 and has been the manager of her own grooming salon in the 12th district of Paris since 2008. Since 2000 she is a proud breeder of Lakeland Terriers with her Kennel name "Cheston". Laetitia has taken part in many international competitions and has won a nice collection of medals in various classes. Best in Show on two consecutive editions of Milan Groom. Once with an American Cocker in 2008 and with a Lakeland in 2010. European champion in 2008, ranked second in the 2009 world championship in group with a Kerry blue and world champion in 2011 with a Lakeland. She was a three-time semi-finalist at the Oster trophy of which twice with her Lakelands. Furthermore, Laetitia has competed in the National Elevage of terriers in 2014 and puppy poodles in 2015. She exhibits at dog shows with her puppy poodles and her Lakeland terriers throughout Europe.

  • Alison <br />Rogers

    Alison
    Rogers  

    EGA judge

    Alison Rogers LCGI, has been grooming since she was 16 years old and has run her own grooming salon for 18 years. Alison’s depth of experience includes teaching dog grooming & animal care at various colleges, teaching NVQ, Btec & national diploma to entry level and asset. She also teaches City and guild introductory level 3 at her salon in Holmfirth. Alison is qualified to city & guilds 730 level and has also completed her OCR level 4 qualifications. She is also a fully qualified city and guilds 7750 Dog groomer and has completed her higher grooming diploma, she is a member of the Guild of Master Groomers and also holds the LCGI in dog grooming. In her spare time Alison loves to keep up on her grooming by competing in and judging grooming completion’s both at home and abroad and is now on the European judging list. She has achieved a number of places, winning the Professional Groomers Championship best in show 2003 with a bichon and 2004 (she is the only groomer to win these two years in a row). She also finished runner up at the British Dog Grooming Championships 2000 and in 2007 and won Groomer of the year at the British Championships. Alison is one of the founding members of Groom Team England, where they came 3rd in the world championships 2007-2009. Having trained many students over the years, Alison has had the pleasure of watching them go on to run successful dog grooming businesses, with some following in her foot steps and entering the competition ring. Her former students have won many places at the British dog grooming championships, Eurogroom and Premier Groom. As well as this she has shown and bred West Highland White Terriers, Standard poodles and more recently Bichon frises (Alizo), who are doing well in the show ring and hold the reserve cc’s and cc and who have all qualified and won at Crufts and this year was happy to get the rev bitch cc with one of her bichons . Alison will also be seen on the Mikki products that she try’s out for the company before they go on sale, Alison was the 1st head groomer a the pet spa at Harrods in London .but is back in Yorkshire full time teaching her students or going to there salons to do freelance training please ask for more info.

  • Olga <br />Zabelinskaya

    Olga
    Zabelinskaya  

    EGA judge

    Olga is a Nationally and Internationally Certified Master Groomer . She has groomed competitively throughout the U.S. since 2003 and has multiple "Best in Show" and "Best All Round Groomer" wins as well as 2 prestigious "Winners Circle Champion " titles. Olga was awarded a Lynn Carver Memorial Award "Best All Round Stylist 2009". Olga was born in Russia where she had a Master Degree in Engineering and finished law school. After her family moved to the U.S. Olga found a job in a grooming salon. In 5 years, starting as a self taught newbie, she became a Groom Team USA member in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Olga Zabelinskaya was the proud recipient of one of the Grooming Industry’s highest achievements: the 2009 Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year Award and the 2009 Congeniality Award. Both honors are categories of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in the field of competitive and professional grooming. Olga owns and operates two grooming salons in New Jersey "Elite pet Spa & Boutique" and "Grooming Gallery". Her grooming experience includes styling dogs for the prestigious Westminster and Eukanuba dog shows but also for celebrity customers. Olga participates in charity events and does grooming seminars for professional groomers and pet owners.

  • Lindsey <br />Dicken

    Lindsey
    Dicken  

    judge

    Lindsey started in the animal industry young, preparing and showing horses before moving on to dogs. Since the beginning of her dog grooming career, Lindsey has traveled all over the country and won multiple “Best All Around Groomer Awards”, “Best Scissored Poodle”, “World Champion Poodle Groomer”, and Intergroom’s “American Groomer of the Year”. She received the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for “Best All Around Pet Stylist” in 2008 and was nominated for a “Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year” award the same year. Lindsey has also won several Best In Shows, most notably back to back wins at Intergroom 2009 and 2010 with a Bichon Frisé. She has qualified for Groom Team USA’s Top Ten Stylists every year she was eligible, reaching # 6 her very first year. She was the #1 ranked groomer in the nation for 2007 and 2009 and had the honor of traveling to Germany in 2009 to compete in the World Team Grooming Championship. She helped Groom Team bring home the gold for the USA, winning a gold medal with a Bichon Frisé. In addition to competing in grooming contests, Lindsey also shows her Bichon Frisés, Miniature Poodles, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers.

  • Nele <br />Reygaerts

    Nele
    Reygaerts  

    judge

    Nele Reygaerts is a groomer from Belgium. From the time she was a little girl , she was very fascinated by animals, especially dogs and horses. When she was 19 years old she had an apprenticeship contract with Kitty Ponnet , where she’s still working now. Every day, Kitty and Nele try to give each dog a proper style and cut in the grooming salon “Kitana”. At the grooming competitions, she became fanatical of the English Setter. With the experience she had from working at “Kitana”, she has been very successful at the grooming competitions with first places and even a best in show in 2012 she became best groomer at Groomania 2013.

  • Roman <br />Fomin

    Roman
    Fomin  

    EGA judge

    Roman's career began in 1991 when he met his first poodle. Being master in arts, Roman realized himself as an artist-groomer. His style of working is characterized by an individual creative approach. In 2000 Roman founded a student program for grooming. He found simple answers to complex questions concerning balance, proportion and scissor technique. To date, his program produced a huge number of students in different Russian cities, China and other foreign countries. Roman achieved a high level as a professional groomer and handler. His name is associated with successes at dog shows of the highest rank. Roman began to take part in grooming competitions since 1999. He started with a victory at the first grooming competition held in Russia. In 2000 Roman was a finalist at the most prestigious grooming championship: «Oster Invitational Tournament of Champions», which took place in Berlin, as well as at "Milan Groom", held in Italy. In 2002 Roman won silver medal at the international grooming competition «Intergroom». Today Roman is one of the most famous professional groomers of different breeds. He's the owner of several professional grooming schools and he organizes master classes as well as seminars.

  • Christine <br />Speerin

    Christine
    Speerin  

    EGA judge

    Christine’s life has always revolved around dogs and the many different dog worlds. Even as a young child she cannot be seen in a photo that doesn’t include a dog by her side. Having taught herself to groom on her mums kitchen table at the age of 12, she was told by her father that there was no future in dog grooming. Christine competed in the very first grooming competition held in Australia, Groomalong 1992 and has been a leading figure in the Australian grooming industry ever since. She runs a successful groomer training centre and is the leading instructor at The Grooming School, which she co-founded with her husband Les in 2004. She was a member of the first Australian Groom Team, which travelled to Germany in 2009 and is the current team manager and a mentor to many local and International groomers. As a multi award winning groomer her work has featured on prime time television segments including Sydney Weekender, Talk to the Animals, Bondi Vet, Sunrise and the TODAY show. Her work has also featured in numerous industry articles and mainstream print and online media magazines including the Australian Women’s Weekly. Christine has been inspirational and innovative in many facets of the industry in Australia and responsible for nurturing many friendships and newcomers to the world of grooming and is a “Grooming Ambassador” for Nestle Purina & Andis. Christine has held many International Seminars and Workshops and judged regularly in the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia & New Zealand since 2007, which has developed a wide network of friendships within the global grooming community. Christine is also involved in developing equipment and products for the industry and keeps up to date with the many new styles and techniques. Nowadays a proud grandmother, her focus is on encouraging the next generation of groomers to continue and grow the comradery that has been built in the grooming world by sharing her vast knowledge and experiences that she is grateful to have gained from an industry in which she has enjoyed a fulfilling lifestyle.

Europes biggest educational professional grooming event

Europes biggest educational professional grooming event with International grooming competition, top seminars, workshops, mini tradeshow, kids competition modeldog and many more...

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