Hello, my name is Ronald van Straten, 56 years young and I work as team leader at the harbor of Rotterdam. I live together with Hilda Schriek (Agility World Champion 1996) for 38 years now and together we have 3 dogs; 1 Border Collie, 1 Shetland Sheepdog, 1 Pumi.
I'm active in Agility for ± 30 years already, and my best results were achieved with Bearded Collie Mad Maddy and Blues the Shetland Sheepdog.
In recent years, I have supported the organization of several competitions. In 2006 I have started the training to become a agility judge, and currently I'm FCI agility judge. I enjoy judging competitions a lot.
I had opportunity to judge many competitions inland and abroad, for example :
2008 Cynophilia Dutch Masters
2008 Border Collie Classic, Netherlands
2009 Dogs in need, U.K. grade 3 and 4
2010 Dutch Championship
2011 Dutch World Champion selections
2011 European Championship Junioren
2011 Warsaw agility competition Poland
2013, 14, 15 Drammen Dogfestival Norway
2015 Polish Championships Poland
2015 East Asian Agility Championships Bangkok Thailand
I feel honored to be invited to judge at the Border Collie Classic 2016, and I hope this event will be successful.