My name is Hanna Maines and I have been judging freestyle and heelwork to music in Finland since 2016. I have judged Finnish Championships twice and now I feel honoured being invited to judge in the Nordic Championships for the first time.
I started competing with my late Shetland Sheepdog in 2011 and we were fortunate to represent Finland in the Nordic and World Championships in 2014. Nowadays I have two White Swiss Shepherds and currently I enjoy competing in both disciplines with the older one of them.
I am looking forward to seeing all the fantastic teams. I love to see routines in which the dog and the handler and their movement become one with the music and in which the handler and the dog respect each other and enjoy working together. I wish all participants good luck, have great time in the ring!”
The photographer is Ari Andersin