Final results: 4th Nordic Championship in Freestyle and HTM ( Nordisk Mesterskap 2011)
The judges of the event were:
Head judge: Lesley Neville (United Kingdom)
Heidi Frederiksen (Denmark)
Nina Haaland (Norway) (saturady)
Carola P. Brusevold (Norway ) (sunday)
Everything started on Saturday 26th November in the morning when was the time for the Heelwork to music rountines for the Teams.
Denmark and his Border Collie have dominated this discipline , taking home first and second place . 1st was Helle Larsen with Littlethorn Avensis ,2nd Anja Christiansen with Fćhunden’s Queeny Las . Tanja Pekkalainen (FIN) and her Golden retriever Daisy concludes in the third place ahead of another Finnish , Salla Haavisto with Mythmakers miss Maneypenny(Welsh Corgie Cardigan). Emmy Marie Simonsen was satisfied by a good fifth place .
Saturday afternoon was under the mark of the freestyle for the Teams . Here we have found a very good Linnea Vejde from Sweden and her Australian shepherd Force Galaxie’s Furst Wolf . Linnea was the best in Freestyle ahead of the Finnish Sini Eriksson with Mutkis Onnensoturi (Shetland Sheepdog) . 3rd place for Karolina Pettersson and Arbetsmyrans Amazing Ai(Pumi). The best Norwegian was Marianne Aas with Memory Of Sara Av Sea Perto(Australian sheperd) which brought home fourth place .
So in summary, the best teams were :
1st Denmark (Emmy M Simonsen , Anja Christiansen and Helle Larsen)
2nd Finland (Salla Haavisto,Mari Muhonen , Tanja Pekkalainen , Katja Tamminen )
3rd Swden (Erika Johansson, Susann Wastensson , Monica Gudinge , Ulrika Persson )
4th Norway (Anja M. Schüller , Ine Rosland , Merete Kristensen , Jessica Karlgren)
Sunday was the second and last day . On Sunday the partecipants /finalists have shown all their skills in Heelwork to music and Freestyle for the Individual Finals.
Anja Christiansen was the best and so became the HTM Nordic champion 2011! Helle Larsen (DEN) has proved once again to be among the most creative, and leaves Lillestrøm with an excellent second place . Tanja Pekkalainen demonstrate that a Golden retriever can compete with Border Collies and ranks in third place. Salla Haavisto (FIN) was 4th ahead of Emmy Marie Simonsen(DEN).
In the Freestyle finals we find an extraordinary Sini Eriksson with a wonderful routine. Sini gains a very well deserved first place. Karolina Pettersson was second and Johanna Allanach 3rd. Emmy Marie Simonsen competed with 2 dogs . With Biscuit(Shetland Sheepdog) ended in 7th place and with Sheringem Rhythm Of Dance (Border Collie) in 12th.
The complete results are available here