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28&29 SEPTEMBER 2019 Europe’s biggest educational professional grooming event! KORTRIJK XPO MEETING CENTER, DOORNIKSESTEENWEG 216, BELGIUM

WIN A TRIP TO LAS VEGAS!

Jose Tucupita Best Groomer Groomania 2018

The Best Groomer will win a trip to the Superzoo grooming competition and pet trade show in LAS VEGAS and is sponsored by Superzoo and Transgroom!

JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL GROOMING COMPETITION top seminars, workshops, mini tradeshow, kids competition, modeldogs and much more...

PROGRAM 2019 - ENGLISH

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BATHING AREA FOR DOGS

We have a full installed bathing area to your disposal which is open on Saturday from 7 am to 6 pm and on Sunday from 7am to 3pm.

FREE DOG SITTER

Bring your dog, together with his cage and our professional Dog Sitter will take care of your dogs while you attend seminars, compete in the competition or go to the party on Saturday evening. The Dog Sitter can be found in the reception area in a separate room. This service is free, there is no need to pre-register. It is absolutely forbidden to leave any dog in any vehicle at any time during Groomania. Dog Sitter opening hours Saturday from 8am until 12pm Sunday from 8am until 6pm

SOLO CLIPPERS COMPETITION

This is a challenge for the trendy groomers who can style any breed using only clippers. The hair may be lifted with combs or fingers and any kind of clippers with or without snap on combs is allowed. Scissors are not allowed during this competition, after the competition ends the competitors can have 10 minutes to use the scissors for tidying and finishing touches. You will be disqualified if you use the scissors during the competition! (Open to all breeds)

SEMINARS

We listened to your feedback and made some changes to our seminar setup: - This year every seminar and speaker will have its’ own dedicated room to keep things close and personal - The spoken language will be mostly English (unless told otherwise) and will not be translated to guarantee a more natural flow during the session. - Asking questions during or after the seminar is always possible and advisable! - During registration, let us know which one of the seminars you will most likely attend to so we can act accordingly. - Discrete switching between rooms remains possible and first come, first serve will apply to guarantee yourself a seat. We believe the above will remove unnecessary distractions and will bring even more quality to the table!

WIN A TRIP TO LAS VEGAS

The Best Groomer will win a trip to the Superzoo grooming competition and pet trade show in LAS VEGAS and is sponsored by Superzoo and Transgroom. Return flights will be paid by Transgroom and Superzoo will offer 4 nights hotel accommodation with free entry to the show, the educational seminars and competition registration. The Best all round Groomer is the individual competitor who by winning in the 4 official categories gains the most points. In all categories the judging system is based on points. Each judge awards the competitors 10 points for the first place, 8 points for the second, 6 points for the third and 4 points for the fourth in each class.


GROOMANIA BEST IN SHOW

2010-2018

Who will be Best In Show 2019? Register at www.groomania.be

NEW CATEGORIES

The Asian Style During this new category at Groomania you will be judged on the Asian look and exuberant creativity and of course the grooming and scissoring techniques. Accessories such as bows, ribbons, decorated collars and clothing are not only allowed but desirable. As long as everything is applied during the competition time and your work is visible at all times. It takes 2 to groom: is a challenging freestyle class for a couple to work on one dog at the same time. You are mainly judged on how well you coordinate the grooming and styling together, but techniques and balance are just as important. Similar clothing and accessories are not a must but highly recommended. Practice and have fun together and take home the best couple trophy. Groomania’s goal is to combine fun and competition, so we challenge you to enjoy above all.

Team competition at Groomania 4 groomers from any country, even mixed countries, can form a team. Team points can only be gained in the 4 official classes: »» Handstripping »» Pure Breeds »» Spaniels & Setters »» Poodles To be a team, you need 1 member of the team in each class, no matter if it’s in open class or champion class. The best team is the team that gains the most points in the 4 official categories. If there’s a tie, the judges will decide who wins. You can only participate in one team and it’s important to make the registration in the following way: Each member of the team registers for the competition on the Groomania website. When all the team members are registered, 1 member sends a mail to info@groomania.be with the following info: »» The names of the team members »» Who competes in which class »» The team name, for example the Hairy Groomers. After you’ve made the right registration you will receive a mail back with your team number. Only then the team is fully registered.


Programme is subject to change

WORLD CLASS SEMINARS SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER Barbara Prueckel

CA

commercial

Labradoodle

Chiara Piccionetti

IT

commercial

Maltese puppy cut

Sonia Luengo

ES

show

Schnauzer stripping

4

Ilse Frenk Kleton

NL

demo

Modeldog demo at the Transgroom stand

5

Sebastian Witters

BE

show

Poodle show puppy lion

Nicole Baltes

DE

commercial

Poodle teddy bear clip

Yumiko Nakamura

JP

commercial

Bichon asian style

A

Ilse Frenk Kleton

NL

workshop

8

Victor Rosado

PR

show

Scottish Terrier

Nicola Pissani

IT

show

Airdale Terrier

Ilse Vermeiren

BE

show

Irish Setter

1 2 3

6 7

9 10

10.00 - 11.45

13.00 - 14.45

15.00 - 16.45

B

Umberto Lehman, Sebastian Witters

workshop

Free modeldog workshop

Free workshop beginners après-groom

ALL SEMINARS WILL BE IN ENGLISH

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER Poodle commercial clip

11

Barbara Prueckel

CA

commercial

12

Sonia Enrico

IT

show

Fox Terrier

William Galharde

BR

show

Pomeranian

13

10:00 - 11:45

workshop

Free modeldog kids

NL

workshop

Free modeldog workshop

Sebastian Witters

BE

commercial

Dropcoat commercial grooming

William Galharde

BR

commercial

Shih Tzu Brazilian style

16

Luis Martin del Rio

ES

show

Brussels Griffon

17

Zygmunt Stelmach

PL

show

American Cocker

Annemie Vlieghe

BE

show

Cairn Terrier rolling coat

Patricia Vanbesien

BE

commercial

C

All judges

D

Ilse Frenk Kleton

14 15

18 19

13:00 - 14:45

15:00 - 16:45

Barbet commercial grooming

ALL SEMINARS WILL BE IN ENGLISH

*The Best In Show will be chosen from the 8 first placed class winners from the official categories. **The Best all round Groomer is the individual competitor who through winning in different classes gains the most points. ***The Best Makeover is the individual who makes the biggest improvement in the dogs appearance between the before and after as well as the best groomed dog.


Programme is subject to change

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

GROOMANIA INTERNATIONAL GROOMING COMPETITION

08:30

prejudging

09:00 - 11:30

handstripping

09:00 - 11:30

beginners part 1 - competition

11:50

nominations finalists

13:30 - 14:00

Free modeldog workshop

13:30 - 14:00

prejudging

14:00 - 16:30

pure breeds

14:00 - 16:30

Doodle, miscellaneous & salon

Irina Pinkusevich, Sonia Enrico, Zygmunt Stelmach

14:00 - 16:30

NEW it takes 2 to groom

Barbara Prueckel, Sonia Enrico, Chiara Piccionetti

15:00 - 17:00

beginners part 2

free après groom workshop

17:00

nominations finalists

best makeover Saturday afternoon pure breeds doodle, miscellaneous & salon it takes 2 to groom

presentation of prizes

best makeover Saturday beginners doodle, miscellaneous & salon it takes 2 to groom

17:15

Sonia Enrico, Victor Rosado, Nicola Pisani Irina Pinkusevich, Zygmunt Stelmach, Umberto Lehman best makeover Saturday morning handstripping beginners Ilse Frenk Kleton

Irina Pinkusevich, Barbara Prueckel, Chiara Piccionetti

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

Umberto Lehman, Sebastian Witters

President of the judges - Umberto Lehmann

GROOMANIA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

08:30

prejudging

09:00 - 11:30

solo clipper class

09:00 - 11:30

spaniels & setters

09:00 - 11:30

NEW Asian Style

09:00 - 11:30

Free modeldog kids

09:00 - 12:00

free modeldog workshop

11:40

presentation of prizes

modeldogs kids, Asian Style

11:50

nominations finalists

best makeover Sunday morning solo clipper class spaniels & setters

13:30 - 14:00

prejudging

14:00 - 16:30

toy, miniature & medium size poodles

14:00 - 16:30

standard poodles

14:00 - 16:30

intermediate

17:00

nominations finalists

best makeover Sunday afternoon toy, miniature & medium size poodles standard poodles intermediate

presentation of prizes

best makeover Sunday solo clippers challenge Asian style intermediate handstripping pure breeds spaniels & setters toy, miniature & medium size poodles standard poodles Richard Barker Trophy best groomer best in show

17:15

Chiara Piccionetti, Sebastian Witters Irina Pinkusevich, Victor Rosado, Zygmunt Stelmach Nicola Pisani, Umberto Lehman, Sebastian Witters

Ilse Frenk Kleton

Victor Rosado, Chiara Piccionetti, Ilse Frenk Kleton Irina Pinkusevich, Barbara Prueckel, Umberto Lehman Sonia Enrico, Nicola Pisani, Umberto Lehman

President of the judges - Umberto Lehmann


Barbara Prueckel

SPONSORED BY:

Canada

Irina Pinkusevich

SPONSORED BY:

United States SPEAKER & JUDGE

Barbara is the owner of Doggie Style Salon in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She opened in 1997, and has since become the first ‘invitation only’ grooming salon in Canada.Some of Barb’s accomplishments include several Gold and Silver medals, Best in show and Best all-around groomer awards at prestigious grooming contests, both in Canada and Internationally such as Intergroom’s International Groomer of the Year, the winner of The World Poodle Tournament in Las Vegas for three years in a row and a gold medallist with her Bichon at the World Grooming Championship in Spain and many more.

JUDGE

The American Irina Pinkusevich is an enormously successful groomer who has now devoted herself to being a prized teacher after a career in the competition ring and is traveling around the world for this purpose!

1 LABRADOODLE

We can all agree that Doodles are here to stay! These dogs can be challenging for groomers for many reasons. This is the first time that we have had a ‘non-breed’ in our industry that has taken over the new client list like crazy. With so many sizes and coat textures, it is impossible to handle each client the same. In this seminar, Barb is going to cover different coat types, haircuts, pricing and more. Heck- at least we can all agree that Doodles are a huge money maker if quotes and time saving techniques come into play. They really are a lovable breed all around.

11 POODLE COMMERCIAL CLIP

Poodles are the most elegant, poised and intelligent dogs in the world, and one of Barb’s favorite breeds. Whether you are looking to add some style to your everyday pets, or you are prepping a poodle for a grooming contest, this is the class for you. Barb has competed with poodles for almost 20 years and has won Best in Show at Intergroom with her Standard Poodle, as well as the World Poodle Tournament in Las Vegas for three years in a row. From top knots to perfectly round tails, this is a poodle adventure you don’t want to miss.

Chiara Piccionetti

SPONSORED BY:

Italy

SPEAKER & JUDGE

Chiara won several best in shows and medals in Gold, silver and bronze in Europe and in all categories. In 2009 she won the title “Oster Europe Grand Champion. She is a founding member and vice president of A.I.T.I. (Grooming Association). She has a school in Rome where she teaches master and specialized training for groomers since 2005.

2 MALTESE PUPPY CUT

Chiara is going to demonstrate how elegant and fluffy you can groom a Maltese in a commercial way. With all different coat types, it’s sometimes difficult to groom this breed in a sweet puppy cut, but in a short period of time you will learn a really nice commercial way of grooming. This is the main goal of Chiara’s demonstration. A commercial grooming demonstration that has to be on your bucket list for Groomania 2019.

Sonia Luengo

SPONSORED BY:

Spain

SPONSORED BY:

Belgium

SPEAKER & JUDGE

Sebastian Witters started his dream career in 2009 where he was coached by top groomers and fantastic people. He started his successful salon not only with the aim to give the best service but his love for the animals and the way he grooms with passion and respect for the animals is for him the most important of all. As a member of the successful Belgium groom team he participated with several competitions in Europe and achieved multiple medals and prizes in the poodle, terrier and workshop classes. Thanks to his urge for perfection Sebastian is also very successful at dog shows where he handles and participates with his most favorite breed the poodles.

5 POODLE SHOW PUPPY LION

Styling Poodles is a true art. That’s why we can only be satisfied by presenting you one of the Best Poodle artist, Sebastian Witters. Poodles come in many variations of sizes, colors and models. Sebastian is working with poodles on a daily basis. That is why this is a unique opportunity to be guided by him to bring out the best of your poodle. How to create the perfect lines, all about the scissor work, what about using the best products on a poodle coat, how to set-up a topknot, so many issues that will be profoundly explored during this seminar. Sebastian will show you that with some help and guidance, you can turn every poodle into a beautiful model!

14 DROPCOAT COMMERCIAL GROOMING

The Groomania crew is in full agreement that Sebastian is an amazing groomer and a natural allround talent in the dog grooming business. If you want to learn different methods to work more easily and efficiently in your grooming shop, this is the seminar for you! In 90 minutes Sebastian is going to teach you all the big aspects and details for a smooth workflow. He can scissor a pet dog so smoothly, you won’t believe it. All customers will love your work after this seminar, including the dogs. This is a seminar you can’t miss at the Groomania weekend.

Nicole Baltes

SPONSORED BY:

Germany SPEAKER

Sonia changed her career from hairdresser to dog groomer in 2011. Now she’s a member of the Artero Creative Team and in only three years she has won multiple medals and Best Groomers in Europe and the USA. Her grooming salon Guau Qué Pelos! is one of the best salons in Spain. She also teaches groomers in her salon and at Artero X-perience.

3 SCHNAUZER STRIPPING

Sebastian Witters

Three years ago Sonia was the newest upcoming talent in the European Grooming Industry. Nowadays she is one of the most famous people in the new grooming generation. She is so ready to show her work in this demonstration with the Miniature Schnauzer. She is going to explain the typical lines, the excellent head; the new way of trimming on all different kinds of coats for this breed. If you want to improve your techniques on this breed or if you want to generally ungrade your workflow, don’t miss this seminar. Sonia is ready for you, are you ready for her?

SPEAKER

Nicole has taken part in the biggest grooming events like Passadena, Hershey, Groomania and had great success with many first places and Best in Shows. Many other successes with different breeds just followed the Poodle grooming. As a member of the prestigious German groom team she participated in the World Cup team. She also has achieved many prizes in the stripping class where she competed with success.

6 POODLE TEDDY BEAR CLIP

Many of you know the famous and very creative groomer Nicole Baltes. If it comes to grooming a poodle and be creative with scissor and coats, and be commercial at the same time, she’s the one you have to join for injoying this marvelous demonstration. In this seminar you will see Nicole transform a poodle in a cute and cuddly teddy bear trim. Nicole will use the snap on combs as well as scissoring the feet and head. This is a commercial style with the extremely ‘wow factor’ that clients will love. A great haircut on a poodle is your best Advertisement and Nicole is the perfect groomer to guide you!!


Yumiko Nakamura

SPONSORED BY:

Japan

SPONSORED BY:

Italy SPEAKER

Yumiko’s career started in 1995 when she opened the now very famous and prestigious grooming shop JUMIS. In 2012 she became number 1 in the Japan Kennel Club competition. Now she owns 2 grooming salons and a successful prestigious grooming school. Many of her students won several awards, Yumiko’s aim is to teach and help her student to the top. Yumiko participates in grooming competitions all over the world and has won multiple medals and prizes. In 2018 she won the prestigious and coveted title TOM MCLAUGHLIN SUPER JACKPOT winner in Las Vegas. She loves all dogs but her absolute favourite breeds to room are Poodles and Bichons.

7 BICHON ASIAN STYLE

Asian Style is a very populair, innovative and creative way of grooming. And If you see Yumiko work and create a asian style on a dog, you will be impressed by her technique and style. Yumiko will teach you how to ‘copy and paste’ this on your every day grooming work. This seminar is for anyone who has ever wanted to work more creative in their groomingshop and add the ‘asian Style’ to their customers. Dogs looks like baby dolls or cute teddy bears. Asian Style of grooming helps to “sell” your grooms and attract new customers. This session will also be a demonstration of technical skills using shears, new products and more…

Victor Rosado

Nicola Pissani

SPONSORED BY:

Puerto Rico

SPEAKER & JUDGE

Nicola started his career as a terrier handler and specialized in grooming for the dog shows. In his palmers he has many titles like BOB, BOG and BIS winners and also European and world winner. In 2012 he started to work in his wife’s grooming salon and decided to try to participate in grooming competitions: medals arrive immediately including also BIS. In only 3 years he arrived to be one of the members of the Italian team at world team grooming championships. In 2015 he won the title of World Champion Groom Team with his team members. He is EGA judge in the stripping the class.

9 AIRDALE TERRIER

As Groomania Organization we are very honored to introduce to you, Nicola Pissani. He is the Italian master if it becomes Handstripping Dogs. With His amazing natural talent he can create any breed with an incredible attitude. In this demo he will present to you the Airdale Terriër . Nicola will be guide and teach you all the details and Finishing touches. He will also demonstrate you how you can get the right expression for the Airdale Terriër. Nicola Will explain you what different equipment you can use, and what better not to use. If you are a dog groomer with high expectations, you better not miss this demonstration from Nicola.

Ilse Vermeiren

SPONSORED BY:

Belgium SPEAKER & JUDGE

SPEAKER

About 29 years of experience in professional grooming with extensive experience in grooming and conformation, Victor Rosado is a National and International Certified Master Groomer, a grooming contest judge for all breeds and all-round conformation Judge for FCPR/FCI with experience in judging at major shows in America and Europe. As a competitive groomer Victor Rosado is a multiple Best All Around and Best In Show winner and is a Groom Team USA member listed currently as one of the top 3 groomers in United States of America. Breeder exhibitor and specialist of American Cocker Spaniels for 20 years under the registered Showstar prefix with multiple Best In Show and Best In Specialty Shows with countless victories and multiple championship titles and number one rankings in many countries for both FCI and AKC.

Ilse who is a passionate animal lover started grooming in 2008 and specialized herself in Spaniels and Setters. After winning at confirmation dog shows and grooming competition it was very clear, and she made her dream career being a professional groomer. The Irish setters are taking her far beyond the Belgium border and there is plenty of adventure in her life. In 2010 she won the Spaniel class at Groomania, in 2011 at the dog show she not only won the title Dutch Champion but BIS. In 2012 she won reserve BIS in Golden groomer grooming competition in Liege, but she didn’t give up and won BIS in 2013. Currently she is very active at national and international dogs shows all over Europe and with great success. She is also breeding the Irish Setters with a big passion.

Who doesn’t know the famous American Top Groomer Victor Roasado? Finally, he is coming to Groomania as headliner this Year. Victor is giving a demonstration with one of his favorite breeds: the Scottish Terrier. Victor is going to guide you through this demonstration with all his knowledge. The coat, the lines, the head, products used on this breed. What keeps the Scottish Terriers looking so elegant? And how do you turn your Scottie into a compact powerful package with the expression of a true Terrier? You will find the answers to these questions and more at this unique demonstration.

Ilse is a well known groomer and breeder for the Irish Setter. Due to all her experience with this breed, she is the perfect person to give this demonstration. Whether it’s the Irish Setter for show or for the grooming shop, Ilse knows how to handle every coat and style for this breed. The different techniques, when to strip or scissor, detail work and the hard work. Everything is going to be explained and demonstrated in a very professional way.

8 SCOTTISH TERRIER

Ilse Frenk Kleton

10 IRISH SETTER

SPONSORED BY:

The Netherlands

Ilse has been a groomer for over 30 years and she has a grooming salon in Amerongen, the Netherlands. She loves to share her passion for dog grooming and has won different grooming competitions. Apart from her daily grooming activities, she’s a teacher and course leader in dog grooming at the Course center Pet care Barneveld and she gives training tests at the “Huisdier Kennis Instituut”.

4 MODELDOG DEMO AT THE TRANSGROOM STAND

In this unique and fantastic demonstration Ilse is going to explain and show you all you need to know about styling model dogs.

Model dogs have so many advantages. Not only are they designed to

SPEAKER & JUDGE

practice your skills but they can also be used to show off your sample styles to your customers, so they can see an example of your work. The model dog coat is designed to replace. Ilse is going to show you how to apply the coat, nose, and eyes and how to brush and prepare the dog for the style. She is also going to give a demonstration on how to scissor the model dog and all about how to creatively style it. Ilse will show you how to design a flower or something similar in the model’s coat. In short, this demonstration is suitable not only for starting groomers but for every groomer that wants to evolve and use these fantastic tools to boost their business.


Sonia Enrico

SPONSORED BY:

Italy

Annemie Vlieghe

SPONSORED BY:

Belgium SPEAKER & JUDGE

Sonia approached grooming world as animal lover. In 2004, after a three month course with Paola Acco, she started to attend specializing courses and grooming stages as well. She debut in national and international contests in 2004 obtaining several gold, silver and bronze medals. She has been European Vice Champion and she got her best results in 2013 winning the BIS at “Ciseaux d’Or” and, most of all, the title of “Oster Europe Grand Champion”. Sonia is a Spaniel specialist. On June 2014 she went to the United States for more education and we have seen pictures from her with one of the top best handlers in the world Gabriel Rangel.

12 FOX TERRIER

The Fox Terriër is one of Sonia’s favorite Breed. Sonia is a really artist if it becomes to handstrip this breed and achieve the correct look of the Fox Terriër. Sonia can perfectly show you how you can give the body and legs the necessary finisching touch. Questions as “What to do in case of a short head?” and “How should I best groom the dog in my groomingshop?” will be certaintly be answered during this seminar. This is a all-in-one seminar for every maintaince groomer.

William Galharde

SPONSORED BY:

Brazil

18 CAIRN TERRIER ROLLING COAT

The most rewarding way to groom the Cairn Terrier is working with a rolling coat. The dog looks good at all times, the owner will be happy and the groomer has an easy job following the pattern of the rolling coat. There is no fuss and not too much work. In this demo, Anne-Mie teaches you how to start a rolling coat correctly and how to keep the rolling coat going. A breed specialist herself, Annemie reveals tips and tricks to make a star out of every Cairn.

Patricia Vanbesien

SPONSORED BY:

Belgium SPEAKER

William Galharde is one of the most renowned and reputable professionals of animal aesthetics due to his work and passion for animals. In his daily life, William was manager of 80 grooming shops in Brazil (Petz Group) and he was personally responsible for 330 groomers and more than a Half Million of animals in a year. Some of the salons are open 24/7! William and his team enjoy an enviable reputation in Brazil of being simply the best canine beauticians and have often appeared on TV channels such as Disney, Nickelodeon and many more local stations. William and his business partner Felipe Corrêa run the state of the art and prestigious Galharde Academy where you can go for learning excellence in the grooming industry and this with a high level of compassion and respect for the pets.

13 POMERANIAN

William Galharde is a leading educator in the world of Pet Grooming. So it’s always an honor to have this great groomer at Groomania. The Pomeranian is a breed that has been gaining popularity steadily in the shop. Want to know how to properly and correctly groom a Pomeranian from the beginning till the end? This demonstration will teach you everything you need to know. While grooming a Pom, William will show you simple tips and tricks to help improve the quality of the finish on all breeds. All techniques and products will be explained step by step so you won’t miss anything. Superstyling the Pomeranian, this is what it is all about.

15 SHIH TZU BRAZILIAN STYLE

SPEAKER

Dogs have always been an important part of Anne-Mie’s life. About 15 years ago she bought her first Cairn Terrier and that changed even her carreer, from bookkeeper to groomer. She occasionally breeds a litter under the affix ‘Marie’s Magic’, and her goal is keeping the appearance the wits and the spirit of the Cairn Terrier up to the standard. You can see her showing off her Cairns in beauty competitions in several countries. She considers a good groomer someone who respects the different coats of all breeds and the way of treating those coats and this is what she stands for.

For many grooming shops, Drop Coats are the base of our business. We see more drop coats in our shops than almost any other coat type. William is going to walk you through many time-saving grooming techniques in his own famous Brazilian way. He will also provide a number of tips to change your everyday groom. He will review a variety of head styles to fit every owner’s lifestyle. The goal is to create the best groom in the shortest amount of time with the easiest processes, tools and products.

SPEAKER

Patricia is running a very successful business in Bruges after she learnt the trade from Kitty Dekeersgieter and winning several medals at national and international grooming competitions.

19 BARBET COMMERCIAL GROOMING

In this Exciting Demonstration Patricia will let you meet this ‘Designer Breed’ like the Barbet. There are some opportunity’s involved by deciding how to groom this coat and breed and please your customers at the same time. Patricia is a perfect groomer to share her tips and tricks on how to satisfy your customers and create a amazing job on this breed. She will show you how to get a smooth finish in a short amount of time using the snap on combs and thinning shears. You won’t want to miss this demo and see Patricia transform this dog into a beautiful work of art and spice up your everyday grooms.

Zygmunt Stelmach

SPONSORED BY:

Poland

SPEAKER & JUDGE

Groomer, kynologist and breeder for 30 years. He has been dealing with grooming since 1985, when he founded the kennel of Wire Fox terrier . He opened the first salon in 1990 and has been working as a groomer till day. In 2009, he started taking part in grooming competitions, winning the title of Polish Winner and the Groomer of the Year. He is a Champion in the Spaniel & Setter, Handstripping and Scissoring categories. He won at the international grooming competitions many times earning BIS at Millangroom, Groomania, Mastergroom and Pragobest. He represented Poland at the Team World Championships twice. He is currently running a renowned school for groomers “Zygmunt Stelmach Grooming Academy” and the only Polish portal with online seminars for groomers strefagroomera.pl.

17 AMERICAN COCKER

If you are looking for an expert in grooming the American Cocker, look no further, Zygmunt is your man! This Polish groomer is one of the most incredible artists in our industry, specifically for the American Cocker. Zygmunt has a no-nonsense style that is absolutely fascinating and charming at the same time. He will explain step by step everything you need to know about grooming this breed. From hand stripping the back of the dog, to creating the typical head of a Cocker. His unique way to scissoring the feet is something you really can’t miss. Put this demonstration on your list, because this will be an eye-opener for every groomer.I


Luis Martin del Rio

SPONSORED BY:

Spain

SPONSORED BY:

Italy SPEAKER

Luis Martín del Río is one of world’s best groomers, he is a proud member of the Artero World Team and won multiple prizes and of best in shows in grooming competitions. During his career at dog shows he won over 230 titles and championships in more than 30 different countries as well as lots of Best In Shows.

16 BRUSSELS GRIFFON

Are you interested in bringing a Brussels Griffon to a higher level with some simple tricks? Than you shouldn’t miss this demonstration by Luis Martín, the successful Spanish groomer!

Kitty Dekeersgieter

Umberto Lehman

SPONSORED BY:

Belgium

PRESIDENT OF THE JUDGES

In 1985 he started giving formation and specialization courses in his grooming school. From 1985 – 2001 he won several medals al around the world in all groups. In 2001 he got second place in the World Team Championship with the European Team. Umberto judged in more than 250 competitions, gave more than 350 demonstrations and was International Groomer of the Year 1987. Now he’s Oster Ambassador and President of the EGA.

Kitty Ponnet

SPONSORED BY:

Belgium ORGANISER

Kitty began showing dogs as a child, and later, as a professional groomer and handler she “made up” many champions. She won multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, Best in Shows and Best All Round Groomer awards in both Europe and America. In 1996-1997 she won the prestigious title of “World Champion Poodle Groomer” and the coveted Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award for “International Groomer Of The Year” at Intergroom in New York, USA. Kitty is the creator, and designer of Tikima Pro Wear for Groomers, K-Design (the world famous dog silhouette stickers), Show Tech professional grooming products and is together with her husband Darren Cooke the owner of Transgroom NV. Kitty is an international grooming contest judge, grooming speaker and demonstrator and has led seminars all around the world to educate groomers and to promote the grooming industry.

ORGANISER

Kitty started with a goal: “Aiming for perfection”. Her biggest wisdom is that no one ever knows enough about their profession. She’s won several bronze, silver and gold medals in Europe and in the US and she also has a best in show on her résumé

Make sure you’re there!

Looking for a hotel to stay?

Programme is subject to change. For more rules and extra information visit www.groomania.be

All the hotels on our website are dog friendly!

Learn from the best and become the best!

Go to www.groomania.be/info-hotels


PRIZES TO WIN PLACE

CLASS

1

Best Makeover Saturday

SPONSOR

1 2

PRIZES TO WIN To be announced

To be announced Beginners

3

To be announced To be announced

1 2

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

To be announced Doodle, miscellaneous & salon

To be announced

3

To be announced

1

To be announced

2

it takes 2 to groom

3

To be announced To be announced

Trade stand enquiries welcome! Mail us at info@groomania.be

MEMORIAL RICHARD BARKER TROPHY

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GROOMERS UNITED, KNOWLEDGE SHARED!

Richard Barker was universally admired and loved by all who knew him and regarded him as a friend. He was a multiple grooming contest winner. His many wins included best in shows and the International Groomer of the year title. Richard was a kind, thoughtful and extremely intelligent man with a wonderful sense of humour and great enthusiasm for everything he did. It was a privilege to have known Richard Barker, his infectious humour will be long remembered and he is sadly missed by all his friends around the world. The special Richard Barker commemorative Trophy will be awarded to the best groomer, chosen by Mrs. Linda Barker or by a friend chosen by Linda. This trophy will be given to the Best Groomer, according to Mrs. Linda Barker or Richards’ closest friends. The cup itself will be engraved and must be returned before Groomania 2020.


SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER PLACE

CLASS

SPONSOR

PRIZES TO WIN

MORNING Modeldog Kids

1 2

Medal

To be announced Asian Style

3

To be announced To be announced

AFTERNOON 1

Best Makeover Sunday

1 2

To be announced Solo Clipper Class

3

To be announced Intermediate

3

To be announced To be announced

1 2

To be announced To be announced

1 2

To be announced

To be announced Open Class Handstripping

To be announced

3

To be announced

1

To be announced

2

Champion Class Handstripping

3

To be announced

1 2

To be announced

To be announced Open Class Pure Breeds

To be announced

3

To be announced

1

To be announced

2

Champion Class Pure Breeds

3

To be announced

1 2

To be announced Open Class Spaniels & Setters

3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3

Champion Class Spaniels & Setters

Open Class Toy, Miniature & Medium Size Poodle

Champion Class Toy, Miniature & Medium Size Poodle

2 3

To be announced To be announced To be announced To be announced To be announced To be announced To be announced To be announced

To be announced To be announced

Champion Class Standard Poodle

Special Richard Barker 1 2

To be announced

To be announced Open Class Standard Poodle

3 1

To be announced To be announced

1 2

To be announced

To be announced To be announced To be announced Trophy (this is a special challenge cup and must be returned for Groomania 2019) To be announced

Best Team

3

To be announced To be announced

Best Groomer

Trip to the Superzoo grooming competition and pet trade show in LAS VEGAS. Return flights will be paid by Transgroom and Superzoo will offer 4 nights hotel accommodation with free entry to the show, the educational seminars and competition registration + 2 concert tickets

Best In Show

To be announced


PRICES

For the competitions we have a limited number of dogs available for rent direct from the breeders. Contact us by email as soon as possible to avoid disappointment - info@groomania.be

COMPETITIONS

VISITORS HAVE FREE ENTRY TO THE COMPETITIONS

Ref.

Early bird price Normal price

Handstripping Saturday

Open Class

GMCOMP01

€60

€ 65

Handstripping Saturday

Champion Class

GMCOMP02

€60

€ 65

Beginners Saturday + free workshop

Competition

GMCOMP12

€50

€ 55

Pure Breeds Saturday

Open Class

GMCOMP03

€60

€ 65

Pure Breeds Saturday

Champion Class

GMCOMP04

€60

€ 65

Doodle & Miscellaneous/Salon

Competition

GMCOMP09

€60

€ 65

NEW it takes 2 to groom

Competition

GMCOMP13

€60

€65

Spaniels & Setters Sunday

Open Class

GMCOMP05

€60

€ 65

Spaniels & Setters Sunday

Champion Class

GMCOMP06

€60

€ 65

Solo Clipper Challenge

Competition

GMCOMP16

€60

€ 65

NEW Asian Style

Competition

GMCOMP17

€60

€65

Poodles Toy, Miniature & Medium Size Sunday

Open Class

GMCOMP07

€60

€ 65

Poodles Toy, Miniature & Medium Size Sunday

Champion Class

GMCOMP08

€60

€ 65

Poodles Standard Sunday

Open Class

GMCOMP15

€60

€ 65

Poodles Standard Sunday

Champion Class

GMCOMP19

€60

€ 65

Intermediate Sunday

Competition

GMCOMP14

€60

€ 65

Modeldog workshop saturday

Workshop

GMWORKA1

FREE

FREE

Modeldog workshop sunday

Workshop

GMWORKA2

FREE

FREE

Modeldog kids sunday

Workshop

GMPCOMP11

FREE

FREE

*Prices are incl. VAT - Professionals can reclaim VAT in their country of origin

Early bird price

Normal price

VIP WEEKEND: All seminars & Dinner Saturday

GMSEM7

€230

€ 260

Saturday Morning Seminars 10:00 - 12:00 + Tradeshow

GMSEM3

€40

€ 59

Saturday Afternoon Seminars 13:00 - 15:00 + Tradeshow

GMSEM4

€40

€ 59

Saturday Afternoon Seminars 15:00 - 17:00 + Tradeshow

GMSEM11

€40

€ 59

Saturday All Seminars 09:00 - 18:00 + Tradeshow

GMSEM2

€99

€ 120

Sunday Morning Seminars 10:00 - 12:00 + Tradeshow

GMSEM6

€40

€ 59

Sunday Afternoon Seminars 13:00 - 15:00 + Tradeshow

GMSEM8

€40

€ 59

Sunday Afternoon Seminars 15:00 - 17:00 + Tradeshow

GMSEM10

€40

€ 59

Sunday All Seminars 09:00 - 18:00 + Tradeshow

GMSEM9

€99

€ 120

*Prices are incl. VAT - Professionals can reclaim VAT in their country of origin

Saturday Evening 19:30 - 21:45 Dinner (Dresscode: Fluo) 21:45 - ... Dance with liveband Green Onions

Closing date for entries is Sunday 22/09/2019. After this date, prices will increase by 20%, which is the “on the door” price.

Ref.

SEMINARS

GROOMANIA DINNER PARTY

Early bird prices are valid up to and including 30/06/2019.

Early bird price Normal price

€58

€ 58

*Drinks are included until coffee is served

Early bird prices are valid up to and including 30/06/2019. Closing date for entries is Sunday 22/09/2019. After this date, prices will increase by 20%, which is the “on the door” price.

GROOMANIA DINNER PARTY

Come to our fun and famous dinner party and let us entertain you! Please inform us on allergies or dietary requirements at the time of booking. PAYMENT METHODS

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Bancontact, home banking (Dexia Netbanking, ING Homepay en KBC Online), iDEAL & PayPal

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