2015 October Irish Grooming Championships
We are delighted to have more sponsors than ever this year and we have an amazing selection of judges. From America we have Sarah Hawkes, Jenny Hale will also be judging as will Colin Taylor.
The Heiniger New to Grooming competition will be judged this year by Natasja Hoekman .
We are going to have two creative classes this year. For those who wish to dip their toe into the creative field we are going to have a “salon ” class. This is the class for you if we wish to do a stencil or some small design and we will also have our full “creative” class where your imagination and colour scheme can run riot.
Time to start preparing, It’s only 2 months now until the Irish grooming championships take place.
The competition classes are as follows:
Class 1 Scissored: the whole dog is hand scissored (except feet/face on poodles)
Class 2 Handstrip: for any dog that you hand strip terrier, schnauzer, and spaniel to name a few.
Class 3 Novice Class: Dogs can be clipped, scissored or hand stripped. This class is for groomers who have been grooming for 3 years or less.
Class 4 Heiniger New to Grooming Class: This class is for new Groomers who have been training and working for less than one year and are first time competitors.
Class 5 Clipped : for those styles where you use a clipper on part of the dog. At the same time as the clipped class we will have our first Professional Progression Academy where Karina Kerrigan will give help and constructive criticism to those who would like to compete but are concerned about the final steps.
Class 6 Creative Class. This is our normal “no holds barred” Creative styling class
Class 7 Salon Creative Class. This class is for those who want to start off in the creative field. Stencils, bows etc can be used.
Entry Forms & Payments
You could either apply OnLine or download the application form and post it.
To apply OnLine, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the PayPal/CreditCard option and fill out the Application Form and submit it.
To download the application form just click Entry form, print the form and post it to IPDGA, 119 Ballyboden Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.
Please note that all cheques must be made out to IPDGA and all correspondence to the mailed to IPDGA, 119 Ballyboden Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.
The rules can be downloaded here, Rules, Please read them!!!