Junior Handlers Competition 2024

Handler Profile

Handler Name : Imogen Steer
Age Class : 10 to under 13 years
Competition State : VIC

Points tally based on top 40 shows (points value) : 7
Number of First Place Wins : 2
Number of Second Place Wins : 1

Starting 2022 winning her heat at the DV NYE committee shows & then the final on 3rd January awarded Champion handler 7-under10yo. From there has been given the opportunity to handle a variety of breeds not just in handlers but in the classes at all breeds & specialty level. Given a dobermann neuter to show she titled her in 2 months with awards that included several neuter in show, runner-up neuter in show & other group & RUIG wins.

Victorian State Final saw Imogen win the 7-10 year age group with a dobermann & a whippet as her swap dog.
Finishing 2022 as #1 National Junior handler 7-10 years with 22 first place & 2 second place handling many different breeds.

The most thrilling win by far was being awarded Best Overall Junior handler champion Melbourne Royal 2022 which enabled her to compete at the World Dog Show in Geneva, Switzerland August 2023. Imogen competed over the 4 days & was selected into the top 6 from 100 handlers on day 3.

2023 saw her also won her age class at Victorian State final & Melbourne Royal.
June 2023 she was Runner-up overall winner at the Winter International in Adelaide.

2023 an interesting year with Imogen turning 10 in April & moving up the middle age group but she continued to be competitive although not attending many shows due to other commitments.
Date Show Name Breed Result Points Top 40
13-Jan-2024 Cranbourne Dog Club Schnauzer (Miniature) First 2 Y
27-Jan-2024 Australian Day International Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Second 2 Y
24-Feb-2024 Central Gippsland English Springer Spaniel First 3 Y
Pointscore total based on top 40 shows (points value) 7