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  • Review of Groom & Kennel Expo 2010 with Winners & Pictures

    Submitted By: Deb Becker, Barkleigh Productions, Inc
    Photos: Best in Show winner, Winner’s Circle winner, Groom & Kennel Expo logo

    Groom & Kennel Expo 2010 Welcomed Thousands of Pet Pros to Pasadena California!

    The Pasadena Convention Center was home to Groom & Kennel Expo 2010. Nearly 2,500 attendees gathered February 11- 14, 2010 to the educational and trade show event. Pet professionals were greeted by over 70 exhibitors in nearly 100 booths with new, innovative tools and tips to boost their business.

    Groom & Kennel Expo 2010 offered a large selection of seminars on grooming, training and business skills. Leading industry speakers included: Teri DiMarino, Vivian Nash, Hayley Keyes, Linda Easton, Kristen Fulton, Donna Owens, Kendra Otto, Irina Pinkusevich, Eileen Proctor and Groomer Has It’s Marco Lalau.

    Groom & Kennel Expo 2010 featured exciting grooming competitions throughout the weekend. Nature’s Specialties presented the Winner’s Circle Tournament. First place winner, Olga Zabelinskaya of Morris Plains, NJ, received $2,500.

    The Andis World Cup Grooming Games included five classes: Lambert Kay Sporting Breeds, Terriers and More, Other Purebreds, Chris Christensen Salon/Freestyle and Conair Poodle classes. Each class consisted of three skill levels.

    Andis awarded Best in Show winners in all three levels. Andis World Cup Grooming Games Champion was Irina Pinkusevich of Hallandale, FL. She received $3,000. Level 2 Best in Show winner, Deborah Ryan of New South Wales, Australia was awarded $1,500; and Level 1 Best in Show winner, Lisa Jury of Long Beach, CA. was awarded $750.

    Groomer to Groomer’s exciting Creative Styling Contest turned out amazing creations. People’s Choice winner, Angela Kumpe, wowed the audience with “Indian Nation”. First Place winner, Lori Craig was awarded $1,500 for her “King of the Safari” creation.

    Additional show highlights were: The Mobile Round-up, featuring open access to browse on-site mobile grooming vans; Gifts of Love Silent Auction, thousands of pet industry products were available to the highest bidder. Proceeds from the auction were donated to Gifts of Love International, Inc.

    For information on next year’s Groom & Kennel Expo, February 10 – 13, 2011, visit or call (717) 691-3388.

    Groom & Kennel Expo 2010 Competition Results

    World Cup Grooming Games Champion
    Irina Pinkusevich

    Best In Show – Level 2
    Deborah Ryan

    Best In Show – Level 1
    Lisa Jury
    Level 3: (BIC) Irina Pinkusevich, Olga Zabelinskaya, Michell Evans; Level 2: (BIC) Randae Bither, Sharon Hall, Deborah Ryan; Level 1: (BIC) Jessica Cave, Sarah Hall, Kim Kwankwi
    Level 3: (BIC) Miranda Stonebraker, Irina Pinkusevich, Michell Evans; Level 2: Sharon Hall, Melanie Newman; Level 1: Corie Serviolo
    Level 3: (BIC) Tammy Colbert, Jeri Hoppe, Amy Friezenberg; Level 2: (BIC) Deborah Ryan, Vanessa Parsons, Carol Hoover; Level 1: (BIC) Lisa Jury, Allan Roston, Cameron Adkins
    All Other Purebreds
    Level 3: (BIC) Olga Zabelinskaya, Jeri Hoppe, Tammy Colbert; Level 2: (BIC) Deborah Ryan, Sharon Hall, Yumiko Nakamura; Level 1: (BIC) Sharon Helgeson, Margaret Batten, Lisa Jury
    Salon Freestyle
    Level 3: (BIC) Michell Evans, Jackie Boulton, Jeri Hoppe; Level 2: (BIC) Melanie Newman, Randae Bither, Bill Jividen; Level 1: (BIC) Sandy Hartness, Margaret Batten, Allan Roston
    Winner’s Circle Champion
    Olga Zabelinskaya

    Creative Styling Contest
    Lori Craig “King of the Safari” ,Angela Kumpe “Indian Nation”, Deanise Stoops-Kippenhan “Summer of Love”

    People’s Choice: Angela Kumpe “Indian Nation”

    Deb Becker
    Managing Editor
    Barkleigh Productions, Inc.
    970 W. Trindle Rd.
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
    (717) 691-3388 ext. 210
    [email protected]
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