Cathy Gibbs, far right, with her champion Irish Setter, Mia.
Cathy Gibbs and her agile Irish Setter Mia, (Rusticwoods Short and Sweet) placed first in the Excellent Jumpers Class and first in the Excellent Standard Class earning the coveted Double Qualification at the Irish Setter Club of America National Show in Santa Rosa California. The talented team also finished first in Excellent Fast which requires the dog to follow commands taking jumps considerable distance from the handler.
The pair also earned the highest number of points during the trial (show) earning the High in Trial Award.
Mia is a MACH 5 (Master of Agility Champion) and the sister to MACH 6 Charmin who was Cathy’s other Champion Irish Setter who resently lost her battle to cancer.
Between Mia and Charmin under the training and direction of Cathy, the group has dominated the Irish Setter breed in AKC Agility since 2006. Until recently Charmin was the highest ranking Irish Setter in Agility in the world and a favorite of agility handlers of all breeds.