Posted Date: April 22, 2008
Read about midi team member Kate's accomplishments and experiences in agility. By Brenna Fender
Photo by Contact Point Photography
Kate Moureaux, who lives in Camarillo, California, begain competing in dog agility in 1992 when she was only six years old. Her grandparents' Springer Spaniel, Alex, was her willing partner until he was retired because of old age.
Some of Kate's career highlights include earning the first ever AKC Junior Handler MACH and MACH2 (with Heisey), competing at the USDAA Nationals Grand Prix and DAM Team Finals from 2004 through 2007, winning the 2006 AKC 20" National Agility Championships with Quick and the 2008 AKC 16" National Agility Championships with Driven, winning two gold and three silver medals with Quick at the 2006 IFCS/USDAA World Agility Championships, and winning bronze in 26" at the 2007 World Dog Show in Mexico City, Mexico with Quick.
In addition to teaching and trialing, Kate is a full time Business student at California State University in Northridge.
BF: What are you doing now to get ready for the big event?
KM: Driven and I are just continuing to maintain our criteria and be consistent with our training and handling.
BF: Tell us something about you that we don't know.
KM: I competed in my first USDAA Nationals back in 1995 in San Antonio, Texas, as a Junior Handler. I was competing with my grandparents' Springer Spaniel, Alex, and we placed 2nd in the Junior Handler Team event.
Also, Driven, Power, and I are all currently training in Herding with the hopes of qualifying for the 2011 World Sheepdog Trials.
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