Judge’s Education

The Judges’ Education Committee (JEC) is charged with the preparation, organization, and presentation of educational seminars and provides ringside mentoring for judges or prospective judges of Irish Terriers. Below are two links – to the Art of Sparring and to a self-study guide designed for use with the Breed Standard. These educational tools emphasizes what to look for quickly regarding the outline, head, coat, gait and temperament that define breed type in Irish Terriers.

Also below is a listing of all members qualified to present seminars and mentor judges.

The Art of Sparring Terriers – VIDEO

Guide to Judging Irish Terriers – DOWNLOAD

                                                                  2020 Current Mentors

First Name Last Name City State Phone Email
Christine Accurso Cutchogue NY 631-734-8671 terrier509@yahoo.com
Don W. Brouillette Wrentham MA 508-384-2689 donbrouillette@verizon.net
Gale K. Cummings Norton MA 508-285-9655 terrier.itca@verizon.net
Kelly Edwards Gaithersburg MD 240-444-6768 kellyedwards0707@gmail.com
Robert Geddes Jr. Sugar Grove IL 630-466-5511 D1am0nd@aol.com
Eleanor Hillegeist Bethesda MD 301-229-1593 hillegeiste@gmail.com
Linda Honey San Pedro CA 310-519-8642 moirahoney@aol.com
Mike  Kowalczuk Windham CT 860-465-9185 kowalczukm@charter.net 
Thea F. Lahti New London NH 603-526-6209 tlahti1@comcast.net
Ian MacDonald Ilderton ONTARIO 519-666-0195 imacd@uwo.ca
Douglas Rapport Leesburg VA 571-216-2491 drapport@irish-terrier.com
RoseMarie Saporito Exton PA 610-363-7088 RM5450@aol.com
Terri VandeZande Hudson MI  517-547-3777 terrivandezande@comcast.net
Ellis F. West Houston TX 713-697-9664  e.f.west1@att.net
July 14, 2020
Gale Cummings ITCA Judges Ed Chairperson

BIDDING BEGINS FRIDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2022 at 12:00 am
As most of you know, 2022 is a very special year for the ITCA. We will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary. To help make the 125th ITCA Anniversary National Specialty Show extra special, we are offering significantly
upgraded take-home prizes. It is our hope this sponsorship auction will help offset the higher cost of trophies
and at the same time make the 125th National Specialty a spectacular historical event!
Here is how it works:
ITCA has provided below a list and photos of its top take-home prizes, including upgraded framed rosettes. If
you would like to sponsor the offering of one of these prizes, you can submit bids on one or more of the listed
take-home prizes. All winning sponsorships of take-home prizes offered in the auction will be listed in the show
catalog as offered by the ITCA and the winning sponsor. If you are the winning sponsor of a one or more
trophies, you may offer the prize in your name, or you can honor a Heart Dog, Mentor or Friend. Group
Sponsors are limited to four individual names.
Bids Open at 12:00 am (Eastern) January 13, 2022
and will close 11:59 pm (Eastern) on February 28, 2022
Bidding is open to Individuals and ITCA Regional Clubs
We will accept bids on our FACEBOOK page and via e-mail at Swimcoach@comcast.net. The leading bid for
sponsorship of each take-home prize will be updated every few days via email and on Facebook.