New To Showing Or Breeding?
The International Cat Association (TICA) is one of the best known and older feline associations. The TICA Mentor Program was established to promote TICA through qualified exhibitor & breeder mentors. Mentors are available to anyone interested in showing their cat(s) and/or breeding cats associated with TICA. It is hoped that new members will find the TICA family as a rewarding and fun organization of people from across the globe.
Looking for a Mentor?
Are you interested in learning more about how to show (exhibit) your cat at a TICA show?
If so, apply to be paired with an Exhibitor Mentor. As a protege, you will have a mentor available to answer your questions & help you learn about TICA and the inner workings of showing cats.
Are you considering breeding cats?
Breeding cats is not a hobby to take without forethought. If you'd like to learn more about what is involved in breeding cats, please request a Breeding Mentor. You are not obligated to breed cats through applying for a mentor. As a protege, you will have a mentor available to answer your questions & educate you on TICA and breeding cats. (Note: This program is not a source for finding breeding cats).
Interested in becoming a Mentor?
Do you find yourself chatting to new exhibitors or spectators at cat shows about the details of showing mechanics? Do you enjoy this contact?
As you know, TICA is one of the friendliest feline associations where new faces are always welcome. If you think you have the time to make the commitment to assist those with an interest in showing their cats (but not breeding), please consider applying to be an exhibitor mentor.
Do you have the time, knowledge & interest in teaching others good cattery management, feline husbandry, breed education, etc.?
Responsible breeders are at a premium and we need your help to increase the awareness of what it takes to be a good breeder. Please consider applying to be a breeder mentor.
Current mentors for our Mentor Program:
- EN – Sandra Gebuhr
- ES – Simona Delasch, Mario Gausen, Elizabeth Shauna Gomez, Burgi Petz
- EW - Susan Knight, Marcia Owen
- GL - Liz Hansen, Troy Weier
- MP – Jacky Anderson
- NE - Tereasa Brainerd
- NW - Denise Abraham, Carole McFadden
- SC – Jamie Alvarez, Blake Gipson, Leslie Hurley, Toni Jones, Dawn Lott, Dana Pendergaph, Mark Pennington
- SE - Lori Greer, Lisa Stocholy
- SW - Cánie Brooks, Sue Case, Melissa Eichler, Laura Mitobe, Sandi Mattingly, Marion Schiff
*Must be 18 years old to participate. If you are younger, please look at the Junior Exhibitors Program
|Mentor Documents & Forms|
|Request for Exhibitor Mentor||Request for Breeder Mentor|
|Exhibitor Mentor Application||Breeder Mentor Application|