On the Road to Cynosport: Sara and Zig-Zag

Sara Peterson and her Sheltie Zig-ZagSara Peterson says she and Zig-Zag are the “Cinderella Team” on the Road to Cynosport® this year. Sara, who lives in Pinehurst, N.C., attended Cynosport® in 2007 as a spectator and is thrilled to be competing this year.

“We have come a long way in a short amount of time,” she said. “Zig-Zag is amazing—it’s all her talent and her strong will to please that have made us do so well. I am so blessed to have her and love her more than words can say.” 

Zig-Zag, a 4-year-old Shetland sheepdog, has been a phenomenal dog since birth, Sara added. “She’s a thinker and has speed and accuracy, too.” She was bred by Sara who also owns Zig-Zag’s mom, Zoey.

This has been a great year for Zig-Zag: after winning the Advanced Dog of the Year competition in the Jumpers class at the USDAA Title Mania® event in Tennessee earlier this season, Zig-Zag demonstrated she was ready to compete at the Masters level. “We’re going to seize the dream and try our very best,” Sara said. “Like my former instructor Tracy Hirsch always said, ‘Go big or go home; run feral (wild)!’ We will try our best and have fun like we always do like in our own backyard!”

When she isn’t training or competing with Zig-Zag, Sara works at First Health of the Carolinas Moore Regional Hospital Pathology Lab as a cytotechnologist.