Richard MacNicol, Pointer and Setter Trainer
Three time winner of the Irish Champion Stake, including back to back wins in 2015 and 2016 with FT CH Gerensary Minerva, Richard MacNicol brings a wealth of experience to the Chudleys Ambassador role.
An esteemed pointer and setter handler, trainer and Kennel Club Judge, based near Thurso in Caithness, he has bred, trained and managed Pointers and Labradors for over 30 years, and spends some of his time working as a professional trainer on the Tressady Estate in Sutherland.
To date Richard has made up 13 Field Trial Champions - 11 pointers and 2 setters, winning the British Champion Stake 5 times and the Irish Champion Stake 3 times.
Pointers and Setters use tremendous amounts of energy whilst working and require a top quality performance food to sustain them. Richard has been feeding his dogs Chudleys with great success for some 30 years and comments " Why change it if its a winner!".
Howard Kirby, Gundog Trainer and Owner of Mullenscote Gundog Training Centre
Leading gundog trainer, Howard Kirby has been working with Chudleys since 2013 - official feed suppliers to Mullenscote, Chudleys expert nutritionists work closely with the team to ensure all of the dogs are fed a tailored and nutritional diet to meet their specific needs.
Mullenscote Gundogs, based in Hampshire, was established in the eighties. Owner Howard Kirby has been training dogs for over 20 years and the purpose-built training centre caters for specialist gundogs as well as companion dogs.
As well as providing training, Mullenscote is often called upon to give demonstrations at country shows across the UK and also operates a highly-regarded gundog stud.
Commenting on the sponsorship with Chudleys, Howard said: “I am delighted to be working with Chudleys, the brand is synonymous with working dogs and l am proud to be associated with a range of feed as well respected as Chudleys.”
Sam Horrell is Marketing Director for Chudleys, he said: “The training centre at Mullenscote Gundogs is one of the best in the country and Howard is an extremely talented trainer. Chudleys is very pleased to be supporting such a professional and successful training school. Chudleys has been developed as a specialist working dog range and so we are well placed to provide high-quality feed to help Howard get the most out of his gundogs.