„All“ about Ivan:
Ivan got his first gundog at an early age, his parents received an Irish Red Setter pup as a present for his Christening and he has kept dogs ever since.
Growing up in the countryside, it was inevitable that he would get involved in country sports: from shooting, fishing to hunting, he has participated in them all.
But it was when he got his first Labrador that he found his true passion – trialling. He has made up four field trial champions to date and qualified one other dog to open stake, and he has also qualified for the Irish Retriever Championships no less than ten times.
Ivan has represented Ireland five times in International Gundog events, and won first and second at the Irish Game and Country Fair in Emo, Co. Laois; he also won the Clonmel Game Fair with the highest scoring dogs on the day. In 2014 he captained the Irish team in The Skinners World Cup in England.
Ivan is an A panel judge for the Irish Kennel Club and is a committee member of the Golden Vale Gundog Club.
He currently has five Labradors in his kennels.
In his day to day life Ivan works with a veterinary company.
He has judged the German Cup 2018, also the Spanish Cup this March and many working tests and field trials all over Europe over many year’s!