The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association have opened applications for their two annual scholarships.
The International Management Scholarship, sponsored by the Sunline Trust, sends the successful candidate on an all-expenses paid, bonded trip of 30 weeks where they will experience the operational infrastructure, systems and management of three of the Northern hemisphere's leading stud farms.
The winner of the Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship will attend the five-month Breeding Diploma course at the world renowned Irish National Stud. The diploma is mainly of a practical nature and is designed to provide students with a hands-on approach in every aspect of horse breeding.
"I would like to encourage anyone wanting to further their career in the thoroughbred industry to apply," New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Association CEO Justine Sclater said.
"The International Management Scholarship aims to identify and develop existing and potential leaders in our industry, while the Irish National Stud scholarship will be awarded to a passionate and motivated individual wanting to further their career."
Many past recipients of the scholarships hold prominent positions in the New Zealand and International thoroughbred industry. These include Te Akau Racing’s head trainer Jamie Richards, bloodstock agent Michael Wallace, Haunui Farm’s sales and marketing manager Shannon Taylor, and Highden Park co-owner and operator Libby Bleakley.
Applications close on July 31, more information can be found at: https://www.nzthoroughbred.co.nz/page/scholarships/