New Zealand student excels at National Stud in England

NZTBA & National Stud Scholarship winner, Angela Lane

NZTBA & National Stud Scholarship winner, Angela Lane
New Zealander Angela Lane has been awarded the National Stud Scholarship Award at the National Stud in Newmarket, England. The award includes a travel bursary worth £1000, and is given to the student gaining the highest overall marks in both the practical and academic elements of the course.

Angela, a veterinary nurse, was previously employed at Seaton Park in Morrinsville and was a trainee enrolled on the Waikato Equine Training Scheme. With a strong recommendation from the course tutor Sally Waters, Angela applied for and won one of the two Overseas Training Scholarships sponsored each year by the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Association.

National Stud chairman Andrew Parrish said: "This was a very tight competition as the average standard of this year's students was so high. Angela showed remarkable commitment and dedication to the tasks presented to her and was a very worthy winner. She was a great ambassador for New Zealand and the New Zealand thoroughbred industry."

Angela's success follows that of last year's New Zealand student Cara McErlean who also won the coveted Scholarship Award. A notable double for New Zealand!

Angela says, "Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to attend the course. It's been an absolute privilege to be chosen to represent the New Zealand thoroughbred industry." Angela is staying on at the National Stud for yearling preparation. She returns to New Zealand in October.

- Sally Cassels-Brown


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