SCHOLARSHIPS:

The NZTBA offers two Scholarships to young New Zealanders seeking to develop their professional skills with high-level industry expertise they can apply to their careers after they return home. Applications for the 2018 Scholarships are now being called for with interviews to be held in October. Further information on both scholarships are detailed in the flyer below. Please email nicola@nzthoroughbred.co.nz with a full copy of your resume including any previous experience within the industry and advise which course you would like to apply for.

Past scholarship recipient's blogs

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NZTBA OVERSEAS TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

Since 2006 each year the K.I.A. Taylor Charitable Trust, associated with the Taylor family, owners of Trelawney Stud, Cambridge, has generously funded a Scholarship for a person to attend the Irish National Stud Diploma Course. Since 2015 the scholarship is now known as the Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship and provides the successful candidate with:
  • Five months at the Irish National Stud, beginning on 24th January 2017. The successful candidate will need to arrive in Ireland on Sunday 22nd January.
  • Return economy airfare
  • Fees for the National Stud Diploma course
  • Accommodation
  • Cash advance for personal expenses
The Scholarship is open to any person aged 25 or under (as at 31 December 2016) who is interested in furthering their career in the thoroughbred breeding industry. Ideally, the successful applicant will have previous work experience on a thoroughbred stud in New Zealand. Conditions apply.

NZTBA INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

The successful applicant will receive an all-expenses paid, bonded trip of 30 weeks, experiencing the operational infrastructure, systems and management of three of the Northern hemisphere's leading stud farms: Cheveley Park Stud in England, Coolmore Stud in Ireland and Taylor Made in Kentucky.

The Scholarship aims to identify existing and potential managers within the New Zealand thoroughbred industry, offer them an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience, and highlight the diverse career options available within the international bloodstock business.

Criteria: Applicants require a good general knowledge of the thoroughbred industry, and experience in the management and handling of horses of all ages. Suitable for those wishing to develop a long-term career within the New Zealand thoroughbred industry.

PAST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Year
Scholarship
Winner
Stud
Awards
2017 Sunline Trust Management Scholarship

Lance Forbes Cambridge Stud
2017 Ireland - Keith Taylor Equine Scholarship

Cameron Ring Waikato Stud
2016 Sunline Trust Management Scholarship

Bevan Smith NZB
2016 Ireland - Keith Taylor Equine Scholarship Hannah
Mee
Cambridge Stud
2015

Sunline Trust Management Scholarship
Benji King

Brighthill Farm



2015

Ireland - Keith Taylor Equine Scholarship
Dylan Treweek
Lyndhurst Farm

2014

Sunline Trust Management Scholarship
Robert Dennis
The Oaks


2013

Sunline Trust Management Scholarship
Holly Ross
Cambridge Stud


2013

Ireland - Keith Taylor Equine Scholarship
Jock Harris
Waikato Stud


2012

Sunline Trust Management Scholarship
Jamie Richards
The Oaks


2012

Ireland - Keith Taylor Equine Scholarship
Georgina Bolton
Berkley Stud
Gold Medal
2011

Sunline Trust Management Scholarship
Matthew Scown
The Oaks


2011

Ireland - Keith Taylor Equine Scholarship
Erin Brett
Trelawney Stud
Prize for Stable Management
2010

Sunline Trust Management Scholarship
Dominic Corban
Cambridge Stud


2010

Ireland - Keith Taylor Equine Scholarship
Jason Smith
Cambridge Stud


2009

Ireland - Keith Taylor Equine Scholarship
Michael Morton
Stoney Bridge


2008

Ireland - Keith Taylor Memorial Scholarship
Lisa Richards
Curraghmore Stud
Passed with Distinction
2008

Ireland - Keith Taylor Memorial Scholarship
Mark Forbes
Cambridge Stud


2008

Sunline Trust Management Scholarship
Bruce Slade
White Robe Lodge


2007

Ireland - Keith Taylor & Ted Howarth Memorial Scholarship
Michelle Foster
Haunui Stud


2007

International Management Scholarship
Mark Lindsay
Newmarket Lodge


2006

Ireland - Ted Howarth Memorial Scholarship
Tracy Mourits
Mapperley Stud
Gold Medal Winner

2006

England - Keith Taylor Equine Scholarship
Amy Thomson
Newmarket Lodge


2006

International Management Scholarship
Libby Fergusson
Newmarket Lodge
Top 5 Student on the course
2005

Ireland

Luke Simpson
Cambridge Stud


2005
England
Angela Lane
Seaton Park
Top Ranked International Student
2005

International Management Scholarship
Michael Wallace
Little Avondale Stud


2004

Ireland

Richelle Chubb
Grande Vue Lodge


2004

Ireland

Rebecca Searle
Cambridge Stud
Passed with Distinction
2004
England
Cara McErlean
Curraghmore Stud
Top Ranked International Student
2003

England
Elizabeth Paddy
Wentwood Grange


2003

Ireland

Cathie Heald
Pencarrow Stud


2003

International Management Scholarship
Shannon Taylor
Pukekohe


2002

England

Teresa Battersby
Fayette Park Stud


2002

Ireland

Theresa Boyd
Pencarrow Stud


2002

International Management Scholarship
Grant Bennett
Cambridge


2001

England

Kym Thomas
Waikato Stud


2001
Ireland
Anna Miles
Methven
Gold Medal Winner
2000

England

Matthew Webby
Waikato Stud

2000

Ireland

David Henare
Fayette Park


1999

England

Rebecca Holland
Montana Lodge


1999

Ireland
Emma Bishop
Waikato Stud


1998

England

Briar Spriggens
Waikato Stud


1998

Ireland

Trina McDonald
Waikato Stud
Silver Medal Winner
1997

England

Andrew Fisher
The Oaks


1997
Ireland
Lisa Partell
Hallmark Stud
Gold Medal Winner
1996
Ireland



1996

England

Shannone Murphy
South Island

1995
Ireland
Lisa Gilbert
Fayette Park

1995

England

Blanton Benjamin
Fayette Park

1994

Ireland
Fiona Bassett
Byerley Thoroughbreds
Gold Medal winner
1994
England
Stephanie Jackson
Haunui Farm



1993

Ireland

Nicola Walling




1993

England

Jonathan Scully




1992
Ireland
Katie Hart


1992

England

Nicki Robinson
Ashford Park Stud


1991

Ireland

Russell Rogers
Fayette Park


1991
England
Grant Hunt
Ra Ora Stud