International Management Scholarship- supported by the Sunline Education Trust
In the early 2000s the Auckland branch of the NZTBA recognised the need to send motivated young people abroad to expand their knowledge and skill set. Several large international breeding operations were approached to host the scholarship winners, and the local breeding fraternity were canvassed for funding.
A gala dinner was held to honour the achievements of Sunline, an Auckland bred mare, who was at the height of her stellar career. Stallion nominations donated by several major studs were auctioned off and the proceeds from the event were used to create the Sunline Trust that supports the International Management Scholarship.
In 2012 the Queen celebrated her Diamond jubilee and another gala dinner was held at Government House hosted by the Governor General. Donated stallion services were again auctioned with the proceeds added to the trust fund ensuring the continuation of the scholarship for years to come.
The International Management Scholarship aims to identify existing and potential managers within the New Zealand thoroughbred industry. It offers them an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience and highlight the diverse career options available within the international bloodstock business.
The successful applicant receives an all-expenses paid, bonded trip of 30 weeks to experience the operational infrastructure, systems and management of three of the Northern hemisphere's leading stud farms: Shadwell Stud (England), Coolmore Stud (Ireland) and Winstar Farm (America).
Criteria: Applicants require a good general knowledge of the thoroughbred industry, and experience in the management and handling of horses of all ages. Applicants should be working towards a long-term career within the New Zealand thoroughbred industry.
Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship
The Irish National Stud scholarship was originally funded by the Wellington branch of the
NZTBA who sent students to the English and Irish National Studs.
The first recipients were Grant Hunt and Russell Rogers who are still employed in the thoroughbred industry today.
Since 2006 the scholarship has been generously funded by the K.I.A. Taylor Charitable Trust and Trelawney Stud’s Taylor family, and was renamed the Keith and Faith Taylor Family Equine Scholarship. The recipient is awarded with an all expenses paid trip to Ireland to attend the internationally recognised Irish National Stud Diploma Course that begins each year in the middle of January.
The Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship and provides the successful candidate with:
- Return economy airfare
- Fees for the National Stud Diploma course
- Cash advance for personal expenses
The Scholarship is open to any person aged 30 or under 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.
Past scholarship recipient's blogs
PAST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
|2019||Ireland- Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship||Ryan Stacey||Brighthill Farm|
|2019||Sunline Trust International Management Scholarship||Sam Bergerson|
|2018||Ireland - Keith Taylor Equine Scholarship||Danielle Southey||Trelawney Stud||Merit|
|2018||Sunline Trust Management Scholarship||David Morris||Cambridge Stud|
|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|
| 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|| 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|