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.