Applications open for Irish National Stud scholarship

Applications have opened for the 2022 Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship which supports the successful recipient to travel to Ireland and complete the world renowned Irish National Stud Diploma Course.

Irish National Stud group
Irish National Stud group Picture: Press Photo

The Scholarship, which was established in 1991, is open to any person aged 30 or under who is interested in furthering their career in the thoroughbred industry.

Applicants should have some work experience at a thoroughbred stud in New Zealand and be committed to furthering their career in the thoroughbred industry.

Due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated (Irish National Stud policy) and be willing to complete any quarantine requirements. If the return to New Zealand is delayed for any reason the Irish National Stud and NZTBA will support the recipient during this time.

The Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship provides the successful candidate with:
- Return economy airfare
- Fees for the National Stud Diploma course
- Accommodation
- Cash advance to cover some personal expenses

Applications can be sent to [email protected] by Friday October 15 and need to include a CV and covering letter stating why applicants wish to apply and why they would be a suitable candidate for the scholarship.

Interviews will be conducted October 20 and 21 with the recipient selected and notified by Friday October 29th.

More information on the scholarship can be found at:

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