THE Irish National Stud has chosen the 30 students who will be accepted on to its famed Thoroughbred Breeding Management Programme for 2022. The incoming class contains representatives from seven countries.

The course is described as a unique combination of practical training, classroom lectures, cultural immersion, personal and professional development which equips students with a first-hand and well-rounded understanding of the thoroughbred industry.

It begins in January and all students live on the stud until graduation next summer.

“Once again, the application process was well oversubscribed which is testament to the quality of training that is provided on the programme. I look forward to welcoming the 30 students to the Irish National Stud in January,” said Anne Channon, the stud’s education development manager.

The six-month course was first run in 1971 and it has produced a long list of graduates who have gone to great success in the industry.

Thoroughbred Breeding Management Programme 2022

Hayley Ashcroft (UK), Jessica Bailey (Australia), Mathilde Baurens (France), Jack Blake (Ireland), Eliza Bradbeer (UK), Andrew Buick (Denmark), Anna Cahill (Ireland), Sean Cooper (Ireland), Ciara Corrigan (Ireland), Paul Curran (Ireland), Jessica Daly (UK), Cian Gahan (Ireland), Luke Hammond (USA), Rachel Harvey ( UK), Fernando Laffon Lomba (France), Eva Maxwell ( Irish), Freddie Morley (UK), Orlaith Nagle (Ireland), Theresa O’Donoghue (Ireland), Annie O’Rourke (UK), Thomas Quinn (Australia), Ann Reddy (Ireland), Edmond Ryan (Ireland), Alexander Sausville (USA), Megan Sheedy (Ireland), Roisin Whelan (Ireland), Gemma Blumenshine (USA) recipient of the Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship, Tess O’Connor (Australia) recipient of the TBA scholarship, Jessica Bailey (Australia) recipient of the HTBA Scholarship, and George Chittick (New Zealand) recipient of the NZTBA Scholarship.