THE 2022 diploma cohort from the National Stud in Newmarket graduated last Friday. John Gosden was the guest speaker for the occasion.

“This group of students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are all going onto full time roles within the industry.” said CEO Anna Kerr. The Tim Dunlop Memorial Award for top student was presented to Rosanna Rushworth from Surrey, who is going to join the team at Watership Down Stud. That farm’s best practical award was presented to Rob Moss from Wigan. He was also the recipient of the Sandra Lloyd memorial scholarship sponsored by Far Westfield Farm, and he is going to Kentucky for a sales season with Taylor Made.

The Alborada Trust for the most improved student was awarded to Shona Murphy from Kildare who is going on to join the marketing team at Darley. Two Gerald Leigh Trust award bursaries were given this year, to Rob Moss and Dylan Williams, while Jamie Smith from Bolton is going straight on to the Godolphin Flying Start programme.