A total of 27 students from eight countries will participate in the National Purebred Breeding Management Course of Ireland 2023, which begins mid-January next year.
The program is a unique combination of practical training, classroom lectures, cultural immersion, personal and professional development, equipping students with first-hand and comprehensive insights into the industry. Pure. Making up the Class of 2023 are: Robert Acheson (Ireland), Brian Banahan (USA), Sean Berns (Ireland), Aoife Boland (Ireland), Julia Coenen (France), Thomas Connolly (Ireland), Gerard Donworth (Ireland), Emma Hunter (Ireland), Scott Innes (Scotland), William Macdonald (Australia), Georgina Macintyre (Australia), Darcie Murray (Ireland), Hilda Ntlatleng (South Africa), Faustine Otero-Chinot (France), Ciaran Phelan (Ireland), Orla Queally (Ireland), Annelie Rodde (Germany), Charles Shanahan (Ireland), Ailish Sinnott (Ireland), Maël Thilbault (France), Dayna Walsh (UK), Rory Woods (Ireland) Lachlan Bruce (Australia) receive the HTBA Scholarship , Jarrod Robinson (Australia) received a TBA scholarship, Ciara Russell (Ireland) received a Gerry Dilger Equine scholarship, and Alice Jeffries (New Zealand) and Morgan Wilks (New Zealand) received a NZTBA scholarship.
Education Development Director Anne Channon said: “The quality of applicants this year has been quite impressive and it is very encouraging to see so many young people wanting to go further in their careers in this industry. “This will be an exciting educational journey for the students and I look forward to welcoming them to the National Academy of Ireland in January.”