The class of 2020 has gradated from the Irish National Stud with their breeding course diploma.
This year, due to the generosity of Trelawney Stud, the New Zealand Breeders’ Association were able to send to attendees on the world-renowned course under the Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship.
Hannah Airey and Laura McNab were two of 27 students to graduate from the six-month diploma course.
Though it was an unusual few month for the students, who despite not getting many opportunities to go racing or take part in industry site tours due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, managed to gain in-depth knowledge of the thoroughbred industry through their practical training and blended learning experience.
“In a strange time for everyone the students have excelled themselves throughout and faced the challenges head on,” chief executive Cathal Beale said. “We wish them all every success for the future.”
Airey and McNab both graduated with Certificates of Distinction. Airey was also named as the winner of the Veterinary Award for excelling in the veterinary exams. She scored 100 percent in both tests.
Both graduates will return to New Zealand in the near future to work at Trelawney Stud for six months as part of the scholarship requirements.