2019 Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course

2019 Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course

4th Dec 2018

The Irish National Stud would like to formally announce the students for the 2019 Thoroughbred Breeding Course.  Students from twelve countries will commence their six-month residential training at the County Kildare stud on January 15th


Once again this well renowned course was heavily oversubscribed with applications from all corners of the globe.


This year we were delighted with the calibre of candidates for the 2019 course and I look forward to welcoming the 30 students to the Irish National Stud in January” Anne Channon


2019 Class

Larry Byrne (Ireland)

Victoria Canessa (Argentina)

Sarah Collings (Canada)

Nicholas Cope (Ireland)

Niamh Crehan (Ireland)

Lucie Dieuaide (France)

Susannah Eckert (America)

Jock Ferguson (Australia)

Rebecca Fitzpatrick (Ireland)

Tyler Frazer, HTBA Scholarship Recipient (Australia)

Florence Gore (Britain)

Nadine Gut (Switzerland)

Milly Harwood (Britain)

Conor Hyland (Ireland)

Niall Kelly (Ireland)

Henry Lascelles (Britain)

Caoimhe Loftus (Ireland)

Donncha McCarthy (Ireland)

Toshihiro Onikubo (Japan)

Adam Potts (Ireland)

Fabian Puchta (Germany)

Millie Reed (Britain)

David Skelly (Ireland)

Ryan Stacey, NZTBA Scholarship Recipient (New Zealand)

Shayna Tiller (American)

Gonçalinho Torrealba (Brazil)

Joan Tyner (Ireland)

Poppy Walton (Britain)

Tara Watt (Britain)


The aim of the course is to educate young people for a career in the thoroughbred industry, and many graduates have been prominent in stud farms throughout the world, racehorse training, bloodstock sales, insurance and the media. Unlike University based programmes, our training is mainly of a practical nature and is designed to provide students with a hands-on approach to every aspect of horse breeding. The course is full-time residential and starts mid-January each year. 

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