Jayne Redmond and Darcie Murray are the latest scholarship recipients from the Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation, which benefits young people globally who are eager to learn and experience the bloodstock business by granting them the opportunity to travel, work and learn in the United States and Ireland.
Redmond, from County Clare, is currently an equine science student at the University of Limerick. She is in Kentucky working at Lane’s End Farm through August of this year and is particularly interested in learning about mare and foal management.
“I hope to gain a new perspective on the horse industry and the U.S. as a country and I think anything that I learn from the experience in America will benefit me as a person and for my career,” she said.
The foundation awards two scholarships annually to attend Irish National Stud, one of which goes to an Irish citizen. Murray, a native of County Kildare who grew up near The Curragh, has experience at OgHill House Stud, and after studying equine science for two years, is now seeking to learn in a hands-on environment.
“I would like to thank you so much for this incredible opportunity in selecting me as your recipient this year,” she said.
Erin Dilger added, “We are delighted to make two additional awards this year. Thank you to all the wonderful industry members in the U.S. and abroad who have contributed to our foundation, and to our volunteer board members who make this happen. We wish Jayne and Darcie much success in their equine careers.”
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