The 27 students of the Irish National Stud's 2020 breeding course graduated on Friday, with 15 receiving honours. The various awards distributed included The Irish Field “Blue Hen” Award to Hannah Faber; the John Durkan Award to Anna Fairbank; and the INS Jonathan Fitzpatrick Internship to Ines Goupil De Bouille.
First place on the Veterinary Exam went to Hannah Airey; on the CEO Exam to Aaron Boland; on the Portfolio of Assignments to Constance Vincent; and on the Continuous Assessment to Sean Finnan. Charles Harris was awarded the Silver Medal Second Place overall, and Aaron Boland the Gold Medal First Place overall.
Cathal Beale, chief executive officer of the Irish National Stud, said, “In a strange time for everyone the students have excelled themselves throughout and faced the challenges head on. We wish them all every success for the future.”
Anne Channon, education development manager, said, “We would like to take this opportunity to commend the students; their work ethic and dedication has been outstanding this year. We would like to wish them the very best as they move on to their next adventure and I am confident that each and every one of them will have successful careers in the Thoroughbred industry.”