Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundarion

Dilger Scholarship Winners Reflect On Kentucky Experiences

The Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation was established in 2020 in memory of Gerry Dilger, the beloved and well-respected breeder and pinhooker of such horses as GI Kentucky Derby winners Nyquist and Always Dreaming, who passed away on Feb. 24, 2020. The Foundation awarded three scholarships for 2024 for the Kentucky farm experience to Sean Berns and Sara Pepper to go to Springhouse Farm in Lexington, and to Larry Mulvaney, who was placed at Hunter Valley Farm. A pair of 2023 scholarship recipients--Ivanna Dempsey and Elle Sorensen--who did their farm...

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Gerry Dilger Foundation Offers New 2024 Scholarship

The Gerry Dilger Foundation invites applications by July 15 aimed at recent graduates from Ireland who would like to gain valuable experience in a year-long job posting at a prominent Lexington farm like Springhouse or Hunter Valley. Application Requirements: Recent Graduate from: University of Limerick, University College Dublin, the Irish National Stud, CAFRE Enniskillen, or Kildalton Agriculure College Bachelor's degree in equine science or other related equine program completion Able to commit to a one-year period from Jan. 2, 2024--Dec. 15, 2024   The Scholarship provides: Round trip airfare for...

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Latest Dilger Scholarships Named

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...

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Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation to Host Golf Tournament

The Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation will hold its inaugural golf tournament and auction Oct. 10 at Houston Oaks Golf Course in Paris, Kentucky. In a short period of time the foundation has awarded scholarships to eight young people from North America and Europe. This was made possible by the support and collaboration of KEMI, Irish National Stud, Springhouse Farm, Lane's End, University of Limerick, University College Dublin and the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. This inaugural golf tournament has sponsorship and donation opportunities...

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