Available scholarships:

Irish National Stud Scholarship

The foundation has partnered with the Irish National Stud to annually award a placement on the world
renowned National Stud educational course. You are eligible to apply if you have multiple years of experience working on a Kentucky Thoroughbred Horse Farm, or if you have completed the Kentucky Equine Managment Internship (KEMI) program.  

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Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Experience Scholarship

We offer one year placements on prominent Kentucky horse farms for Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation award winners who are graduates of University College Dublin, University of Limerick, the Irish National Stud, CAFRE Enniskillen, and Kildalton Agricultural College equine programs.

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Irish National Stud Scholarship for an Irish Citizen

We will award one scholarship to attend the world-renowned breeding course at the beautiful Irish National Stud. This will be for an Irish Citizen who is currently residing in Ireland.

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"When you hear anyone speak about Gerry, it’s always in legendary terms, simply because he was a legend."
- Tom Fogarty
   Ballysheehan Stud, Stud Groom.

Latest News & Events

23 February 2023

Global scholarships given to Jayne Redmond for the USA and Darcie Murray for the Irish National Stud


29 December 2022

Elle Sorensen placed at Hunter Valley Farm, Kentucky for 2023


About Us

Always Dreaming, winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby, bred by Gerry Dilger & Mike Ryan