Applications

"That year was one of the best years of my life. From the beginning I received training and mentorship in so many facets of an operating stud farm on a level that can be rare in this industry. Gerry's immense generosity, his wonderful skill for pinhooking and an amazing experience that allowed me to prep an eventual Kentucky Derby winner..."
- Carol Kelly (Dromoland Farm 2014-2015)
Stud Hand, Rheinwood Pastoral (Australia)

The foundation has partnered with the Irish National Stud and the Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program to annually award a placement on the world renowned National Stud educational course.

Irish National Stud & KEMI

Application Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a KEMI intern, or must have completed the program in Spring of the current year
  • Resident of the US
  • Bachelor’s degree in equine science preferred, but not required

This Scholarship Provides:

  • Airfare for student to travel to Ireland, and home, at completion of program. Ticket must be economy/coach class, maximum amount $1500. Must provide proof of payment for reimbursement.
  • Fully paid tuition ($6,500) for the Irish National Stud in Kildare, Ireland, including room and board.
  • Travel/Medical insurance policy while in Ireland. Minimum coverage $25,000. Maximum premium $250. Must provide proof of payment for reimbursement.
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Springhouse Farm will offer two placements for Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation student award winners from University College Dublin and the University of Limerick on a biennial basis. For 2023 applications will be welcomed from the University of Limerick, and two scholarships will be awarded.

UL Student experience in Kentucky

Application Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a student at University of Limerick
  • Bachelor’s degree in equine science, or other related equine degree, in progress

This Scholarship Provides:

  • Airfare for student to travel to the United States, and home at completion of program. Ticket must be economy/coach class, maximum amount $1500. Must provide proof of payment for reimbursement.
  • Payment for the cost of the required J1 student work visa
  • An opportunity to work on a prominent Lexington, Kentucky thoroughbred farm with housing provided
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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.

Irish National Stud Scholarship for an Irish Citizen

Application Requirements:

  • Currently working in the equine industry
  • Resident of Ireland
  • Must apply separately to the Irish National Stud

This Scholarship Provides:

  • Fully paid tuition ($5,500) for the Irish National Stud Breeding Program in Kildare, Ireland, including room and board.
Apply Today