Press Release dated December 28th 2022.
On behalf of the board of the Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation we would like to congratulate Elle Sorensen, a resident of County Limerick, who is one of our 2023 Scholarship winners. She will be placed at Hunter Valley Farm in Lexington, for the upcoming breeding season. Hunter Valley will provide a great opportunity for Elle to learn and develop with a leading thoroughbred boarding and sales consignment operation at the center of Kentucky’s bloodstock region.
Hunter Valley Farm co-owner Adrian Regan remarked, “Fergus Galvin and I are really looking forward to welcoming Elle to Kentucky - hopefully, we can do half as good a job as Gerry did, with educating his students.”
Elle is currently studying equine science at the University of Limerick and is a third-year student. While working in Michael Hourigan's national hunt yard at Lisaleen stables during secondary school, she learned the basics of the thoroughbred racing industry. During college, she developed a keen interest in thoroughbred bloodstock and breeding and gained valuable work and sales experience with leading county Limerick farms Rathmore Stud and Croom House Stud.
Elle shared, “Thanks to the Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation, I have been awarded this amazing opportunity to travel to America and further my knowledge, education, and passion for the industry at Hunter Valley Farm.”