Tattersalls Ireland are delighted to announce the opening of the GMMF bursary for 2018, and is inviting applicants involved in all equestrian disciplines to apply for the €5,000 bursary.The annual GMMF bursary was set up in memory of the late George Mernagh who had a lifelong interest in equestrian sports and was devoted to developing these at Tattersalls Ireland. The €5,000 bursary is intended to support an applicant, from course designer/builder to competitor to instructor, to develop or further establish their career in the eventing industry.
Since 2013 the bursary has helped so many achieve their goals including former winners Michelle Kenny, Emma Golding and Rachel Dowley. The 2015 winner was Eventing rider Cathal Daniels who is currently preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. “I am extremely grateful to Tattersalls for the bursary, and I found the prestige of the bursary and the financial assistance highly beneficially in pursuing my career. I would strongly encourage everyone to apply this year for the bursary,” said Cathal Daniels.
Tattersalls Ireland Managing Director Roger Casey also commented: “George is the reason that the Tattersalls International Horse Trials exists today, and we are honoured to have seen it grow into such a successful event. This bursary carrying George’s name can go a long way towards helping applicants achieve their goals.”
The closing date for 2018 GMMF bursary applications is Friday, 18 May 2018. Applications must adhere with the terms set out below. The winner will be presented with their €5,000 bursary on Sunday, 3 June.
Visit www.tatts.ie for an application form.