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RDS Course Designer Bursary

The RDS sought expressions of interest from Irish show jumping course designers who wish to further their skills, training and international experience. All applications were reviewed by an RDS panel and scored based on a specific assessment criteria. Three RDS bursaries have been awarded, Aaron McCusker, John Doyle and Colm Quinn have each received a bursary of €2,000 to aid in their personal development in course design.

This is an ongoing project and there will be further opportunities over the next two years to obtain a bursary for course design.

The RDS is currently working with Horse Sport Ireland and Show Jumping Ireland to secure FEI Level 1 equivalency for Senior National Course Designers.  In addition, the RDS intends to fund, and help run, an FEI Level 2 course for Course Designers in 2019 and a refresher course for designers with current FEI qualifications.

The RDS wishes to enable more Irish course designers to gain the skills, qualifications and experience required to design at top international shows. 


For further information contact:

Fiona Sheridan
RDS Equestrian Programme Manager
Dublin 4
Email: equestrian@rds.ie 


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