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RDS Course Designer Bursary

The RDS sought expressions of interest from Irish show jumping course designers who wished 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 were awarded to the following; Mr Aaron McCusker, Mr John Doyle and Mr Colm Quinn.  Each recipient received a bursary of €2,000 to aid in their personal development in course design.

The RDS in conjunction with Horse Sport Ireland and Show Jumping Ireland have secured FEI Level 1 equivalency for Senior National Course Designers.  The RDS intends to fund and run an FEI Level 1 refresher course in 2019 and an FEI Level 2 course in 2020.

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 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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