2024 – 2026 Trainees Announced

Godolphin Flying Start is delighted to announce the latest intake of trainees for its prestigious two-year Thoroughbred Industry Management and Leadership Programme. The class of 2024 – 2026 comprises trainees from five countries : Ireland, France, Czech Republic, UK and the USA. They will commence in Kildangan Stud, County Kildare, Ireland, on Monday, August 12th 2024.

Godolphin Flying Start Executive Director Clodagh Kavanagh said, “We are thrilled to welcome the 22nd intake of Godolphin Flying Start trainees this August. Their diverse talents and passion for the industry will sustain them as they commence the professional and personal development provided to them by Godolphin Flying Start”.

The two-year scholarship includes course fees, accommodation, transport, flights, visas and a monthly allowance. Trainees learn and experience hands-on horsemanship, business management, leadership, international bloodstock, breeding and racing in the global Thoroughbred industry, with phases in Ireland, the UK, the USA, Australia, and Dubai. The course is accredited by University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Business School. Over half of the 224 Godolphin Flying Start graduates are senior managers, CEOs or business founders, and they are based across five continents, working in media, racing, breeding, bloodstock, sales, consultancy, marketing, welfare and advocacy.

The 2024 – 2026 trainees are:

  • Matthew Browne, Ireland
  • Megan Bulbulia, Ireland
  • Caroline Bunch, USA
  • Matthew Daubeney, UK
  • Ivanna Dempsey, Ireland
  • Rachael Doody, Ireland
  • Grace Hamilton, USA
  • Adam Holland, UK
  • Luke Kevin, Ireland
  • Gabrielle Nebout, France
  • Tereza Pavlů, Czech Republic
  • Antoine Rozan, France