Young NZ eventers receive govt scholarships

Bonnie Farrant and Kaipara Dior. © Jane Thompson
Bonnie Farrant and Kaipara Dior. © Jane Thompson

Eight young New Zealand eventing riders have received 2014 Athlete Prime Ministers Scholarships from the country’s government. 

Administered by High Performance Sport New Zealand, the scholarships assist with the fees associated with tertiary education and living allowances. The maximum is $10,000 a year, and a living allowance of $2000 per six month 

The riders receiving the scholarships are:

  • Ellie Braddock
  • Alexandra Chambers
  • Francesca da Souza-Silver
  • Georgia Duffy
  • Bonnie Farrant
  • Charlotte Grayling
  • Tayla Mason
  • Sarah Young

The programme, which was established in 2000,  helps athletes gain educational qualifications to prepare them for their lives after sport.

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