Monday 29th March 2010

HBLB invites applications for the 2010 Tristram Ricketts Fellowship

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) invites applications for the Tristram Ricketts Fellowship in 2010.

The Tristram Ricketts Fellowship commemorates the former HBLB and British Horseracing Board Chief Executive, who died in 2007. It provides the opportunity for an individual within British horseracing to acquire knowledge and experience at home and abroad, thus gaining a better understanding of the wider aspects of the sport. The Fellowship is for a 12 month period with £10,000 funding.

The award is open to British citizens, aged over 16 years and resident in the UK. Applicants may be currently in employment, unemployed or in vocational or academic education, on a full-time or part-time basis.

Applicants unlikely to obtain funding from elsewhere and those looking for the ‘chance of a lifetime’ will be seriously considered. Applications including travel abroad will also be favoured. The subject of any proposal must provide a clear benefit to British horseracing.

Proposals must be submitted on the Tristram Ricketts Fellowship 2010 application form. Applicants are required to provide a detailed programme with budgetary framework and demonstrate how their proposals will enhance their effectiveness at work and make a positive contribution to British horseracing.

Douglas Erskine-Crum, Chief Executive of the HBLB, said:

“The inaugural Tristram Ricketts Fellowship was a great success; Glen Sparkes made full use of the opportunities afforded him and now trainee work riders and stable staff of the future are benefitting from the knowledge and experience that he acquired during his year as the Tristram Ricketts Fellow. There is an enormous amount of talent in British horseracing and the award of the Fellowship in 2010 will give another person a great chance to develop their abilities.”

The closing date for applications for the Tristram Ricketts Fellowship is 30 April 2010.