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EMHF announces competition for European Student Horseracing Federation members

Updated: Feb 17, 2021

The EMHF and the European Student Horseracing Federation (ESHF) have announced the creation of the EMHF Fellowship Observer competition, open to all members of racing societies affiliated to the ESHF. The winner of the Fellowship Observer will be invited and have their expenses paid to present their ideas to the next EMHF General Assembly, planned to be an in-person event in Warsaw, Poland on 15th & 16th May 2021.

Members of the ESHF are invited to submit a paper of no more than 500 words on the subject: ‘What should racing administrators in the European and Mediterranean region do to encourage greater participation in horseracing among young adults and, in particular, among students’. This paper must list the member’s university society and be submitted to by January 31st 2021. Submissions will be judged by a panel selected from the EMHF’s Executive Council.

The ESHF consists of the Horse Racing Societies of Trinity College Dublin, University of Cambridge, University of St Andrews, University College Dublin, University College Cork, University of Limerick, National University of Ireland Galway, Maynooth University, Durham University, The University of Nottingham, and Ulster University.

Dr. Paull Khan, Secretary-General of the EMHF, said: ‘I’m very excited by this concept and can’t wait to read the submissions. After all, when looking for innovative ideas about how to attract the younger generation to racing, who better to ask than University students with a passion for our sport? This Fellowship will, in return, provide a talented young person with a unique opportunity to gain an insight into racing’s administration at the European level’.

Robert Riley Dargan, Founder & Chairman of the ESHF, added: ‘We are very grateful for the generosity of the EMHF to grant our members the opportunity to present their ideas to the highest authorities of racing in Europe. It is wonderful to see the support that the racing community continues to offer to young people, particularly students’

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