Kentucky Equine Management Fall 2017 Internship Applications Available – due April 30, 2017

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program is designed for college students or recent graduates wishing to pursue a career in the field of equine management.

Through the internship, students integrate academic studies with practical work experience on a Central Kentucky horse farm. Aside from farm commitments, students are introduced to a network of equine professionals representing multifaceted careers in the equine profession. 

The internship is a twenty-two week commitment. During the first week of the course, students participate in orientation activities as a group. After the first week, students are employed full-time at participating farms where they become familiar with the day-to-day management of horses on commercial thoroughbred farms.
The Fall 2017 Internship is from June 19 – December 1, 2017. During the fall session most students will be placed with farms that prepare horses for commercial auctions. Experiences can include: 
  • Experience preparing yearlings, weanlings and broodmares for sale – major thoroughbred sales occur almost monthly, beginning in July
  • Opportunity to learn the factors affecting the value of an individual horse including pedigree, conformation and soundness
  • Students working for farms with sales horses should expect to work extended hours during the sale
  • A few host sites offer opportunities to work with horses under saddle; however, these opportunities are limited and students must meet strict criteria for riding ability and height/weight restrictions

Fall 2017 applications are due April 30, 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit:
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Posted: February 10, 2017


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