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.
- 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