Applications for Kentucky Equine Management Internship are now open

Applications for the Spring 2023 Kentucky Equine Management Internship are now open!  They are excited to offer weekly virtual Q&A sessions for all questions and inquiries about the internship. Additionally, emails may be sent to with questions.

The Fall 2023 Kentucky Equine Management Internship starts with a traditional orientation short course that gives all interns an up to date understanding of the Thoroughbred industry in Lexington, Kentucky. After the first week, interns are employed by participating farms as full-time employees where they become familiar with the day-to-day operations of commercial Thoroughbred farms. The Spring session provides students with an overview of the intensive management practices used on commercial Thoroughbred breeding operations. On a day-to-day basis, most interns will be involved in the care of pregnant and foaling mares. Some farms may require interns to participate in “foal watch” rotations and/or help with neonatal care during evenings and nights. As students become more experienced, they may be expected to take mares to breeding sheds, assist with veterinary care, or preform some recording keeping.


  • Application Form
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • $35 Application Fee
For more info – click here

Fall 2023    Application deadline: April 30, 2023      Session dates:  June 19, 2023 – December 1, 2023

Spring 2024 Application deadline:  October 31, 2023   Session dates: January 8, 2024 – June 7, 2024

Fall 2024    Application deadline:  April 30, 2024      Session dates:  June 17, 2024 – December 6, 2024

Spring 2025 Application deadline:  October 31, 2024   Session dates:  January 6, 2025 – June 6, 2025

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