I’ve been emailing an equine author (Price McNaughton) and got to discussing courses in the industry. She mentioned one that is run in the United States, the KEMI course.
After asking about it, I was informed this stands for the Kentucky Equine Management Internship.
This program is focused on upskilling college students keen to pursue an equine management career.
Run over a 6 month period, this internship combines academic studies and hands on experience, with participants working on a Central Kentucky horse farm.
An added benefit of the internship is the introduction to a network of equine professionals spanning varying careers. For those interested in furthering their thoroughbred or horse career, perhaps this is worth a look! You can choose to apply for:
- the spring (breeding/foaling over January – June)
- the fall (yearling/racing/performance over July – December)
International students are welcome to apply but should contact the KEMI office before applying to the program. Applications will need to include a completed application form, copies of college transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation.
Interested? Then I encourage you to check out the above link!