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KEMI is Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2019 Session

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The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) Program is now accepting applications for the Fall of 2019 session.  Dates for Fall 2019 are June 17 - November 29, 2019.  Applications are…

KEMI announces Spring 2019 interns

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The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) is pleased to welcome 32 interns for the Spring of 2019 session: Brandi Bahr – University of Wisconsin, Platteville Bailey Bales – University of…


Kentucky Equine Management Internship

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program is dedicated to improving the opportunities for college students wishing to pursue an interest in the field of equine management. KEMI offers a comprehensive educational experience for students enrolled for academic credit through a sponsoring college or university, or for recent graduates of such institutions. Through the internship, students integrate academic studies with practical experience, leadership and responsibility as a contributing participant on a Central Kentucky horse farm. Aside from farm commitments, students are introduced into a network of equine professionals representing multifaceted careers in the equine profession. During the first week of the course, students participate in Orientation activities as a group. After the first week, students are employed full-time by participating farms where they become familiar with the day-to-day management of horses on commercial thoroughbred farms. On area farms, a typical full-time work week is 48 hours per week with one day off. In most cases, students work hands-on with horses, however some farms may also assign responsibilities associated with record keeping, veterinary care or farm maintenance. At least one night each week students meet as a group for a classroom lecture, laboratory exercise or demonstration.
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Between March 1st - March 22nd, 2019 the KEMI Alumni Association in partnership with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is sponsoring a food drive to benefit Blue Grass Farms Charities and we need your help!

Blue Grass Farm Charities (BGFC) is a nonprofit corporation devoted to providing health and human services to people working in all aspects of the Thoroughbred Industry in Central Kentucky and serves as a resource for individuals and families when hardships occur. website www.bgfcky.org

One of the many wonderful things that BGFC offers is a free pantry containing non-perishable foods, personal care items, household items, baby items, etc. for industry workers in need, and our goal is to fill that pantry! Below is the list of items they’ve requested:


Canned goods (soups/fruits/vegetables)
Cans of Chef Boyardee
Pasta Noodles
Pasta sauce
Boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
Grape Jelly
Peanut Butter
Sandwich Cracker Variety Packs
Pudding Cups
1lb Bags of beans
1lb Bags of rice

Liquid Dish Soap
Hand Soap
Toilet Paper
Paper towels
Kleenex tissues

Diapers – sizes newborn up to 5
Baby wipes
Baby shampoo
Men’s & Women’s Deodorant Sticks
Feminine Hygiene products
Toothbrushes (individually packaged)
Bars of soap (individually wrapped)

Items can be dropped off to one of the two locations:

▪ KEMI office at the Horse Park, 4079 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington 40511
Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm
(Located inside the Kentucky Horse Park near the American Saddlebred Museum.)

▪ Hagyard Pharmacy Lobby
Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 8am – 3pm, & Sunday 8am – 1pm.

If you have any questions:
call 859-277-2512
or email: alumni@kemi.org

Thank you in advance, your generosity will help make a difference in many people’s lives!

KEMI Alumni Association Officers