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Graduate Spotlight: Cooper Sawyer

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Graduate Spotlight: Cooper Sawyer By: Sarah Coleman Featured image provided by: Keeneland/Photos by Z   A Rising Trajectory Though Cooper Sawyer was born in the Bluegrass, he moved from Lexington…

Fall 2018 KEMI Graduates

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Congratulations to our Fall of 2018 Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) graduates! Lindsey Bieri – Texas A&M University – Lane’s End Farm/Oak Tree Division Victoria Canessa – University of Buenos…


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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“KEMI serves as a launching pad for students wishing to pursue careers in the Thoroughbred industry. The model, comprised of networking, hands-on experience and coursework, has proven to be successful for almost 20 years. KEMI provided the foundation I needed as I was starting to build my career. If you have an interest in the Thoroughbred business, regardless of career path, this experience is a must. KEMI provides a built-in system for networking and building a knowledge base within the industry you can’t find on your own.” - Cooper Sawyer, KEMI Graduate, Spring 2002

Kentucky Equine Management Internship
Kentucky Equine Management InternshipTuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 11:28am
Congratulations to our Fall 2018 Graduates!
Kentucky Equine Management Internship
Kentucky Equine Management InternshipTuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 7:18am
Congrats to KEMI Grad Vickie Canessa as she begins her next journey at The Irish National Stud!