KEMI is Now Accepting Applications for the Spring 2018 Session

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The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) is now accepting applications for our Spring of 2018 session.  Dates for Spring 2018 are January 8 – June 1, 2018.  Applications are located…

KEMI Receives TCA Grant

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Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) has been awarded a grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA).  KEMI would like to thank TCA and all of the farms who designated KEMI…


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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today an exciting collaboration with XBTV to present the XBTV Aftercare Film Festival.  The Film Festival will launch July 1st as part of an…

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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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Kentucky Equine Management InternshipWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 3:26pm
Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) can be a sneaky disease. Veterinarians in Central Kentucky have confirmed nearly 30 cases of Potomac horse fever (PHF) in area horses so far in 2017. Six have been diagnosed since the beginning of August, reports The Horse.

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory's (UKVDL) Equine Disease Maps indicate four cases were diagnosed in May, nine in June, and nine more in July, for a total of 28 cases at press time. Most of the affected horses have been from Fayette County, with other cases being confirmed in horses from Woodford, Bourbon, Harrison, Scott, and Taylor counties.
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Kentucky Equine Management InternshipMonday, August 14th, 2017 at 11:35am
Another KEMI Grad at Equestricon! Come see Brianne Sharp at the Godolphin booth!
Kentucky Equine Management Internship
Kentucky Equine Management InternshipMonday, August 14th, 2017 at 10:21am
KEMI Grad Kendall Jones representing Denali Stud at Equestricon! Come visit with her today or tomorrow!
Kentucky Equine Management Internship
Kentucky Equine Management Internship shared Taylor Made Farm's post.Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 8:06am
KEMI Grad models latest Taylor Made/California Chrome gear!!
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Kentucky Equine Management InternshipWednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 1:05pm
In addition to working on central Kentucky Thoroughbred farms and learning about Thoroughbred production, sales and marketing, KEMI interns also spend time volunteering with area charitable organizations. Fall 2017 intern Katie Ott helps out at Old Friends Retirement Farm.