Fair Hill International Internship

Fair Hill International (FHI) has been hosting horse trials since 1998, with a range of events from unrecognized Introductory level trials to CCI** and CCI*** three day events that qualify competitors for the Olympics.  Three Starter Trials and three Recognized Horse Trials are offered every year attracting riders and horses from all over the world.

The Fair Hill International Internship offers aspiring equine professionals hands-on experience in the behind-the-scenes details in organizing and running horse trails at the local and international level, as well as the opportunity to work alongside top equestrian event organizers and competitors.

Fall Intern Job Description:  Responsibilities could include:
Working on CIC3* Fall Eventing Championship October 12 – 15
During the competition:
In barns – vet scribe, move in teams
Show jump jog
YEH confirmation and scribe/runner
XC:  vet box, flagging, mapping, roping, decorating, course walk with designer
Dressage – set up and take down
Show Jump – catalogue jumps, set-up, decorate, course walk with designer

Sponsorship, Advertising, and Vendors
Contact local businesses for advertising possibilities
Organize sponsor deliverables – banners, social media ad count, tickets, etc
Decorate official hotel lobby to welcome officials, competitors, and spectators
Competitor swag bags – help with organization
Volunteer swag bags – solicit donations from local businesses
Awards: organization, tracking winners, ceremonies, prize distribution

Officials
Create books with all event info – schedules, hospitality, directions, etc
Coordinate and distribute credentials
Coordinate travel, shuttles, hotel rooms – all aspects of door to door service

Operations
Golf cart logistics
Overall planning of what goes where – tents, water, generators, portapots, etc
Coordinating arrival of all items and assisting in proper placement

Hospitality
VIP tent – decorating/hosting
Fair Hill Club – decorating/hosting
Tailgating and Lawn Boxes

Special Events
Assist in coordination and scheduling
Interface with program production and social media scheduling

Marketing/Social Media/Press Tent:  depending on major/interest/experience of intern
Assisting in press tent to
Instagram account manager

Volunteer Management and Appreciation
Pre-event planning – responding to all volunteer inquiries
Coordinating Volunteer Hospitality – lunches, munchies in tent
Volunteer Swag Bags – soliciting donations from local businesses

Location:  Fair Hill International is based in Fair Hill, Maryland, located less than 10 miles from Newark.

Candidate Qualifications: Candidates are NOT required to have eventing experience
Enthusiasm for the equine industry
Interest in learning about the competitive world of eventing
Ability to manage time, and work independently or in a team
Good communication skills
Willingness to work in all weather conditions

Schedule:  For each credit, students are expected to complete 40 hours of internship work. Hours will depend on specific duties and events, and will be arranged in collaboration with the internship supervisor.

Compensation:  Students will receive a stipend of $500 for each credit (40 hours)

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of at least two references (as one .pdf file) to Dr Biddle:  asbiddle@udel.edu

Deadlines:
Fall Internship:  August 25, 2017

The Jockey Club Now Providing $21,000 in Academic Scholarships

The Jockey Club has announced that it will be awarding $21,000 in college scholarships for the academic year that begins in the fall of 2017.

A new scholarship, known as The Jockey Club Scholarship, will provide $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university and has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry.

That scholarship complements The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship, which was created in 2007 and is awarded annually to a student or students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP). The annual $6,000 ($3,000 per semester) Jack Goodman Scholarship is based on academic achievement, a proposed career path in the Thoroughbred racing industry, and previous industry involvement.

Goodman, a resident of Tucson, is a longtime member of The Jockey Club and is one of three founders of the RTIP. To date, there have been 17 recipients of The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship and 15 of them are working in the equine industry.

“The Jockey Club, in a variety of ways, is always trying to encourage the participation of young people in our sport and not just as fans,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “With these scholarships, we are aiming to attract students who have demonstrated a passion for Thoroughbred racing and may want to make it their livelihood.”

For The Jockey Club Scholarship, the following criteria will be considered: career aspirations, activities involving the equine or Thoroughbred industry, and high academic achievement.

Applications and other pertinent information about both scholarships are available at jockeyclub.com under Advocacy/Promotion, Education. Applications for each scholarship must be completed by Sunday, April 30, 2017, and the recipients will be announced this summer.

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is the sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at americasbestracing.net. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.

Summer 2017 Equine Internship

I Could Do Great Things Foundation
is offering a
Summer 2017 EQUINE Internship
Camden Training Center, Camden, South Carolina.

Open to all University of Delaware students.

Our summer internship program offers you a paid ($500/week), 10-week opportunity, including housing, to introduce you to the world of Thoroughbred race horses.  Your internship will be primarily focused on barn management, and daily care and training of young Thoroughbred (and some Warmblood) horses.  Through this you will learn a variety of general horsemanship skills that are not limited to just the racing industry. Daily activities will include but are not limited to; feeding, grooming, tacking and bathing of horses, mucking of stalls and filling water buckets, and some riding.  Your work day begins early in the morning (think sunrise) and ends in mid-afternoon.  We have Sundays off.  During your stay you will also be able to attend a yearling sale in Kentucky.  As part of this internship you will have opportunities to shadow multiple veterinarians that work on the Camden Training Center premises, as well as learn about the process of chiropractor, physical therapy and massage on horses.

The internship is located at the Camden Training Center, in Camden, South Carolina.  The training center sits on 360 breathtaking acres and offers a one-mile dirt track, 7/8 mile turf course and a half-mile secondary track as well as polo fields and a variety of trails. For more information see:  http://www.camdentrainingcenter.com/index.html

Requirements:                

  • Ability to begin internship within 1-2 weeks of the end of school semester
  • A desire to work hard and learn
  • Open to new ideas and practices for managing horses
  • Interest in the Thoroughbred racing industry
  • Some equine experience required, although it does not have to be extensive
  • A full report summarizing your experiences at the end of the internship

To apply:  Send a 1-page resume AND a 1-page statement that includes:

  • A short summary of your equine experience
  • How the internship will contribute to your professional development
  • How you will contribute to the internship program (what will the trainer and barn staff remember you for)
  • These two pages should be incorporated into ONE document – send only one file –not two files.

Email the above in a single (2-page) PDF document file to asbiddle@udel.edu  by March 10.  A decision will be made by March 24.

Note:  In order for this internship to meet with DLE requirement, students must register for ANFS 464.  You can speak to an academic advisor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences about ANFS 464. However, if you do not need DLE or do not want “credit” for the experience, you can just include the experience in your professional resume.

Summer Employment Opportunity With the Harness Horse Youth Foundation

Do you love working with horses? Do you love teaching children about horses and horsemanship? Can you drive a truck and horse trailer? Then the Harness Horse Youth Foundation is looking for you! The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is looking for a Summer Programs Supervisor for June 1-August 15.  We are seeking a Summer Programs Supervisor to coordinate our horsemanship camps and outreach events, while supervising care of the Foundation’s stable of Trottingbred horses.  Desired qualifications for the Summer Programs Supervisor 1) Must practice safe horsemanship and have knowledge of racing industry; 2) Must enjoy being with and sharing love of harness racing with young people; 3) must have experience in transporting horses.

HHYF is also looking for a Summer Programs Intern/Assistant -Seeking dedicated individual to serve as assistant in camp program. Must have love of horses (experience with Standardbreds preferred) as well as love of kids. Should be willing to work hard and be team player.  Application deadline is March 1. For more information please visit:
http://www.hhyf.org/employment-opportunities

Fair Hill International Internship

Fair Hill International (FHI) has been hosting horse trials since 1998, with a range of events from unrecognized Introductory level trials to CCI** and CCI*** three day events that qualify competitors for the Olympics.  Three Starter Trials and three Recognized Horse Trials are offered every year attracting riders and horses from all over the world.

The Fair Hill International Internship offers aspiring equine professionals hands-on experience in the behind-the-scenes details in organizing and running horse trails at the local and international level, as well as the opportunity to work alongside top equestrian event organizers and competitors.

Spring Intern Job Description:  Responsibilities could include:

Working on CIC3* event April 14-16
-Program ad sales
-Competition set up (all phases: dressage, cross country, and show jumping)
-Marketing/Social Media/Press
-Hospitality Party Organization (selecting caterer, designing invitations, developing budget, creating theme
-Working with FEI vet
-Volunteer management (release forms, data collection for use in future contacts, assignments, hospitality for volunteers

Location:  Fair Hill International is based in Fair Hill, Maryland, located less than 10 miles from Newark.

Candidate Qualifications: Candidates are NOT required to have eventing experience
Enthusiasm for the equine industry
Interest in learning about the competitive world of eventing
Ability to manage time, and work independently or in a team
Good communication skills
Willingness to work in all weather conditions

Schedule:  For each credit, students are expected to complete 40 hours of internship work. Hours will depend on specific duties and events, and will be arranged in collaboration with the internship supervisor.

Compensation:   Students will receive a stipend of $500 for each credit (40 total hours/ semester)

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of at least two references (as one .pdf file) to Dr Biddle:  asbiddle@udel.edu

Deadlines: Spring Internship:  January 30, 2017

Kentucky Equine Management Internship

Kentucky Equine Management

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship is accepting applications for the Fall 2016 program!

Applications for the program and more information can be found on our website: www.kemi.org
Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2016.
Fall 2016 Course takes place July-December, 2016.
If you have any questions, please email: info@kemi.org