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. Riding is dependent on previous experience. Your work day begins early in the morning (think sunrise) with a mid-day break before afternoon stable activities. Sundays are generally a day off unless there are extenuating circumstances at stable. During your stay you will also be able to attend a yearling sale in Kentucky. As part of this internship you will have some opportunity 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.