Applications Are Open!

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Applications for the Spring 2023 Kentucky Equine Management Internship are now open! We are excited to offer weekly virtual Q&A sessions for all questions and inquiries about the internship. Additionally, emails may be sent to with questions.

The Spring 2023 Kentucky Equine Management Internship starts with a traditional orientation short course that gives all interns an up to date understanding of the Thoroughbred industry in Lexington, Kentucky. After the first week, interns are employed by participating farms as full-time employees where they become familiar with the day-to-day operations of commercial Thoroughbred farms. The Spring session provides students with an overview of the intensive management practices used on commercial Thoroughbred breeding operations. On a day-to-day basis, most interns will be involved in the care of pregnant and foaling mares. Some farms may require interns to participate in “foal watch” rotations and/or help with neonatal care during evenings and nights. As students become more experienced, they may be expected to take mares to breeding sheds, assist with veterinary care, or preform some recording keeping.


  • Application Form
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • $35 Application Fee

Applications must be postmarked by the deadline, October 31, 2022 to be considered.

Visit our FAQ section to learn more.

Virtual Q&A Sessions are back!

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KEMI will be offering virtual Q&A sessions for interested applicants during the Spring 2023 application window, which begins August 1 and closes October 31. To join one of our virtual Q&A sessions, please email with your preferred session.


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The application deadline for the Fall 2022 Kentucky Equine Management Internship is quickly approaching!

We are one month away from the April 30th deadline.

Applications should include:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • All transcripts
  • A complete application form
  • $35 application fee

and mailed to: 4079 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 by October 31st.

One Month Away from the Application Deadline!

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The application deadline for the Spring 2022 Kentucky Equine Management Internship is quickly approaching!

We are one month away from the October 31st deadline.

Applications should include:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • All transcripts
  • A complete application form
  • $35 application fee

and mailed to: 4079 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 by October 31st.

Virtual Info Sessions

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Once again, KEMI will be hosting weekly virtual information/Q&A sessions.

The schedule is listed below and subject to change. All times are EST (Eastern Standard Time).

Please email:
to receive the link to join in and feel free to forward this to any interested person.

Friday, September 3 – 2pm EST
Tuesday, September 7 – 10am EST
Monday, September 13 – 1pm EST
Thursday, September 23 – 3pm EST
Wednesday, September 29 – 10am EST
Wednesday, October 6 – 3pm EST
Monday, October 11 – 2pm EST

More dates may be added the last two weeks of October.

Let us know if you have any questions:

Spring 2021 Graduates!

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Good luck to all of our Spring 2021 Graduates!

McKenna Anders – Montana State University/Castleton Lyons

Nereida Arroyo-Ramierez – Colorado State University/Don Alberto Corporation

Shaun Basch-Posthumus – Baker College/Ashford Stud

Elizabeth Bline – Modesto Junior College/Castleton Lyons

Makaela Bywater – Utah State University/Lane’s End Oak Tree Division

Megan Bull – University of Idaho/Indian Creek

Katharina Clegg – Utah State University/Shawnee Farm

Nicole Cohen – Georgia College/Lane’s End Oak Tree Division

Dallas Diescher – Morrisvile State College/Crestwood Farm

Ashton Jordon – Michigan State University/WinStar Farm

Cassidy Kraatz – Michigan State University/Shawnee Farm

Elaine LaRoche – Kansas State University/Lane’s End Farm

Kirsten McComas – Washington State University/Silver Springs Stud

Isaac Nations – Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College/Stone Farm

Laura Peterson – University of Idaho/Lane’s End Farm

Olivia Rigdon – Kansas State University/Denali Stud

Casey Rodgers – Judson College/Monticule Farm

Alexis Satterfield – Michigan State University/Taylor Made Farm

Jessi Schroeder – Texas A&M University/Darby Dan Farm

Cherokee Scruggs – California State University Fresno/Indian Creek

Kristen Solberg – University of Arizona/WinStar Farm

Jetzalisse Torres Nales – University of Puerto Rico/Don Alberto Corporation

Kae Lynn Tremelling – University of Idaho/Lane’s End Farm

Claire Wilson – University of Kentucky/Three Chimney’s Farm

Weekly Virtual Information Sessions

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The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program will be hosting weekly virtual information sessions for anyone interested in our internships! The dates and times are:

  • Tuesday, February 2 – 10am
  • Wednesday, February 10 – 1pm
  • Thursday, February 18 – 4pm
  • Monday, February 22 – 10am
  • Tuesday, March 2 – 1pm
  • Wednesday, March 10 – 4pm
  • Thursday, March 18 – 10am
  • Monday, March 22 – 1pm
  • Tuesday, March 30 – 4pm
  • Wednesday, April 7 – 10am
  • Thursday, April 15 – 1pm
  • Monday, April 19 – 4pm
  • Tuesday, April 27 – 10am

If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please email us: info@kemi.organd we’ll send you the link!

Fall 2019 KEMI Graduates

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Best of luck to our Fall of 2019 graduates!

Bailey Bales – University of Missouri/ Pin Oak Stud

Cristina Brandon – Colorado State University/ Silver Springs Stud

Brittney Bremer – Virginia Tech University/ WinStar Farm

Tanzynn Christensen – Southern Utah University/ Indian Creek Farm

Kalley Christopherson – University of Wisconsin, River Falls/ Lane’s End Farm/ Oak Tree Division

Angelica Damp – University of Nebraska- Lincoln / Monticule Farm

Casady Fuzzell – Oklahoma State University/Lane’s End Farm

Madison Hrynda – West Virginia University/ Crestwood Farm

Sadie Jenkins – Oklahoma State Unversity/ Juddmonte Farms

Samantha Levkulic– Cornell University / Brookdale Farm

Henrique Marquez – Universidad Positivo, Brazil/ Stone Farm

Sydney McNab – Oregon State University/ Denali Stud

Rachel Parrish – West Virginia University/ Trackside Farm

Brynna Rydosz – Louisiana State University/ Silver Springs Stud

Emily Siffert – University of Findlay/ Denali Stud

Skylar Terrell – Stephen F. Austin State University/ Darby Dan Farm

Shelby Vanslander – Oregon State University/ Margaux Farm

Kayli Waddle – West Texas A&M University/ Denali Stud

Nathan Williams – University of Missouri/ Shawhan Place Farm

Congratulations, Fall 2019 KTFMC award winner, Cristina Brandon!

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Congratulations, Fall 2019  KTFMC award winner,  Cristina Brandon!

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club (KTFMC) awards one Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) intern a Management Award each session.  This award recognizes an intern for their hard work, professionalism, and dedication to the industry.  The award includes a cash prize as well as an opportunity to shadow an industry professional of the intern’s choosing for the week following their internship. Cristina Brandon was recently announced as the KTFMC scholarship winner for the Fall of 2019.  Congratulations, Cristina!