LEXINGTON, KY - The Kentucky Equine Management Internship [KEMI] program is pleased to announce that Kylie Stewart, a 2007 graduate of Hammond Central School, has been selected to join their Fall 2012 internship program.
Acceptance to the program is by invitation only following a rigorous selection committee review process where students must demonstrate academic accomplishment, strong work ethic, horsemanship, knowledge of the equine industry and personal character references.
Stewart joins an elite group of seventeen other college students from across the United States, Canada and Brazil for the intensive twenty-two week program.
The group began its KEMI experience on July 13th with a welcome and orientation ceremony at the Gluck Equine Research Center on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
She will remain in the Lexington area living and working alongside Thoroughbred industry leaders, owners, trainers, bloodstock agents and sale management staff. Among her assignments will be the care, training and preparation of four Thoroughbred yearling prospects consigned to the internationally renowned Keenland Yearling Sale in September by Trackside Farms of Versailles, KY.
As a former local 4-H and SLVHA member, she acknowledges this is truly an opportunity of a lifetime and wants to encourage 4-H youth back home to work hard, study harder and never give up on their dreams. Stewart received her A.A.S. in Equine Science & Management and Bachelor of Technology in Equine Business from Morrisville State College.
She was awarded a Graduate Assistantship from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN where she is completing her Masters Degree in Equine Industry Management. At MTSU she has served as a faculty Teaching Assistant, was employed at the MTSU Equine Science Center and participated with the MTSU Stock Horse Team. Kylie is the daughter of Becky and Bruce Stewart of Hammond.
The Kentucky Equine Management Internship program is dedicated to improving opportunities for college students wishing to pursue a carrier in the field of equine management.
KEMI offers a comprehensive educational experience for students enrolled for academic credit through a sponsoring college or university.
For more information visit www.kemi.org