Equestrian Related Internships
The Equine Business Management, Therapeutic Horsemanship and Biology with a Specialization in Equine programs offer students hands-on experiences through internships. Often these internships lead to employment after graduation as well as allowing students to network and develop their own professional contacts.
"I learned how to do each of the processes and I feel like I could go to any breeding farm and step in right away, this is how a business should be run. I also learned how crucial it is to get prepared and try to stay a step ahead. I would love to find a job somewhere like that." – Amber Powell, Gene Parker Farms, LLC Intern. Amber now works at a breeding farm in Kentucky living her dream!
"I realized that you are never done learning, a clinician can change one thing and the light bulb goes off." - Jen Callahan, St. Andrews Equestrian Center, Events Coordinator Intern. Jen is now a Stable Assistant at Hilltop Farm Inc.
“Developing the ability to work side-by-side with literally hundreds of others. Interns worked with other interns, volunteers, professionals, competitors, coaches, spectators, and vendors. At times this was challenging and “different” but it was another learning experience that I am grateful for.” - Jameson Crandall, 2012 IHSA Nationals Intern. After graduating in the fall of 2102 Jameson stayed at St. Andrews working as an Admissions Counselor.
|Presentation of prizes was one of the many responsibilities of the IHSA interns. Some of them are seen here with IHSA CEO Bob Cacchione.||
Experiential learning is part of being a Vet intern.
|Alie McGraw is now Assistant Coach for the ECU IHSA team. She also teaches at Cottonwood farm.|
“We do a lot of hands on stuff with Dr. Kellam. There are also written assignments that are required such as documenting actual cases, practice case studies, mystery cases and a running journal detailing everything we do. It is a huge commitment but I love every bit of it.” - Sami Cram, St. Andrews Veterinary Intern
"My internship was definitely a good learning experience. It helped me see what Ride-Like-A-Knight and St. Andrews has to offer and teach me. What my internship gave me was a different perspective for working with riders, horses, volunteers, and instructors, plus it helped me build on my time management skills." - Megan White, Therpeutic Horsemanship Major
Recent Internal Internships
Kimberly Graves- St. Andrews Equestrian Center Barn Manager & St. Andrews Equestrian Center Social Media
Allison Brewer - St. Andrews Equestrian Center Social Media
Marissa Romaniello - St. Andrews Equestrian Center Social Media, now working at SmartPak.
Karen Gruninger - St. Andrews Equestrian American National Riding Commission Chef D’Equip & St. Andrews Equestrian Center Barn Manager
Andrea Tito - St. Andrews Equestrian Center Barn Manager & St. Andrews Equestrian Center Social Media. Andrea is now working at the University of South Carolina as the Barn Manager for the NCAA Gamecocks
St. Andrews Vet Interns
Sami Cram, Kali Cram, Kelli Van Den Heuvel, Mia Dipillo, Alexandra Fullerton. Brianna Carter, Cami Glaff, Taylor Hasenauer, Lauren Gunther.
Event Management Internship for IHSA Nationals 2012
Jameson Crandall, Kimberly Graves, Hillary Todd, Shannon Leggett (attending Vet school), Kayla Mcbath, Caitlin Karolak, Katie Mentzel, Alie McGraw (now teaching at Cottonwood Farm, Vanceboro, NC), Alexandra Fullerton.
Recent External Internships
Karen Gruninger - Carolina Horse Park – Raeford, NC
Erica Hill - The T3 Ranch – Laurinburg, NC
Amber Powell - Gene Parker Farms, LLC
Alie McGraw – Cottonwood Farm, Vanceborro, NC - Laura Underhill-Normet
Jenna Martin – Rivendell Equestrian, Laurinburg, NC – Helen Rivendell
Rob Jacobs – Washington International Horse Show
Lindsey Agaliotis - Encore Sporthorse, Inc. – Sanford, NC. Lindsey has been offered a position with Encore after graduation in 2013.
Chandalyn Chrzanowski - Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center – Lexington. VA
Margaret Connolly - Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equestrian, Inc. – Boxford, MA
Tyler Gritzuk - Cedar Hall Farms, Inc.- Virginia Beach, VA
Katherine Hansen - Hunters Landing at Fox Hill Farms – Pleasentville, NY
Caitlin Karolak - Waxhaw Tack Exchange- Waxhaw, NC.
Kayla McBath - Heuckeroth Farms – Southern Pines, NC
Catherine Stumberg - Gamboa Veterinary Services – Aiken, SC
Ashley Tokoly - Hanover Stables - Castle Hayne, NC
Madison Webb - Tidewater Veterinary Hospital – Charlotte Hall, MD
Liana White - Sunny Pines Farm – Lucama, NC. Liana now works for Sunny Pines.
Megan White - Helping Hand Therapeutic Riding Center – Greenwood, MO
Stephanie Whitlock - Fox Field Farm – Pauline, SC
Hillary Woronik - High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center - Old Lyme, CT