Equestrian Related Internships
The Equine Business Management, Therapeutic Horsemanship and Biology with a Specialization in Equine Science 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.
Barn Management, Instruction and Training
Cottonwood Farm, for Laura Underhill-Normet - Vanceborro, NC
Driftwood Stables LLC for Mr. Jack and Josee Stedding - Seven Valleys, PA
Encore Sporthorse, Inc. for Susie Wiedman – Sanford, NC
H and H Stables - Empire, MI
Hanover Stables - Castle Hayne, NC
Heuckeroth Farms for Patti Heuckeroth – Southern Pines, NC
Hunters Landing at Fox Hill Farms – Pleasentville, NY
Meneely Show Horses - Stockbridge, GA
Renovatio Farms for Eric Dierks - Tryon NC
Rivendell Equestrian for Helen Adams, Laurinburg, NC
St. Andrews Equestrian -American National Riding Commission Chef D’Equip
St. Andrews Equestrian Center - Barn Management
Sunny Pines Farm for Francois Gauthier – Lucama, NC
Wildwynn Stables - Youngsville, NC
Woodlawn Stables for Mr. Melvin King in Mebane, N.C.
Carolina Horse Park – Raeford, NC
Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) 2012 National Championships in Raleigh, NC
Washington International Horse Show
Communications and Social Media
St. Andrews Equestrian Center - Social Media
Gene Parker Farms, LLC - Quarter Horses
Waxhaw Tack Exchange - Waxhaw, NC
"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.
Cedar Hall Farms, Inc.- Virginia Beach, VA
Fox Field Farm – Pauline, SC
Helping Hand Therapeutic Riding Center – Greenwood, MO
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center - Old Lyme, CT
Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center – Lexington. VA
Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equestrian, Inc. – Boxford, MA
"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, Therapeutic Horsemanship Major
The Veterinary Internship program at St. Andrews is a unique undergraduate experience. Interns have the opportunity to assist with routine maintenance including deworming, vaccinations and dental care as well as working with Dr. Kellam on the diagnosis, treatment and follow up care of the horses at the Equestrian Center. Interns meet once a week in the classroom to discuss current cases and study theory. They assist Dr. Kellam with the care of the 120+ horses housed at St. Andrews. Interns are responsible for administering regular treatments and are on call on a rotational basis for emergencies. To be admitted into the Vet Intern program students must earn an “A” in Horse Science as well as maintaining a strong GPA in all their classes.
" I have always had a love of horses and they have always been in my life. But being able to take it one step further and having the opportunity to be able to truly understand the science aspect of the horse has really opened my eyes. The hands-on experience that I get every day at the barn is unparalleled. We do not just learn medical terms or what to do in a situation. This is a place where we are able to learn something in the class room and then go out and experience it first hand at the barn." - Cami Glaff, St. Andrews Veterinary Intern
“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