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Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program Application

Your application for the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program must be completed online. Applications and related materials must be received by April 19, 2019. For more information, contact jordyn@marylandthoroughbred.com or visit MarylandHorseIndustryFoundation.org

A personal statement (max. 500 words) about how this program will positively impact your long term career goals AND two letters of recommendation must accompany this application. Upload your written personal statement and letters of recommendation below. If you wish to include a 30 second introduction video (option), please include the link in the URL box provided.
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I understand that I am responsible for my travel, housing, food, and personal expenses. I have read the accompanying instructions and fully understand them. I agree to abide by all of the rules and procedures of the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program.
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FAQ's

  • What is the MTCP?

    The MTCP is a career development initiative started by the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation with the purpose of increasing awareness of the diverse career options in the Thoroughbred industry, giving participants access to leaders in all facets of the Maryland Thoroughbred industry, highlighting various paths for pursuing a career in… Read More
  • Who can apply?

    The program is open to United States residents between the ages of 17 and 22. Read More
  • When are applications due?

    Applications for the 2019 MTCP are due April 19, 2019. Read More
  • What are the dates of the 2019 MTCP?

    The 2019 program will run from June 3-8. Read More
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Sample Schedule

Day Topic
Monday Maryland horse industry overview, sales/consignment, regulation
Tuesday Equine nutrition, farm visits - broodmares management, stallions
Wednesday Equine rescue, farm visits - foaling, yearling consignment
Thursday Equine veterinary care, steeplechase racing, racing/breeding partnerships
Friday Fair Hill training center - training, veterinary care, equine therapy
Saturday Racing office operations, racetrack management, horsemen's relations