Keep in touch with the MTCP graduates!

Name MTCP CLASS Contact Info

Current Status

Thomas Dobbins 2019

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Senior at the University of Georgia majoring in Animal Science with an emphasis in Production and Management and a minor in Agribusiness. Plans to pursue a master's degree in equine nutrition.
Molly Harris 2019

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Senior at Delaware State University studying Equine Management and Agribusiness. Plans to apply for the Kentucky Equine Management Internship after graduating in December 2019.
Elizabeth Moorman 2019

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Sophomore at University of Maryland, College Park majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in Animal Care and Management.
Zara Pyzowski 2019

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Junior at Centenary University studying Equine Studies with a specialization in Communications.
Emily Shiloh 2019

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Junior at University of Maryland, College Park majoring in Animal Care and Management. Has completed a two-year program between Harford Community College and UMD's Institute of Applied Agriculture, earning two certificates and an Associates degree from HCC.
Rachel Stockslager 2019

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Junior at Centenary University studying Equine science (pre-vet).
Lauren Carter 2018   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park May 2018 with a degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in Equine Studies. Recently completed the Kentucky Equine Management Internship (June 2019).
Brianna Higgs 2018 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduating from Centenary University May 2019 with a degree in Equine Studies concentrating in Equine Science and Equine Business Management. Completed a Work Experience Program placement with the MTHA and Beyond the Wire Dec/Jan 2019.
Camille Lee  2018  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park May 2020. On the pre-vet track with an Animal Science major. 
Amber Roher  2018  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduating from the University of Kentucky May 2020. Double majoring in Equine Science & Management and Sustainable Agriculture, with plans to get a Master's Degree in Animal Science.
Farrah Staebell 2018  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduating from Colorado State University May 2021. Currently part of the Equine Science Program with the intention of getting her DVM with a focus on Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Kandace Tignor 2018  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduating from the University of Findlay in May 2021. Pursuing a double major in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and English Equestrian Studies. 
Sidney Boots 2017  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduated from the University of Kentucky May 2018. Currently employed as a sales coordinator at Keeneland.
Katie Brooks   2017  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduated from the University of Maryland December 2017. Participated in the Kentucky Equine Management Internship from January - June 2018. Currently working at Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital as a veterinarian technician.
Megan George   2017  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduated from the University of Maryland May 2018. 
Sara Gordon  2017   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduating from Virginia Tech May 2019. Will begin work as the MHBA Communications Manager in June 2019.
Tabitha Gregory  2017  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduating from the University of Maryland May 2019. Will begin working on a Master of Animal Science degree at the University of Maryland upon graduation.
John Piassek  2017  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduated from Loyola University May 2018. Currently working as the Horsemen's Bookkeeper at Meadowlands and Race Office Assistant at Freehold Raceway.

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 2020 MTCP are due April 24, 2020. Read More
  • What are the dates of the 2020 MTCP?

    The 2020 program will run from June 8-13. 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