Keep in touch with the MTCP graduates!

Name MTCP CLASS Contact Info Current Status
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. Currently working with broodmares, foals and yearlings at Chanceland Farm.
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.
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. Currently works at the UMD Breeding Program under Dr. Amy Burk.
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 an 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. Spent the summer (2018) working for David & JoAnn Hayden - Dark Hollow Farm.
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. Interested in on-track fan education or racetrack operations.
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 Kentuck Equine Management Internship from January - June 2018. Interested in breeding, foaling, yearling prep and sales. Plans to apply for/attend vet school in the future.
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. Working as a Research Assistant in the Lab of Animal Parasitic Disease for the USDA - Agricultural Research Service. 
Sara Gordon  2017   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduating from Virginia Tech May 2019. Interested in communication, media, and publication.
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. Interested in Equine Nutrition and would like to obtain a Masters in that area. Plans to do an internship in the field upon graduation from undergraduate degree.
John Piassek  2017  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Graduated from Loyola University May 2018. Working with the Bet Squad fan education program at Saratoga. Seeking employment in marketing/communications within racing.

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
  • 1

Sample Schedule

Day Topic
Monday Intro, Industry Overview & MHBA/MML/MAT
Tuesday Training & Rehabilitation
Wednesday Stallion Operations
Thursday Breeding and Raising Young Horses
Friday Sales company and consignors
Saturday Racetrack Management and Day at the Races