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 participating in the Kentucky Equine Management Internship (Spring 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 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. 
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 Kentuck 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 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 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