• The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Increase awareness of the diverse career options in the Thoroughbred industry
  • The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Give participants access to leaders in all facets of the Maryland Thoroughbred industry
  • The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Highlight various paths for pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry
  • The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Address a critical need to attract and retain experienced employees
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Hear from the 2018 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program participants.

MTCP flagThe Maryland Horse Industry Foundation (MHIF) is pleased to announce the group of six selected to participate in the second Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program (MTCP). They are Lauren Carter (University of Maryland), Brianna Higgs (Centenary University), Camille Lee (University of Maryland), Amber Roher (University of Kentucky), Farrah Staebell (Colorado State University) and Kandace Tignor (University of Findlay). Participant bios are available at marylandhorseindustryfoundation.org.

By Sara Gordon

As foaling season produces a new and promising generation of racing stock, the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation hopes to launch a new generation of its own: college students interested in finding careers within the Thoroughbred industry. Since the successful launch of the program last June, organizers spent the beginning of 2018 accepting applications and preparing for the second running of the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program, which will run from June 4-9, this year. While MHIF prepares for the new class, those who participated in the inaugural running continue to make headway, while taking what they learned from the Maryland industry with them each step of the way.

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  • 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