• 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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2019 Testimonials

"Upon being accepted into the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program I was not sure of what to expect. But by the end of the week, I had to come to the realization that there are so many more opportunities in the Thoroughbred industry than I had ever imagined. Each of the places we visited welcomed us with open arms and answered every question asked, as they want to invest in us so that we as a whole can make a positive impact. Beyond the MTCP, the staff at the Maryland Horse Breeders Association has made an impact by gearing this program towards each individual interests and guide us along whatever path we choose." - Thomas Dobbins

The 2019 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program (MTCP) participants have been selected. "This was a very competitive pool of applicants and it was difficult to narrow the group down to six. We are excited that the number of applications for the MTCP is on the rise and appreciative of the support that the program has received from the industry," said Jordyn Egan, director of development for the MHIF. The 2019 edition of the MTCP is scheduled to run June 3-8. This year's participants are:

Applications for the 2019 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program are being accepted through April 19th. The program will run June 3-8.
 
Applicants must complete the application online - find the application here. Those that apply will be contacted after April 19th to schedule an interview. The six people selected for the 2019 MTCP will be notified of their acceptance by May 17th. 
 
Find answers to FAQs about the program here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more specifics.
 

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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 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