The Maryland Horse Industry Foundation (MHIF) is pleased to announce the six people selected to participate in the inaugural Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program (MTCP). They are:

  • Sidney Boots – University of Kentucky
  • Katie Brooks – University of Maryland
  • Megan George – University of Maryland
  • Sara Gordon – Virginia Tech
  • Tabitha Gregory – University of Maryland
  • John Piassek – Loyola University Maryland

“We were thrilled to receive a large number of applications from high quality candidates; narrowing the group down to six was difficult,” said MTCP coordinator, Jordyn Egan. “The level of interest in the program confirmed our hypothesis that there are many young people eager to learn more about careers in the Thoroughbred industry. It is an exciting time in Maryland, and we are honored to walk alongside the participants as their career paths come into focus.”

Maryland Horse Industry Foundation board member Jim Steele states, “The MTCP is an exciting program that coincides well with the Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s move to Goucher College. I believe that it will help young people get involved in various aspects of the Maryland horse industry that they may not have known about prior to this opportunity.”

MTCP participants, outfitted by EMBRACE THE RACE®, will have access to the leaders of the Maryland Thoroughbred Industry during site visits exploring everything from breeding and sales to aftercare, racetrack management and beyond. Each participant will be encouraged to absorb the entire scope of the industry while refining specific areas of interest so that their next steps can be defined.

The MTCP is an educational program presented by the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation, which serves the various educational and charitable needs of the Maryland horse industry. The 2017 MTCP will run from June 5-10th. Be sure to follow the participants on their journey via social media (@MarylandTB).