My time spent in the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation’s (MHIF) Work Experience Program was invaluable. Based at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, I had a tailor-made internship that fit my interests exactly and truly helped increase my experience as I pursue my long-term career goals.

This fall, I will be entering my third year of undergraduate school as I pursue a degree in Animal Science: Pre-Veterinary, with hopes of becoming a veterinarian one day. My tentative plan is to take a break after I graduate from the University of Findlay, in Findlay, Ohio, and enter the workforce to establish financial stability before entering vet school.

Ever since I was young, I’ve wanted to work with horses and always felt a strong connection to Thoroughbreds in particular. Thanks to this program from the MHIF, I now have the connections, experience, and skills necessary to find a successful career in the industry.

Brianna Higgs copy2Brianna Higgs is currently a senior at Centenary University, where she is completing Bachelor’s degrees in both Equine Science and Equine Business Management. A graduate of the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation’s (MHIF) Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program, Brianna recently completed an internship at the Maryland Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association, which was facilitated through the MHIF’s Work Experience Program. You can read about her internship experience below.

Thank you to the MTHA for making this opportunity available to Brianna and to the MHIF donors that provide the funding that makes it possible for us to help equine-inclined youth in Maryland gain valuable experience in the Thoroughbred industry.

Donate to support the various MHIF programs here. 

Hear about the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program (MTCP) and Work Experience Program from the MHIF Director of Development, Jordyn Egan.

Click here for more details on the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program.

April 2018

The MHIF Articles of Incorporation were signed on October 27, 1988. Nearly 30 years down the road the original mission remains – serving the educational and charitable needs of the Maryland Horse industry – and we look forward to many more years of service. Following is an update on what we have been up to and where we are headed. We welcome input on all fronts!