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Airing June 29, 2018

Heather Holderby, former KEMI intern and now a rising professional in the horse world, is a wonderful example of the incredible talent within the ranks of "horse-crazy" young people.

Through KEMI, Heather's experiences with some of the finest Thoroughbreds and professionals in the horse world included working at Ashford Stud, where she was among the lucky few to welcome American Pharaoh straight off the trailer from winning the Breeder's Cup; working at Timber Town Stables for the renowned Shelley Bunning; and helping foal out such legends as Havre de Grace, Groupie Doll, and Unrivaled Belle.

About KEMI:
The Kentucky Equine Management Internship was founded in 2000 to help young people who are interested in a career with horses... but lack the experience, knowledge, and contacts in the industry to get that first break.

With students coming from all around the globe, KEMI bridges the gap between education and the Thoroughbred industry. Because of Horses' Episode 33 (aired June 1, 2018) went into great detail about this paid internship program -- its structure, eligibility requirements, how it works, and so on.

If you are interested in a career in the horse world or know someone who is, I strongly encourage you to give both episodes a listen.