December 12, 2012
Equine Studies Student Selected for Prestigious Internship(Painesville, Ohio) – Lake Erie College's Equine Studies junior Samantha Parlapiano has been selected for the prestigious Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) in Lexington, Ky. She will begin the internship session in January and conclude in June 2013, working on a specially selected horse farm in Kentucky.
KEMI interns are provided the opportunity to experience firsthand the intensive management practices used on breeding farms in the central Kentucky area. Interns work on a day to day basis in the care of pregnant mares and foals and may participate in foaling out mares at night on selected farms. In addition to regular farm work, student interns also attend weekly classes, laboratories sessions and attend periodic meetings at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. The farms that the KEMI students are assigned are some of the most prestigious professional thoroughbred breeding farms in the world, including Darley, Gainesway Farm, Lane's End Farm, WinStar Farm, Shadwell Farm and many others.
Parlapiano is majoring in equine facilities management with a concentration in stud farm management.