Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds, LLC is a modern, thoroughbred facility located just 15 minutes from historic Saratoga Racecourse. They are currently accepting applications for multiple seasonal internship opportunities including:
1.) Summer/Fall Sales Prep Season (June 15th - August), (Sept/Oct program also available)
2.) Winter/Spring Breeding Season (Jan. 15th - April/May)
The internships will allow students to actively participate in all aspects of a commercial thoroughbred operation in doing so they have created a great learning environment for those students who are sincere in their desire to secure employment in the horse industry and/or pursue post baccalaureate education in veterinary studies or graduate school.
All internships are paid opportunities with housing provided.
As a Breeding intern, students will have exposure to the following:
Participate in daily horse care and management (horse handling, herd health management, record keeping, working closely with vet in all equine aspects etc.) Participate in foaling, foal watch, night barn checks, mucking stalls and breeding work. Reproductive management of mares and neonatal care. Develop skills in handling and training young horses. Stallion handling. Assist in breeding runs to local/regional breeding farms.
As a Sales Prep intern, students will have exposure to the following:
Participate in daily horse care and management (Develop skills in handling and training young horses, herd health management, record keeping, working closely with vet in all equine aspects etc.) Participate in sales preparation which includes: conditioning the equine athlete for public sales, grooming, exercise routines involving round pen work, teaching horses posing/walking. Bloodstock/pedigree analysis and working at sales grounds during sales will be offered to qualified candidate.
Interested students please contact us to arrange an interview at 518-746-1055 or visit www.fortchristophers.com.