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The Maryland Horse Foundation is excited to announce that the 2024 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program (MTCP) will run from June 3-7, 2024.

The online application is now open and must be completed by April 19, 2024. Interviews will take place in the two weeks after the application deadline and selected participants will be notified in early May.

“The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program offers a great opportunity to see behind the scenes in the various components of the industry from reproduction to racetrack operations,” says Cricket Goodall, Executive Director, “we hope to show these young people that love horses that you know you can make a career out of that passion.”

Learn more about the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program HERE. Interested individuals are encouraged to email Jeanne Schnell – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – with questions.

About the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program

Launched in 2017, the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program is an educational program presented by the Maryland Horse Foundation (MHF) that aims to:

• Increase awareness of the diverse career options in the Thoroughbred industry
• Give participants access to leaders of the Maryland Thoroughbred community
• Highlight various paths for pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry
• Address a critical need to attract and retain experienced and devoted employees

Over the course of a week, participants are encouraged to fully engage in the Maryland Thoroughbred industry and explore a multitude of career options. Graduates of the MTCP are eligible to apply for Career Development Funds, one-time funding that can be used to further career pursuits within two years after the program ends.

About the Maryland Horse Foundation

The Maryland Horse Foundation was chartered in 1988 by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association to serve various educational and charitable needs of the Maryland horse industry. The MHF has developed and supports several educational programs and is responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center. In addition to our programs and projects, we are proud to work directly with several industry partners to promote the entire Maryland Horse industry.

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