Georgetown College Equine Scholars

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Georgetown College Equine Scholars

This is a discussion on Georgetown College Equine Scholars within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Georgetown college equine program
  • Georgetown college equine scholars

LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-28-2011, 04:06 PM
Question Georgetown College Equine Scholars

Does anyone have any experience with the Georgetown College Equine Scholars program? (and no, this is not Georgetown University) I'm a rising senior in high school, and while I plan on commuting to a local university my freshman year ($$ is tight as I'm sure you all know) I'm still exploring my options because I definitely do want to transfer

I'm interested in the Georgetown program because it offers a $1,000 scholarship, it helps with career and internship placement, and it is not a specialized degree. Although I'd love to major in equine science, I just can't afford to pay for a degree that is not 100% reliable. I need a back up plan. I probably will end up majoring in biology.

And of course another plus about this school is that it is located in Georgetown, Kentucky! Horse country! Georgetown is also putting together an equestrian team.

Hopefully during summers I can find a working student position at a local barn as well.

This is the website: Equine Scholars Program
They also have a Facebook page called Georgetown Equine Scholars.

If you've participated in this program or know anyone who has, I'd love to hear about your experience with it. Thanks!
Sponsored Links
    03-04-2011, 04:11 PM
I’m currently a sophomore biology student at Georgetown College and am in the Equine Scholars Program. I am originally from East Tennessee – I came to Georgetown specifically for the Equine Scholars Program. I am so glad I did!

My plans are to go on to vet school and eventually practice Sport Horse Medicine. So, the major/minor requirements of biology/chemistry will get me all my pre-reqs vet schools require. But the schools also require applicants to have extensive veterinary and general animal experience. The Equine Scholars Program has given me so many opportunities to shadow some of the top vets in the country, which will definitely boost my application! Sarah and Elizabeth have been such a help to connect the pre-vet students with these vets. In addition to shadowing, we are constantly learning of opportunities for internships, which I will apply for in my next two years here. Students have shadowed at Hagyard, Kesmarc, Old Friends, etc. Basically – the Equine Scholars Program gives us a lot of great opportunities that will boost our resumes.
If you’re not interested in veterinary medicine, there are still plenty of reasons to be a part of ESP. The whole point of the program is to link any of the majors at Georgetown to the equine industry. So outside of the obvious jobs like being a vet, there are so many other options! We frequently host speakers who work in these “not so obvious” areas, like documentary producer, graphic designers and reps for feed companies. Our speakers, tours, and available internships show just how many options there are – just within the equine industry – that are available to the traditional majors, from English to Communications and Art. So, even if you don’t know exactly where you want to be after graduation now, but know you want to be somehow involved in horses, ESP will help you find a niche and give you a strong resume to get there.

Outside of speakers and tours, the program really builds you as a future professional. There are requirements – do projects that are equine related in your classes, complete an internship, write thank you notes, and keep an updated resume. It may seem a little daunting but it is all so worth it. I really do believe I will be prepared for the real world once I graduate mostly due to the ESP!

So, obviously I think Georgetown is great and I love love love ESP. Georgetown outside of horses is a little sleepy, but we are so close to Lexington where there is plenty to do. But honestly, there are so many great horse opportunities I have yet to get bored!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
    03-04-2011, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the info! I'm considering being a vet, but I'm still undecided. :)
    03-06-2011, 09:22 PM
Hi! I am a junior Biology major who is an Equine Scholar at Georgetown College. As you probably know, our program is not like any other equine program you can find. I love it! Through this program, I have gotten to do and see things I would never have been able to do otherwise. We have been able to visit some of the most prestigious farms in the country, tour equine hospitals and research centers, and listen to the most respected professionals in the industry. Not only do we learn a lot, but we also make great contacts that will be really useful when we begin looking for a job.

Being an Equine Scholar helped me to get my current internship with KESMARC (KY Equine Sports Medicine and Rehab Center), which has been an awesome experience. The ESP also helped us do things that we would have a hard time doing on our own, such as play a major volunteer role in the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

I think it’s great that we are not a program that is just an Equine Science major, because with our different majors and this equine experience, we have something to fall back on if our first career choice doesn’t work.

For horse people, the location of this school is amazing! We are less than 10 minutes from the Kentucky Horse Park, there are barns of any kind within just a few miles of campus, and all of the top professionals and researchers work in the area.

I am one of the founders of the riding team, so if you have any questions about it, feel free to ask! We have all of the paperwork ready to start showing next fall. We have an awesome coach, and I’m really excited about it!

Our program coordinators and advisors are also great—they are always willing to help with anything you need!

Let me know if you have any questions about anything!
    03-07-2011, 12:09 PM
I can't wait to hear more about the equestrian team! Thanks!

college, equestrian, equine, georgetown, school

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Equine College? JustJumpIt1123 Horse Talk 12 12-08-2010 10:14 AM
Equine Scholars wintec Horse Talk 3 04-11-2010 11:16 AM
Equine College...What do you think? Spastic_Dove Horse Talk 1 02-18-2009 01:55 AM
Equine Courses in College BeauReba Horse Training 16 12-01-2008 12:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0