Current Students

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Lindsey Phillips

Year: Sophomore
Major: Communication & Media Studies
Hometown: Louisville, KY

Why I chose the equine scholars program at Georgetown college:
I want to work in the equine industry but I do not want to teach lessons or become a vet. My mission was to find a program that would teach me about the other aspects of the industry. This includes public relations, business, networking and so much more! I also wanted to find an environment where I could grow and be encouraged to follow my dreams. I have found that at GC, especially in this program.

Favorite thing about the program:
My favorite thing about the equine scholars program is the frequent opportunity to connect with successful industry professionals.


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Westin Osborn

Year: Junior
Major: Environmental Science
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Why I chose the equine scholars program at Georgetown college:
I chose the Equine Scholars Program because of the people that were a part of it and the opportunities it presented to me.

Favorite thing about the program: My favorite thing about the Equine Scholars Program is definitely all the cool and interesting places we get to go. It seems that I am constantly learning about different parts of the equine industry that I didn’t even know existed.


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Georgia Skelton

Year: Senior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Perryville/Danville

Why I chose the equine scholars program at Georgetown college:
I chose Equine Scholars because I like the emphasis it places on working in something you enjoy, such as biology or business, and being able to apply that to the equine industry. The focus is not on how to care for and learn how to manage horses necessarily, but how to apply your education to the horse industry, as anyone can learn how to work with horses, but not everyone has a strong foundation in business or a wide range of exposure to the equine industry as a whole.

Favorite thing about the Equine Scholars Program:
The wide range of experiences you get to experience would be my favorite part of the Equine Scholars Program. I ride mainly dressage and eventing with my own horses and through ESP I have been exposed to numerous disciplines and the businesses that tie the horse industry together, but I had not experienced first hand’ such as air transport of horses, show management, equine insurance, stallion management and the breeding industry to name a few.


ESP Alumni

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Abby Gates

Graduation Date: May 2015
Major: Environmental Science
Hometown: Clinton, Arkansas
Current Position: Operations Manager for Equine Land Conservation Resource

Why I chose the equine scholars program at Georgetown college:
The Equine Scholars Program immediately caught my attention due to its unique structure that would allow me to obtain a degree in my chosen field, while simultaneously presenting me to the equine industry of central Kentucky.

Favorite thing about the Equine Scholars Program:
The connections I have made through my involvement with the Equine Scholars Program have been priceless, and these quickly became the foundation to my life here in the Bluegrass. Laying down roots in a new place pretty far from home can be a little frightening and overwhelming, but ESP gave me the tools as well as support to successfully do just that.


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Lauren Buhrmann

Graduation Date: May 2015
Major: Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Finance
Hometown: Normal, IL
Current Position: Operations Manager at the Kentucky Horse Council

Why I chose the equine scholars program at Georgetown college:
What I really liked about the Equine Scholars Program was that it allowed me to focus on a strong business education while still encouraging my interest with horses, and giving me opportunities that I would not have been able to take advantage of without the program. I was able to receive a degree that is highly respected, while creating a strong network of people in the horse industry.

Favorite thing about the Equine Scholars Program:
Honestly all the networking. Through the ESP I was able to reach out and meet people which then gave me the confidence to do so on my own. With all of the networking I feel like I have a strong group of contacts in all facets of the equine industry. Volunteering at Rolex wasn’t bad either .