Hayley Barbato

IMG_5036Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry
Awards and Accolades: Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Lambda Delta
Hometown: Danville, KY
Where is she now? Hayley will be attending medical school at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Harrogate, Tenn., in the fall!
Comments: I came to Georgetown to be in the Equine Scholars Program because I wanted to continue to be involved with horses while I was in college. The Program is unique because it showed me the many ways I can incorporate my major into the equine world!
10/25/13 Update: Hayley Barbato came back to campus as a proud ESP alumna to participate in our jumping demonstration during inaugural Equine Week! We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Hayley and Talisker and wish them all the best as they prepare for the 2014 competition season!


blake caudillBlake Caudill

Major: Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance
Minors: Biology and Chemistry
Hometown: Ashland, KY
Where is he now? Blake is living in Georgetown, Ky., and is working with AIT installing home automation software while building his landscaping business.
Comments: I joined the Equine Scholars Program to get more involved with horses and the industry itself. I wanted to experience a more close-up look at how this amazing industry operates. I love the Program and the benefits I have received, as well as the wonderful connections I’ve made. I love horses and would recommend this opportunity to anyone interested. It is a life-altering experience!


morgan coffeyMorgan Coffey

Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry
Hometown: Burnside, KY
Where is she now? Morgan is waiting to hear back from Samford McWhorter Pharmacy School in Birmingham, Ala. If she is waitlisted, she plans on taking post-graduate classes at the University of Kentucky or Samford University.
Comments: I am glad that I came to Georgetown College. It allowed to me join the Equine Scholars Program. I love meeting people who love horses as much as I do. I have been able to do many wonderful and exciting things with this Program.


ann cothranAnn Cothran

Major: History
Minor: Psychology
Awards and Accolades: Magna Cum Laude; Equine Distinction
Hometown: Danville, KY
Where is she now? Ann is currently working full-time for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope.
Comments: The Equine Scholars Program was a great way for me to get involved with the different areas of the horse industry and find a career I love.


stacy durhamStacy Durham

Majors: Biology and English
Awards and Accolades: Equine Scholars Distinction
Hometown: Kula, HI
Where is she now? Stacy is currently enrolled in Eastern Kentucky University to get her Masters in History.
Comments: I joined the Equine Scholars Program because of the many opportunities it provides to explore different aspects of the equine industry. After graduation, I’m not entirely sure what I want to do, but I know that I want to incorporate horses into some aspect of my life. From the program I have gained an awareness of the vastness of the horse industry, especially in Kentucky; and a deeper appreciation of it as well.


alyssa englandAlyssa England

Major:Business Administration and Marketing
Minor:Psychology
Awards and Accolades: Equine Scholars Distinction
Hometown: Burlington, KY
Where is she now? Alyssa is working in Fairfield, Ohio.
Comments: I got many things out of the Equine Scholars Program. Not only has the Program helped me make amazing friends, it also helped me in make an easy transition into college. At first I was very scared to enter a new life with new people, but this Program helped me build a family within Georgetown College. All the people are wonderful and, to top it all off, they have similar interests.


brittany hawkinsBrittany Hawkins

Major:Communications and Media Studies
Minor: Business Administration
Awards and Accolades: Equine Scholars Distinction; Most Outstanding Senior in Communications and Media Studies.
Hometown: Crestwood, KY
Where is she now? Brittany is back home in Crestwood and job searching within the equine field
Comments: I am very interested in the business aspect of the equine industry. I was able to pursue excellent internship opportunities through the Program. I am hoping to incorporate my love for horses with my interest in the business industry.


katie hendersonKatie Henderson

Major: Commerce, Language and Culture
Minor: History and Sociology
Awards and Accolades: Equine Scholars Distinction; Magna Cum Laude.
Where is she now? Katie is currently employed by The Kidz Club in Northern Kentucky. She is looking into graduate programs in Social Work.
Hometown: California, KY
Comments: One of the main reasons I came to Georgetown was the Equine Scholars Program. I have been involved with horses since I was 5 years old and I wanted to pursue my passion through college. The Equine Scholars Program has allowed me to meet many wonderful people in the horse industry and also on campus. It presented me with many opportunities to learn more about the equine industry.


andrew jonesAndrew Jones

Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Where is he now? Andrew is working to gain experience in the veterinary field before he applies to vet school.
Comments: The Equine Scholars Program allowed me to further my goal of being an equine vet. The Program has allowed me to gain a significant amount of experience shadowing some of the best equine veterinarians in the state!


seth kocheraSeth Kochera

Majors: Business Administration with an emphasis in Management
Minor: Communication and Media Studies
Awards and Accolades: Equine Scholars Distinction
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Where is he now? Seth is working at Three Chimneys Farm
Comments: The Equine Scholars Program gave me a chance to find a career that I want in the horse racing industry. It gave me great opportunities to meet some important people in the industry and do some really cool stuff.


stephanie mcgrayStephanie McGray

Major: Communication and Media Studies; Psychology
Hometown: Elizabethtown, KY
Where is she now? Stephanie is living in the Georgetown area.
Comments: The Equine Scholars Program is one of the main reasons why I came to Georgetown College. Most individuals don’t always get the experience they need in the horse industry to know much about it. However, this Program helped me distinguish what I want and need from the horse industry. The Equine Scholars Program gives me the education that I need to be able to hold an acceptable career in the equine industry.


chelsey reidChelsey Reid

Major: History and Political Science
Awards and Accolades: Equine Scholars Distinction
Hometown: Crestwood, KY
Where is she now? Chelsey is living in Lexington, KY and is proud to be back at Georgetown working with the Equine Scholars Program!
Comments: This Program is one of the main reasons why I came to Georgetown College. The Equine Scholars Program provides students with valuable industry insight while teaching them how to build a network of valuable contacts and colleagues. Because of my involvement with the Equine Scholars Program, I have been able to continue to pursue my passion for horses while earning a liberal arts education. This combination of academics and hands-on learning has been nothing short of an amazing experience!


andy smithAndrew Smith

Major: History and Political Science
Awards and Accolades: Equine Scholars Distinction
Hometown: Nicholasville, KY
Where is he now? Andy is currently the Events Manager for the Paso Fino Horse Association, located at the Kentucky Horse Park. Andy would like to eventually go back to school to get a graduate degree.
Comments: I was in the Program to be around the horses and the equine industry while I am away from my horses. I plan to teach high school history or perhaps become a college professor, teaching history or political science.


liz wigginsElizabeth Wiggins

Major:Mathematics
Minor: French
Awards and Accolades: Pi Delta Phi; Outstanding Senior in Mathematics Hometown: Centerville, OH
Where is she now? Liz will be attending the University of Florida for a Masters and a Ph.D. in mathematics.
Comments: The Equine Scholars Program has been amazing for learning so much more about the horse industry. We’ve been able to meet people in the industry and make great friends with the same interests.