2022 PARTICIPANTS

Ashlin Dohler - Port Deposit, MD

Ashlin is an upcoming junior at Delaware Valley University, studying equine science with a pre-veterinary track, and her goal is to attend vet school. Ashlin started riding horses when she was around 8-years-old and currently, she works for Wendy and Travis Kinnamon at Break Away Farm in Kirkwood, Pa. When she is not at school or working, she enjoys participating in jumper shows, fox hunting and assisting the starter at steeplechase races.

Molly Hutchison - Silver Spring, MD

Molly is a graduating senior at the University of Kentucky with a degree in general business and a minor in communications. Growing up working and riding at local lesson barns and competing in IEA and IHSA, Molly’s passion for horses took her to Kentucky for college, where she had the opportunity to delve into the Thoroughbred industry at Hermitage Farm. The professionals Molly worked for and the positive experiences she had at Hermitage Farm intensified her desire to be a part of the Thoroughbred industry. She is looking forward to deepening her knowledge while exploring the opportunities within the Thoroughbred industry in her home state of Maryland.

Kendal Stokes - Horse Shoe, NC

Kendal is a junior at NC State University studying animal science. She has loved horses her whole life and has had her current horse, an Off-Track Thoroughbred named Reddy, for seven years. Through owning her own Thoroughbred and having the opportunity to interact with other Thoroughbreds, Kendal has fallen in love with the breed. Within the Thoroughbred industry she is intrigued by the effect of the myostatin, or speed, gene on the type of runner produced from different bloodlines. After graduation, she is interested in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry potentially as a bloodstock agent.

Liz Ridenour - Catonsville, MD

Liz is a first-year college student at the Community College of Baltimore County. She has been involved with horses since she was young and has a 12-year-old APHA mare, which she boards at Helmore Farm, where she also works. Liz is planning to transfer to the University of Maryland, College Park next spring to study animal science as a pre-veterinary major, with an equine emphasis. She is excited to participate in the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program and learn more about the Thoroughbred industry in Maryland.

Marina Rohbeck - Morgantown, WV

Marina is a senior at West Virginia University, studying animal and nutritional sciences with a minor in equine studies. Once she graduates, she plans on attending veterinary school to become an equine veterinarian. Horses have always been a part of Marina’s life; in addition to riding and caring for horses on a regular basis, she participated in 4-H. Marina’s knowledge has continued to grow through her hands-on classes at WVU which include lameness exams, dental work and more. Marina hopes that one day she can work alongside the industry as a veterinarian and share her knowledge of Thoroughbreds with future generations.

 

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