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Having a relaxing weekend hack on Arya the ex racehorse and Summer the haflinger pony

MAREC blog: Week 2-3

An action packed couple of weeks…

Our first weekend at the MARE Centre was a good one, Michelle had her first weekend shift feeding the horses (we all take it in turns in pairs) and I spent time at another of the interns house doing a cook out and playing outside games – cornhole was my favourite.

The following 2 weeks have been action packed and there hasn’t been many days where nothing was happening. All of the interns are really fun and we have kept our spirits up in the 90-100ºF (32-38ºC) heat along with the incredible humidity.

Zoe Greenwood and Michelle Hand - MAREC internship

Equine undergraduates win USA internships

Two Reaseheath equine science undergraduates have won prestigious internships in the USA.

Michelle Hand and Zoe Greenwood have both been awarded the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) competitive internship to go to Virginia Tech’s Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension (MARE Center).

The MARE Center is a 420 acre equine research and education facility in Middleburg, Virginia – the heart of horse country in the USA. The three month internship will allow our undergraduates to develop research and academic skills in a practical, hands-on, environment.

The programme, which focuses on optimising horse and environmental health, is designed to prepare students for careers in the equine industry, academia or veterinary science by applying classroom knowledge in a ‘real world’ context.