The Indiana Horse Racing Commission offers a paid internship to provide students and recent graduates an opportunity to learn about the Indiana Horse Racing industry and state government’s role in assuring the adherence to Indiana racing policies and standards.
Interns are expected to provide an average of 37.5 hours a week, including some weekend and evening hours. This position is required to work on holidays and requires state wide travel.
Applicants must be able to commit to working through mid-August. Additional work opportunities are available most Saturdays from September through mid-October, based on intern’s availability. Preference will be given to candidates with previous equine related experience.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain their Indiana track license, including a mandatory background check.
Interested persons should review the complete intern requirements and duties prior to applying.
Applicants may submit cover letter and resume via email or mail them to:
Indiana Horse Racing Commission
Attention: Rachel Klotz
1302 N. Meridian
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Application Deadlines: April 10
Contact Rachel Klotz at (317) 234-2541 or email her with questions.
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On September 9, the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development Program and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) is hosting a FREE broodmare health seminar for all Standardbred breeders and owners at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Indiana.
The Commission invites anyone interested in learning how to improve the health and wellness of the mares in their breeding operation, whether they have one or 20, to attend. The seminar will be held at 1 p.m.
Afterwards, all attendees are invited to a night of harness racing, with first post at 6:30 EDT. Hoosier Park will be giving all attendees a five dollar voucher that can be used for betting or in the casino, as well as access to private suites and start car rides.
“We know breeding top quality foals is everyone’s goal, and we can only do that if the mares are healthy,” says Jessica Barnes, the IHRC’s Director of Breed Development and Racing. “We want to offer our breeders some free education to improve their conception and foaling rates, thus helping grow our Standardbred program.”
Topics to be covered in the seminar include:
- Preparing Maiden and Older/Open Mares for Breeding
- Factors Impacting Conception
- Broodmare Nutrition
- Overall Broodmare Health
The presenters bring with them years of experience in the veterinary and nutrition fields. The IHRC welcomes Dr. Colleen Brady (Purdue University), Dr. Kevin Kirtley (K.C. Kirtley Vet Inc.) and Anthony Koch (Hallway Feeds).
Anyone interested in attending the seminar should RSVP by September 1 by emailing Standardbred@hrc.in.gov
Updates will be posted on the program’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/indianaStandardbred
You can also add the event to your Facebook events: https://facebook.com/events/1297815440327561/