Spring 2010 brings three new interns to MMSC along with a new group of horses. Though there is still snow on the ground and only our winter residents, Ferdy, MMSC mascot, and Fly Light, Melissa's adopted TB, are here, we are gearing up for the first batch of 2-4 horses which are due to arrive back on campus next week. Everyone here is busy preparing paddocks, cleaning mountains of tack, and organizing the barn as well as updating computer databases.

With 12 years of riding experience including dressage, hunter/jumper, drill team, and trails, in addition to the Equine Science degree he is working on at UK, 20 year old John Stork of Burlington, KY will be a great Farm Management Intern.

In her fifth year at the University of Louisville, Whitney Campbell is the captain of the swim team, and graduating this spring. From southern California, she has mainly ridden hunters, and is continuing her riding knowledge as our Training Intern.

New to the Bluegrass area, 19 year old UK student Bryn Oliver of Barrington, NH is the newest Communication Intern. Riding since she was 9 years old, she has acquired a C3 dressage rating in Pony Club and plans to rate up.

Our adopting season will be cut short due to the World Equestrian Games coming to the Kentucky Horse Park in the fall, but we are looking forward to hitting out goal of adopting 50 horses. This willl only be possible with the help of our wonderful volunteers. If you have volunteered in the past, we look forward to seeing you back, and if you've never been, we always love to see new faces. Mark your calendars, our first Volunteer Orientation for new volunteers will be March 13.

I look forward to keeping the blog updated with all of the new things happening here at MMSC. Come see us soon!