LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/3/14) — About 150 students in the Summer Youth Employment Program in Lexington will get to observe the unique and varied careers associated with Kentucky’s horse industry this summer, thanks to a public-private partnership.
Partners for Youth and Equestrian Events, Inc, organizers of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, will sponsor Equine Career Days for the students on July 10 and July 17 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Half of the students will attend on July 10 from 1-3:30 p.m. and half on July 17 from 1-3:30 p.m.
The students will learn how horses are trained and cared for and visit the Hall of Champions, the Big Barn and Horses of the World at the horse park.
The Summer Youth Employment Program is sponsored by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. This year is it has helped 225 Lexington youth find summer jobs.
Partners for Youth is a quasi-government organization that helps identify and financially support meaningful activities for young people through public-private funds for a number of grassroots organizations.
About Equestrian Events, Inc.
Information provided by Laura Hatfield
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