January 2015 Issue - page 11

PENNSYLVANIA EQUESTRIAN
January 2015
Page 11
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Delaware Valley College
equine science and management
students participated in the Stan-
dardbred Horse Sale in Harris-
burg, PA, November 3- 8 to gain
experience in yearling sales and
promotion, the racing industry
and general sales. More than 40
students participated in the sale,
including 14 students who are
taking the Yearling Horse Sale
Management course. The College
sold eight yearlings, raising
$60,000 for the breeding center
development fund. Money raised
from the sale will allow for se-
lection of higher-quality stallions
for breeding and fund facilities
improvements.
Students from Delaware Valley
College in Doylestown, PA, sold
yearlings at the Standardbred
Horse Sale in Harrisburg, PA,
and assisted with the sale itself.
Photo credit Dr. Sarah Young
DelVal Students
Raise $60,000
from Yearling Sale
“For our equine students,
especially those specializing in
breeding, this type of opportu-
nity really helps prepare them
for the industry,” said Dr. Sarah
Young, a DelVal equine science
and management faculty member.
“Students get the chance to breed
the mares, foal out these horses,
raise them to yearlings, promote
the sale and really be part of
the process from start to finish.
They gain priceless experience
handling young horses while ex-
panding their network of equine
industry professionals.”
The sale is an internationally
recognized event for the Stan-
dardbred racing industry where
trainers, farm owners, breeders
and other racing greats come to-
gether. DelVal students take part
in the event each year as grooms
for popular Standardbred breed-
ing facilities and assistants to the
Standardbred Sales Company,
based out of Hanover Shoe Farms
in Hanover, PA.
“Pauline Lutz, a student from
our equine breeding program was
offered an internship position
after graduation with All Ameri-
can,” said Dr. Young. “She called
to tell me the good news, the
farm owner came to offer her
the position, mentioning that he
didn’t care what she wanted to do
– work as a vet tech, or help with
foaling or yearling prep – as long
as she came to work for him after
graduation.”
Dr. Young said many DelVal
students find internships and jobs
through the sale.
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