Meet a KER Intern: Beatrice V. By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · May 9, 2014
Kentucky Equine Research (KER), a private research company based in central Kentucky, offers summer and year-long internships to college students who want to gain hands-on experience in equine nutrition and exercise physiology studies.
Beatrice V. is currently a research barn intern at KER. Beatrice is from Siauliai, Lithuania, where she started at riding school when she was 10 years old. She began competing in eventing and endurance competitions when she was 15, traveling around Europe to do so. Over summers she would work at a Denmark stud farm, often helping break horses for the dressage stables. She got her bachelor’s degree in equine sport science from the University of Lincoln in England.
At KER Beatrice is hoping to broaden her knowledge of horse nutrition and exercise physiology and how research works. She wants to continue to travel the world, see new places, and meet new people after her internship, and maybe even go back to school for a master’s degree in animal nutrition. No matter what she does, she will continue to ride. Beatrice says that she can ride a trotting horse while standing on the saddle, or while sitting backwards; she’s also scared of spiders.
Interested in being a KER intern? Click here to find out more about the program.