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New KER Intern Group Includes California NativeBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · August 6, 2015

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.

Ashlee Hauss, a new yearlong intern, hails from Los Angeles, California. While she grew up in the city, Ashlee and her two sisters have had a lifelong love of horses, spending their days learning to ride at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center and on their grandfather’s farm. Currently, Ashlee owns two rescue horses and enjoys dabbling in various equine disciplines from pleasure riding and dressage to western riding. 

Ashlee earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a concentration in the equine industry. During her year at KER, Ashlee hopes to learn all she can about equine nutrition and exercise physiology research, as she would like to earn an advanced degree.  In 2014, Ashlee worked on a research project that was eventually published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. One more interesting fact about Ashlee: she’s a certified equine massage therapist.

Interested in being a KER intern? Click here to find out more about the intern program.

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