The application for the fall 2023 intake of the Amplify Horse Racing Mentorship Program is open now through Friday, June 30. The program seeks to provide a first step for youth and young adults who want to learn more about the Thoroughbred industry by matching them with experienced industry professionals who can offer career guidance. The fall session will run from August through October.
The suggested age range for mentee candidates is 15-25, with no restrictions based on academic achievement. Potential mentors can apply at any time, and will be paired with a mentee when the right match comes along. Mentors should have over 6 years of work experience in the Thoroughbred or equine industry, and be able to meet the program’s minimum training requirements and time commitment. All applicants must be residents of the United States, U.S. territories, or Canada.
New for 2023, Amplify will offer four end-of-year travel awards to outstanding mentees who complete the program having demonstrated a strong work ethic and dedication to pursuing involvement in the Thoroughbred industry. Award recipients will have the opportunity to travel to Kentucky for a weekend of behind-the-scenes tours in November, and will be recognized at Amplify’s second annual youth and young adult Thoroughbred industry networking event on Monday, November 13 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Keeneland Library.
Amplify’s spring 2023 intake of the program produced 18 graduates from nine different states, with interests including racehorse training, law, ownership, aftercare, veterinary medicine, and more. To learn about the program and apply today, prospective mentors and mentees can visit www.amplifyhorseracing.org/mentorship, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.