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Students Encouraged To Apply For AQHA Media Internships

Qualified applicants have the opportunity to apply for a communications and digital marketing internship; marketing and publicity internship; or an AQHA media internship. Credits: AQHA Journal

The American Quarter Horse Association offers three paid marketing and communications internships each summer, spring and fall.

Internships provide young professionals with the chance to gain practical experience in a real-life setting that can’t be mimicked in the classroom. An internship with AQHA is an excellent opportunity to apply knowledge from your university courses and gain experience in the industry.

Students interested in an internship with AQHA not only gain practical knowledge of marketing and magazine production in the horse industry, but they will also create lifelong relationships and have once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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Qualified applicants have the opportunity to apply for a communications and digital marketing internship, marketing and publicity internship, or an AQHA media internship. Students involved in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing and other related fields are an ideal fit for these positions.

Be sure to apply for each position by the designated application deadline.

  • Summer Internships (May-August): Deadline – March 15
  • Fall Internships (August-December): Deadline – July 1
  • Spring Internships (January-May): Deadline – Sept. 15

How to Apply for an AQHA Internship

1. Complete an AQHA employment application.

2. Send a resume, cover letter, personal essay and two to five writing samples to Be sure to mention the internship for which you are applying.

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Equine Events: March & More

Dates listed for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, to list your dates e-mail

March 20 — New Jersey nonprofit Spring Reins of Life (Three Bridges) is hosting Veterans and NJ VA Healthcare System to receive a national medal of honor for a horse in their veterans therapy program called Operation Horse. The event is public. Spring Thaw is a horse who gave his all in ...

ELCR to Host Webinar: ‘How to Use and Understand ELCR’s 'Horse-Friendly Zoning Practices in American Communities'

March 22, 2018

LEXINGTON, KY — Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR), in partnership with My Horse University, announced a new webinar “How to Use and Understand ELCR’s “Horse-Friendly Zoning Practices in American Communities” guide. Author and planner Christine Hughes, AICP, will show viewers how to navigate and use the new guide.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March ...

Registration is Now Open for Horse Care Workshop Beginning 3/31

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering Horse Care Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.

Horse Care Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ beginning Saturday March ...

Applications Open for New USHJA Foundation J.T. Tallon Memorial Equitation Grant

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The USHJA Foundation opened applications for the 2018 USHJA Foundation J.T. Tallon Memorial Equitation Grant, which provides $1,000 to one junior rider who has qualified for a select national equitation championship at a fence height of 3' or higher. Completed applications must be received by Aug. 1, 2018.

"We are very excited to offer this new grant to USHJA ...

Zone 2 USHJA Championships To Be Held in NJ and Pa.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United States Hunter Jumper Association announced the dates for 2018 Zone Horse of the Year, Stirrup Cup and Equitation championships, which provide members with an exciting opportunity to earn Championship Points toward zone year-end HOTY and Stirrup Cup awards. 

The championships are open to all zone competitors who meet the minimum requirements, except the ...

Well This Stinks: 'Lonely' Only Wants A Human To Play With

BB is a lovely, intelligent Arabian mare. Life can be pretty quiet at home and she had become bored with the daily routine. She discussed this with her owner, animal communicator Anita Curtis and she decided that she would like to give advice to animals who were having problems. Due to opposable thumb problems, Curtis agreed to do the typing and computer work as long as she was allowed to give ...