School of Equine Studies at Lake Erie CollegeThe Power of the Perfect| Internship

Outside of the curriculum taught by our faculty, nothing prepares you for your career like our comprehensive internship program.

Equestrian teacher/trainer and facility management majors must complete a minimum 50-hour internship within the industry. The professional relationships LEC maintains with both national and international farms and trainers allow us to secure some of the best internship opportunities available. You complete small, well-defined projects while gaining invaluable real-world experience.

The professional connections with prospective employers and your future peers give you a leg-up in an industry that values experience along with education.

Internship opportunities have included: 


  • Centerra Coop, Ohio

  • KEMI (Kentucky Equine Management Internship Program) Lexington, Kentucky

  • KER (Kentucky Equine Research) Versailles, Kentucky

  • KESMARC (Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation) Versailles, Kentucky

  • Cleveland Equine Clinic, Ravenna, Ohio

  • C. Jarvis Insurance, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

  • Equestrian Sports Productions, Tryon, North Carolina


  • WinStar Farm, Versailles, Kentucky

  • Calumet Farm, Lexington, Kentucky

  • Spy Coast Farm, Lexington, Kentucky


  • Stal Steeghs B, Netherlands (John Steeghs)

  • Johnson Sporthorses, Germany (Desiree Johnson)

  • Mullenders & Wylde Horses, Inc., Florida and New York (Olympian Peter Wylde)

  • Neil Jones Equestrian California and Florida (Neil Jones/Mavis Spencer)

  • Raven Ridge Farm, Watertown, Minnesota (Kim & Andy Barone)

  • Heritage Farm, Katonah, New York (Andre Dignelli)

  • Milestone Farm, West Palm Beach, Florida (Havens Schatt)


  • Havensafe Farm, Ohio and Florida (Olympian Adrienne Lyle)

  • Finesse Dressage, Maryland and Florida (Jaralyn Finn)

Therapeutic Horsemanship

  • Good Hope Equestrian Center, Miami, Florida

  • Camp Cheerful, Strongsville, Ohio

... and many other top equestrian facilities across the United States.