I’m now working for Jennifer Alfano as a groom at S.B.S. Farms, Inc. through connections I made at Intermont Equestrian. My life in the horse industry began by taking lessons only a few months prior to diving into this program. I’d just graduated in biology and wanted to pursue an interest in animal behavior. If it weren’t for this program, I couldn’t be where I am now. Dr. Patty, Heather, Lisa and all of the staff took me in and were able to shape me from a guy who knew nothing about horses to qualifying for IHSA Nationals two times. My coaches and professors are invaluable contacts that care about each student’s success both in college and after graduation. They put pressure on me to do my best while always putting the horses first. My goal is to spread their professionalism and respect for horses as I develop my career in the equine industry.