Beginning next fall, Lexington Catholic High School will offer a four-year Equine Academy for students to learn about Central Kentucky's horse industry.
The first class will be 24 students, with additional classes if there is more interest, said Steve Angelucci, Lexington Catholic president.
The curriculum would offer internships, job-shadowing, seminars and other educational opportunities, including off-campus dual credit college-level courses connected to the University of Kentucky. Midway College, Georgetown College, Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton and Alltech also are involved with the program. Angelucci said Alltech was developing strategies to incorporate the students into the Alltech National Horse Show.
"Our goal is to provide as reasonable a broad spectrum exposure to students as to what's available out there in the horse industry," Angelucci said.