On the International Trail

Travel With the International Intern

June 12, 2013

Meet the 2013 AQHA International Intern and get excited to follow along as she travels through Europe educating horse fans about AQHA.

AQHA welcomes aboard new AQHA International Intern Tabatha Taylor.

AQHA welcomes aboard new AQHA International Intern Tabatha Taylor.

By AQHA International Intern Tabatha Taylor

Hello everyone!

My name is Tabatha Taylor, and I am AQHA’s 2013 International intern. I graduated in December 2012 from West Texas A&M University with a degree in agricultural media and communications, and I am looking forward to an amazing summer!

For most equine lovers, horse camps seem like the perfect way to spend every summer – and I am no different. I received my first pony as a birthday present at age 3, and I have loved horses from that point forward. At age 9, my first American Quarter Horse, Racing Wrangler, came into my life and changed it forever. With “Amen,” I learned about everything from riding and showing to the importance of partnership and responsibility.

I am so excited to explore a different facet of AQHA this summer as I travel to 11 countries and 15 horse camps in Europe. There are four U.S. colleges and universities that will be heading up the camps. Texas A&M University, the University of Findlay, North Eastern Oklahoma College and Sam Houston State University will all be responsible for teaching camps. The schedule for the summer is:

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

  • June 26-30 (Norway)
  • July 2-5 (Sweden)
  • July 7-10 (Sweden)

UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY

  • June 22-25 (Austria)
  • June 28-30 (Czech Republic)
  • July 3-5 (Netherlands)
  • July 7-9 (Denmark)

NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA COLLEGE

  • July 12-14 (United Kingdom)
  • July 18-21 (Germany)
  • July 25-28 (Switzerland)
  • August 1-4 (Germany)

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY

  • July 18-22 (Italy)
  • July 25-28 (Germany)
  • August 6-10 (Germany)
  • August 10-13 (Slovenia)

Mark your calendars! It’s going to be an outstanding summer. I’ll be posting pictures and blogs all along the way, so be sure and stay tuned at americashorsedaily.com! An adventure like this is not to be missed.

See you down the trail!

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