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Maclaine Lorenz 

Degree: B.S. Agribusiness Management, Equine Studies and Economics minors, May 2016 

Career: Lorenz currently works for Oldfields School, an all-girls, college preparatory, grades 8-12 day and boarding school. It is the oldest girls’ boarding school in Maryland. She is a faculty member in the Riding Department, which has been part of Oldfields School since the school’s inception in 1878. Lorenz instructs beginner riders, schools lesson horses, assists in the training of new horses for the riding program, and grooms the privately owned and school horses in preparation for shows. She also participates in clinics hosted by Oldfields School, with world renowned riders such as Olympic gold medalist Joe Fargis and Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event rider, Sally Cousins, who has been the leading lady rider on the US Eventing leaderboard for the last five years. 

Working Student Experience: Every summer during undergrad, Lorenz worked for a privately owned fox hunting stable. She was responsible for the daily care of five horses and three hounds as well as assisting with minor medical treatments and overseeing the farm’s farrier and veterinarian during scheduled appointments. 

Claim to Fame: Lorenz graduated Summa Cum Laude from WVU, and although she started the equine studies minor late in her academic career she earned some of the highest marks in those courses! 

WVU Student Organizations: Lorenz was a member of the WVU Equestrian Team and placed into the Novice Over Fences Division as a freshman. Novice riders are those which have won no more than six classes in any over fences class three feet (3’) or higher in recognized competitions. 

About Attending WVU: “Every day I am thankful for the learning opportunities and hands on experiences I received at WVU. We learned from industry professionals like Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, PATH Certified Riding Instructors and licensed farriers. I would not trade my time at WVU for anything in the world; it is truly like being a part of one big family. Follow your passion! I know that may sound cliché but if you put everything you have into what your passionate about, consistently work hard, and give it your absolute best shot, you really can live your dreams!”