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Amy Stokes

Amy Stokes

Degree: B.S. Agribusiness Management & Rural Development, Equine Studies minor with an emphasis in equine management, May 2016

Career: Amy is an Operations Associate for The Hartford's Global Specialty Livestock Department. She works with underwriters, brokers, claims representatives and legal teams to help develop equine insurance products that aim to serve and protect customers and their equine assets. Amy previously worked as a Management Assistant at Godolphin Stonerside in Kentucky. She managed daily veterinary scheduling, supervised foaling, coordinated breeding schedules, and worked with staff.

Internships: Amy was the first equine studies student to intern abroad. She worked for one summer at Darley Kildangan Stud in Co. Kildare, Ireland. She then worked for a year and a half in Australia dipping her toes in all parts of the Thoroughbred industry. She worked at Arrowfield Stud in the hospital and sales divisions and James Cummings Racing at the Royal Randwick Racecourse. She also worked for Magic Millions Sales Pty as a Bloodstock Assistant and in administration at a Veterinary Clinic. Amy completed the National Stud Diploma Course in Newmarket, England; a prestigious program designed to train future leaders in the Thoroughbred industry.

Claim to Fame: Amy is the first student from WVU to be accepted and graduate from the 2016 National Stud Diploma Course with Distinction.

About Attending WVU: “I wouldn’t trade my time at WVU for the world. It encompasses everything you could ever want in a university and the equine studies courses have been pricelessly utilized within my career in the thoroughbred breeding industry. Get involved in the various equine organizations and take the optional summer classes like the Racehorse Industry Tour. I made friends for life and found my career path because of it!”