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Khrystian Rosier

Khrystian with a foal and a horse

Degree: B.S.Agr. Animal & Nutritional Sciences, Equine Management and Agribusiness Management & Rural Development minors, May 2012

Career: Khrystian works as the Assistant Farm Manager at Wyndham Oaks, a dressage facility in Boyds, Maryland. She is responsible for all aspects of equine, facilities and client management. She previously worked at Roland Farm, a large Thoroughbred breeding farm located on the eastern shore of Maryland. Khrystian was also a stallion handler for the reproduction department of New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. Home to the University of Pennsylvania’s vet school, New Bolton is one of top equine and large animal hospitals in the nation. Her work required her to handle resident and client stallions for semen collection. In addition, she assisted with teaching lab courses to veterinary students, handled stimulus mares during semen collection, and cared for the herd of resident horses.

Internships: After graduation, Khrystian interned at Frenchmans Quarter Horses, a South Dakota based ranch and barrel horse breeding facility. At Frenchmans, she gained hands-on experience monitoring mares and assisting during foalings.

WVU Student Organizations: As president of the WVU Collegiate Horseman’s Association, Khrystian provided leadership that brought the first delegation of WVU students to the American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association national convention in Ocala, Florida.

About Attending WVU: “My equine studies coursework provided me invaluable knowledge of the equine reproductive system and an understanding of hormone cycles and equine behavior. This gave me a distinct advantage when managing mares during the breeding season. The hands-on experience I gained working at the university’s horse unit provided me with excellent handling skills that are crucial for working with horses.”