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Khrystian Rosier

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

Career: Rosier is 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. Rosier’s work requires her to handle resident and client stallions for semen collection. In addition, she assists with teaching lab courses to veterinary students, handles stimulus mares during semen collection, and cares for the herd of resident horses. Previously, Rosier worked as an assistant farm manager at Roland Farm, a large Thoroughbred breeding farm located on the eastern shore of Maryland. She assisted the farm manger and veterinarians with all aspect of mare and foal care including the delivery of foals and monitoring of mare reproductive cycles. She also helped prepare yearlings for fall and winter sales. In 2016, Roland Farms sold the high selling horse at the Fasig-Tipton sale for $450,000!

Internships: After graduation, Rosier 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, Rosier 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 Thoroughbreds.”