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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 the assistant farm manager at Roland Farm, a large Thoroughbred breeding farm located on the eastern shore of Maryland. She assists 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 helps 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. She also helped prepare horses for sale by grooming, bathing and handling young horses.

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.”