what our most recent graduates are doing

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Melissa Tench

Joined 4-H at age 13

Melissa completed her undergraduate double major in Business Management and Animal Sciences with an Equine specialty at the University of Florida in 2017.  She is working on her Masters degree in Equine Nutrition while coaching the Horse Judging Team for the University of Florida. Melissa is currently being recruited by other universities around the country to earn her PhD while coaching a horse judging team.

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Ahnna Hindi

Joined 4-H at age 8

Ahnna graduated from Indian River State College with a Business Administration degree. She and her husband, Elias, are owner-operators and trainers at Sherwood Farms.

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Caroline Osgood

Joined 4-H at age 10

Caroline graduated with high honors from the University of Florida with a degree in Animal Science, specializing in horses and beef cattle. She works as a Cowgirl in Saint Cloud, Florida for Deseret Cattle and Citrus Company, the largest cow and calf operation in the country. Caroline is a well rounded horsemaster but has a passion for trick riding. She volunteers with the Wounded Warrior Project by taking horses to veterans, which benefits them both physically and emotionally.

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Katie DeBraal

Joined 4-H at age 9

Katie is senior, majoring in Animal Science with an Equine emphasis and Agriculture in Consumer Services and Sustainability at the University of Florida. She is currently completing a 6-8 month internship at the 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, where she is working at the Equine Reproduction Unit, dealing in all aspects of reproduction from shipping samples to birthing. She works with cattle as well. The 6666 Ranch is world famous for both their cattle and quarter horse breeding.