At Chestnut Hall, TRF and Alyssa Both Got What They Wanted
By Francis LaBelle
Alyssa Carinder's experience with horses and her achievement at the University of Louisville combined to make her an ideal candidate for the position of Farm/Development Manager at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's new 25-acre Sanctuary Farm at Chestnut Hall in Prospect, Kentucky. A 22-year-old native of Columbia, Missouri, Alyssa began riding at age 6. She rode competitively, and when she entered the University of Louisville, she settled on a dual major: Equine Business and Marketing.
“When I was growing up in Missouri, I rode an off-track Thoroughbred, Times of Change, who was pretty much the most incredible horse ever,” Alyssa said. “I was hooked on Thoroughbreds ever since. I knew that, after graduation, I wanted a job where I could put both of my majors to use. A faculty advisor saw TRF's posting for the Chestnut Hall position and immediately thought of Alyssa.