Meet Our Interns

Hi, I’m Fahren Kolpack from Ontonagon Michigan. I’m on my last year of studies in Equine Business Management at University of Minnesota Crookston where I also ride on the western equestrian team. I came to BHP to improve my skills in managing a barn and gain experience working with training horses. In the future my dream job is to become a certified path instructor to help troubled teens. I love working with training colts too so I believe I will always train part time.
Hi, I’m Leah Bills from Oregon City, Oregon. I am about to begin my senior year at Feather River College in Quincy, California. Where I am working towards a bachelor’s degree in Equine and Ranch Management. I came to Bolender Horse Park to not only learn about the mountain trail discipline but also to gain knowledge of how to manage a horse facility. My plan for the future is to become the barn manager of a horse training facility and potentially train project horses on the side.

My name is Mikayla Farris. I am from Belleville, Michigan and have been involved with horses for over 15 years. I am currently pursuing a degree in Western Equestrian Studies and Equine Business Management at the University of Findlay. While at Bolender Horse Park, I hope to gain experience in multiple areas of the horse industry to expand my knowledge of training and maintaining a barn. In the future I hope to have my own training business with an emphasis on ranch riding, reining and cutting

My name is Alisa Fichtner. I am from Germany and have been involved with horses for 17 years. I will be doing an apprenticeship in a bank where I will be learning how to be an insurance clerk at home. Being here I hope to improve my riding skills and learn how to maintain a barn. This is my first-time doing Mountain Trail and I hope to learn more about the discipline and bring what I have learned back home with me.

My name is Lauren Newlin. I am from Wake Forest, North Carolina and have been riding for 9 years in the Hunter/Jumper discipline. I will be graduating from Brigham Young University-Idaho in December with a BS in Animal Science with an emphasis on Animal Nutrition. I hope to improve my skills under saddle and in hand and how to understand a horse’s body language. In the future I hope to work for a feed company as a Nutritionist for cattle and horses.

 Past Interns

Past Summer Interns