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Rose Cardinal

Asst Coor

Assistant Farm Manager

Animal & Avian Sciences 1102 Barn Complex College Park, MD 20742-2311

I started working with animals through 4-H, and fell in love with all the farm animals but especially horses! Riding has been a lifelong passion of mine. I started to ride at a young age, and continued through my teenage years and during my time in college. Attending Florida State University, I obtained a degree in Biology while also riding on the FSU dressage and eventing teams. I've held multiple working student positions, which greatly expanded my knowledge of horsemanship and riding. I gained my first professional experience in veterinary hospitals, starting with small animals and eventually equine specific. After that, I took the plunge and began managing horse farms where I was fortunate enough to learn the ins and outs of the industry. My first role as a barn manager was on a thoroughbred farm with over 150+ horses, whereas I've also gained experience on smaller, upper level eventing programs. Horses are a lifelong passion of mine, and I look forward to my days because I know there is always something new to learn!