Catherine Whitehouse

Catherine Whitehouse and her four research horses.

Name: Catherine Whitehouse
From: Market Drayton, Shropshire, England
BSc (Hons) in Equine Science from University of Lincoln, received a First Class with Honors and the Dean’s Award
Currently pursuing a master’s in Animal Science (emphasis in Equine Nutrition)

Catherine Whitehouse is the first recipient of the Kentucky Equine Research (KER) Lawrence Fellowship within the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture. KER established this fellowship in honor of longtime employee Larry Lawrence and to fund a graduate student in a study program related to applied equine sciences. Whitehouse, also a former KER employee, anticipates graduating during the spring of 2012.

"Having the Lawrence Fellowship set up between UK and KER provided me with the opportunity to stay in Kentucky and pursue a graduate degree in my field of interest under the supervision of two inspirational mentors whom are both admired in the equine industry and within academia, Drs. Bob Coleman (PhD, of the University of Kentucky) and Joe Pagan (PhD, president of KER)," Whitehouse said. "Since moving to Kentucky two years ago for the 12-month internship at KER, I have fallen in love with the state and what the U.S. as a whole has to offer career opportunity-wise."