HEAR FROM A WILSON WOMAN…ON EQUINE JOURNALISM!
REBECCA HARTMAN-BERRIER, ‘04
Rebecca Hartman-Berrier was an English major whose studies included an emphasis in Equestrian Studies. Rebecca’s career aspirations including working in Iceland and specifically working with Icelandic ponies; she found that her expertise in English allowed her to fulfill a niche in that field, as she explains below.
I currently run a boarding stable in Connecticut for amateur and competitive riders; I have also worked with horses all over the east coast, and in Canada and Iceland. My time in Equestrian Studies/Equine Sciences classes taught me how to be an effective horsewoman, teacher and business manager. My degree in literature has been helpful not only in learning new languages, but also has given me a greater appreciation for the culture in many of the places I have traveled. Since several of my employers spoke English as their third or fourth language, they depended on me to write letters to clients, and ads for horses and services. I have been published in Icelandic horse periodicals, and am in the process of co-authoring a multi-media presentation on the biomechanics of the Icelandic horse in its unique gaits. I would not have been able to enjoy the career I’ve had so far without the unique combination of English and Equestrian Studies courses I was able to complete at Wilson.
HEAR FROM A WILSON WOMAN…ON INTERNSHIPS IN EQUINE JOURNALISM!
C.J. GIACOMINI ‘13
C.J. Giacomini interned for Horse News, a monthly newspaper that covers the Mid-Atlantic region. At the magazine C.J. worked as an editorial assistant and even wrote stories that appeared in the publication.
I had a ton of fun learning about how a newspaper gets put together and all the work that goes into it. I got to edit results, help judge the photo contest, and I even got to write a few articles for the magazine. It was great to see my work in print! This internship was an amazing opportunity to see behind the scenes in publication. For anyone looking to go into the Equine Journalism major interning at a place like Horse News is a great way to see what the major can do in action and to see different aspects of the sport, since papers like Horse News cover everything from hunters and show jumpers to racing and steeplechase. It’s a great place to learn new skills and put to use what you are learning at Wilson.