A fond farewell to our fabulous summer intern, Sara Gordon. She was an amazing addition to our team this summer and both summers before. We wish Sara the best of luck in her final year at Virginia Tech and all her future endeavors. To top off all her contributions and great work, she left us today with this wonderful sentiment…

It’s not a goodbye, just a ‘see ya later’!

Sara Gordon

As my third summer with The Equiery and my first as a full-time paid intern came to a close, I’ve noticed it gets harder each year to say goodbye. I’m truly appreciative for all of the opportunities I’ve had this summer, in and out of the office. As an Equiery intern, I’m always excited to head back home once school ends in May to prepare myself for covering Preakness Week, which was extra special for me this year as I got to meet and photograph Triple Crown winner Justify. Other highlights included helping with the foal contest, photographing Black Eyed Susan Day, covering the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program and writing news and feature stories. I’ve grown as a writer and photographer and become more confident in my design and layout skills. This amazing publication wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful people behind it, who I’ve so enjoyed spending a summer with. Taking me under their wing, I’ve gotten to learn and help with every step in the process of creating and sending the magazine to print. I will cherish the memories and lessons I’ve learned as I head into my final year at Virginia Tech and figure out my plans for after graduation. Although I am not certain where I will end up just yet, the Maryland horse community and my Equiery family will always have a special place in my heart.   – Sara Gordon