Michelle Hemingway has been named Senior Bloodstock Associate at Brent & Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud, where she will primarily be responsible for stallion season sales and marketing at the Ocala-based farm.
“Crystal and I are excited to have Michelle join the staff at Journeyman Stud,” said Brent Fernung. “Her knowledge, enthusiasm and work ethic make her a perfect fit for Journeyman, and we believe our breeders and clients will benefit from her customer service and relationship-building skills.”
A graduate of Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Hemingway comes to Journeyman after serving three years as Director of Bloodstock for Stonewall Farm Ocala, where she directed and oversaw the daily operations of the stallion division. She also recently worked as a consultant for Team Valor International.
Hemingway got her start in the Thoroughbred industry in South Africa shortly after college. She spent three years there, splitting time as an assistant to champion trainers Glen Kotzen and Joey Ramsden. Hemingway returned to the States in 2008 to join Adena Springs’ former Ocala operation as a season sales assistant, and she has resided in Marion County since.
“I am so thankful for the opportunity to join Journeyman, and I’m excited to work with such fantastic horsemen as Brent and Crystal Fernung,” she said. “I look forward to contributing to the highly-respected Journeyman stallion division, as well as many other areas of the organization.”
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