Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 5 Working Student Opportunities

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN each week. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

We’ve had a flood of available working student positions posted on our Employment Opportunities category page this month. If you are looking to immerse yourself in the industry and get educated on and off the horse, here is your chance!

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Working Student Position Available

Team CEO Eventing in Lexington KY is currently seeking a working student! Come live and train in the horse capital of the world while you immerse yourself in Eventing. Great opportunities to learn and train and plenty of horses to ride if desired! Train with advanced level event rider and ICP certified instructor Megan Moore.

Can be part time or full time (great fit for someone going to college in the fall!). Fantastic barn of 14 competition horses in the heart of horse country, and no mucking stalls at home!

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Working student position available at Destination Farm!

Accepting applications for 2 working student positions at Destination Farm in Dickerson, MD! One position to start in May and one position to start in August.

Lessons and training from Advanced level event rider and Usea ICP level III certified instructor, Natalie Hollis, and Intermediate level event rider and Usea ICP level I-T certified instructor, Suzannah Cornue. Housing with paid utilities, lessons at least 4x per week (generally 5-6x), stall board for 1 horse, shipping to events, and coaching at events in exchange for barn work, grooming at home and shows, and exercise riding.

Own horse not required as we have many schoolmasters and sales horses you can ride. Facilities include 30 stalls, indoor/outdoor arena’s, grass show jumping field, xc course, areas to gallop/condition, and extensive trail system. We are also located 5 miles from two xc courses.

We event almost every weekend mid March – mid November as well as go to twilight eventing, and jumper / dressage shows year round. We also host clinics regularly and host jumper shows. Currently starting to interview. More information at

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Full or part time working student position

MKE is an active Eventing group located in the heart of Area II. We not only focus on our current competitive event Horses but on developing up and coming ones as well as our riders. We care for on average 20 Horses in Kirkwood, Pa. Our applicant needs to come wanting to learn and be surrounded by all aspects of horsemanship; riding included but not limited to! Potential to lease one of our horses or bring your own.

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Working Student Opportunities with Courtney Cooper, C Square Farm!

Courtney Cooper and the C Square Farm team are back in Pennsylvania after enjoying a very successful winter season in Aiken and we are looking forward to competing extensively in Area II. We are looking to add another working student (or two!) to our program. Preference is given to individuals wanting to stay for a minimum of 6 months who are looking for a rigorous, educationally geared apprenticeship.

Our working students learn about training, sales, horsemanship, and breeding, and they also get plenty of opportunities to compete and ride themselves. Our winter working students brought home several blue ribbons of their own, (one is actually 3rd in the country on a horse C Square Farm lent to her) in addition to attending top events such as Carolina International.

We value our working students and treat them as members of our team with regular lessons, regular riding, days off, board for their horse and housing in a new, beautiful, and safe apartment complete with WIFI.

In addition to the benefits listed above we also do team dinners, and have our working students watch lessons with Courtney and top pros, including Boyd and Silva Martin and Richard Picken. We also strive to teach our working students life lessons; such as goal setting and planning for their future and are happy to stay involved with them individually after leaving our program.

Working Student Position

Dressage training and Lipizzan breeding farm is searching for the right working student candidates to take over as our current crew is graduating from college. Dressage background not necessary, but applicants must possess a great work ethic with desire to learn and apply themselves daily. This is a relaxed European style farm that hosts numerous international clinics and events. Duties include any and all horse farm related things along with grooming, exercising horses (varies by individual skill level), and either travel along to shows or stay behind to manage the farm for a weekend. Must be willing to handle stallions and young horses. Having experience already with stallions is a major plus. Possibility of board for one horse for the right applicant. Housing may or may not be included (again varies by situation of applicant). Own transportation and drivers license is required. 6 month minimum commitment. Located in New York.

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