Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Now Hiring!

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.

Looking for a horse-related job or a working student position? You’ve come to the right place. Take a look at the open positions currently advertised on Sport Horse Nation:

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Working Student at Stephen Bradley Eventing

With the move to the new farm, we have an opening for a working student to join the team immediately. Working students are immersed in the sport of eventing and can expect to travel to shows, assist in riding at the farm, and will be expected to help complete the day-to-day duties of an active training facility.

Knowledge of eventing would be helpful, but is not required. 6 months to a 1 year commitment would be preferred, although short-term positions are available on a limited basis.

Located at Hickory House in The Plains, Virginia. Housing, lessons with both Stephen and Melissa, and board for 1 horse are included.

If an opportunity like this appeals to you, please send a riding video and resume to [email protected]

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Ocala Working Student Position Available!!!!

5o1 Sport Horses is a fun, cheery, upbeat group and we would love for you to join our team! We are looking for a motivated individual who is interested in being a working student for our Ocala location for the winter season. Most of our horses will be moving to Ocala at the end of October, and if available this position can start then. We have over 20 horses in work/competition ranging from 4 year olds to 4* horses, so this individual will have the opportunity to learn how to work with all types of horses. Our working students will also get to work on improving their riding and horsemanship skills under the watchful eye of a 4* level event rider, Jacob Fletcher.

Duties include: barn chores, facility maintenance, grooming, tacking up, and working at competitions. Riding opportunities may be available depending on riding level.

We will cover housing, utilities, board for one horse, weekly lessons, transportation to shows and one day off per week.
A personal vehicle and previous horse experience is a must. Please send resumes along with references to [email protected]

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Full Time Groom

Full time position open for a motivated, hardworking, and forward thinking individual.

Come and join our busy friendly environment at Cairn O’Mount Stables in Malvern, PA. The job involves all aspects of horse care, mucking, feeding, grooming, traveling to competitions and caring for upper level event horses. The individual must be knowledgeable in bandaging, clipping, braiding and grooming a horse for an international competition. Opportunity are available to bring and receive training on your own horse. Pay level depending on experience and housing/boarding of horse. Applicant must have a drivers license and have the flexibility to travel to Aiken,SC in the winter months with the team.

Please email your Resume and References to [email protected]

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Join our team! Working student position available

Advanced level event rider Caitlin Romeo is looking for a working student to join our small tight knit team at Woodlawn Farm in Southern Pines, NC, beginning in October 2019. Bring your horse, ride and compete, if you don’t have a horse take lessons on ours. Daily lessons, stall board for your horse, just provide your feed if you bring one, experience riding multiple horses, housing, and shipping to competitions, value of over $2500 per month. In return for barn work and horse care. You will be part of a small, fun and energetic team, while learning the ins and outs of running a business. Plenty of riding opportunities and daily instruction. Check out our Web site: We are looking for a dedicated student who can commit to at least six months, we are located in the heart of Southern Pines with many learning opportunities. Contact Caitlin at [email protected] or (802)558-3863

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Conner Combined Training, a family oriented eventing barn located in central Texas, is looking for a paid working student. The position includes a bi-weekly salary, a new on-site RV trailer to live in that is in excellent condition, free satellite television and movies, all utilities, and two riding lessons per week. (Total compensation value is approximately $37,000 per year, including living quarters and lessons.) There are also opportunities for the right person to earn extra income including riding/training client horses, grooming, etc. Riders with all levels of riding experience and from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, but we only focus on dressage and eventing. We are not a hunter barn.

CCT’s working student is responsible for the following:
–General care of 22 horses, including feeding and stall cleaning
–Scheduling and holding horses for the vet and farrier
–Wrapping and dispensing medication to injured or sick horses
–Cleaning tack
–Helping younger riders and head trainer tack horses
–Organizing and keeping clean the barns, tacking areas, wash rack, & arena
–Blanketing and general horse care
–Keeping buckets and water troughs clean
–Unloading feed & hay
–Grooming and show prep
–Dragging the arena and other tractor work, such as putting out round bale hay (will train!)
–Misc barn chores

All CCT horses are out in paddocks 24/7, weather permitting. Stall cleaning is only required when horses must stay in due to weather/injury/illness. When horses are in, stalls are cleaned twice a day. Working students are expected to work Monday-Friday and are off on weekends. The normal work day for our working student is is from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An hour-long lunch break is provided each day. Paid sick leave and one week of paid vacation is provided.

The position also includes opportunities to school cross country and compete, for the right person. Bring your dog! No problem!

Vanessa Conner is a USEA ICP Certified trainer with 30 years of teaching and training experience. She has worked with riders up to the 1* FEI level and mainly focuses on teaching children and teens. CCT is a fun, positive working environment. We are located in Liberty Hill, Texas, 30 minutes north of Austin. We are only 20 minutes from major shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Applicants will be required to provide references.

Contact Vanessa Conner at [email protected] or text 512-797-3421
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