Working Students and Grooms Needed: These Programs Are Seeking Help [Updated 1/18]

Smooch! These equine athletes with their part-time modeling careers owe it all to their hardworking grooms. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

If you’ve tossed around the idea of going to work for a professional rider, the winter season and its mass migration south can be a good time to get your foot in the door. While we look ahead to the coming competition year, there are some new opportunities cropping up for would-be working students or grooms.

We’ll update this post periodically with new openings, some of which may even be outside of the eventing world. If you have a current position available at your business, please email [email protected] to add your listing. EN cannot guarantee the availability of these positions but we will do our best to maintain them with current status.

Matt and Cecily Brown / East West Eventing – Aiken, Sc

East West Eventing/Matt Brown is looking for 2 workers in Aiken – January-end of March: 1. Full time (paid) groom 2….

Posted by Matt Cecily Brown on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Kyle and Jennifer Carter – Citra, Fl

Looking for a full time, reliable groom. Must have horse experience. All duties associated with horse care.
Click here to learn more and apply.

Courtney Cooper – C Square Farm – Nottingham,Pa/Aiken, Sc

Are you a competitive eventer looking to make it to the top of the sport, but need some investment in your future and…

Posted by Courtney Cooper, C Square Farm on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Justine Dutton – Notting Hill Farm – Ocala, Fl

Trying this again but with slightly different specs!!


Posted by Justine Dutton on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Cristoffer Forsberg – Sweden

We have a stable of 16-18 Eventing horses from 3yr old just broken in to 13yr old qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo. We’re looking for a person who wants to join our team and develop themselves over the course of minimum 6 months up to 1 year and maybe even further. The stable is based out of the south of Sweden. Close to Copenhagen airport and we compete all over Europe. To inquire, email [email protected].

Carmen Elisa Franco – Loxahatchee, Fl

Here we go again…
Searching for a team member for my "small" operation. No…

Posted by Carmen Elisa Franco on Sunday, January 3, 2021

Full Gallop Farm – Aiken, Sc

Looking for motivated working students/riders/asst trainers. Part-time and full-time options. We are an event facility in the heart of Aiken, SC. We have a heavy concentration on re- training OTTB’s. This is an intensive eventing experience with lots of riding. The position will involve lots of riding, competition, Sales, training, feeding, cleaning, handling horses, grooming, tacking horses, event set-up, general horse and farm care. We provide housing for you and one horse, or you can be paired with one of our horses if you do not have one. We will provide you with lessons and training – possible competing depending on progression, work and ability. Would like someone with some jumping experience and/or experience with green horses- will look at any potential students with desire. Our students get to work with a variety of world class trainers. We work with Simon Eades, Nielson Da Silva, several great Dressage trainers 3-4 times a week. We are the winter home to Many trainers.. We also have clinics year round, with trainers like Stephen Bradley, Lucinda Green, Bettina Hoy, Buck Davidson, etc. You are welcome to hold an outside job or attend school as long as we can work with the schedule you need. We have a great 4 year college here -USC Aiken. It is a highly rated and beautiful campus. They have an equestrian club as well as various teams which we support. Our program is unique and we have a fantastic team. We pride ourselves on the team we have and we work hard together. Please check out or website for more facility information. We also organize 8 USEA/USEF recognized events per year, as well as combines tests, schooling shows, clinics, jumping derbies, team chase, etc. We have a full state of the art cross-country course Tadpole – Intermediate. We have had students go on to work for Stephen Bradley, Jane Sleeper, Phillip Dutton, Boyd Martin, and many that have gone on to their own successful businesses out of our farm or their own. Come be part of a great team. To inquire, email [email protected].

Pippa Funnell – Surrey, UK

🌟Looking for a groom to join Pippa Funnell’s Team – Surrey, UK🌟

Fantastic opportunity to work with a great team that…

Posted by Pippa Funnell on Friday, January 8, 2021

Ronald Zabala Goetschel – Wise Horses Farm – Ocala, Fl


Looking to add


Great opportunity to learn from:

– Ronald…

Posted by Ronald Zabala Goetschel on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

David Hopper, Inc – Amenia, Ny

We’re Hiring! ✅
Easy hours, good pay, and quiet work environment.

📞 Please call or text 508.858.7535 to express…

Posted by David Hopper Inc. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Caroline Martin Eventing – PA/FL

Caroline Martin Eventing is looking to add a second groom / sale horse manager to the team. The number of sale horses in…

Posted by Caroline Martin on Monday, January 18, 2021

Meyerhoff Show Horses – Ocala, FL

Team Meyerhoff is looking for another person to join the squad! We have a very busy spring schedule and were looking for…

Posted by Danica Meyerhoff on Monday, January 4, 2021

Kaylawna Smith / K. Smith Eventing – CA to East Coast

💫ISO : Assistant Groom while traveling to east coast – Feb-April mid May. Help groom for top professionals and travel to shows weekly.
Groom experience is a plus!
Message for details 🤩🦄

Posted by K. Smith Equestrian on Sunday, January 3, 2021

TerraNova Equestrian Center – Myakka City, FL

ISO: Full time groom for eventing program! We are looking for a hardworking, experienced, and motivated groom to join our team at TerraNova Equestrian Center! This position would include, but not limited to, tacking up, cooling out, lunging, trot sets, show quality grooming/braiding, travel to horse shows 2-3 times per month. The ideal candidate would be 18+, interested in long term, have experience showing or being a show groom, reliable, trustworthy, professional, and able to work alone or with a team. This is a salary position with benefits! Salary depends on experience.
If interested, please email [email protected] with resume and references.