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  • WORKING STUDENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    2 positions available for enthusiastic competent people wishing to gain more experience in the showjumping & Stud Farm sector. One position to start by end of October 2014, Other student position can start in December 2014 if preferable. Both recommended for a minimum of six months.

  • Private Yard seeking experienced groom

    Country loving groom required for private yard, owners horses and staff horses only. Applicant must be reliable, conscientious, hard working, dedicated and trustworthy. Duties include: mucking out, grooming, tack cleaning, turning horses in and out etc. Stabled horses, with all duties shared between grooms. Own horse welcome, ample opportunity to ride him/her. Shared centrally heated cottage accommodation. 5.5 day week - full time. Standard holiday entitlement.

Looking to fill an opening starting Fall/Winter 2014. Contact information is also available through our website. Please submit photos and/or video with application. Looking for...ranch experience? lots of riding? This vacancy is ideal for someone who wants a close contact with horses. We need a dedicated, enthusiastic stable lad /lass to take care of our horses, who knows that its a hard job that never ends, and who will not be home sick after 2 weeks. Duties include stable work, mucking out stalls/corrals; feeding/handling/grooming horses; handling of foals/weanlings. Horses spend a majority of their time outside, so stall duties are very minimal. Preferred riding qualifications: Dressage to 2nd Level, Jumping to 1m. Must be self-starter and have good attention to detail. This is a great opportunity for a student with limited English wishing to improve his/her English language skills. 6 day week. Non-smoker.

The Job

Job No
113346
Status
Looking
Title
Working Student/Apprentice/Trainee
Type
Rider-Dressage; Rider-English; Rider-3 Day Event; Working Student; Au Pair/Groom; Stable Lad/Lass; Housekeeper/Groom; Apprentice; Trainee; Classical Training;
Work type
Temporary; Permanent;
Work time
Full-time;
Salary
Room/Board
Live-In
Bring own horse
Training available
Non-Smoker
Posted
9/30/2014
Updated
9/30/2014
Expires
in 2 months
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344

The Employer

Employer No
103919
Name
Amado Equine
Website
http://amadoequine.com
Location
Amado, Arizona, United States US flag
Facility type
Dressage; Breeding/Foaling; Training;

Requirements

Minimum Requirements: • minimum age 18 • have a drivers license and health insurance • are responsible, independent, and able to work well in a team • able to commit to 3 months (90 days), 6-12 months is preferred (time to be based on visa requirements) We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic, reliable, able to work within a team, have a passion for learning and a good sense of humor. Applicants should be able to work to a high standard in the care of horses

Required Key Skills

Riding; Driving license; First-Aid; Equine First-Aid; Handling Youngstock; Schooling; Lunging; Bandaging; Plaiting; Clipping; Trim/Pull; Exercising; Competing;

Required Expertise

Dressage; Eventing; Show Jumping;

Accommodation

Shared housing WiFi access

Job Benefits

• lessons • opportunity to compete depending on riding skills and show season • opportunity to participate in clinics

The Facility

Training/lessons specializing in classical dressage. Custom pasture boarding. Sales of quality young horses. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amado-Equine-Hacienda/191878480699

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Jobseeker Feedback

  • I spent just under three months with Bobbi and Gus, and learned so much in that time. The work can be physically demanding, but is definitely rewarding: with opportunities to see clinics and shows as well as developing farming skills, riding different types of horses, and undertaking normal ranch tasks. They are highly dedicated, passionate horse people, who will devote time to teaching you. Gus's natural horsemanship and Bobbi's dressage lessons were excellent, and will never be forgotten. Their property is beautiful, and their home is welcoming; a nice place to live and learn.

    Rhiannon Davies 3/6/2013
  • Working at the ranch was a wonderful experience! The horses are happy living out in the pastures and I found it amazing the way Bobbi and Gus could understand and work with them. Bobbi and Gus were very flexible in meeting my needs and every day presented a new learning opportunity. I especially appreciated the way Bobbi and Gus teach, allowing me to think about how I rode or did something, before telling me what they saw. I would definitely recommend Amado Equine to anyone looking for a working student position! Additional pluses are that Amado is a beautiful place to live, Bobbi and Gus are great cooks, and you will have the opportunity to meet international students! Thank you Bobbi and Gus for letting me stay with you!!!!

    Corin Foster 1/13/2012