***Working Student/ Rider position: Currently interviewing for someone that can start mid- August of 2015 and commit to 6 months to one year. IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND PERSONALIZED EMAIL with details of your experience and goals**** LOTS of riding and lessons. Fabulous Working Student opportunity in an established working student program. Also lunging and grooming sale/training horses, basic barn chores, minimal stall cleaning. Great opportunity to concentrate on riding and immerse yourself in the horse industry in preparation for a career in horses. Successful, busy sales and training barn. Everything from starting young horses to riding and training show horses. Eventing, dressage, and hunter/jumpers. Farm is in the heart of horse country. Near 3 large horse show venues (including the brand new Tryon International Equestrian Center) as well as adjacent to over 300 acres of trails. Great climate and gorgeous area. Please be prepared to email pictures and video of riding if possible as part of the interview process.

The Job

Job No
109976
Status
Looking
Title
Working Student/ Rider
Type
Rider-Dressage; Rider-English; Rider-Hunter Seat; Rider-Jumper; Rider-3 Day Event; Working Student;
Work type
Temporary; Permanent;
Work time
Full-time; Part-time;
Salary
Stipend. $300/ month
Live-In
Bring own horse
Training available
Non-Smoker
Posted
4/22/2015
Expires
in 3 months
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The Employer

Employer No
101397
Name
Smokey Hollow Farm
Website
http://www.smokeyhollowriding.com
Location
Tryon, North Carolina, United States US flag
Facility type
Dressage; Eventing; Show Jumping; Showing; Training;

Requirements

5 1/2 day work. Only 1-2 hours of barn work per day, then riding, lunging, and grooming all day. Looking for that motivated, hard-working, and positive student who has the drive to learn all aspects of the business. We have fun while working hard, with great horses and people. Come improve your skills in a low-key yet professional and quality atmosphere. You would need to have competent riding skills with ability to advance. Must be comfortable on green horses and have experience showing in hunter/ jumper, dressage, or eventing. Looking for someone efficient, detail oriented, and horse savvy. Commitment of 6 months to one year.

Required Key Skills

Riding;

Accommodation

Shared housing, gorgeous house in a lovely setting. Must be comfortable with dogs and cats. Dog and cat lovers a big plus!! No personal pets, we have enough.

Job Benefits

Large private room in shared house. Lots of riding for qualified individual (4-6 horses per day), with lessons on a variety of horses. Possibilities to compete. Pay is $300/ month stipend OR board for one horse (as well as trailering to shows and coaching at shows). The perfect situation for someone wanting to spend time concentrating on their riding skills and riding many different types and levels of horses. This position works best with some money saved or help from parents so you can focus on the horses without financial strain.

The Facility

12 Stall, 15 acre farm in the heart of horse country. Lovely barn, brand new oversize ring with top of the line footing, and roomy, nice house. Access to hundreds of miles of trails. Many shows nearby.

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