We offer apprenticships at a training and breeding facility in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. This internship is an educational opportunity for those who are serious about working as a professional in the horse industry.Training horses in both english and western disciplines...Natural Horsemanship, Round Pen Training, Starting under Saddle, Western Dressage,Ranch Pleasure, Western Riding, Trail, Fox Hunting and Starting over Fences. We also stand a Quarter Horses Stallion,breed and foal out mares and imprint foals. The applicant must have previous experience working in a barn or have studied equine science in a Univeristy and/or ridden and trained under experienced coaches and/or trainers. Educational and Recreational field trips provided.Assisting and traveling to horse shows as opportunites exists. We also offer experience in Barn Management for non riders or casual riders. Go to our website to learn more about this educational program and see other apprentices who have worked with us. We are currently looking for apprentices who have interests in becoming professional handlers and those looking for experience in barn management. We have a poaition open for the Fall of 2013. Our trainer is showing at the Quarter Horse Congress and the apprentice will have the opportunity to go and assist.

The Job

Job No
Apprentice/Intern/Student Worker
Rider-English; Rider-Western; Working Student; Trainee;
Work type
Temporary; Contract;
Work time
$100 educational stipend earned after 6 weeks
Bring own horse
Training available
11 months ago


Motivated student in the area of all- around horsemanship who is interested in and desires to learn different facets of managing and working in the horse industry which will include all around training skills both english and western, starting the young horse, working with clients,lessons, stallion/broodmare management,breeding, foaling, imprinting and sales. The applicant must be self motivated and willing to work a full schedule while at the ranch.

Required Key Skills

Riding; Driving license; Equine First-Aid; Schooling; Lunging; Clipping; Sole Charge; Exercising; Starting/Breaking; Natural Horsemanship;


private "studio" log cabin apartment with kitchen, bath, living room and wrap around porch overlooking picturesque mountain range...shared laundry room or 2 bedroom log cabin to be shared with a fellow apprentice.all utilities are includes and limitied use of student vehicle

Job Benefits

Hands on experience and skills taught by excellent trainers and managers. After 6 weeks, the student will earn $100 per week educational stipend. We work with all students according to their skill level and provide opportunity to have many different types of riding and horse related experiences. Successful Students will earn an apprenticeship certificate and a horse industry work related detailed assessment that can be used for earning school credit or augmenting a resume. Housing, Utilities,and work vehicle furnished

The Facility

Training and breeding facility for the all-around pleasure horse. We train client's horses as well as our own. We stand a Quarter Horse Stallion and foal out around 7 mares each year. We are a family owned business in a beautiful location where there are alot of opportunity to practice and learn good horsemanship and training skills...riding both english and western. Equine Reproduction is also a very important part of our business and we have a facility for collecting stallions, AI breeding ,shipping semen, foaling out mares and imprinting foals. We have 2 apprentices each season to learn various training and horse handling skills and how to work in a commercial horse barn


driving license; exercising; flatwork; lunging; rider-western; riding; schooling; trainee; working student; manager-breeding; manager-broodmare; clipping; rider-english; job; united states; virginia; 109415;
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