Burning desire to work, train, and ride on any day possible. Positive and hardy work ethic, sense of humor, willingness to learn anything about horse management, training, and barn operation, strong sense of positive self criticism and goal-setting. Very strong communication skills. No drama.
Bachelor's degree in something completely unrelated - I am looking for a career transition into horses. My parents squashed my dream at a young age, but it has bounced back despite their wishes.
I graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in environmental science from Juniata College. I have been working for the Huntingdon County Conservation District for seven months - I review erosion and sedimentation plans and permits for construction sites.
Age 8: Began riding western, recreation, trails, gaming, camps.
Age 11: Started riding english, recreational jumping, local barn was very laid back, started local shows, was a camp helper and taught very young kids recreational riding skills.
Age 13: Purchased horse from same barn, way too much horse, learned why green riders don't match green horses, some local (failed) hunter shows, gave horse away to a friend after a year of trying.
Age 15: Left that barn, learned intro dressage from other local barn, three intro level dressage shows.
Age 17: Took a handful of hunter lessons from another local barn to regain jumping confidence (see video), messed around at a friend's house and galloped ottbs for fun, some paper chases, taught a few lessons to a young girl. Hiatus in college due to funds.
Age 22: Mucked stalls at a Harrisburg eventing barn in exchange for weekly lessons and ride time.
Hard work - anything you need, I will learn to do better than you required.
I YEARN for more and would leave my day job in a heart beat for a working student-type or assistant manager job IF I could find one with some security.
Please see below.
Present Day: I do chores at a Parelli barn for ride time, I muck stalls for pay at a therapuetic/combined training barn and ride occasionally, I take hunter/jumper lessons when weather/funds allow, I recently rode a fun trail horse in an intro dressage clinic.
Anything I can get my hands on - I soak in any horse information like a sponge. My goal is to be competitive in eventing and operate a facility when I have the credentials.
Local hunter and dressage shows as a youth. LOTS of youtube and online/book research. I went to watch Plantation last year and was officially hooked on eventing, but also enjoy the intricacies of dressage on its own. Dressage is the foundation of all disciplines.
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Number of non-attendances (no shows) to job interviews: 0
Number of non-attendances (no shows) to first days of job: 0
Number of Leaving without Notice: 0