Dressage Working Student - Riding & Grooming - Live In Job at Free Walk Dressage, Campbell Hall, NY

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  • Free Walk Dressage
  • Campbell Hall, NY

Job Description

Great opportunity for a young professional getting started - riding and grooming - no stalls. Lots of lessons and coaching at shows - great job to get scores for your Bronze and Silver medals. Must have passion for classical dressage, correct back to front biomechanics and compassionate riding. Possibility to bring own horse as part of compensation. Minimum 3 months commitment, and ideally long term.

Riding 1 or 2 horses a day, sometimes much more if head trainer is away. Could be in charge of another sale horse if desired and if schedule allows. Must be also comfortable hacking horses on the trail and doing some light jumping. Grooming, lunging, tack cleaning, organizing the barn and keeping it tidy (sweeping, cobwebs...). Must be open to do stalls if someone is away - but we have a great solid crew for stalls and morning feed so that should not happen other than very rarely. Bringing horses in in the evening. Some night checks.

Candidate needs to be self motivated, hard worker and have impeccable work ethic and great attention to details, 200% reliable. Positive and drama-free attitude, self starter and willing to work. Need experience and confidence with handling all kind of horses, including stallions and young horses. To be considered, candidate has to have solid experience riding to First Level. Must be interested to receive training in classical dressage and performance horse holistic care. Interested in showing or art performance would be a plus. You also need to write a letter to describe your motivations and goals in the horse industry.

Quiet and beautiful farm, 10-12 horses, top notch care and facility + friendly coworkers and clients. Owner has been classically trained in France and is a USDF L Graduate with distinction (USDF Judge training program). We host frequent clinics with international riders and judges and go to a lot of rated shows and some schooling shows.

Requirements

YOU HAVE TO WRITE ME A PERSONALIZED EMAIL TO BE CONSIDERED. Please state your goals and experience.

Required Key Skills
  • Riding
  • First-Aid
  • Equine First-Aid
  • Handling Youngstock
  • Schooling
  • Lunging
  • Bandaging
Required Expertise
  • Dressage
Accommodation

Cute 1+ BDR in the barn, cosy and just renovated. Shared bathroom. Well behaved pet welcomed.

Job Benefits

Lessons / stipend / housing / board for one horse if needed. Position can possibly grow into an employee position for the right candidate.

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Gangs, Night shift, Day shift, Afternoon shift,

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