We're now accepting applications for three working student positions starting April 1st! Email Ellie@watermark-farm.net or Anne@watermark-farm.net for more information but check out our Working Student page and here's a bit of a checklist of what our working students get to do -
-handle youngstock (yearlings, two year olds), broodmares and learn about stallion management
-one on one instruction on FEI schoolmasters several times a week
-have all your rides under the tutelage of USDF Silver and Gold Medalists
-learn about the starting process of future FEI stars
-travel to shows with the farm
-learn about training, maintaing and improving mid level to FEI horses in their training
Here's a small list of what you will not have to do -
Insane hours without a day off
A normal summer's day starts at 6:30 and the majority of the riding will wrap by 1pm - so our working students would be able to have afternoon's to pursue other employment.
For insurance reasons, our working students will need to be 18, have their own transport and health insurance. We can connect them with similar aged people for possible housing accommodations.
Working students will have to do a few mundane barn chores - cleaning tack, grooming, turnouts and some minor barn chores (hay & water). One large project for summer 2012 - painting some of the show jumps - so some old clothes will be needed!
If the riders establish rapport with some of the youngsters, showing opportunities exist!
So if this opportunity sounds interesting - pop an email off to Anne or Ellie!