I'm looking for a working student position for the summer of 2009, but will most likely have sold my current horse by then. I have not done eventing in awhile due to issues with said horse, and would probably be looking to gain confidence again competing at the Beginner Novice/Novice levels.
I am a dedicated and hardworking individual with experience in eventing, dressage, and hunters. My passion is eventing, however. Also, I have a Pony Club background (currently rated as a C1).
Can anyone recommend some good places to look at who have horses that I could possibly work with/compete?
Natalie Hollis in MD. www.watersedgefarmllc.com I went out there for a week a couple years ago to check out the program and it was great! Lots of hard work, but lots of riding too! Gorgeous location and facility.
2/2/05 - 7/29/13
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Not trying to hijack the post, but can you have a WS position for only a month? I would love to have one next summer, but I also have bills to pay so having one for an entire summer would completely cut out my chances of going back to school in the fall. Any suggestions? I found a place that offered 2 week WS, but I cant find it now. i believe it was in GA. Anyone know?
~*It's not about the ribbons, but about the ride behind it"
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I have heard nothing but great things about the program at CEO, and I met the girl who runs it (Megan? Is that right??) very briefly one evening in Aiken and she seems very cool and very interested in getting her students on horses and riding. Not always true with a lot of WS programs.
Jane Sleeper, I understand, will give you one hell of an education, but can be very tough on you.
I like Courtney, but don't know much about her WS program. Good rider and can make up some nice horses. If she can teach, she'd be worth it, and I think her business (selling LOTS of horses) would be highly educational.
There are lots of WS positions out there that don't require a horse, you just have to do some digging and be prepared to bust your hump!
You might want to try Caroline Atherholt Dowd-she usually has some horses for sale that you could ride-she is a great trainer-tough but you learn a hell of alot. She runs her training out of her parents barn in VA-here is the link www.redfoxhillfarm.com She is awesome!