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  • Looking for a WS job and not having much luck...

    I am currently looking for a WS job for the summer. It would be my 2nd time as a working student. I was a working student in 2007 for Donna Smith who sadly moved back to New Zealand last year.

    I have sent e-mails/letters to 2 ULRs quite some time ago and have heard nothing. I did hear back from 1 person who would be great, but he is quite far away and I'm not to fond of Florida during the summer time (nor is my horse!).

    So, any ideas? Who should I consider looking into?

    I want to ride with an experienced ULR. I am located in East Tennessee and can travel to Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

    Thanks!
    "Fifteen minutes of excellent work is better than an hour and a half of wandering aimlessly around." -Col. Bengt Ljundquist

  • #2
    Take a look on yardandgroom.com

    The folks on there are activaly looking for someone.

    http://www.yardandgroom.com/jobs/job...US&jobtypes=59

    Good luck!
    Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!

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    • Original Poster

      #3
      Thanks for the replies so far!

      Please keep them coming!
      "Fifteen minutes of excellent work is better than an hour and a half of wandering aimlessly around." -Col. Bengt Ljundquist

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      • #4
        I sound like a broken record (or maybe a broken CD) but look outside eventing. Consider someone in dressage or hunter/jumper - work on perfecting one area of the three facets of eventing. Or consider spending time in racing. You will learn more than you ever imagined about grooming & veterinary medicine & keeping horses sound if you groom & more than you ever imagined about galloping if you exercise ride.

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        • #5
          Working Student

          Maybe try Imtiaz Anees in Georgia. I am not sure if he takes working students but he is very nice and would be fair.

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          • #6
            PM me if you consider Imtiaz.

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            • #7
              PMing you...

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              • #8
                I would try calling over the phone instead of email, only one horsey person I've worked for has ever been that reliable to get over email
                I reccommed calling the barn, or their cell and you are much more likely to get a response. Also try looking at 3* or less well known 4* riders, who are usually very grateful to get good help.
                \"It was a relief to me to know that loud talk, red faces, and public drunkenness are still a part of the eventing scene.\" -Jim Wofford

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                • #9
                  Try Caroline Atherholt Dowd in Virginia-she has a website-www.carolinedowd.com or pm me for her number. I know she has had WS in the past and she is an excellent trainer!

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                  • #10
                    I'm pretty sure Bonnie Mosser was looking a while back and may still be looking. Jenn Simmons I think is currently looking. Both are in VA.

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                    • #11
                      Jim Graham is looking for one. He is in Alabama just south of Huntsville. Go to his website www.meadowrunfarm.com and there is more info there.

                      I couldnt recommend him enough!!!
                      RIP Kid Gloves (Holly) 1992 TBxHanv CCI*** mare.
                      http://photobucket.com/tx3dayeventer/holly
                      New mare: Miss Bunny Express (Missy) 1995 AQHA Jumper mare.
                      http://photobucket.com/tx3dayeventer/missy

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                      • #12
                        I second learning to gallop. You will learn more than you believe about just plain riding. Jimmy used to make all his students ride for steeplechase trainers before even.
                        Shop online at
                        www.KoperEquine.com
                        http://sweetolivefarm.com/services.php

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                        • #13
                          Check out Phyllis Dawsons at www.teamwindchase.com, she's always looking for working students and has a great program. I was a working student for her many years ago.

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                          • #14
                            I think Ruthie Harbison is looking for someone. She is at Suwannee Farm in Florida. She and her hubby, Andrew, are really good folks.

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                            • #15
                              You and me both! I have been looking for a ws position since OCT. I found a temp one from Jan- Mar, but am looking again.
                              GO TARHEELS!
                              COMH
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                              • #16
                                sent you a PM, probably about the same as what TBCollector said, lol.

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                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  Yes, Thank you all again for the great responses!

                                  I really appreciate it!

                                  Please keep the great ideas coming!
                                  "Fifteen minutes of excellent work is better than an hour and a half of wandering aimlessly around." -Col. Bengt Ljundquist

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                                  • #18
                                    Courtney Cooper is looking, though I think she is looking for longer term than summer. Jane Sleeper and Pam Wiedeman both have summer working student programs.
                                    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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                                    • #19
                                      If you can do three months Bonnie Mosser would be cool!
                                      http://kaboomeventing.com/
                                      http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
                                      Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!

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                                      • #20
                                        Also PMing you, probably the same as TB Collector and 53!
                                        "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

                                        So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."

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