Destination Farm’s goal is to produce successful riders as well as successful horses. We are a top facility offering boarding, lessons, training, sales, and competing. Our working students help us with all aspects of the farm. There is no better way to improve your skills as both a horseman and a rider than to be a working student.
The working student program offers riding instruction from our two trainers, riding experience on many different horses, grooming opportunities, experience at helping to manage the daily activities of a top eventing barn, and learning proper horse care. Meredith works closely with the working students in the barn and helps to teach them proper horse management and horse care. It is hard work, but in a great environment, and daily individual attention in all these aspects means you learn a great amount of knowledge! Suz and Natalie were both working students in the past and agree that it was the best way to get their start in the horse world. The education they received help them to become successful riders and trainers.
Natalie headed up a successful working student program at Water’s Edge for many years and many former working students are now working in the horse world as trainers, managers, and farriers. Destination Farm is excited to offer up its resources and knowledge to our working students!
Working student applicants should be competent riders and have some experience with caring for horses, although there is no minimum competition level requirement. Working students are encouraged to bring their own horse as you will have more competition opportunities that way. We ask for a commitment of 6 months, although there are sometimes shorter term and summer positions available. Applicants should plan to come spend a few days at the farm for an interview. Feel free to contact us with any questions about this program!