Working Student Program
Working Students: Tatra Farm accepts 4 full time working students. There are a lot of riding opportunities dependent on skill level as well as hands on experience in learning how to train and develop hunters and jumpers. Students can bring their own horses at a reduced board rate, but it is not a requirement. There are also showing opportunities. Email for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internships: Contact your equine college and see if you can set up and internship with us. We have worked together with several equestrian schools in the past that credit this internship.
The working students have a great opportunity to gain valuable hands on experience of many aspects of the equine industry. Some students are able to do internships and gain credit for their apprenticeship. The length of time a student can devote is often adjusted to the situation. It is recommended 6 to 12 months but summers or shorter times can be arranged. The students get involved in all aspects breeding, foaling, training, sales, showing and the daily operation of the farm. Most students ride a lot and receive daily instruction based on developing horses. Many of the working students have gone on to be professionals. Some of them are: Sam Griffiths, Kim Mulligan, Michele Clopp, Cara Hassenstab, Heather Squires, Ian McCartney, Samantha Erickson, Stacy Torelli, Elizabeth Sanden-Mulvey, Samantha Goldstein, Jill Curtis and Hannah Bearsford only to name a few.
The students are housed on site in the “student house” located near the barn. It is a non-paid position but living expenses are covered. Students can bring a horse at a reduced board rate and have the opportunity to show. We also assist the students in job placement. Being a working student is a great way for young adults to transition into the professional equestrian world.