NOW HIRING: On Site Working Student

We are currently seeking a hard working, motivated young rider to join the Starbound Equine team.  This is a live in position for a dedicated dressage rider who would like to further his or her riding education while caring for our horses.

Starbound Equine specializes in the development of young sporthorses for dressage and jumping.  Our primary discipline is dressage, but we use jumping and gridwork to help our young athletes develop faster and occasionally we start young horses for the jump field.

We have recently purchased a farm in Loxahatchee, Florida where we will be expanding our operation to accommodate more horses and riders.  As a result, we will require an on site groom/working student to help us with the daily operations.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn and ride Top Quality Young Sporthorses bred for dressage and jumping.  Jumping is not required, but dressage basics will be taught. If you are an aspiring rider who wants to learn more about developing young horses, this is a perfect opportunity with option to show for the right individual.  Ride quality horses, attend shows at Global Dressage, White Fences and Palm Beach Equine and brush elbows with the worlds top equestrians.  This could be an excellent stepping stone for more opportunities!

We need someone who is hard working and a self starter to work 6 days a week 7am-4pm.  Responsibilities will increase as we develop further.  Compensation starts at $250/wk plus lessons and living accommodations and will increase within your first quarter as the farm develops and commitment is proven.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Feeding and turnout in the AM and PM
  • Mucking Stalls twice daily
  • Grooming, Bathing and Tacking up 5-8 horses/day
  • Cleaning Tack
  • Riding and Lunging
  • Taking pictures and video for social media

REQUIREMENTS

  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL
  • Basic knowledge of Dressage and the desire to learn as much as possible
  • Basic knowledge of horse handling and care of SHOW HORSES
  • Must be reliable with references
  • Basic knowledge of social media networking – excelling in this area is a huge plus!  I am looking to seriously expand my reach on social sites.

I am looking for someone who’s desire to learn and excel supersedes their desire to socialize or nap.  Unfortunately, I do not have patience for lazy and I don’t like excuses.  If you are looking to work hard to get to the top, this is the position for you.  When you are ready to move on, I will do everything in my power to help you.  I am looking to help riders who don’t have the money for fancy horses get more experience.  You scratch my back, I scratch yours!  Paid clinics/lessons with top riders is an option for motivated workers.

If you are interested, SEND AN EMAIL to starboundequine@gmail.com.  I will accept traditional resumes, videos or just a general description of why you would love to be a part of my team.  I’m a sucker for creativity!  However, if you are incapable of following directions, or have obviously not read this post completely, you will be overlooked.  Attention to detail is the number one quality I am looking for.  You must be able to live on site.

 

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