We will be offering working student positions in 2021, however there will be updates to that
program. Students will be offered this opportunity quarterly and must be in a minimum of twice
weekly lessons. The working student program is best understood as an unpaid internship; the
students are gaining invaluable hands-on education with a variety of horses, from green horses
in for training to seasoned international campaigners. Students must
be a minimum of 12 years of age, with a preference given to those over 16 years old due to
increased responsibility and maturity. The investment of time and energy in teaching the working
students, from both Jess and Mercedes is very high, and we do not take the scheduling or the
training lightly. We expect the same attitude of respect and diligence from our working students.
Beginning January 1, 2021, the working students and their parents will be required to sign a
contract, outlining expectations and behaviors.