Originally Posted by Beau Baby
Also for the big shots like Karen O'Connor and Phillip Dutton, do they even accept working students?
I saw an ad for a position with the O'Connor team on virginiaequestrian.com. I don't remember the exacts of it though.
Just treat this like any other job search. Figure out who your top employer would be. Call up and see if they are interested in working students. If they are, find out about the job. See how you need to apply for it. Follow procedure exactly. If they have no set procedure, send a follow up with a cover letter/resume.
Repeat to every person who you would want to work under.
Don't wait for someone to post an ad. Be poactive.