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post #1 of 3 Old 02-20-2018, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Trainers with good working student programs?

Iíve decided I want to pursue riding dressage professionally and become a trainer. My riding ability is around 3rd level, I would be looking to start a new position in May at the soonest. I donít own a horse, so I would need something to ride. My goal is to learn how to ride and train through the levels, get some show experience, and start getting scores towards my medals. An ďapprentice trainerĒ type postition would be ideal. Would be willing to travel anywhere. Is there anywhere that offers a program similar to this? Any advice/recommendations/insight that you would be willing to share would be helpful and much appreciated.

This is coming from someone who is truly serious and passionate about the sport, and is not afraid to put in the hard work necessary to make this happen!
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Where are you based at present - its often easier to go the equestrian college route and then they can help find placements

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-20-2018, 03:11 PM
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Here is one place that I have seen. I believe that their farm is in Kentucky. Take a look at their working student program and see if it's for you. I wish this existed in my world when I was younger.


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