27 Nov Immediate Opening for Internship Through June 2018
Posted at 18:15h in Announcements
The Pennsylvania Riding Academy has an internship opening thru June 2018. Correct and consistent training for you and your horse, beautiful onsite housing, and small stipend in exchange for your cheerful, detailed work in our barn.
Why come to train with Paul Belasik? Because previous interns have gone on to become professional riders, trainers, instructors and FEI competitors, with a strong background in theory and history. We offer daily guidance, a library of books and videos for your growth and knowledge, along with decades of experience in the horse industry to help you become a better rider, trainer, barn manager and equine professional. You will work hard for us, and we will work hard for you. We are looking for someone cheerful and hardworking who wishes to further his or her riding, training, horse management, and knowledge of theory and history.
Our ideal intern is an athletic, non-smoker with a positive, can-do outlook and attention to detail, who will enjoy interacting with the guests we host at our farm from around the world.
Duties include high-level care of dressage performance horses and typical barn chores. Must have knowledge/experience grooming, clipping, assisting vet and farrier, and ability to operate simple farm machinery. Work schedule most days is from 7 am to 6 pm, lunch from 2 – 3 pm. We offer 1.5 days off per week, although some flexibility may be required during showing season.
Per compensation, the intern should bring a suitable horse for training. He or she will ride with Paul and Grand Prix rider and author Rose Caslar each day, and will have a weekly private lesson with Paul. A beautiful and spacious private apartment is provided on the farm, utilities included (internet, but no cable TV). Small stipend paid monthly.
The educational opportunities of this unique internship go beyond the barn and arena: to further theoretical and historical knowledge, the intern will be issued reading material and videos weekly from Paul’s extensive library, which includes rare books and videos of old riding masters not often available elsewhere.
Photo: Andrea Meoak, Axioma Dressage