Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Working Student Opportunities With MLE Clients

A few of MLE's clients are looking for quality working students. If you're interested in learning about the ins-and-outs of how a professional equestrian business is run and receiving quality instruction from some of Area II's top riders, this could be an amazing opportunity for you! 

Courtney Cooper - C Square Farm has a long term working student position available starting at the end of March in Nottingham, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, our awesome Aiken working student will be pursing other life adventures after selling her horse and will not be joining us back home. This position will teach you the ins-and-outs of running a successful horse business as well as lessons from Advanced-level event rider Courtney Cooper. Room and housing is provided and could include board for one horse. You do not need your own horse though, opportunities to ride other horses based on your ability may be available.  A positive attitude and a great character are required. Please contact Courtney and her team at for more information.

Glenda Player - Playland Equestrian Center, LLC is now accepting applications for working students for this spring & summer in Union Bridge, Maryland. Come join a fun and active eventing stable to further your education and gain experience in the eventing and dressage worlds! Working students are required to be 18-years-old. Long term working students stay for a minimum of six months, and receive free housing at the farm and board for one horse. Short term working students generally come for the summer or spring break, and receive board at a reduced rate. All students are encouraged to bring their own horse if they have one. Depending on the students' skill level, students may receive the opportunity to work several horses a day, whether it is in-hand or under saddle, including their own horse in addition to other farm and operational tasks. Limited housing available. Please read more about our program on our lessons and training page of our website: If you're interested, please e-mail a resume and riding video to

Sean McQuillanMcQuillan Equestrian is looking for a special candidate to fill their open working student position starting in March. Located at Kilfinnan Stables in Warrenton, VA, McQuillan Equestrian is dedicated to the sport of eventing and providing top-level training to both horses and riders. Our ideal candidate has a good work ethic, strong time-management skills and a keen interest in learning, as well as their own method of transportation. You must be able to work well with others, take direction and have a great attitude. Practical experience with horses is a must, and experience with young horses and a familiarity with eventing would be helpful. We maintain a 6-day workweek with consistent barn hours. Most days will consist of riding for the first part of the day with routine horse management and the availability of a lesson in the afternoon. Traveling to shows and events should be expected. In addition to riding, you will have a behind-the-scenes look at the horse management and veterinary side of our business, and gain experience in helping to manage a successful training operation. Housing will be provided and board for one horse is a possibility. Must be at least 18 years old. If you are interested in our working student position, please send a resume and a riding video to Kendra McQuillan: For more information about McQuillan Equestrian, our facilities and our horses, please visit our website: 

Stephen Bradley - Working student opportunities are available with Stephen S. Bradley Eventing on a case by case basis. Located in White Post, Virginia, Stephen S. Bradley Eventing is looking for the right person to fill their open working student position. 6 months to a 1-year commitment would be preferred, but a summer position could be available for the right candidate. Working students are immersed in the sport of eventing and can expect to travel to shows, assist in riding at the farm, and will be expected to help complete the day-to-day duties of an active training facility. Knowledge of eventing would be helpful, but is not required. Housing, lessons and board for 1 horse are included. Working students committing to less than 6 months will receive reduced board for 1 horse. To learn more about Stephen and his program, visit his web site at If you are interested, please send a riding video and resume to 

Katie Wherley - Located in Middletown, Maryland, Katie offers a variety of services to her clients that include: training, instruction and helping client's horses gain valuable competition experience. Katie's patient personality and years of experience make her a favorite with the training of green or difficult horses. A graduate "A" pony clubber, Katie has experience not only in eventing, but the hunter/jumper and dressage worlds as well. Working students should be prepared to complete day-to-day barn duties and traveling to shows. Riding opportunities will be available depending upon ability. Katie takes working students on by a case by case basis. No housing is providing so the opportunity for being a part-time working student is a possibility. To learn more about Katie and her program, visit her web site at If you are interested, please send a riding video and resume to

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