Working Student Position
*Please note: if you are interested in the WS position, you should apply early! I tend to fill up at least a year in advance for the year long positions. Summer positions are filled extremely quickly. Please send me an email with a description of yourself and your horse, your goals and maybe some video or photos!
We love to have one or two working students here at the farm throughout the year. The position is a full time job that is best suited for those who are serious about their riding career and ready for total immersion into the horse industry and eventing world. The job includes daily feeding chores, helping with turnout, learning top notch grooming tricks, and help with maintainence of sound, healthy horses. Students are encouraged to bring a horse, as there is no better way to learn and develop as a rider than with a horse that they already have a relationship with. However, students will learn how to ride a wide variety of horses, from ponies to warmbloods and thoroughbreds and develop skills specific to each one. Students can expect to pay for their horse’s shoeing, vet bills and any needed personal equipment and tack.
During show season, we travel a great deal and students who are interested in competition are encouraged to attend the events and schooling shows. We also host schooling derbies here at Polestar, and often working students, with some experience teaching, will help teach kids and beginners during the derby and at at cross country clinics afterwards.
But life at Polestar is not all work, work, work! We have a lot of fun doing extracurricular activities together, from hiking, running, and cooking contests! During the summer we have lots of BBQs and dinners together and enjoy being outside.
An apartment and board for one horse is included in the position and a one year commitment is appreciated. However, individual situations vary and we are flexible for those who have a need for less time here. If you are interested in becoming a working student, please contact Meika for more information!