Client Testimonial

Lauren has taught my daughter abouth horses and horsemanship as well as developing her riding ability and confidence. She has learned more from Lauren in one year than previous coaches in the six years before. Lauren has a gift for assessing both rider and mount in a multitude of situations and teaches to the moment.
- Laura Barron

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Working Student Program

Want to learn about more than how to ride?

GRS Working Student Program allows students to work in exchange for lessons or board. Learn about feeding, horse handling, turnout and general horsemanship by being involved in the day-to-day care of these wonderful animals. Basic first aid, wrapping, and lunging are just some of the things you may experience.


Kennedy hacking Apollo

Officially half day working students earn a group lesson, full day working students earn a private lesson or two group lessons, and evening working students earn a practice ride. That being said, group lessons are often just the two students from that day. Group lessons max at 4 riders and last an hour. Riders are grouped with other riders of similar ability. Privates or semi-privates are 45 minutes.


Brena at a clinic with Bella

The work is intesnse but we have fun too. Some working student extras:
- hacking
- snow hacking :)
- first dibs on any extra riding
- extended lesson time
- often reduced trailering fees available
- 1/2 price theory lessons
- first chance at "extra" opportunities (ie clinics, xc training, etc)
- and of course, you'll get very fit!


Rebecca in a lesson with Jack

Winter Working Student List:

This is a sample list :) Jobs change depending on who's working (skill sets), weather, and necessity. Random other jobs often pop up -- working students have to be of that special breed of people who can think on their feet and adapt as necessary!

Mucking at GRS includes: mucking the stall, putting in new bedding, empting scrubbing and refilling the water buckets, and decobwebbing. Basically completely setting up the stall for the horse to come back in.

AM (8-12)

- feed cats
- make/feed grain
- turn out horses
- water/hay horses outside
- muck 3/4 of main barn
- assist with lesson students
- sweep

PM (1-5)

- assist with lesson students
- muck arena barn, outside stall/paddock (weather permitting),
and remaining 3 stalls in main barn
- throw hay
- roll any wraps
- feed hay/grain
- bring in horses
- wrap Lissy (if wrapping has been approved)
- sweep

Evening (any time between 7 and 10)

- hay and water all horses
- may need to change blankets
- turn horses in/out of stall paddock
- wrap Lissy (if wrapping has been approved)
- make beet pulp
- sweep

Summer Working Student List:

AM (8-12)

- feed cats
- make/feed grain
- turn out horses
- muck main barn and arena barn
- assist with lesson students
- sweep

PM (1-5)

- assist with lesson students
- scrub grain buckets
- help with am stalls
- throw hay
- roll any wraps
- rake outside hay
- clean outside waters
- clean viewing lounge
- help with summer jobs (weed eating, fixing fences, etc)
- make/feed grain
- hay in stalls
- bring overnight horses in to eat and then turn back out
- sweep

Evening (any time between 7 and 10)

- bring in inside horses
- walk around and check outside horses and waters
- clean schoolie tack area (sweep locker tops, picture frames, aisle)
- sweep viewing lounge
- sweep barn

Available Positions

 


Amy in a lesson with Jack

Currently looking for a Saturday evening person. Night check people *must* be enrolled in the lesson program or working student program at GRS.

There is also an opening for a weekday student.

If you're interested, contact info@graduateridingschool.com