Apprentice Young Horse Trainer

HVH is a Hanoverian producing farm with an Elite Hanoverian brood band and an excellent herd of young dressage prospects ages foal through well under-saddle. HVH specializes in the training of these young dressage horses via the unique HVH training method “Developing Warmblood Athletes in the Mind & the Body”®. Horses in this program benefit from a rock-solid classical dressage foundation developed in conjunction with effective conditioning in our combined training fields, over gymnastic grids and on mountain trails. Each Young Horse is appropriately challenged, encouraged to express a playful nature and receives ample encouragement, love and attention. The result is a happy, physically fit dressage athlete who demonstrates the passion to achieve his/her career potential. Several HVH young horses have qualified for Young Horse National Championships, USDF Regional Championships and US Dressage Final Championship.

Job Description  The Apprentice Young Horse Trainer position includes shared responsibility for the care and training of Young Horses (ages foal – 8 years) in the areas of ground training, introduction to under saddle work, foundation/fitness training and free jumping. The Apprentice should have current expertise in either ground work (lunging / long lining) or foundation training under saddle. Preferably dressage experience up to 1st level, but we can also train western and hunter riders. Dedication to quality horse care, a compassionate training approach, excellent work ethic and track record of harmonious team relationship building is essential.

Job Requirements

The applicant must be 18+ years of age, physically fit, with experience working in a busy training barn providing detailed care of training and competition horses. The Young Horse Apprentice Trainer applicant must have experience establishing foundation training on young dressage Horses including experience working in some of the following areas: Groundwork, In-hand Training, Introduction to Under Saddle Work, Fitness Training, Free Jumping and/or Foundation (dressage) Training. Applicant must be motivated, dedicated, trust-worthy, hard-working, self-starting and enjoy a harmonious work relationship with horses and other facility staff members. Preferred candidate will have a solid experience and/or certification in dressage up to 1st level. Driver’s license required and must have reliable transportation (for personal use). Riding video(s) and 3 references are required.

Benefits  This is truly a unique opportunity for a motivated, experienced individual who seeks the opportunity to develop extremely marketable skillsets, working daily with FEI dressage trainers and with exceptional young warmbloods. We provide a supportive team environment focusing on development opportunities for each member of the team while also delivering quality care and quality training to these exquisite creatures via our unique method “Developing Warmblood Athletes in the Mind & the Body”®.

We offer good pay, occasional performance bonus, opportunity to participate in clinics. Excellent way to acquire marketable skillsets. Open to either USA or International Candidates.

Description of Housing Provided  High Valley Hanoverians is located in the North GA foothills of the Appalachian Mountains (approximately 1 mile from the Appalachian Trail). The village of Suches, GA is approximately 15 miles from the quaint college town of Dahlonega GA known for its historic buildings, festivals and excellent restaurants.  Optional residence: Shared On-premise apartment (separate from barn) may be available, paid utilities, internet service & streaming TV.

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Job Details

  • Suches, Georgia
  • 2-5 Years Experience
  • Contract
  • $20,000 - $35,000
  • Date Posted: April 11, 2024
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