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Baker School of Riding

(315) 657-6667 | Phoenix, NY

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Working Student Program: Ages 16+






Baker School of Riding offers an intensive program designed to give students a realistic idea of what working in the horse industry is like. This is an unpaid position. Students will participate in free lessons, and will receive free self-care board for one horse, or, if available, a partial lease on a suitable horse. Students who are interested in pursing riding instruction may also receive additional mentorship toward those goals, and information on how to pursue instructor certification. The ability to ride First Level dressage and jumping skills up to 2 feet are a plus, but are not required. Previous experience driving farm equipment such as a tractor is also a plus.

Duties May Include:



Cobweb removal

Lunging horses

Tack Cleaning


Cleaning and Organizing Community Spaces

Schooling horses

Property Maintenance

Stall Cleaning

Helping Students tack up

Assisting with horses who come in for training

Assistance with Clinics, Horse Shows, Camps

Cleaning buckets/troughs

Helping to organize programs

Driving farm machinery

Working with green horses



Lawn care

Other duties as required



  • Previous horse experience, be able to catch, lead, groom, and tack up without help


  • Have your own reliable transportation


  • A positive attitude, friendly towards staff, boarders, students, and guests


    Ability to work hard, and work independently


  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds



We currently have an immediate opening, please contact us today!