In the past Fire Fly Stables has been able to offer a working student position. Jenn is happy to announce she is able to offer it again.
The way a working student position works:
You must sign up for regular once a week (or more) riding lesson packages, group or private. Once that is paid you are able to work off additional riding lessons, free rides, or learn to train sessions. How many rides or training sessions you earn depends directly on how much you work.
This program is very adaptable to individuals needs, but it is in place so you may develop proper stable management skills, horse handling techniques, improve your riding, and on top of that learn what you want to learn. This position will give you skills you don’t have the time to learn in your weekly lesson. It is also a good prerequisite for a job in the horse industry. The work done around the barn is everything from stall mucking, pasture management, grooming, tacking up and exercising, herd health checks, general maintenance and cleaning, to keeping the property looking like it should. You work along side Jenn Bruner, and learn as you go. There is no experience required for this position but it is treated like a real job, you need to apply, interview, and if your hired just like any other job you can be fired if you are not the right person for the job.
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org .
There are currently two positions open
High School Hours
We offer high school volunteer hours through our March Break camp and Summer camps. There may be other opportunities to gain hours through working in the barns as well. Contact for more details.
More information to come, resumes will be considered in January for March break, and again in May for Summer camp.
Camp Counselor Positions (age 16+)
Camp Leader in Training (LIT) Position (age 13 +) may be used toward high school hours.
Live In – Working Student Position
Room and board in shared house included, with small bed, desk, storage space and closets. No pets allowed.
Experience isn’t necessary but is preferred. Showing opportunities available to the right rider. Own transportation not required.
Learn about everything from dressage, jumper, young horse training, and liberty work. Train directly with Jenn Bruner, lessons included, lots of riding time.
Duties include stable chores, grooming, turnout, exercising horses, and minor house duties.
Potential to work into a paid position.