Fair Hill International (FHI) has been hosting horse trials since 1998, with a range of events from unrecognized Introductory level trials to CCI** and CCI*** three day events that qualify competitors for the Olympics. Three Starter Trials and three Recognized Horse Trials are offered every year attracting riders and horses from all over the world.
The Fair Hill International Internship offers aspiring equine professionals hands-on experience in the behind-the-scenes details in organizing and running horse trails at the local and international level, as well as the opportunity to work alongside top equestrian event organizers and competitors.
Spring Intern Job Description: Responsibilities could include:
Working on CIC3* event April 13-15
-Program ad sales
-Competition set up (all phases: dressage, cross country, and show jumping)
-Hospitality Party Organization (selecting caterer, designing invitations, developing budget, creating theme
-Working with FEI vet
-Volunteer management (release forms, data collection for use in future contacts, assignments, hospitality for volunteers
Location: Fair Hill International is based in Fair Hill, Maryland, located less than 10 miles from Newark.
Candidate Qualifications: Candidates are NOT required to have eventing experience
Enthusiasm for the equine industry
Interest in learning about the competitive world of eventing
Ability to manage time, and work independently or in a team
Good communication skills
Willingness to work in all weather conditions
Schedule: For each credit, students are expected to complete 40 hours of internship work. Hours will depend on specific duties and events, and will be arranged in collaboration with the internship supervisor.
Compensation: Students will receive a stipend of $500 for each credit (40 hours)
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of at least two references (as one .pdf file) to Dr Biddle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Apply: January 20, 2018