The Scattered Acres Fellowship is an experiential learning program focused on riding instruction and comprehensive professional development in the equine industry. We prefer our applicants have at least two years of riding and horse care experience and commit to a one-year fellowship but will consider shorter durations as well. Our curriculum and focus are calibrated for each individual depending on their experience, the duration of their commitment and their goals. All fellows are instructed in the fundamentals of equine care, barn management, riding instruction, horse training, competition grooming and equestrian business management. Intensive daily riding lessons from the founder and owner of Scattered Acres, Autumn Rae, will focus on elevating our fellows to be competent and competitive equestrians in dressage, stadium and cross country jumping. We are located in the geographic heart of eventing country so there will be ample opportunities to attend and perhaps compete in local USEA competitions. Additional educational activities will include reading assignments, various clinics and working with our on-site non-profit HEAL which is an equine assisted learning and psychotherapy organization working to assist veterans and first responders. There is no shortage of opportunities to learn and advance here at Scattered Acres. Fellows are immediately immersed in the responsibilities of operating a busy riding stable and contribute to the efforts of our professional team. Our fellows benefit tremendously from this intensive practical experience and leave prepared for many possibilities in the equine industry.
Testimonial from a former Working Student:
I have been thinking about my time at the farm a lot lately since I have been establishing myself as an assistant trainer at a new farm. I wanted to thank you and Lisa for everything you have taught me. The information that I obtained during my year there allows me to be the rider I am today! I can still hear your voice in my head sometimes as I’m riding. One thing that you always said to me that helps me a lot is, “if what your doing isn’t working, then change it.” Your wisdom has really made an impact on me and will continue to make an impact on me for the rest of my life! I hope your new working student is doing well and becoming a part of the Scattered Acres Family like I did. Good luck on your upcoming show season this year, I hope all of your horses are doing well!
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please contact Autumn at the email address below.