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Earn and Learn! Interviewing for Working Student Position!

We have room for another working student! We invite you to come join our team- at the events, hound jogging, horse shows, cross country schools, be a cheerleader, rider, and student! We always make room for more eager attitudes. We can't wait to help you with your horse- come join the adventures! Click here to download a Working Student application.

Students @ FHI
Team UN in action in this photo of UN finishing FHI CCI*** this fall 2010 where she placed 9th overall and won the Fitness Award!

Come be part of our team and be part of Rolex 2011 as we help you with your goals- riding, horse management, veterinary, fitness for both horse & rider —all of the right stuff. Write down your goals and we'll help you reach them.

We have a Chester County PA farm with great hills, hacking, and turn out. You'll share a house and your horse will share a lovely barn. We have an active summer working student program and a super winter program with time spent in Aiken, SC for some sunny weather and good competing! And we can cross country school almost every day! What an education. Please contact Jane via email or call 610-857-2514. Come join our team.

 

Starter Horse Trials Summer 2011 Attention: Working Students & Young Horses!

MAY    
5/1 St. Augustine PC Springfest HT MD
5/6 Rye Fox West Dressage Show  
5/7 Radnor Hunt PC Jumper Show PA
5/8 FHI Starter HT MD
5/28 Here Comes the Summer HT Olde Hope Farm MD
JUNE    
6/10 Evening Shade HT Olde Hope Farm MD
6/12 Plantation Starter HT PA
6/12-17 Phillip Dutton Event Camp PA
6/17 Rye Fox West Dressage Show  
6/24 Evening Shade HT Olde Hope Farm MD
6/26 DVCTA June HT DE
JULY    
7/2 FHI Starter HT MD
7/17 DVCTA Schooling Show Springdale Farm PA
7/22 Rye Fox West Dressage Show  
AUGUST    
8/12 Evening Shade II HT Olde Hope Farm MD
8/14 DVCTA Schooling Show Springdale Farm PA
8/21 DVCTA August HT PA
8/26

Rye Fox West Dressage Show

 

what a beautiful hack

Summer 2010 Pool Party Time!
We had some great times this summer with our Working Students and it's always hard to see the summer go. Our pool parties won the Best Time Award and it was definitely the food that was the winner!

Our students worked hard and the results are showing with good placings this fall season. We did some hound jogging with the local foxhunts, dressage schooling shows, clinics, x-c schools, show jumping shows, and lots of grid work. And of course that daily dressage work! Keep in touch and please think about joining us next summer for another great summer 2011!

Please email or phone 610-857-2514. We build confidence through good experience and successful riding!


Bye, Bye Summer 2009
We say good bye to the terrific summer and our ten working students! Good luck with your school year and we'll see you next summer '10. We are interviewing for working students for the fall and winter 2009 (and next summer too!). It's a good opportunity to work, ride, train, and compete. Bring your horse and ride ours. We'll enjoy the exciting all season in Area II then winter in Aiken, SC for more competing. Gotta love that warm weather and cross country jumping! Please email or phone 610-857-2514. We build confidence through good experience and successful riding!

Carly Macall Plantation Starter Novice Rider 7/25/09. Macall shows some relaxation in her first event with the dressage Novice Horse Test A at Plantation Field Starter HT 7/25/09. This pair jumped a clean x-c and one rail in show jumping to win the blue ribbon at her first event. They scored 27.5 for their test. Amazing! Click here to view the above video directly on youtube.com.

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Good Luck
Good luck to Bergj Williams and her paint Nokota! They spent a month here as a working student. Bergj will test for her C-2 Pony Club rating this fall! And we'll see her at the Plantation Starter HT on October 31, 2009. Can't wait!!

Learn the workings of the foxhunt
Come be a working student and explore the hound jogging with Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Hunt! We take out the young horses and young riders with the group of fifty or so hound joggers in the summer months while the hunt is introducing the new hounds to the sport and getting the hounds fit on the lovely countryside! Learn the workings of the foxhunt, field master, huntsman, whipper-ins, followers, 'Close gate please!", and all those happy sterns!! See how the hounds work a line and how much attention they pay to the huntsman! You will learn a good deal about the sport and improve your riding- in a group, over hill and dale, over fences, and out in the wide open country!

With this fabulous experience it's a win, win, win situation! We make better event riders, better trained horses, and more educated keepers of open space in Chester County! What good fun, you'll meet lots of new friends and young people with the hunt! Come check it out this summer of 2009!! You will love it!


 

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Student Update!
Jacob Horah is playing foot ball for his new school Saleslanum and he is shown in action with his team at 4 wins and 1 loss! Good luck for the season Jacob and you are looking mighty fine!!

Kirsty Lilley has ended her stay with us and on to her travels. Good luck to Kirsty when she goes back to her riding in England! She learned a good deal here in the USA!

Ashley Steele has joined us to be my barn manager and help with these wonderful horses! Welcome back and good luck with your massage study! And our last competition is Plantation Field Starter!

Good luck to Kaity, Marsha, Jane, Heather, Chantel, Abigail, Anne, and Ashley! Keep those heels down. The best of time to Wuf ''Carpe Diem'' and Natalya Vtorygina at their Big Dressage Show on November 2, 2008.

Click here to download a flyer made by Jackie Phillips for a small competition we held. Jackie won "most improved rider." Congratulations Jackie!

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Working student Marsha Zebley grooming UN at Rolex CCI**** 2008.

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Student Henrietta Bright warming up for her novice horse trails with Kelly

3 big brown horses

Photo by Jacob Horah.

Three full brothers and a pony!
Here are three homebred foxhunters and one outstanding pony ready to go hound jogging. Jane Sleeper is on the homebred pony of Starr C. Bright and his name is Piper. Jacob Singer is beside me to the right on Twist and Shout and he bred the three big, brown geldings! His son William is sitting on Lucky and Marsha Zebley is on the three year old Tango. We've had a fabulous summer going out at 7:00 am to exercise with the Cheshire Hounds foxhounds. It's a great treat with the beautiful countryside and the young horses and young riders learn how to ride outside and with a multitude of other eager foxhunters! We are already planning on next summer so come join us!

To The Students of Summer 2007
Good luck to Ashley Steele with her graduation from my working student program to her new stable management job! And it was sad to say good bye to Marsha Zebley as she goes to UVM to finish her college this year! And another four leaf clover sent to Eliza Farrell and Maker's Mark! Good luck with the competitions in Chicago this fall and pass that C-3 Pony Club test!

We welcome Henrietta Bright back for another fall working student session and we hope to see Anna Crosby for some lessons this fall! And Jacob Horah could not get enough of us this summer and he's working Saturdays! How good!

What a great summer we had! Thank you everyone! Onward to Fairhill International! Come say hello!

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Working student Marsha Zebley competing Maca this summer at MHT in MD. Marsha has been working for me for five summers! Good luck to her at UVM this year!

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Past student, Elizabeth Shulman showing her new business of Corgi Power! Good luck to Liz with all of her adorable puppies and dogs!

 

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Ashley Steele with her BIG BAD DIRTY truck during the muddy spring of 2007.

 

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Willow shows off her excellent braid work done by Ashley Steele .

 

Student Natalya Vtorygina and Carpe Diem doing her first dressage schooling show!

 

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Student Marsha Zebley on Pachelbel's Canon.
Photo by Kyle Beeb

 

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Student Julia Gloviczki from Rochester, MN and her horse Surefire, competing at the Stuart HT in Stuart NY, July 2006.

Your goals can range from completing your first Three-Day to learning how to feed and condition an event horse. Each student meets with me to write up a contract and schedule designed meet the student's needs. My program is quite flexible - some go to school in the evening, have outside jobs, work with the local Pony Clubs, or work part-time for me.

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Student Henrietta Bright also rows on a team.

The basic contract is work  in exchange for lessons. While here, students experience all the work related to maintaining a competition stable. Most students bring their own horses but it is possible to come without one! You will get your riding in considering we ride at least three horses a day and lunge on one. I try for a 5 day work week, starting at 7 am each morning and ending between 4 or 5:00 pm. The work is hard and fast-paced, but also fun and very rewarding. You will reach your goals promptly and with success. If you'd like, I have former working students to email and speak with about my program here.

For accommodation, I have rooms available in my house which is one mile from the barn. And there are some nearby apartments and local pony club families to stay with. In the summer, we have 5-6 students and over the winter we can accept 2- 3. The students have full use of my house and are responsible for their own meals. This is a good program for the individual who likes one on one attention, can make friends easily, and is ambitious with their riding goals. I keep in touch with most of my students and watch them continue and grow in their riding and life careers.

For the record, I've had five Pony Clubbers achieve their A rating,numerous B & C ratings, qualify and ride at Nationals, and have had two make their Area YR Teams! And I am not forgetting my student who completed her first rated novice event this summer at Radnor Horse Trials or my adult amateur who won her Elementary Division at the FHEE at Plantation Fields! We all have goals to reach!!

For more info you can inquire online email,  or call +1-610-857-2514. I would love to hear from you and see if I can help you achieve your goals! Working students are very important people!!

- Jane Sleeper


Past Summer Students

To view photos and notes of past students click here.

Jane, Julia Glovickzki and Marsha Zebley
at the Stuart Ht in Summer 2004.