Les Bois Dressage runs a very successful Working Student Program which has produced many FEI riders and professionals. Our working students work a full day (7AM - 4PM) in exchange for a lesson with Nadine, either on a part-time or full-time basis. Full-time working students (5 days a week) receive additional perks such as increased riding and lesson opportunities, permission to ride client horses, as well as paid clinic and showing opportunities. Our program is a fantastic way to learn about the competitive dressage industry and to increase your correct riding education as you move up the levels.
Daily Responsibilities Include:
If you are interested in joining our program or simply want to receive more information, don't hesitate to contact us. No prior equine or dressage experience is necessary, only a driven work ethic and an open mind ready to learn!
"I joined the Les Bois Dressage team in March of 2016 as Nadine's full-time working student after completing an apprenticeship in the United Kingdom. While I received a good education in the fundamentals of dressage during my time overseas, I had very little showing experience. When Nadine took me under her wing, my riding career blossomed and I completed my USDF Bronze Medal in just over a year. The very next show season, I began competing at FEI. I am now fully employed by Nadine with my own managerial responsibilities and client horses that I train exclusively, under Nadine's tutelage. The main goal for my riding had always been "simply to see how far I can go" without many expectations at all, but thanks to my time at Les Bois Dressage I think it is safe to say that I will be setting my sights much, much higher."
Dylan Mandolesi, Head Groom & Assistant Trainer