Our Internship Program
Professional/Educational opportunities include, but are not limited to:
All aspects of effective stable management
Top quality equine care and services Procurement, training, and management of staff
Managing veterinary, farrier, and training programs for horses
Facility management and maintenance
Medical maintenance and rehabilitation
Superior client care Instruction and training for horse and rider
Horse show management
Breeding Foal care and training
Business marketing Preparation for all aspects of veterinary school
Work towards and/or complete professional certifications, such as USHJA instructor certification, PATH International, etc.
Whitestone farm is a beautiful, full-service facility specializing in customized training and care for horses and riders located just twenty minutes west of downtown Fredericksburg, VA. We offer a wide range of professional internship opportunities that can be tailored to a candidate's individual goals, interests, and background. Using quality instruction, combined with expertly guided hands-on experience, our program will provide students with solid tools to enhance resumes, recommendations, and professional advancements; gain invaluable real world knowledge, experience and skills that can be applied to any industry or career path.
Whether you are already a budding professional, or have NO horse experience at all, we have educational packages designed to take YOU to the next level! We have provided successful internships and job placements for hundreds of candidates. Whitestone is always looking to provide educational opportunities to help the next outstanding individual pave their way into their dream career path!
All internships are at least a one year commitment. If you are interested in becoming the next member of our team, please contact our trainer, Carol Hawley, at firstname.lastname@example.org !
Whitestone Farm is the perfect place to learn everything and anything about the horse industry! Whether your goal is to learn management skills, work as a trainer/instructor, or anything else in-between, Whitestone has it all! Whitestone internships are typically 1 year long, but I have enjoyed my internship here so much that I have decided to extend my internship by another year!
I hope you all have been having a wonderful year out at Whitestone! I have some exciting news. I have successfully graduated from college and have a new job out in Aurora, Colorado! I could not have done this without the experience and knowledge that I gained while being an intern for your farm. My time at Whitestone really aided to the success of my last academic year as well as with landing this new job! You all have taught me many different and valuable skills that I will continue to use throughout the rest of my journey in the equine industry. I don’t think I can express it enough how much each of you have left a personal touch in my life. I miss you all so much and I hope to make a trip out to visit soon! Until then, I wish you each endless happiness and joy for more successful years to come!
Words can’t really express how thankful I am to have had the opportunity to intern at Whitestone Farm. While I was hoping to learn a lot, I didn’t expect how much I could grow in just a years time, educationally or personally. Whitestone Farm connected me with a phenomenal equine sports medicine veterinary team and farrier. I was also able to work with a fantastic group of small animal veterinarians in town. With their guidance and experience I was able to increase my veterinary experience across multiple fields. Whitestone also has a fantastic farrier who took the time to help me understand the many variables you need to consider when shoeing horses. The wonderful staff at the barn helped me increase my horsemanship skills, management skills, and my client relations. Working with our trainer, Carol, helped me understand the expectations a trainer has of her veterinary team, farrier, and barn staff. She also taught me about conditioning and rehabilitation for horses on the hunter jumper show circuit. My internship also allowed me to work with Kathleen (horse show manager) and Kristen (business and farm owner), and helped me increase my farm and business management skills. Because of all the tremendous people that were involved in my internship I can proudly say that I will be starting my veterinary career in August at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.