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We are happy that Paula wrote us a little insight from her perspective after her internship.

Field report by Paula:

“Towards the end of my bachelor’s degree, I decided to finally dedicate myself to my great passion, dressage riding. While looking for an internship at a renowned dressage and training stable, I finally landed on the homepage of the Egbers training stable and was immediately enthusiastic. After a friendly and informative telephone conversation with Mr. Egbers, I sent my application documents by e-mail and was able to look forward to the acceptance for a three-week internship just a few days later!
Once I arrived at the Vechtehof, I was able to quickly and thoroughly integrate into the daily routine thanks to the helpful team. In the beginning I had to ask many things, but the team was very patient and answered all my questions, which gave me more and more confidence and routine in the daily work.
The day at Vechtehof starts at 6:30 a.m. in the stable with mucking out the stalls and feeding roughage and concentrate, followed by sweeping and keeping the riding facility clean. After that is done, there is a communal breakfast break for half an hour between 8 and 9 am. After that, it continued until about 1 p.m. with getting the horses ready, putting them out and in the paddocks and pastures, and then feeding them again. In the lunch break we ate a common lunch, which was prepared fresh daily by Sabine Egbers. At 3 p.m. we went back to the stable for two hours to do the remaining stable work.

When everything was done, I was allowed to ride a horse in Wolfgang Egbers’ lessons 2-4 times a week, so I was able to learn a bit more about riding during the three weeks.

For the time of the internship, I was able to use the apartment that was available specifically for the trainees and interns, which is located directly on the farm and offers a great view of the pastures.

Overall, the weeks were super interesting and very instructive, despite the physical and especially at the beginning also exhausting work. The internship offers a great opportunity to get to know the daily routine of a riding stable and to gain important insights into stable and horse management. It is also a good opportunity to improve your riding skills.
I am very happy to have spent the three weeks at the Vechtehof and would like to thank everyone for it, especially the trainees, who immediately welcomed me so nicely and without whom my internship would have been only half as nice.
I wish the entire Vechtehof all the best and look forward to seeing you again.”

We say thank you, dear Paula! It has been a great pleasure to have you on our team. You are always welcome at the Vechtehof!

Are you interested in an internship?

Do it like Paula and simply get in touch with us. We offer a versatile field of activity, so that the occupational field of the horse trainer is shown from all facets.

By arrangement, an apartment can be provided, as well as a box for your own horse. Regular lessons are a matter of course for us.