Working Students Program

Overlook Farm is proud to offer an intensive working student program throughout the year. Our program is designed for the competitive student who has already developed a strong base and is pursuing higher levels of riding.

WHO CAN APPLY
Our program is designed for mature students who are independent and are able to easily follow directions and work and live under limited adult supervision. Working students must be at least 16 years of age, and Overlook Farm highly recommends that students under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of their stay.

HOW LONG CAN I STAY AS A WORKING STUDENT AND WHAT ARE THE RATES?
Our program schedule is extremely flexible and working students can come for as little as a month to as long as a year. Working students can bring their own horse or they can lease one of ours. On average each student will receive between 5-6 lessons a week and will work 6 days a week.

RATES:
Working Students with own horse - $800/month.
Working Students with leased Overlook Horse: $500/month. 


HOW DO I APPLY?
Please fill out an application (all applications must be typed) and mail it to Overlook Farm North, 634 Lewisville Road, Berryville, VA 22611 or email it to sara@overlookfarmequestriancenter.com. You will be notified within two weeks as to whether or not you have been accepted into our program. 


WHERE DO WORKING STUDENTS LIVE?
Working students are welcome to stay on our property free of charge, but are responsible for their own meals. Working students will share a co-ed apartment or camper, and will have either their own room or share a room with a bed(s), dresser, sheets and towels. Students will share a bathroom, laundry room, kitchen and living room. Students who do not wish to stay on Overlook property should try and find rental units that are within 15 minutes of the farm. As space on our property is limited, students who will be accompanied by a parent or guardian are encouraged to stay at a nearby hotel or rental property.

HOW DO I GET TO OVERLOOK FARM?
Overlook farm will provide transportation to and from nearby airports, all arriving flights will be picked up between the hours of 9am and 5pm, and drop off times vary depending on the airport. We only provide transportation to and from the airport and our rates are listed below: 
Dulles International Airport: $75 round trip.  Students’ departing flights must be between the hours of 11am and 7pm and students will be dropped off two hours before their flight. 

HOW DO I GET AROUND ONCE I AM AT OVERLOOK?
Overlook Farm vehicles can only be operated by permanent staff.  Students generally make their errand runs with permanent staff members. Students who live off-site or need to leave the property frequently will have to provide their own transportation.

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