Jackie & LJ from California with Grand Prix winner Bocello

Jackie & LJ from California with Grand Prix winner Bocello

Allison from Durban, South Africa explores Ireland with future star Elise

Allison from Durban, South Africa explores Ireland with future star Elise

Jackie from California competes at CSI 3* Millstreet

Jackie from California competes at CSI 3* Millstreet

Come Join us in Ireland!

Our working student program caters to riders aged 14 to 21. Students join us at Duffy Sporthorses in Knockmore, Mayo and participate in all the daily chores at Duffy Sporthorses. These include mucking out, grooming, feeding, riding and all other aspects of horse care. Students stay with a family less than one mile from the stable, and all meals are provided. Students learn exactly what goes into running a professional dealing yard, and what it takes to keep a string of international horses competing, healthy and happy.

Students can stay with us for any time frame from two weeks to three months, and should try to be in Ireland to watch the 5* Dublin Horse Show (Aug 9th - 13th), an unforgettable experience.  Students who wish to compete during their time in Ireland can lease horses and jump classes from 1m up to 1.30m depending on their ability. Early booking is essential. Please contact us for weekly costs for students, availability and any questions! 

Bronwyn from Washington meets Lauren Hough & Laura Kraut at the Dublin Horse Show

Bronwyn from Washington meets Lauren Hough & Laura Kraut at the Dublin Horse Show