New - Aspiring Professionals
Individuals and equestrians who are, or may have an interest, in becoming a professional in the equine industry, regardless of age, discipline, or position. Example: Trainer, Rider, Coach, Instructor, Business Owner, show manager, etc.
The ESA New-Aspiring Professionals Program serves as a pipeline for new professionals and hopeful professionals to LEARN as they understand business practices, personal values and assets. As they become professional Trainers, riders, coaches, instructors, barn managers, owners or show managers, these assets and education will support their careers in the horse industry.
The fundamental objective of the programs are to recruit young talent, and entry level professionals with relatively less experience, who have the passion for learning and potential to grow and develop into assets for the horse community. With the potential to grow into successful Professionals and hold leadership positions in any of the areas of the sport, including governance, we are searching for open minded, forward thinking, talented, skillful, creative individuals - young leaders to help fulfill our mandate for the future of the sport, in all areas of working with show horses.
By establishing support programs for, and by, Professionals of all levels, we will contribute to the realization of the ESA’s show jumping sports mission of supporting and educating New-Young Professionals (“YPs”) in the evolving stages of their careers.
*New and Young Professionals may apply to be considered for a referral Intern opportunity
*Senior Professionals in all aspects of the equine industry will be partnered with Young Professionals for a specific period of time.
*ESA staff will monitor the Intern assignment period.
*BOTH Senior and Aspiring Professionals will submit periodic written evaluations regarding their time and experience...THESE EVALUATIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL, however the general results will be communicated to each party.
*An Intern who receives two negative evaluations will be kindly asked to not re-apply for an intern assignment for a period of 6 months-1 year.
*A Senior will meet with staff and go over both evaluations.
*The ESA mentoring program is available to Young Professionals and Interns. ESA will assign mentors from our selected list.
*Each mentoring partnership will be for a specific time and have specific guidelines taking into consideration the Professionals involved, time and requests.
*Considerations include location, discipline, ages, goals and experience.
*BOTH Professionals will submit periodic written evaluations regarding their time and experience...THESE EVALUATIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL, however the general results will be communicated to each party.
*An Mentoree who receives two negative evaluations will be kindly asked to not re-apply for a mentoring assignment for a period of 6 months-1 year.
*Either professional may request a reassignment ONE TIME during the determined time assigned.
Only one reassignment per year will be considered and is at ESA discreation.
*A Young Professional my request special show assistance
**ANY ESA member may request coaching conversations or assignment at any time.
Young Horse Development Project
*See Tab in this section of the ESA website
**Professional Exchange Program
** Intern referral
** Mentor connection
** Working Student opportunities
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS