Endurance riding has become a major international competitive sport with substantial world wide participation.
It is a sport in which a horse, enabled by its bloodline and training and carrying an accomplished rider, will travel long distances over natural terrain.
The Welbech Arabian Stud, a well-established breeder of Arab Endurance horses, is currently offering up to three internships to accomplished young riders (minimum age 18 years) to ride its endurance horses, both in training and in competition. Such riding is demanding of horse and mount and we are thus seeking athletically gifted candidates capable of exercising Welbech's horses over long distances. The horses which are bred and several years later, trained at the Stud, compete in FEI and ERASA Rides in South Africa over 80, 120 and 160 kilometre distances.
Daily training rides take place over the Schanskraal Estate and its surroundings: wonderful riding terrain, in which the rider will enjoy spectacular African scenery in a healthy environment, at an altitude in excess of 1,700 metres - far from any threat of malaria.
Welbech attends most of the Endurance competitions held around South Africa which take place on a frequent basis; interns competing on behalf of Welbech in such events will enjoy travelling to a variety of locations: seeing different parts of the Country and meeting other entrants - South African and those from overseas.
The success of an endurance horse is dependant upon the ability of the rider: no matter the horse's prowess, success is only achievable when the reins are in the right hands. Welbech's "Mission" is to sell horses who have achieved success competitively: we believe that involvement of the right calibre of intern can help us to achieve our goals and provide the intern with an opportunity to experience and enjoy a unique riding experience and become integrally familiar with the operations of an internationally renowned endurance stud.
Applicants for an internship should email Leanne Wels at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org providing a brief personal resume along with email and telephone contact details.