Our Internship opportunities are typically intended for current or graduating college students.
Internship positions are NOT paid positions.
There may be opportunities for interns to apply for part time and full time paid employment positions.
LRS Performance Horses, LLC. provides Training and housing in a fully furnished on-site apartment, some meals and basic care for Interns in exchange for chores. Should you wish to participate in our intern program and you are not interested in performing daily chores (animal care: feeding, watering, cleaning) there is a fee for training and living arrangements. The apartment is furnished with beds, refridgerator, washer and dryer, oven, microwave and tv.
Due to the nature of this sport we require Interns to be minimum of 18 years of age and have their own health insurance.
We have several term lengths but keep in mind, your payoff is based on your investment.
The more time you apply to your education the more you will benefit on a long term basis.
*3-month interns may not be able to join us at the shows. Going to the shows is a right that is earned, so more time equals more benefits.
7 months or longer
Interns must sign up for their Term length/arrangement in advance. Though Terms can always be extended, once a term is agreed upon, there is no early termination without a serious reason.
Interns may be invited to bring 1 of their personal horses with them if necessary, though this is not included with the amenities we provide. Arrangements must be made in advance.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE EMPLOYEES AND INTERNS AT ANY TIME SHOULD THEY NOT MEET THE TERMS OF AGREEMENT.
General Internship Program
Our Internship program offers incite and
education about the horse training and
boarding industry as well as first hand
experience with horse care, horse/human safety, facility care, horse training, customer relations, riding lessons and showing.
We Consider our Interns to be students, not just barn help. Interns will work beside Lance as well as on their own but will be under Lance's guidance throughout their term. We strive to help our interns find a successful future with horses, whether it's for hobby or profession.
We look for individuals who are
Willing to learn
Able to Communicate
Able to work well with others
Interns will experience the excitement of
Reined Cow Horses
Interns may be able to:
Halter break young horses
Start young horses
Progress green horses
Maintain show horses
Assist with riding lessons and clinics
Assist at horse shows
Assist with breeding and foaling
Learn to negotiate business relationships
*Some Interns may be able to show
Every horse has a job and a purpose;
Interns will be able to help us find each
horse's place in life.
A PERSON WHO IS ENGAGED FOR COMPENSATION IN THE RENTAL OF EQUINES OR EQUINE EQUIPMENT OR TACK OR IN THE INSTRUCTION OF A PERSON IN THE RIDING OR DRIVING OF AN EQUINE OR IN BEING A PASSENGER UPON AN EQUINE IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE INJURY OR DEATH OF A PERSON INVOLVED IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 895.48 (1) (E) OF THE WISCONSIN STATUTES.
Maddie Heilmann completed a 6 month internship in which she competed with her own horse at NCRCHA and AQHA shows.
Lance Scheffel Owner/Trainer
Zita Grammel of Germany, 3 month Intern
Daily life of an Intern WILL include, but is not limited to:
Feeding horses twice daily
Watering several times daily
Daily stall and barn cleaning
Grooming and Saddling Horses
Working with and Riding Horses
May also include:
Assisting with Farming needs
Each 6 month or longer Intern may have at least 1 horse that they will be responsible for. This will be their "project horse" that must be worked with or ridden daily and must be well cared for. There will be goals made at the beginning of the process with hopes of those goals being achieved at the end. Interns may be able to show their project horse depending on their ability to progress the horse.
Some Interns may Travel to shows!
Interns who travel will assist with:
Packing/Unpacking Horse Trailer
Keeping stalls and barn area clean
Feeding and watering show horses
Bathing and grooming show horses
Preparing horses for riding/showing
Putting horses away after riding/showing
Warm-up and cool down of horses
Other jobs that may need to be done
*Some Interns may be invited to show
LRS Performance Horses will cover basic
expenses of meals and accommodations
during travel to these events.