Summer Horsemanship School Program – Student Instructor Opportunity

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Travel throughout the state of Texas conducting horsemanship schools in the summer of 2018!

The annual Summer Horsemanship School program provides Texas A&M students the opportunity to develop horsemanship and teaching skills under the direction of AgriLife Extension and Animal Science faculty during the spring and then implement those skills in teaching two and three-day horsemanship schools across the state of Texas in the summer.

Student instructors will receive:

  • Purposeful instruction on multiple disciplines within horsemanship, including western and hunt seat
  • Breakthrough development of teaching and presentation skills with all audiences
  • Compensation, plus paid travel expenses during summer teaching
  • Memorable experiences, resume advantages, and enhanced networking

Application process:

  • Attend Informational Meeting on November 7, 2017 5pm in Kleberg 400
  • Submit application
    • Please submit application by December 15, 2017 to Chelsie Huseman in Kleberg 241E OR via email at (electronic copy of application also available by emailing Chelsie)
  • Tryout in January 2018

Required resources to fulfill position:

  • A well broke, advanced horse suitable for teaching
    • Western or hunter type horse is an appropriate mount. They must be well trained, obedient, and easy to handle and agreeable to travel. Horses that are “green broke” are not acceptable mounts for this program.
    • A limited number of Texas A&M horses are available to students on a competitive basis. Please contact Chelsie Huseman as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for use of one.
  • Appropriate tack to include, but not limited to, saddle, saddle pad, bridle with a snaffle bit or curb bit
    • Western or hunter equipment is acceptable. Tack must be safe and in good working order. Severe devices will not be allowed.
  • Truck and horse trailer (preferred but not mandatory)

2017 Instructors


Mattie Willard

Animal Science major

Hometown Flower Mound, TX





Rachel Golla

Ag Leadership major

Hometown Peatland, TX







Alaina Williams

Animal Science major

Hometown Azle, TX







Tess Guerra

Animal Science major

Hometown McAllen, TX







George Velasquez

Ag Science major

Hometown Dimmitt, TX







Julia Long

Animal Science major

Hometown Colleyville, TX

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