Meeting High Expectations
Will not only has very high expectations of himself, but of his staff as well and he hires accordingly. The core team that handles the horse care at Gavilan Farm does so with the upmost attention to detail.
Christina Curiale – Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Christina came to Gavilan Farm as a working student competing at the preliminary level. Will took note of her impressive work ethic and hired her in 2012 as his show groom. Christina travels with Will to all of his shows–both national and international–and has the charge of keeping his top-level competition horses in tip-top shape at each of his events.
Andi Lawrence – Andi joined the Gavilan farm team in the summer of 2023 a long. Time student of Will she has competed to the 4 star level with sights set on her first five star in 2024. She is an incredible asset to the team as the assistant rider and second hand to Christina.
Jose Ramirez- Jose has been a fixture at Gavilan Farm for over 10 years he keeps the farm in pristine condition and we are so lucky to have him a part of the team.
Things to note if you are interested in becoming a working student: the job is tough, the day is long, the work is physically demanding, and communication, open-mindedness, and dedication is crucial. Gavilan Farm welcomes you to join their team if you feel up for the challenge!
Working students at Gavilan Farm are expected to give their all to the job. Taking initiative, being thoughtful and safe, staying one step ahead, and taking responsibility for the tasks at hand, are all key elements to fitting in at Team Gavilan. Whether it is scrubbing buckets, mucking stalls, or weeding the arena, we expect 110% of effort from you. Your hard work is rewarded with lessons from Will, quality care for your horse, priceless lessons on barn management, housing in the barn apartment, and a base board rate for your horse. Being a working student may be one of the harder things you’ll do in your life, but we are eager to share this experience with you if you are dedicated and determined to be a part of our team and have high hopes for a career in the equestrian world.
Requirements to apply include:
- High school diploma
- Drivers license and vehicle (horse trailer recommended, but not required)
- Interview with Will
For more information, please contact Will directly.