Apprentice Program Information

Intern with weanling coltOther Apprentice functions are to assist Farm staff in the preparation of Morgan Horses for marketing efforts such as videos and photo sessions, and to help in educating the 40,000 annual visitors about the history of the Farm and the versatility of the breed. Seminars and demonstrations occur for the public throughout the year.

During their term, Apprentices participate in visits to area Morgan trainers, the Miner Institute, American Morgan Horse Association and Institute, and other equine facilities of interest. Educational and Instructional videos are reviewed and discussed. Housing is provided on the Farm, in a group living environment, with communal kitchen facilities. All meals, telephone and personal expenses are the responsibility of Intern with young sales prospectthe Apprentice. A $500 non-refundable program fee is required for housing utilities and work uniforms. Apprentices must be at least 18 years of age. Since Apprentices are representatives of the Farm, they are expected to adhere to the Farm dress standards. For more information about the Apprentice Program, read  the Volunteer Apprentice General Requirements.

 Upon completion of the program, the Apprentices are presented with a certificate from the University of Vermont. The Morgan Horse Farm staff aids those who complete the program in placement and job referrals. Many prominent individuals in today's equine industry have served as UVM Apprentices, including the Farm's current Director. They represent a select group of individuals who sustain the legacy of this historic Farm and the Morgan breed.