Other 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
facilities of interest. Educational and Instructional videos are
and discussed. Housing is provided on the Farm, in a group living
with communal kitchen facilities. All meals, telephone and personal
are the responsibility of the
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
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.