Hunters ~ Jumpers ~ Training ~ Equitation ~ Lessons ~ Shows ~ Sales
Knowledgeable, caring, and helpful instructors will direct interns as they further their equestrian abilities. Twisted Tree Farm is located in a rural setting, providing the ideal atmosphere for a friendly and enriching learning experience.
The Twisted Tree Farm Internship Program offers:
Interns will experience and benefit from:
participate in all daily activities of running a show stables from turning out horses to riding to tacking up to much more! Such experiences are invaluable for those considering a professional career in the horse industry.
This program is a very unique, FULL immersion program. Interns must live at Twisted Tree Farm to participate in the internship. There is a 3 month minimum stay for this program in order to get the full experience.
My name is Elizabeth Dreyer, I am a student at West Texas A&M. I had the opportunity over my winter break to intern at Twisted Tree Farm. The month that I spent with them was truly an experience I will never forget. I was surrounded by amazing horses and an even more amazing community. I was able to participate in a clinic given by Karen Healey, jump some with Max Doelger and then of course the day to day training with Janet. I learned so much to improve my riding and horsemanship, as well as how to manage and properly run a successful barn. Janet is an amazing trainer, who leads by example and cares for the success of everyone around her. She puts her heart and soul into her work and is an inspiring person to be around. I cannot thank her enough for the opportunity she gave me.
My name is Julia Giesebrecht and I am from Germany. When I decided to go to America I was a little bit nervous as America is a big country and you can feel lost very fast. But that is not how I felt at Twisted Tree Farm. I enjoyed all my time spent there; training horses, traveling to horse shows and all the activities the “TTF Family” participates in. From the very first moment I felt welcome. The atmosphere at the barn, between the clients, trainers, Janet and Larry, is friendly and comfortable. They always keep their eyes on the horizon and keep working for the next level. I was able to improve my English and everyone was helpful in answering my questions. Even though I had to use hand gestures to communicate at times. It was a lot of fun to train the young horses because I had the perfect trainer (Janet) to guide me. I was even able to show one of the young horses at the Scottsdale Horse Show. Furthermore, I learned how to manage a barn, organize events, and how to represent a good working business. Twisted Tree Farm organizes great events, for example, their mentor day allows kids from disadvantaged backgrounds (monetary, socially, mentally or otherwise) to come to the farm and have a free day of riding and learning about horses. It was great to see how they developed confidence around the horses and Twisted Tree Trainers. All in all I had a great time at Twisted Tree Farm. I gained an unforgettable experience and had a lot of fun with the people and horses. If you are considering doing an internship, Do It! And do it at Twisted Tree Farm!
My name is Ashley Duermit, I am a student at Black Hawk College. As an Equine Science student, I was encouraged to complete an internship in the equine industry. I chose Twisted Tree Farm because it is a hunter/jumper training facility. I interned for four months and leaned so much. I was able to work with horses everyday and traveled with Twisted Tree to horse shows. I even had the amazing opportunity to work at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I miss riding in Janet's lessons because I learned so much from her! I would go back to Twisted Tree Farm in a heart beat if I could. If you want to expand your knowledge, develop your riding, and be successful in the show ring, Twisted Tree Farm is the place to be.
My time on the Twisted Tree Farm between graduation and studies is certainly one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. In Janet and Larry I found something like American parents and great friends in many of the people on the farm. If you fancy the sun, interesting people and great horses, I can highly recommend an internship at TTF.
-Gyda H, Hamburg Germany
Meine Zeit auf der Twisted Tree Farm zwischen Abi und Studium gehört mit Sicherheit zu einer der schönsten Erfahrungen in meinem Leben. In Janet und Larry habe ich so etwas wie amerikanische Eltern gefunden und in vielen der Menschen auf der Farm großartige Freunde. Wer Lust auf Sonne, interessante Menschen und tolle Pferde hat, dem kann ich ein Internship bei TTF wärmstens empfehlen.
-Gyda H, Hamburg Germany
I really enjoyed my internship at Twisted Tree Farm. Janet, Larry and the whole team welcomed me very warmly, so that I can remember a lot of nice experiences outside working hours. Not to mention the horses that were the reason for my stay in Scottsdale. In addition to some high-quality young horses, there are many well-trained and in sport already very successful competition horses. In order to offer the horses as much variety as possible, we often rode through the desert in addition to dressage and jumping training. The stay is an unforgettable memory for me and I hope to visit Janet & Larry again soon!
-Britta G, Warendorf Germany
Mein Praktikum auf der Twisted Tree Farm hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Janet, Larry und das gesamte Team haben mich sehr herzlich aufgenommen, sodass ich auch außerhalb der Arbeitszeit viele schöne Erlebnisse in Erinnerung habe. Nicht zu vergessen sind natürlich die Pferde, die der Grund für meinen Aufenthalt in Scottsdale waren. Neben ein paar qualitätsvollen Nachwuchspferden gibt es viele gut ausgebildete und im Sport bereits hocherfolgreiche Turnierpferde. Um den Pferden möglichst viel Abwechslung zu bieten, haben wir neben der Dressurarbeit und dem Springtraining häufig Ausritte durch die Wüste gemacht. Der Aufenthalt ist für mich eine unvergessliche Erinnerung und ich hoffe Janet & Larry bald mal wieder besuchen zu können!
Britta G, Warendorf Germany
I have had the pleasure of being an intern at Twisted Tree Farm for over 2 years. I came here expecting to learn how to become a better rider, but I have gained so much more than that. The staff and clients at Twisted Tree Farm are extremely welcoming and always there to help each other. I can say with complete certainty that TTF is the best barn I've been a part of.
-Haven D, Longmont Colorado
Summer 2013 Twisted Tree Farm brought a little bit of Mexico to Scottsdale, Arizona, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Sonoma, California! Katia Yurrita from Mexico City joined Team TTF for our summer horse show tour and made priceless memories, everlasting friendships and gained invaluable experience. This vivacious young lady spent 3 months teaching horseback riding camps, grooming horses for competition from the children’s jumper to the F.E.I. levels, assisted in the care of 20 horses, traveled with riders and horses from Arizona to Canada, helping with marketing and public relationships at home as well as at shows and much, much more! Katia was able to learn the sport of show jumping through intense, hands on, all-encompassing experience. Not only did Katia gain from her experience but she also left everyone at TTF with hightened spirits and a smile.