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Apprentice & Intern Program

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Join the Van Hargis Top Hand Club NOW!

Only $9.95 a month



Horsemanship studies from start to performance.

Learn the ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) of horsemanship.

Learn to fully understand the hows and whys of directly connecting ground work to work under saddle.

The Top Hand Horsemanship Academy is very much like a trade school for a career in horsemanship. 

The Top Hand curriculum includes:

classroom studies

field trips

guest speakers that are industry specialist

and of course

extensive hands on work with horses from weanlings to accomplished performance horses and “problem” horses.

Start any time

 Each student will receive both group and individual instruction

Learn and progress at your own rate under the supervision of Master Horseman Van Hargis.

The apprentice residence is a cozy, rustic, 4 bedroom, 2 story, apartment-styled dormitory.


The dorm features a full kitchen with stove,microwave, and side by side refrigerator. Dishes, cookware and utensiles are provided.


Each Bedroom opens into a shared living area. WiFi and streaming TV is provided.

Bedding is provided.

There are two bathrooms and two separate shower rooms for convenience.

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