Employment Opportunities

Life at Hilltop

Hilltop offers the opportunity to be a part of a world-class facility filled with top FEI horses, renowned stallions, and quality broodmares and young horses. Nestled in the hills of northern Maryland for 30 years, Hilltop is a well-established leader in the sporthorse world with many of our staff being part of the team for over a decade. Staff work alongside leading professionals in a friendly team environment that understands the importance of continuing education in the workplace.



Current Employment Opportunities

FEI Show Groom

Groom top FEI dressage horses in a fun team environment!  Hilltop Farm is looking for an experienced dressage groom to care for approximately eight competition horses based in Colora, MD with regular travel to shows. Ideal applicant should be experienced with show grooming, detail-orientated, possess solid horse care skills including wrapping, clipping, and braiding, and be comfortable handling a variety of horses. Position does require a six day work week with weekend requirements. Hilltop offers a fun and fast-paced team environment with a competitive compensation package. See a full job description here. 

Compensation Package Includes: 

  • Annual salary of $35,568
  • On-site shared housing (private bedroom/shared living space) with standard utilities
  • Paid vacation/sick days and holidays
  • Health insurance/Simple IRA (after respective probationary periods)
  • Discounted horse board/lessons
  • Regular staff lesson (with own horse)

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to the Operations Director

Current Working Student & Internships Opportunities

 Working Student

Are you an up-and-coming dressage professional looking for the right opportunity to develop your skills? Hilltop is looking for a working student to work closely with our training department! The position will enhance your dressage theory and skills through daily hands-on experience at a top sporthorse training and breeding operation with the opportunity to work around a wide variety of horses including FEI competition horses, young horses, and stallions. The Working Student works closely with the training department helping to groom/clip/tack the performance horses, attend recognized shows, and gains a comprehensive view of developing competition horses from foals to the FEI show ring. We understand that riding is an important part of a working student position and have included board and 2x/week lessons on your own horses in the program. This position requires a twelve month commitment with a five-day work week which may include weekends. Ideal applicants should have strong handling skills, a foundation in dressage, and an open desire to learn.

Learning Opportunities & Benefits: 

  • Possibility to attend USEF/USDF recognized shows
  • Observe international clinics/workshops
  • Prep competition horses for shows
  • Assist in managing FEI horses daily routines
  • Participate in AHS/ARS and ISR/Oldenburg Inspections
  • Opportunity to bring your own horse (board included)
  • 2x/week lessons on your own horse
  • Monthly stipend of $1,000
  • On-site shared housing (private bedroom/shared living space) with standard utilities
  • Vacation/sick days and holidays

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to the Operations Director


Future Consideration

While our current openings are listed above, for future positions, please email your resume to the Operations Director or complete the application at this link. We will retain your resume for 6 months and notify you should a position become available that looks to be a good match.