How to Become a Partner Organization with the Rama Dressage Foundation

The Rama Dressage Foundation (RDF) is dedicated to fostering the development of young equestrian talent by facilitating international exchange programs. RDF will assist applicants from other countries to the United States on J-1 visas to train and work in various equine positions. This article outlines the process for farms and equestrian organizations to become Partner Organizations with RDF, helping them support these talented young riders.

Overview of RDF Programs

RDF offers a range of training programs designed to meet the needs of different sectors within the equestrian industry:

  1. Breeding Farm Training Program
  2. Young Horse Development Training Program
  3. Equine Farrier Training Program
  4. Equestrian Groom Training Program
  5. Young Equestrian Training Program
Benefits of Becoming a Partner Organization

By partnering with RDF, equestrian organizations receive comprehensive support in the following areas:

  • Financial Support: Depending on need and availability, RDF through its donations and sponsorships can help offset the costs associated with training and hosting international trainees.
  • Legal Assistance: RDF give guidance once approved to the host organization to obtain the J-1 visas for trainees.
  • Program Development: RDF offers guidance and resources to help organizations develop effective and enriching training programs.
Steps to Become a Partner Organization
  1. Submit a General Application
    • Basic Information: Provide your organization’s name, contact person, and contact details.
    • Organizational Details: Describe your organization, including the type, years in operation, number of staff, and facilities.
    • Training and Education: Outline the types of training offered, levels available, and training methods and philosophy.
    • Housing and Accommodation: Detail the housing provided for interns, including amenities, safety measures, and costs.
    • Additional Information: Include insurance and safety measures, references, and any additional comments or information.
  1. Develop a Training Program
    • Partner organizations must develop a structured training program tailored to the specific needs of their chosen RDF program (e.g., Breeding Farm, Young Horse Development).
    • The training program should include detailed descriptions of the training activities, goals, and mentorship opportunities.
    • RDF provides templates and guidance on developing these programs to ensure they meet the necessary standards.
  1. Post Specific Positions
    • After becoming a general partner, organizations can post specific positions for which they are seeking interns.
    • Each position should include a detailed description of the role, requirements, duration, and benefits provided.
  1. Screening and Matching Process
    • RDF will assist qualified applicants with appropriate positions based on their skills, experience, and interests.
    • Partner organizations will have the opportunity to review applicant profiles and conduct interviews to ensure a good fit.
  1. Support and Compliance
    • RDF assists the partner organization to ensure they have all the requirement documents to apply for the J-1 visa application.
    • Partner organizations receive ongoing support from RDF to address any issues that arise during the trainee program.

Becoming a Partner Organization with the Rama Dressage Foundation gives access to a global pool of talented young equestrians. By joining RDF, organizations can contribute to the development of future equestrian professionals while enhancing their own training programs and operations.

For more information and to apply to become a Partner Organization, please visit the Rama Dressage Foundation website.

How to Become a Partner Organization with the Rama Dressage Foundation