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Falling Creek Camp, in North Carolina, is actively searching for leaders and instructors of its horseback riding program for it’s 2016 season, May 25 - August 12, 2016.  These positions are “team focused” providing the best programing and instruction for our campers.  The horseback riding program leader will provide care for the horses (20 +), facilities, teach classes, guide trail rides and manage a team of riding instructors.  We instruct English riding and offer both trail rides and arena work. Ideal candidates for this position must be self-starters, organized, experienced at managing a team of people, goal oriented, flexible and problem solvers.  Must be at least 23 years of age and pass national criminal record checks.  Candidates must be certified or be willing to get an approved certified classification from a nationally recognized horsemanship organization (valid through the 2016 season) prior to employment OR, provide documented endorsements of successful recent experience in formal horseback riding instruction. Falling Creek Camp offers competitive pay based on commensurate with experience, room and board, Wilderness First Aid certification, worker’s compensation, paid time off and inclusive team orientated work environment.  Serious candidates are invited to apply at www.fallingcreek.com or email resume and cover letter to Jim Goodrum, jim@fallingcreek.com.


Horse trainer in Texas – seeking an experienced horse trainer (non-smoker) to live and work on a small horse breeding farm in the Texas Hill Country.  Primary job:  basic training of quarter horses for Western riding and ranch work/team roping and possible advanced training as cutters or for mounted shooting.  National horse trainer/instructor/barn manager certification preferred.  Additional duties include general care of horses and assisting with ranch projects.  Please provide experience and certification via email theicrranch@gmail.com


We are looking for several team players with a background in horseback riding (any discipline) and strong organizational skills to join Schleese Saddlery now – a leader in both saddlery and in ensuring that the product fits both horse and rider properly. There are several positions available to fill immediately at our head office just north of Toronto, Ontario:

a)      Regional Development Manager who works in house to coordinate our clinic organizers all over North America to plan and manage our site visits including all necessary travel logistics (flights, accommodation etc.)

b)      Client Success Manager who networks with key trainers and equine associations to help the CSM populate the clinics and works on business development. Must be able to travel as will accompany our Saddlefit Technicians (SFTs) or Independent Saddle Fitters (ISF) to client locales (can be from outside of Ontario but needs to be available for training to come to head office)

c)       Saddle Fit Technician – this concentrated course of study includes an internship for the right person to become an on-site Saddle Ergonomist working with BD all over North America. (can be from outside of Ontario but needs to be available for weeks at a time for training to come to head office)

You need to be interested in working with clients and dealing with challenges that come with the coordination of our on-site fitting clinics all over North America. You will become an integral part of a Schleese team, which consists of a Client services manager, a business developer, and a saddlefit technician or saddle ergonomist. You will need capable human resource skills to work together with both your team members to negotiate cooperative solutions to often demanding situations. Your salary will be determined depending on individual experience and which career path you choose, and with further financial results dependent on the success of your team efforts. Please send your cover letter and resume, along with your job preference and references to sabine@schleese.com


Maintenance / Barn Manager in Colorado - We are looking for someone with experience to oversee and help with the care of our horses and facility. Applicant must be a self-motivated team leader, and job requires daily horse handling, grounds maintenance, operation of machinery, feed cart, small tractor and trailer, budget management and ordering of shavings, hay, supplies and the ability to make repairs and improvements on the property. Tasks include turnout, feeding, cleaning stalls, dragging the arena and assisting with projects (fencing, etc). This is a physical position, applicant must be fit and able to lift 70lbs and be willing to live on-site. To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to clettau@msn.com.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR for High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. in Old Lyme, CT. This individual with strong communication and organizational skills to support special program services to include mounted and unmounted instruction, curriculum development, summer camp, training and education and other unique offerings related to equine assisted activities and therapies.  CHA IRD or PATH International riding instructor certification required ideally at the advanced level.  Additional desired qualifications include a background in education and comfort with technology.  This full time position provides benefits including health, life insurance, a retirement plan and generous professional development opportunities.  For a PATH International Professional or a CHA IRD instructor, this is an excellent opportunity to work with a dedicated team committed to providing a much needed service.  For additional information or to submit a resume please contact Liz Adams at ladams@highhopestr.org, 860-434-1974 ext. 116.


Barn Manger:  Full time, live on site. Milton, GA.  Minimum age 25, at least 3 to 5 years experience caring for horses. The Barn Manager will receive a private room, full bath, microwave and mini-refrigerator in exchange for providing care for the horses, other farm animals and facilities, and possibly teach classes in both English (mainly) and Western. Duties will include feeding, watering, turning out and mucking stalls, cutting grass, spreading manure, among other responsibilities.  The position will require flexibility in working various hours and days including mornings, evenings and weekends.   Will consider boarding of a horse (preferably used in lesson program) in exchange for additional duties. Hours worked to be negotiated based on experience, whether a horse is boarded, etc.  Possible additional hours at: $10-$13/hr for general odd jobs and as Assistant to Riding Instructor during lessons; and $15-$30/hr for teaching riding lesson as a Riding Instructor based on certification and experience.  Certification as Instructor required to be considered for teaching, preferably from CHA or other national organization. CPR/First Aid Certification Required. Room will be available mid September or when renovation is complete. Potential to start earlier at hourly rate.  Magnolia Farm is a drug, tobacco and alcohol free facility. Complete background, driving, credit and reference checks of all staff before starting work. We are located on under 10 acres and will have 3 to 6 horses in the herd. Please visit our website for more information:www.campmagnolia.com. Send resume to jobs@campmagnolia.com. Magnolia Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Wranglers needed for Christian summer camp in the Colorado Rockies. Salary, housing, all meals and laundry facilities. Evangelical Christian applicants only, please. Larry – 719-687-9012; larry@quakerridgecamp.org

Summer Instructor Opportunity –NSCD, Winter Park, CO. Seeking CHA IRD or PATH Intl Certified Instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled -  Therapeutic Riding Program. Program and arena located at YMCA of Rockies, about 9 miles NW of Winter Park, CO. The Position runs FT from mid- May to mid-August then PT though mid-September. Duties include Therapeutic Riding instruction, care of 13 horse herd, facility upkeep. View description at www.nscd.org or email jobs@nscd.org.


Equestrian Director and Assistant Equestrian Director -  Camp Augusta is a residential summer camp located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California. Our equestrian program is small, 10 horses. We teach predominantly Western riding with a small amount of English and offer both trail rides and basic arena work. Please see our website at www.campaugusta.org for more information on both our program and this position or email us at applications@campaugusta.org

Are you a “horse person” seeking an exciting opportunity to lead an exceptional three-season equestrian program?  The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA’s Camp Speers in the Poconos is seeking qualified candidates to lead our Spring – Fall Equestrian Programs. This position is “hands on” – the Equestrian Program Director will provide care for the horses and facilities, teach classes, guide trail rides and work as a member of the overall YMCA Staff Team. The position will require flexibility in working various hours and days including nights and weekends.  Supervisory experience in formal horseback riding instruction (English & western) and care is required. A certification from a nationally recognized organization or riding school obtained within the past 3 years, OR, documented endorsements of successful recent experience in formal horseback riding instruction is preferred. Must have or acquire and maintain certification in CPR Pro/AED/O2 and First Aid. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must pass child abuse registry and criminal  record checks. Clean driving record and ability to drive camp vehicles. Camp Speers is an alcohol, drug and tobacco free facility. $455 – 475 per week / exempt position. Housing and some meals are provided.  Early April – Mid/late October.  Call 570-828-2329 for an application or send resume to Cherie@campspeersymca.org   EOE

National Ability Center (Park City, Utah) is seeking a Lead Instructor, Part Time Instructors, and Ranch Staff for the adaptive equestrian program.  www.discovernac.org/employment/  

Riding and camp instructor needed in Falcon, Colorado: Springs Equestrians is seeking a qualified instructor with a minimum of 3-5 years of teaching private, group and riding camp lessons. We focus on English riding instruction. We offer 10 weeks of summer camps which caters to 10 riders per week. Camps are divided based on riding experience and abilities. Instructors should have CHA certification as well as trainer insurance, references, and knowledge of stable/horse management. This position is part-time position which has the ability to expand beyond summer camps.  We offer flexible hours but instructor must be available to work on weekends, evenings, and daytime. To apply, please submit a cover letter with resume detailing education, certifications, competition experience, as well as teaching and riding experience and references. All information can be emailed to SpringsEquestrians@gmail.com. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have reliable transportation, and have a clean driving and criminal record. This is a no drinking, no drug, and no smoking facility. (EEO/Drug-Free Workplace/E-Verify. Background and Drug testing required.)

Equi-Ed Therapeutic Equestrian Program located in Santa Rosa, CA is expanding and has a position available for a part-time certified riding instructor. Qualifications include:

  • Current CHA IRD certification; additional PATH, Intl certification a plus
  •   Ability to teach safe, progressive and effective group and individual riding and ground lessons promoting independence to individuals with a wide range of disabilities as well as  teaching lessons to able-bodied individuals .
  •   Excellent people and communication skills, team player with a sense of humor
  •   Associate’s degree minimum, bachelors or higher preferred
  • Active involvement in the development and implementation of new programs and program expansion 
  • To apply, please send cover letter and resume by email, fax or mail to:  Sheila McCarthy infoequied@aol.com, fax # only (707) 942-0915 or Equi-Ed 1535 Farmer’s Lane #217 Santa Rosa, CA 95405



Camp Berachah Christian camp and conference center in Auburn, WA has need for a part-time Adaptive riding instructor.  CHA-IRD or PATH certification is required.  Must be a team player, enthusiastic, and willing to work in other areas as needed.  Please email Natalie Head, Equestrian Program Manager, at nhead@campberachah.org for more information. 


Ranch Program Director, Fairview Lake YMCA Camps in New Jersey. We are currently searching for an experienced riding instructor to oversee our Summer “Ranch” program. The qualified candidate must have supervisory experience in formal horseback riding instruction; must hold a certification from a nationally recognized organization or riding school obtained within the past 3 years, OR, documented endorsements of successful recent experience in formal horseback riding instruction; must be at least 21 years of age. Instruction for beginners through advanced riders is led by skilled riding instructors from a wide selection of disciplines. Each camper or “Ranchie” will be assigned a horse and taught how to manage and care for it throughout the session.  Each day, campers will saddle up for expert arena lessons and exciting trail rides discovering the magic of all 660 acres here at Fairview Lake. At the end of the session campers will participate in a Horse Show, giving them the chance to demonstrate their newly found skills. For more information, please contact Jeremy M. Culpepper at jculpepper@metroymcas.org.


Instructors needed- Cloudland, Georgia - Camp Adahi is seeking instructor to teach beginner riders on the weekends. Duties include: bringing in 10-16 horses from paddocks into stalls and feeding grain, tacking (western)/ assisting participants with tacking, teaching basic unmounted lessons, teaching basic stop, start, steer lessons in the arena and leading trail rides over rugged terrain at a walk. Requires 2 years documented experience teaching horseback riding and/or CHA Certification. All positions require current basic first aid training or higher AND CPR. Minimum age 18 years old. Paid positions offer opportunities for weekend work starting in August. Scheduling of hours is based on activity requests by Girl Scout troops. Please send resumes to Rebecca Lane rlane@girlscoutcsa.org or call 1-800-474-1912 for more information. (EEO/Drug-Free Workplace/E-Verify. Drug testing required.)


Hearts & Horses Farm in Maine is looking for a certified experienced Instructor. We teach English -Western-Dressage -Jumping lessons beginner to advanced. Must be a self motivated, team player. Send resume to hnhtrc@myottmail.com and visit heartsnhorses.org

FT Site Manager in Illinois to oversee staff and facility operations including development, planning and programming. Requires BA/BS in Equine Sciences and 5+ years of related management experience with a minimum of 2 years facility operation and horseback riding instruction. https://www6.ultirecruit.com/FOR1009/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx


Wanted CHA instructors to host ACTHA events ( see www.actha.us/hostaride ). Earn up to $1,000-$2,000 per event. Great benefits. To see and hear what other professionals say about working with ACTHA visit; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGDXIwlS9yU&sns=em And http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQzZNtMzKkY&sns=em   Go to www.actha.us/hostaride or call 877-99- ACTHA ( 22842 ) to get going.  You can also write your CHA specialist robin@actha.us


Professor of Equestrian Studies - SCAD Savannah:  Join SCAD’s one-of-a-kind equestrian department as a full-time professor. SCAD offers a B.A. degree in equestrian studies as well as an equestrian studies minor. During the past seven years, the SCAD championship equestrian team has earned 33 individual and team titles, including 10 American National Riding Commission championships and six individual Intercollegiate Horse Show Association championships. Students have the opportunity to study, train and ride at the Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center, a 100-acre, state-of-the-art facility with paddocks, competition arenas and stables for the university and student horses. Ideal candidates for this position will have experience teaching at the collegiate level with the ability to conduct practical and theoretical courses in riding, horse care, training, course design, judging, equine business management and more. Experience teaching and riding hunter jumpers at a professional level is preferred. Master’s degree, or the equivalent, required along with documented licensing, awards and achievements. Please visit our website for requirements and application instructions: http://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/4861  Email questions to Human Resources at scadfaculty@scad.edu. 

Assistant Horse Camp Program Director - Eagle Lake Camps of the Navigators (Colorado Springs, CO) - This is a seasonal position requiring a minimum 2 summer commitment, with potential for advancement. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Program Director in the supervision of all activities taking place at the horse barn, including (but not limited to) - teaching group riding lessons, leading trail rides, assisting with management of horses and facility, assisting in supervising and leading evening activities for horse campers, and interacting with camper parents on Sundays and Fridays. Candidates should be at least 21 years of age with previous experience in riding (multiple disciplines) natural horsemanship, herd management, teaching, and training. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to growing in their relationship with God, a passion for working with youth, a teachable attitude, and a focus on safety. Certification preferred. For more information and to apply, visit www.eaglelakecamps.com/staff/summer

Equestrian Assistant in Wheaton, Illinois: provide horse-drawn hayrides and lead trail rides; maintain and inspect harnesses; load, unload, and convey passengers on recreational and information/educational hayrides; coordinate the collection of fees for programming; educate students in basic horse care, horse handling, and riding techniques; coordinate daily operation of the horse stable; create daily chore and special task lists; handle and exercise horses; feed and water horses; clean stalls and dispose of manure; inspect horses for injuries and perform first aid; administer medications and vaccinations; act as a lead worker to volunteer stable workers; provide direction and training to volunteers; maintain the appearance of the facility; clean the barn, mow and fertilize the horse pastures, and build and repair pasture fences; inspect, clean, organize, and schedule maintenance of riding equipment that includes trucks, tractors, mowers, and wagons; maintain inventory and order supplies; assist with the production of special events at the facility; provide program information to visitors; perform other duties as assigned. Requires AA in Equine Science, Animal Science, or related field, and four (4) years experience in the daily care, handling, riding, and driving of horses and maintenance of equipment; or equivalent combination of training and experience; possession of a valid driver’s license. Preferred Candidate will have riding instructor experience for balance seat equitation. Apply online: https://www6.ultirecruit.com/FOR1009/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx


Seasonal Full Time Barn Manager, White Pines Ranch, Oregon IL  Job description includes ability to work with children in an outdoor setting and awareness that children may be away from home for the first time and having their first horseback riding experience at the same time.  Overall care of animals and day to day supervision of facility and equipment.  Grooming, saddling horses, leading trail rides and preparing for group activities in and around the barn.  Please contact the ranch at 815-732-7923 or info@whitepinesranch.com


Riding Instructor Denver Equestrians  Qualified instructors should have a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, some competition experience, and a sound knowledge of stable management and horse care. Instructors who have completed college equestrian degrees or certification programs (CHA, USDF,  British Horse Society, etc.) are especially urged to apply. Instructor benefits include flexible working hours, pay negotiable with experience, and the opportunity to help our students reach their riding goals in a fun, educational atmosphere. This is a part-time position, and candidates must be available to work daytime, evenings and weekends. To apply, please send us a resume and a cover letter via email detailing education and experience in horsemanship and riding. References required, and will be checked. Applicants must be 18yrs or older. Drivers license and reliable transportation required. Ride@DenverEquestrians.com.

YEAR ROUND INTERN: CAMP HEBRON equestrian program is accepting applications for a year round intern.  Focus on Riding Instruction and Stable/herd management in a Christian Camping Ministry.  camphebron@camphebron.org