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HORSEMANSHIP DIRECTOR – Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center – Stanwood, WA.  This is a full-time, year-round position, requiring on-site residency.  Must be a certified CHA Instructor at least 21 years of age, and have the ability to manage and care for a herd of up to 75 horses.   BA or 2 years related experience desired.  This position plans, organizes and leads Horsemanship Programs, Riding Lessons and Trail rides; and is responsible to minister to the spiritual, emotional, relational and physical needs of staff, campers and guests while they are participating in Horsemanship Programs.  Also maintains facilities, equipment and horses at the highest professional standards.  Must have the desire and ability to disciple, supervise and evaluate college age summer staff and high school age students (Wranglers-in-Training).  Will work collaboratively with the Vaulting Program Manager to support the goals and needs of the Warm Beach Vaulters.  For a full Ministry Description, please visit our website at www.warmbeach.com/employment or contact Christina Barnes at cbarnes@warmbeach.com  360-216-4262.

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.

Riding Instructors and Assistant Riding Instructors, Milton, GA. Instructors/Assistant Instructors for our Summer Day Camp to teach beginning English (mainly) and Western riding to campers age 5 to 15. Instructors to be 25 and over, Assistants to be 18 and over.  Summer Hours M - F 8 AM to 2 PM 6/22 to 7/24. Additional job opportunities for year round instruction, 10 AM to 1 PM pony rides and 3 PM to 6 PM Lessons, several weekdays and Saturdays. Responsibilities to include interaction with and supervision of children age 5 to 15, both during lessons as well as other camp activities, care of horses and tack, including preparing before and after lessons, feeding, watering, cleaning stalls.  Instructor Certification or equivalent experience, (3 to 5 year minimum years experience) and CPR/First Aid Certification Required.  Assistant: $10 to $13/hr, and Riding Instructor: $15 to $30 per hour based on experience. Will consider boarding of your horse in exchange for additional work, preferably if it can be used in lesson program.  Please visit our website for more information at www.campmagnolia.com.  Send resumes to jobs@campmagnolia.com


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


YMCA Camp Y-Noah in Clinton, Ohio is looking for a summer ranch camp counselor to help with 10 weeks of summer camp. June 8-Aug 14th, 2015. Applicants must be over 18 years old. Must have horse care experience, proficient rider, preference given to applicants who have teaching experience. Applicants must work well with groups of children. Able to lift and carry hay, manure, shavings, saddles, and other farm related materials. Applicants must know how to groom and tack horses (English & Western) and able to recognize basic medical symptoms of an injured or sick horse. Must be able to work outdoors in varied weather conditions including; heat, rain, wind, dust, or cold. As a Summer Ranch Camp Counselor you will help with morning feeding, tacking, assist in lessons, trail rides, horsemanship classes, daily barn chores and cleaning up around the property. Typical hours would be Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. Housing & meals provided. Salary position. If interested contact Equestrian Director - Susan Garside   susang@akronymca.org 330-858-4800 for application.

Eagle's Nest is seeking a Horseback Riding Head for the summer of 2015 in Pisgah Forest, NC. The head will be in charge for the maintenance and care of the barn and the horses, as well as instructing children between the ages of 6 and 17 at various levels (beginning through advanced) in huntseat. The riding head may also serve as a cabin counselor. Must be at least 21 years old, with extensive riding and teaching experience. A background including barn management and horse care is strongly preferred.  CPR and First Aid certification is required by the beginning of camp. Housing and meals in our whole foods kitchen, with access to free laundry facilities. Competitive pay plus one full day off each week. For more information about our program visit our website at www.enf.org. All applicants must apply using the forms found on our website, at http://www.enf.org/eagles-nest-camp/summer-employment/.

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.

Be a part of a team and program that is second to none!  Falling Creek Camp is searching for leader of its horseback riding program for May 27 - August 14, 2015.  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 ring work. Ideal candidates for this position must be a self-starter, organized, experience managing a team of people, goal oriented, flexible and problem solver.  Must be at least 23 years of age, pass national criminal record checks including the National Sex Offender Registry and Motor Vehicle Driving record.  Candidates must be certified or be willing to get an approved certified classification from a nationally recognized horsemanship organization (valid through the 2015 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.

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

Full-time Equestrian Coordinator (Ozark, IL)- Camp Ondessonk is a traditional summer camp located on 983 acres within the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.  We are seeking a full-time Equestrian Coordinator who will work both the summer camp season as well as year-round programming for adults and children.  The Ondessonk Stables have a permanent herd of approximately 70 horses, outdoor riding arenas, an extensive pasture system and hundreds of miles of trails in the immediate vicinity.  The Equestrian Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Director in the general management, operation and supervision of the stable program, personnel, horses, and facility.  This is a salaried, year-round position with excellent benefits including insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation and available on-site housing.  Must be at least twenty-one (21) years old with leadership ability to supervise campers and staff in a positive, safe, and effective manner.   Must have knowledge of facility maintenance, including equipment, tractors, tools, ect.  Experience working with children, along with CHA and First-Aid/CPR certifications are preferred.  Interested candidates are invited to email a cover letter and resume to:  Alissa.Hollmann@Ondessonk.com.  More information, including a full job description, is available at http://ondessonk.com/home/employment/.     


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. 


Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is hiring Riding Instructors for Summer 2015.  Instructors will be responsible for helping with the supervision and care of campers and horses along with facilitating ground and mounted riding lessons.  Hiring for two locations Keyauwee Program Center in Sophia, NC and Camp Pisgah in Brevard, NC.  Please visit www.camplikeagirl.org for more information or email Cathy Thacker cthacker@girlscoutsp2p.org with any questions.


Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is hiring Equestrian Counselors for summer camp 2015!  Duties will include developing and implementing age and ability-appropriate progressive English/Western riding programs, and assisting with general unit programming and management. Must be a confident horseback rider and have knowledge of safety around horses. Riding instructor experience and/or CHA certification is preferred. Minimum age 18; Salary range $210-$250/week dependent on experience. Housing and all meals are included. You will receive 2 hours off daily and weekends off. Program staff orientation starts May 18th, 2015, Camp begins May 31st and ends July 28th. Please visit www.gsmidtn.org/summer-camp-staff-forms for detailed descriptions of available positions and for applications. Completed applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to cdirector@gsmidtn.org.


Barn Supervisor at Jester Park Equestrian Center Polk County Conservation Board In Granger, Iowa.  The Polk County Conservation Board is seeking an energetic, highly motivated proven leader to supervise the daily activities of the stable, arena, buildings and surrounding grounds. This is a working supervisor position that participates in stable duties as required. The Barn Supervisor salary range is $45,399-$59,549.  The Supervisor plans, schedules and monitors the work of part time and seasonal/temporary staff engaged in the care/maintenance of horses, stables, indoor/outdoor arenas and surrounding buildings and grounds. The Supervisor also monitors the care and health of the horses; including treating horses under the direction of a veterinarian; ensures all facilities and equipment are in safe working order; requisitions supplies, materials and equipment; fixes equipment as needed; feeds, waters and exercises horses; and interacts with the public, horse owners, and suppliers in a variety of different settings.  Submit all of the following application materials: application, resume and cover letter by January 9, 2015 12:00 a.m. CST.  Job description and application are available at http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/hr/job-opportunities/


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

Canyonview Equestrian College Dean of Students position in Oregon is available July 1.  Post high school resident Christian ministry program. Duties include: recruiting, admitting, teaching and mentoring our CEC students and alumni relationships. Bachelor’s degree preferred. CHA Master Instructor, ACI or CI preferred.  Animal Science background a plus. Must be a strong team player, have the heart of a shepherd, and be able to handle discipline with professionalism. Contact Ren Bannerman at 503.931.0901 www.canyonviewministries.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.


Maintenance and Groom Denver Equestrians  We are looking for a self-starter with excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills. Job requires grounds maintenance, and operation of barn machinery, including feed cart, small tractor and trailer. Job also requires the ability to assist with repairs/improvements on the property. Applicant will be required to ensure daily barn chores are completed in a timely manner: turnout, feed, clean stalls, ensure proper opening and/or closing tasks are completed and assist with facility projects (fencing, repairs, etc). This is a part-time position with the opportunity to grow into a full-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     


HORSEMANSHIP DIRECTOR – CAMP LI-WA – FAIRBANKS, ALASKA:  Seeking a full-time CHA certified person who is as good with horses as they are with people.  Will consider non-CHA certified applicants if relevant experience and riding / instructional skills indicate a strong likelihood of achieving certification.  Our Christian camp and conference center uses horses throughout the year in various programs.  Must possess excellent communication, listening, and organizational skills.  Send resume to info@campliwa.org and check out our website at www.campliwa.org. For more information call 907-457-6059.