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10 acre gated equestrian estate in Rochester, NY

Amazing gated equine estate w/ unparalleled views on 9.5 rolling acres! Winding driveway through picturesque fenced pastures and run-in shed. New 60x140 indoor riding arena w/ 3 stalls & heated finished mezzanine. Separate,renovated barn w/ 5 stalls, tack room & hay loft. In-ground pool & 4 season pool/guest house w/ bath & outdoor shower! Chalet-style open concept home w/vaulted ceilings & panoramic views. Upstairs living area features hardwood throughout that flows through kitchen, DR, morning room & great room w/ gas fireplace, additional living space & separate office. Downstairs features 4 private bedrooms, 2 full baths & laundry. Master boasts walk-out terrace, ensuite w/ tub and huge 7 jet shower. Spectacular views of your orchards!Turn-key equine facility only 20 mins to Rochester!



Riding Director
Camp Matoaka, Smithfield, ME

Premiere girls’ summer camp in central Maine seeks riding director and instructors for English riding program to facilitate the instruction of campers aged 7-15 years old.

Summer camp experience and/or lesson program preferred, and strong working knowledge of English Riding.

Responsibilities include overseeing, scheduling and planning camper lessons; stable management and general care for 8 horses; instructor training and management.  

Facilities include a well-maintained barn, two riding arenas and fenced pastures.

Benefits: Competitive salary based on experience (please inquire)

Room and board, uniform, and travel also included. Internship credit available.

Employment from June 12th – August 17th

Contact Molly Van Bragt: 207-512-2300 or staff@matoaka.com


Inspiration Ranch in Magnolia, TX provides equine-assisted riding lessons and activities to children, youth, and adults with cognitive, physical, emotional, and social disabilities. We are a Christ-centered facility located 7 miles from The Woodlands on 40 beautiful acres, home to a growing herd of 16 horses. Our values include safety, passion, excellence, partnership, fun and stewardship.

We are seeking a PATH Intl. certified and experienced professional to join our dynamic team. The instructor will provide adaptive riding lessons for individuals experiencing various challenges. Responsibilities include writing lesson plans, teaching riding lessons, writing progress notes, conditioning horses, attending horse shows, and training volunteers.

Applicant must be a certified riding instructor and have experience teaching adaptive riding lessons and preferably able-bodied lessons as well. Candidate should be an energetic, dedicated, and a creative individual desiring growth and learning who is local or willing to relocate. This is a full-time, salaried position with flexible hours and full benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, paid time off, and professional development opportunities.  

Please e-mail resume, cover letter, references, example lesson plan, riding video, and teaching video to Audrey Cunningham, Therapeutic Riding Program Coordinator, at audrey@inspirationranch.org and visit inspirationranch.org for more information.


Riding Director
Camp Illahee, Brevard NC

Outstanding girls’ summer camp in Western North Carolina seeks riding director and instructors for English riding program. Director must have an interest in children and in camp community. 

Illahee is 30 minutes from WNC Agricultural Center and just over an hour from the Tryon Equestrian Center.  

Summer camp experience and/or lesson program preferred.

Responsibilities include overseeing, scheduling and planning camper lessons; stable management and general care for 24 horses; instructor training and management.  

Facilities include a well-maintained barn, covered riding arena and fenced pastures.

Camp Illahee would welcome partnership with established barn or riding program.  

Benefits: competitive salary based on experience (please inquire)

Room, board, laundry and a positive work environment. 

Employment from May 26th  – August 14th  

Contact Laurie Strayhorn: 828-883-2181 or laurie@campillahee.com


Horse of the Sun Ranch – Alpine, CA

Horse Exercise Rider – payrate  $21 - $23 per hour based on experience, plus it is a part time position about 18 to 20 hours per week.

Job Description:

Duties Include; • Move, tack-up/tack-down several horses per day • Exercise horses - round pen, walk, trot and canter • Observe/report horse health and condition as needed • Observe/report tack/environment conditions as needed • Maintain horse exercise logs • Driving/use of electric carts • Keep tack rooms and associated areas safe and clean • Able to work in all mountain weather conditions • Other duties/projects as assigned



Qualifications Include; • A commitment to workplace safety • Experience riding horses • Proven knowledge of horses, physically and behaviorally • Some knowledge of Soft Feel / Natural Horsemanship Methods as taught by Tom & Bill Dorrance, Ray Hunt and Buck Brannaman • Riding Instructor experience is a bonus • Professional demeanor, clean and organized • Project a positive public image • Excellent initiative and enthusiasm • Ability to work independently and collaboratively • Excellent verbal communication skills • Drug free and can pass a background check • Respectful, follows verbal and written directions • Capable of frequent lifting up to 50lbs. (Western saddles)

 If interested, please email pbarger@asymca.org with your resume and qualifications


RISE Therapeutic Equestrian Center in San Antonio, Texas is in search of a CHA IRD Instructor to work and grow with our program.  RISE is willing to consider assistance with IRD certification for a qualified applicant. 

Job Functions

      • Teach assigned program classes, including but not limited to: therapeutic riding, unmounted horsemanship, youth-at-risk,              volunteer, Mane Time Clinic, Veterans Program, etc.

      • Direct and supervise volunteers assisting with students in classes and working in the barn

      • Schedule appropriate horses and tack for students for lessons

      • Ability to communicate effectively and work with staff/participants of different ages and abilities and provide instruction to                those staff/participants

      • Ability to observe and assess participant behavior

      • Ability to enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures and to apply appropriate behavioral management techiques

      • Ability to lift and carry at least 25 pounds.


  • a minimum of 18 years of age
  • CHA Instructor Certification Level 2 (or higher) with at least one year of working with individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities in any capacity with references

        • Experience in all aspects of horse care including barn management, riding skills, medical care, equipment and tack                       fit/care.

        • Current certification in CPR/First Aid.  Contact karen@riserehab.org



YMCA Camp Willson in Bellenfontaine, Ohio is looking for  Ranch Camp Leader who shares their love and knowledge of all things equine with new and returning campers. They create an open and safe environment for campers to grow their equine passion. The Ranch Camp Leader is responsible for the daily care of the campers and horses within the equine program, as well as care and cleanliness of cabins, the barn, and equine tack.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  1. Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors; promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all job-related functions.
  2. Guide all campers to participate successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
  3. Carry our established guidelines for supervising camper health and safety.
  4. Assist in developing lesson plans, in teaching horse lessons, and in making recommendations for program growth.
  5. Assist in maintenance of ranch equipment and supplies.
  6. Instruct campers in emergency procedures such as fire drills, evacuating cabins, etc.


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Basic equine knowledge
  • Desire to work and live with children age 11-17
  • Ability to coordinate, organize, and teach both basic riding skills and ground instruction on saddling, grooming, care of tack, and safety.
  • Ability and desire to organize and assist in other recreational programs including but not limited to special events, afternoon, and evening recreation.
  • Passionate belief in the Y’s cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative team approach to solving challenging situations.

Contact erin.wester@ymcacolumbus.org


Houghton College Summer Equestrian Camp in Houghton, NY is looking for female riding instructors / camp counselors for a faith-based summer camp program for girls, 10-18 years old. Qualifications include: minimum age of 19, CHA Certified Instructor Level 3/4 with jumping experience preferred, strong work ethic, willingness to be fun, creative, and a positive role model for youth, and provide high quality instruction and professionalism. View our website, http://www.houghton.edu/summer-camps/equestrian-camp/ for details about our camp.

Seasonal: June 10 – August 1

Salary: $300 per week. Housing and meals, full board for one horse, lesson opportunities, and off-property hauling are provided in addition to salary.

CONTACT Camp Director, Laura Alexeichik, laura.alexeichik@houghton.edu for additional information regarding responsibilities and to apply.  


Horseback Riding Director - Chippewa Ranch Camp in Eagle River, Wisconsin

Job Functions:

  • Plan, direct, and supervise a safe and fun horseback riding program
    • Teach riding 3-4 hour-long periods per day
    • Oversee daily inspection of horses and equipment
    • Keep in touch with horse provider regarding horse care
    • Ensure adherence to proper feeding and grooming schedule
    • Create, post and educate on safety rules and regulations
    • Assist in developing lesson plans and a progression plan for campers in the riding program
  • Assist in managing the physical facilities and equipment in the horseback riding program area
    • Equipment used includes horses (12), tack, helmets, grooming and cleaning gear, horse feed and related equipment, jumps, and mounting block/steps
  • Communicate and work with riding director daily with updates, needs and progress

Contact sari@chippewaranchcamp.com for more information

Horseback Riding Instructor - Chippewa Ranch Camp, Eagle River, Wisconsin

Job Functions:

  • Assist in the planning and implementing of a safe and fun horseback riding program
    • Teach riding 3-4 hour-long periods per day
    • Perform daily inspection of horses and equipment
    • Order supplies when needed
    • Implement proper feeding and grooming schedule
    • Oversee initial testing and level placement of all campers interested in taking riding
    • Create, post and educate on safety rules and regulations
    • Develop lesson plans and a progression plan for campers in the riding program
  • Train and supervise Horseback Riding staff 
    • Horseback Riding Instructors
    • Stable Maintenance/Ranch Hand
  • Manage the physical facilities and equipment in the horseback riding program area
    • Equipment used includes horses (12), tack, helmets, grooming and cleaning gear, horse feed and related equipment, jumps, and mounting block/steps
  • Communicate regularly with the Director Team with updates, needs and progress

Contact sari@chippewaranchcamp.com for more information

Stable Maintenance/Ranch Hand - Chippewa Ranch Camp, Eagle River, Wisconsin

Job Functions:

  • Maintain a clean and organized barn, ring and pasture (12 horses)
    • Muck out stalls per schedule
    • Clean up horse mess from around camp (following trail rides)
  • Implement proper feeding and grooming schedule

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Comfort and experience around horses
  • Commitment to hard work
  • Able to perform physical aspects of the position, including:
    • Working long hours in an active horseback riding program
    • Identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
    • Respond appropriately to situations requiring First Aid, and assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury)
    • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers 
  • Willingness to be flexible

Contact sari@chippewaranchcamp.com for more information 


Seeking a Full Time Equestrian Director at beautiful YMCA Camp Cheerio in Glade Valley, NC. Looking for a hard working person with a passion for horses to oversee 22 horses and over 20 staff in an extraordinary setting, with nice coworkers, and a history of quality camping experiences for children ages 7 - 15. Send resume and qualifications to director@campcheerio.org by February 15th. Check out our website at www.campcheerio.org. Join our team!


Camp Speers YMCA is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  Camps Speers provides a variety of horseback riding options to the local community, school groups and weekend retreat groups in addtion to our summer camp programming.

Seasonal position - April 1 - October 31

Group housing provided.

To apply: https://campspeersymca.campbrainstaff.com/


To assist in the implementation of high quality recreational and instructional horseback riding programs.

Program Counselor Equestrian at Camp Sycamore Hills in Ashland City, TN: If you love working with horses and have horsemanship skills, come spend a summer with us! You will develop and implement age and ability-appropriate, progressive English and Western riding programs, and assist with general unit programming and management. You must be a confident horseback rider and have knowledge of safety around horses. Riding instructor experience and/or CHA certification preferred. First Aid and CPR certification is required. Trainings are provided during Enrichment Training.

 Salary: $360 per week 

  Contact Christina Bradley  cdirector@gsmidtn.org, 615-460-0239  

Website for more information- www.gsmidtn.org/summercamp


Horse Program Manager at Tecaboca, Catholic Camp in Mountain Home, TX. Our horseback riding program follows a progression of horsemanship skills and offers Western riding primarily in the arena, but also on short trails on our 100 acre area.  We value positive communication with the horses and the safety of the participants over all else.  We teach basic horsemanship skills in a fun, safe atmosphere to boys and girls 6 -16.  The Horse Program Manager also fills duties with the greater Camp community, such as community meals and evening games support. Not all campers and counselors are Catholic, but this position must be willing to participate in prayer and Mass, and support the Marianist Catholic ideas of community, kindness, social justice. Qualifications: Teaching experience with Western horsemanship and barn management.  Possess skills and confidence in leading an organized, safe, enjoyable riding program.  Prefer CHA (minimum Level 2) Instructor, but there is a possibility we would support attendance at a CHA Clinic.  Benefits: $230-$330 per week depending on experience and qualifications.  Includes room and board.  High speed internet access, time off per week, professional discounts, and a location to die for.  Dates: May 17th - July 17. For more information, and to submit a resume' contact: director@tecaboca.com 

Camp Hebron in Halifax, PA, a 340-acre camp & retreat center, in Halifax, PA is seeking a full-time Horsemanship Program Manager. Camp Hebron serves approximately 1,500 in our summer programs and thousands year-round in retreat ministry. The horsemanship program operates as a CHA accredited facility. We are blessed to have an exceptional stall barn and indoor arena. Between the trails, indoor and outdoor arenas we offer flexibility in program design.  Our strong summer camp, lessons and arena/trail programs are well respected. The Horsemanship Program Manager will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and cooperatively with the Horsemanship Education Specialist. This is a full-time position with benefits and salary. 

To apply please send resume and cover letter to deke@camphebron.org

For questions or additional information email the above address or call (515) 480-8962



The Texas Lions Camp is seeking a progressive and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Ranch Manager. Duties include equine healthcare/management in a herd setting, farm-animal nutrition and feeding, pasture management, evaluation of horse and rider’s capabilities, ability to train and supervise staff engaged in TLC’s horse program for children with special medical conditions, and ability to operate with sound fiscal practices.

To learn more about duties and qualifications and to apply, visit us online at lionscamp.com.



Part-time Certified Equestrian Instructor – OH

Pegasus Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Hartville, OH  is seeking a PATH &/or CHA certified instructor to add to our team.  This is a part-time hourly position that includes teaching evenings and Saturdays.  Please submit resume to Tammi Gainer @ tammi@pegasusfarm.org.

YMCA Camp Willson in Bellefontaine OH is seeking a full-time Equestrian Director. Position includes care of 40-horse herd, scheduling and supervising hourly staff, facilitating year-round equine activities, among other responsibilities. BA/BS in Equine Studies or related field, and/or CHA certification preferred. Proven experience in all aspects of horse care including barn management, riding skills, general medical care, equipment and tack purchase and repair required. Full job description and application at ymcacolumbus.org/employment, search keyword "equestrian."


Riding Instructor Position Available at Blue Rider Stables, South Egremont, MA:

The riding instructor will provide riding instruction (regular and therapeutic), teach riding lessons, train and care for the horses, maintain barn safety and cleanliness.  Candidate needs to have a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with individuals with disabilities. Individual must possess strong communication skills, flexibility, willingness to teach according to Blue Rider’s philosophy, self motivation and ability to work as part of a team.  Solid background in horsemanship, knowledge of various disabilities and skills in teaching riding techniques required.  If not currently licensed in Massachusetts must be willing to become certified.  Join a team of very talented instructors focused on ongoing education.  Learn more about us at our website and submit your resume to Blue Rider Stables, P.O. Box 924, Gt. Barrington, MA 01230 or to info@bluerider.org.


Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

Phoenix Zoo - Phoenix, AZ

Job Title:  Keeper 1 – Equine Instructor

FLSA Status:   Full Time, Regular, Non-exempt

General Statement:

The Keeper – Equine Instructor in this position is responsible for the safety, health and well-being of all assigned animals through the performance of documented husbandry practices.  This position instructs and assists in equine horsemanship, caregiving and beginning riding classes under the designated curriculum.  The Keeper in this position is also responsible for engaging and interacting with guests in support of designated guest experiences that support the Phoenix Zoo’s mission.

For more information and to apply, please visit:  https://www.phoenixzoo.org/careers/

Resumes are not accepted for ACNC position without an accompanying application.  While posting may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from the Phoenix Zoo career site, it is closed and we will no longer accept applications.  If you are a top candidate for a current opening, we will contact you within a few weeks of the position closing.  Unfortunately, due to the number of applications and resumes we receive, we are only able to respond to those applicants who best match our current openings.



Polk County Conservation is seeking a full-time riding instructor/educator to join our existing instructor team in the expansion of our Equine Assisted Activities/Therapy programs. Jester Park Equestrian Center has an emphasis on natural horsemanship with a wellness focus. Evolving programs include our groundwork based Horses Helping Heroes program that serves area veterans. This position would also assist/lead equine assisted activities including but not limited to, summer youth programs, underserved population groups, teen mentorship programs, and public oriented equestrian opportunities. We have 32 program horses, outdoor and indoor arenas, educational conference room and an abundance of trails.  Relevant certification(s) is preferred. Great benefits in an amazing nature park near Des Moines, Iowa awaits a dedicated, holistic-focused team member. Apply at: https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/hr/job-opportunities/


Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg VA is seeking Barn Supervisor This position supervises barn operations; trains, supervises and evaluates Grooms in all aspects of their work.  Provides care and maintenance of the horses, the stables, carriages, equipment and pastures used by the Coach & Livestock Department. Provides support for the carriage ride operation and the horses used for programs in the Historic Area. Primary responsibility for conservation of rare horse breeds, to include breeding plans and care of young horses. Trains horses, riders, and assists in training drivers.  Drives carriages when necessary. This is a full time opportunity 40 hours per week plus benefits .  Click here to apply


SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS At Miracle Ranch in Port Orchard, WA

Head Wrangler: Full Summer Assist the Horsemanship Manager in leading the wrangling staff. This position includes scheduling and leading all wrangler duties including trail rides, classes, chores, and the rodeo. Strong leadership and horsemanship experience are a must.

Wrangler: Full Summer Teach group riding lessons in Western horsemanship. Requires horsemanship experience. Assist with program and rec activities as needed Vaulting Instructor Full Summer Supervise vaulting program and train assistants. Oversee care of vaulting horses. Requires horsemanship/vaulting experience. Assist with program and rec activities as needed.

Vaulting Instructor Full Summer Supervise vaulting program and train assistants. Oversee care of vaulting horses. Requires horsemanship/vaulting experience. Assist with program and rec activities as needed.

APPLY ON LINE AT: https://cristacamps.com/get-involved/summer-staff/

Qualifications include: minimum age of 18, a strong relationship with God, level 2 or above riding skills (Western or English). Visit our website for more information and to apply: https://cristacamps.com/get-involved/internships/ Call Katy Erickson: 360-621-7460, kerickson@cristacamps.com or Ron Oates: roates@cristacamps.com for more info.



SUMMER WRANGLER POSITION: Sanborn Western Camps is a residential summer camp located in Florissant, Colorado. Wranglers are an integral part of the camp community and teach horsemanship skills, lead ½ day, all day, overnight and up to 5-day pack trips in the wilderness of Colorado for campers age 7-16, and cultivate a sense of wonder through time spent in nature. Wranglers teach horsemanship skills, complete daily chores around the barn, monitor horse health and safety, design engaging riding lessons, activities, and trips. Start date is May 10, 2019 (some flexibility)-August 13. Please visit our website to learn more about the position and to submit an application or give us a call at 719-748-3341. www.sanbornwesterncamps.com


Fernwood Cove located in Harrison, ME is an all-girls summer camp  and is looking for an Instructor/Horse Trainer/Barn Manager to join our Natural Horsemanship team. We are looking for our future Equestrian Program Specialist/Barn Manager who has skills in both training horses and who has experience in instructing riding lessons at beginner, intermediate and advance level with an emphasis on English discipline. This summer would be a transitional summer where you would learn from our current Area Head (Equestrian Program Specialist/Barn Manager) of the Natural Horsemanship program and then continue in a full-time position and lead future spring, summer and fall Fernwood Cove Natural Horsemanship programs. Future responsibilities will include planning, developing and implement spring, summer and fall equestrian education programs for local students and adult members in lakes region, Maine. Management of a herd of 10 to 15 horses of various breeds, sizes and ability levels, screening prospective horses for the summer program, manage and supervise summer horsemanship staff, manage and oversee the summer camp program, maintaining training and schooling for each horse, maintaining database on each horse including horse health, horse behavior and horse training, knowledge on horse husbandry, tack fitting and management. Continued facility upkeep and maintenance. The transition summer dates start May 1st (flexible start date as late as May 30th) to August 31st working with our Summer Natural Horsemanship team. Full-time position starts September 1st 2019 with a competitive full-time salary and accommodation included in package. Successful candidates will: Work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, live on campus, have or be willing to obtain CHA certification in English riding disciplines within 6 months of hire, demonstrate experience in horseback riding, teaching, instructing and equine management, pass a criminal background check, Be at least 21 years of age. Apply online at www.fernwoodcove.com and/or contact Beigette Gill 207-583-2381 or email beigette@fernwoodcove.com


Dream Riders of Kentucky, located in Owensboro, Kentucky, is in search of a part time CHA Certified Instructor with experience teaching individuals with disabilities. Must have an interest in and respect for individuals of all ages, abilities, and levels of experience, and exhibit the positive professionalism and communication skills needed to do so. Salary and travel reimbursement is negotiable. Interested candidates are asked to email a resume and cover letter to DreamRidersOfKy@gmail.com or to call (270) 883-1418.


Director and Assistant Director Wanted for riding academy at prestigious girl’s camp in Adirondack Mountains of New York.  Beautiful new facilities.  Top pay, room and board provided.  Referral fees offered.  800-786-8373.  www.raquettelake.com apply online and email resume/qualifications to pete@raquettelake.com.

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is seeking an assistant/instructor to travel during the months of late May, June, July and part of August in OH, IN, NJ, etc. Person must be great with kids, capable of driving a truck/6-horse trailer, and self motivated! Harness racing background helpful, but not required.  Here is the link for further information: https://www.hhyf.org/uploads/1/1/9/8/119800020/2019_hhyf_summer_employment_application_final.pdf


Keyauwee Program Center and Circle C Equestrian Program are looking for summer camp Riding Instructors.  We are in Sophia, NC and are owned and operated by Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont.   Riding Instructors need to be 18+ years old and are responsible for helping with the supervision and care of campers and horses along with teaching ground and mounted riding lessons.  Please visit www.camplikeagirl.org for more information and to apply.


Equestrian Program Manager at Falling Creek Camp in Tuxedo, North Carolina. Our popular horseback riding program follows a progression of horsemanship skills and offers English riding and trail riding on over 15 miles of trails on our 900+ acres.  We value effective, non-abusive communication with the horses and the safety of the participants over all else.  We have a strong history of teaching solid horsemanship skills in a fun, safe atmosphere to boys 6 -16.  Qualifications: Teaching experience with English horsemanship and barn management.  Possess skills and confidence in leading an organized, safe, enjoyable riding program.  Prefer CHA (minimum Level 2) Instructor.  Benefits : $650 - $950 per week depending on experience and qualifications.  Includes room and board.  Free laundry services, high speed internet access, time off per week, professional discounts, and a location to die for.  Dates: May 17th - August 10th with earlier start available. For application info applicants can visit https://www.fallingcreek.com/staff


Falling Creek Camp in Tuxedo, North Carolina is lookng for Riding Instructors. Our popular horseback riding program follows a progression of horsemanship skills and offers English riding and trail riding on over 15 miles of trails on our 900+ acres.  We value effective, non-abusive communication with the horses and the safety of the participants over all else. We have a strong history of teaching solid horsemanship skills in a fun, safe atmosphere to boys 6 -16.  Qualifications: Must have completed at least first year of college, or equivalent life experience (Missions, Work Experience, Etc.). Must have experience in riding, and working with children. Benefits : $320-400 per week depending on experience and qualifications.  Includes room and board.  Free laundry services, high speed internet access, time off per week, professional discounts, and a location to die for. Dates: May 20th - August 10th. For application info applicants can visit https://www.fallingcreek.com/staff 

ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship, A PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center, located in McKinney, TX, is seeking an experienced instructor to teach our growing rider population.  This FT position offers benefits including paid time off and full medical insurance coverage.  Qualified candidates should email their resume to Sarah Dobbins, Administrative Program Director, at sdobbins@manegait.org and visit www.manegait.org for more information.

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan in TN is looking for hardworking, enthusiastic employees who are passionate about working with animals and children to join their Summer 2019 Equestrian Staff. Link to apply is: www.campwidji.org/careers


Marilyn Bassett-Coffey has recently moved to Mineral Wells, TX! She is a CHA Master Instructor and Clinician offering Instruction, Training, and Coaching. Openings available!

Warm Beach Camp in Washington state is now accepting applications for their Summer WRANGLER positions.  If you love horses, kids and God this may be the job for you!  The role includes teaching riding classes (using CHA standards), taking out trail rides, training young horses, retraining older horses, stable maintenance, general horse care and feeding, and mentoring youth. Previous instructing experience preferred.  Visit our website for more information and to apply  https://www.warmbeach.com/employment/summer-employment/760-summer-staff or contact Lisa Tremain 360-312-3704 / LTremain@warmbeach.com


Camp Hebron, Christian Retreat and Conference Center, in Halifax, PA, is currently looking to fill several Equestrian positions.  First, Right Now!!! We are looking for a Resident year round Intern in Stable management also involved in teaching lessons and trail guiding.   We are also looking for 3-4 individuals who would be able to be 2019 Summer Wranglers (18+years old)who would teach mainly beginners, ground, theory and mounted lessons under the oversight of a CHA Master Instructor and CI.  We are a CHA accredited site and provide, at no expense, a CHA Certification, to accepted Wrangler applicants.  Our summer runs for 8 weeks preceded by a CHA certification as well as a Staff orientation weekend, there is Room/Board and a weekly stipend provided as well as a summer staff support option.  We are also looking for JR. Wrangler positions (17+years old) who would be looking for more experience working toward a wrangler type position. If interested, email me at dean@camphebron.org


Job Opportunity at Accredited Center in North Texas, Roanoke, TX – Victory Therapy Center is seeking candidates for part-time certified instructor positions.  Must be CHA IRD Certified Instructor and/or PATH Intl Certified Instructor.  Current openings are for Thursday afternoon/evening classes, Saturday morning classes, and possible Friday morning classes.  For more information, including hours, compensation, etc., contact us 682-831-1323; and/or go to http://victorytherapy.org/careers/ to find a detailed copy of the job description and information on how to apply.  

Full Time Program Specialist - Ranch in Southeastern Wisconsin. Camp Timber-lee is looking for a Full Time Program Specialist to work at our Saddle Horn Ranch. This person serves as an instructor, program facilitator and host within Timber-lee's various year round programs that include summer camp, retreats, outdoor education and others. This person will provide guests with a quality and safe trail ride experience, instruct or lead campers and students in various ranch activities or classes connected to all our major programs including horse specialty camps in the summer, create and develop camper instructional experiences including curriculum, class resources, etc., work with and train horses to achieve each horse's competency or suitability for program uses, with animal care and management of both horses and other ranch animals, and assist with ranch maintenance, hay storage, trail management, fencing projects, etc.  Chosen candidate is required to live on-grounds in shared dorm or apartment units.  Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter and resume to hr@timber-lee.com plus filling out an application from our website at www.Timber-lee.com 


Equestrian Program Specialist/ Barn Manager in Central Illinois  Girl Scouts of Central Illinois is seeing an Equestrian Program Specialist (EPS) to manage the health and welfare of the council herd and state-of-the-art CHA accredited equestrian facility on 640 acre rolling wooded Camp Tapawingo in Metamora, IL. Pay is $34,500.The EPS will plan, develop and execute year round equestrian education programs for girls and adult members in central Illinois with the assistance of a part-time Equestrian Assistant and several very dedicated volunteers.  This position works closely with the resident Site Manager responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the camp(s) to support the safety, health and well-being of campers, volunteers and staff of the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Council. Successful candidates will: Work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, Have or be willing to obtain CHA certification in Western and English riding disciplines within 6 months of hire, Demonstrate experience in horseback riding, teaching and equine management, Pass a criminal background check, Be at least 21 years of age, Apply to www.getyourgirlpower.org. EOE


Horseback Riding Instructor- Chippewa Ranch Camp is an all-girls residential summer camp located in Eagle River, WI. We are located on a big lake  and offer a wide variety of activities including horseback riding, water skiing, a 50 foot climbing wall with a zipline, a high ropes course, archery, landsports and the arts.  We are a camp that is focused on building friendships, independence and kindness. Through our wide offering of activities and incredible staff, we are able to help our campers grow into strong, confident and compassionate young women. We are seeking an experienced riding instructor to help run our riding program with campers varying in levels from beginner to advanced. We provide room and board plus a competitive salary. For more information, check out our website at www.chippewaranchcamp.com or email sari@chippewarnchcamp.com.

Palomar Christian Conference Center in Palomar Mountain, CA, a faith-based organization in the beautiful mountains of Southern CA, has openings for a seasonal wrangler and girls summer camp staff. Full-Time Wrangler - Enthusiastic, caring, and hardworking Christian. The staff member will assist the Horsemanship Director to manage a herd of 11-13 horses, lead trail rides, prepare for and oversee girls horse camp classes and activities.  We will provide training on both horse and human aspects of riding instruction, herd management, and camping ministry.  This is a great way to start or advance a career in the equine industry.  Qualifications include: minimum age of 18, a strong relationship with God, level 2 or above riding skills (Western or English).  Position includes: Hourly rate, benefits, and housing.


Cabin Counselor/Riding Instructors will live with groups of 8-12 girls and up to two co-counselors and are responsible for the supervision, safety, and care of their assigned group at all times. Cabin counselor/riding instructors will also teach in their activity areas, participate on staff committees, and assist with all-camp activities. Applicants for this position must have experience with and a passion for working with children and a minimum of one year of documented experience in the activity of their choice. Interested applicants can apply online at https://nicolet.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App.  lauren@campnicolet.com


Located only a few minutes outside Bloomington, IN, Crimson Stables, LLC. helps introduce children and families to the world of horses. Boasting one of the largest indoor riding arenas in Indiana as well as nearby trails, we are currently in search of Full and Part-Time Horseback Riding Instructors and an Assistant Manager/Riding Instructor. Please apply through our Indeed post: Assistant Manager/Riding Instructor and Horseback Riding Instructors


Barn Manager/Program Director for a large barn in western Oregon wanted.  Rare opportunity to manage and build an Equine program.  We are looking for a Equine Professional with a passion for changing lives through horses and horsemanship.  Must be positive, hardworking, forward thinking, with an assertive personality.  Must be a responsible individual with a heart and mind devoted to changing lives for the better. Benefits and salary are dependent on experience, education and certifications. Contact: Scott DePaolo  Buttecreekscott@gmail.com    


Gerrie Barnes - New Concepts Consulting - www.newconceptsconsultant.com - Books and equestrian services available. Riding the Horse’s Mind:  The Psychology and Leadership of the Horse explains the missing piece for recreational riders in gaining and maintaining the trust and respect of their horses.  Assists riding instructors in understanding their students’ problem and frustrations.  Available on amazon.com.


Camp War Eagle, a summer sports and adventure camp for children in northwest Arkansas, is currently interviewing qualified candidates for a Horse Program Director (Head Wrangler). Qualifications include:  minimum age of 21, solid horse experience, CHA Certified Instructor – Level 2 or above, strong work ethic, proven leadership abilities and positive role model.  Duties include: development of lesson plans for summer arena riding and trail riding, responsible for safe management of horses, campers and staff, responsible for proper herd health and behavior management, maintain clean and safe barn area and equipment, properly train and supervise summer wrangler staff, supervise all horsemanship instruction and activity. This position is full time from May through August, with potential for part or full time position in the off-season, depending on other skills.  Email penny@campwareagle.org for additional information. 


YMCA Camp Classen is a 2100+ acre camp located in the Arbuckles just outside of Davis Oklahoma. Camp Classen is now interviewing qualified people for our Spring and Fall Equine Internships as well as summer and weekend wranglers. Staff will assist the Equestrian Director in the daily care of 30+ horses, ranch work.  Primarily interns will be leading our weekend groups and outdoor school groups on trail rides but will help out in other areas of camp as needed. Interns will be paid a stipend of $50 per day and will work at least 5 days per week on average.  Depending on group contracts, an additional 1 or 2 days of work may be available. Candidates should be able to groom, saddle, bridle, and ride horses efficiently. In addition to the established stipend the following are provided: housing with all utilities paid, Wi-Fi after office hours in Griffith Lodge and meals anytime groups are on grounds (about 80% of all meals are available in the dining hall).  There are laundry facilities in or near staff housing on camp.  Staff will also be provided with a microwave and have access to a refrigerator, stove and oven.  Candidates should contact Russell at rgholson@ymcaokc.org


Suburban Adult Services, Inc., is located in Western New York and is looking to hire for a Full Time Equine Program Manager for the High Hurdles Program located in Sardinia, New York The High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding Program provides a therapeutic riding experience for individuals with developmental disabilities. High Hurdles offers cognitively, emotionally and physically challenged individuals a unique opportunity for growth and development. Instructors, students, horses and volunteers all work together to achieve challenging yet attainable horsemanship goals. Learning to care for and about horses while mastering riding skills is what High Hurdles is all about.  The Equine Program Manager will provide oversight to all aspects of the High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding program. Schedules all riding sessions, provides therapeutic riding instruction to individuals with disabilities, trains and cares for the horses, and recruits and trains volunteers. Ensures adequate and sufficient equipment and supplies for program, horses, barn and arena operation.  CHA certified instructor with one (1) year experience working with individuals with disabilities. If not currently certified be willing to become certified OR a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with individuals with disabilities as a therapeutic riding instructor AND Solid background in horsemanship, knowledge of various disabilities and skills in therapeutic riding techniques. EOE/AA Disability/Vets. http://www.sasinc.org/Careers/Open-Positions/Behavior-Technician/Equine-Program-Manager


Royal Ridges Retreat is currently hiring horsemanship staff for summer! We are a faith-based camp in Battle Ground, WA, just north of Portland, OR. We are looking for Riding Instructors as well as Cabin Counselors and Group Leaders. Positions available in both Day Horse Camp and Resident Horse Camp. We are in particular need of a Day Horse Camp Supervisor and a Corral Supervisor. More information, plus our Summer Staff Application, is available at http://www.royalridges.org/employment_forms.html


Cloverleaf Ranch in Santa Rosa, CA is looking for experienced western riding instructors for a year round Equestrian program. Cloverleaf Ranch is a summer camp and year-round boarding facility with over 160 acres of trails, a covered arena, two outdoor arenas, and a round pen.  Cloverleaf boards thirty horses and privately owns a lesson herd available for lessons and trail-rides.  Responsibilities include: teaching riding lessons, leading trail rides, light exercise and riding of Cloverleaf-owned horses, maintaining clean and safe tack and other equipment, grooming, supervising horse health and safety, and maintaining barn cleanliness and safety as appropriate.  The position requires flexibility and a positive attitude.  Important character qualities include flexibility, strong communication skills and ability to work as a part of a team, willingness to teach horsemanship according to the Cloverleaf Ranch philosophy, and a positive attitude.  CHA certified instructors are preferred, though not mandatory.  More information and application directions can be found at www.cloverleafranch.com/staff


Equestrian Director: YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin, Middleville MI Seeking energetic, outgoing individual as Equestrian Director.  Responsible for and in conjunction with the Camp Director: planning, development, administration, growth and evaluation of Equestrian program.  Sound judgment, stability, maturity, and experience in the Equestrian programs are preferred. Duties include, horse care, hiring, training and supervision of staff, program development, supervision of horseback riding lessons and trail rides. Assist with all aspects of summer camp and retreats, including hosting groups.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required.  YMCA Camping experience preferred.  Camp is a branch of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.  Position offers excellent benefits, includes 8% retirement.  Housing provided. With resume, include cover letter and 3 references. www.ymcacampmanitoulin.org. CONTACT: Bill Hinton, bhinton@grymca.org 269-205-9007.


Rockbrook Camp for Girls (Brevard, North Carolina) seeks riding instructors to join its summer horseback riding staff. The Rockbrook riding program combines qualified staff, experienced horses, and excellent facilities to create an atmosphere where girls can advance their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and enjoy riding with friends. Riding staff members teach beginner and intermediate hunter-jumper mounted lessons, and assist with all aspects of horse care.  This is a full-time seasonal position. Compensation is commensurate with experience, but includes room and board, worker's compensation insurance, and paid time off. Applicants must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications.  To learn more about Rockbrook and to apply, visit www.rockbrookcamp.com/staff/


The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA’s Camp Speers in the Poconos (PA) is seeking qualified instructors for spring, summer and fall equestrian programs. We are looking for a senior riding instructor with the potential for progressing to management position. He/she will care for the horses and facilities, teach classes, guide trail rides and work as a member of the overall YMCA staff team. 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 drug test and 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. Housing and some meals are provided. Early April –late November.  Call 570-828-2329 for an application or send resume, a short clip of you riding, and three references to cpainter@philaymca.org

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


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