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SUMMER RIDING LEAD INSTRUCTOR---POTENTIAL YEAR ROUND INTERN   Tecaboca, Catholic Summer Camp, in Mountain Home, Texas (central Texas 70 miles northwest of San Antonio), is seeking a Summer Riding instructor for the 2017 season (with potential to develop into a year round intern position). Tecaboca is a Catholic Summer Camp with an Equestrian Program. The camp has a co-ed day camp session, family camp and retreat, and two, 2-week camps for boys.  Primary duties include overseeing instructional activities with campers who have little or no experience with horses and teaching them safety and basic riding skills; plus working with campers who are enrolled in a specialty camp directed at learning about horses and other ranch activities. Give mounted lessons as well as take the lead in general horse care, care of the other ranch animals such as goats, sheep, and chickens, and a garden. If you love horses and children, teens and families, we want you on our team!  For application information go www.tecaboca.campbrainstaff.com; for general questions contact Kay Tally-Foos at director@tecaboca.com.   Room/Board and a weekly stipend are provided as well as a CHA seasonal instructor clinic at no cost to accepted staff.

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


McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas is seeking a full-time Equestrian/Barn Manager at its Highlander Ranch facility.  The Barn Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the horse boarding program and will also assist the Manager of Equine Programs in the development and delivery of equine and livestock events held at Highlander Ranch.  This position receives general supervision from the Manager of Equine Programs and exercise supervision over barn attendants.  This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be required. The Barn Manager’s position requires either an Associate’s degree in equine science, farm and ranch management, agricultural science or veterinarian assistant (with emphasis on equines) OR certification by a recognized organization in horse or barn management OR a minimum of three years horse management work experience.  Candidates must also have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the MCC’s driver’s insurance policy. The annual salary for this position will be $32,846 as well as benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, sick leave, vacation, holidays and personal leave.  Eligible employees and dependents may take college course through MCC tuition-free. Interested applicants should submit an MCC employment application found at www.mclennan.edu, a resume and copies of college transcripts to: Human Resources Office, McLennan Community College, 1400 College Drive, Waco, Texas 76708, 524/299-8611 or FAX 254/299-6237 or email MCCjobs@mclennan.edu.


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


Middle Tennessee State University is looking for a Director of Equestrian Programs - Plesae visit here for more information on this position - https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/4763


Quaker Ridge Camp in Woodland Park, CO is looking for summer wranglers. Duties include, but are not limited to guiding trail rides, taking care of horses, barn chores, trail maintenance, fence repair, etc. This is a great ministry opportunity for horse lovers who are also professing Evangelical Christians. Many kids who come have never ridden a horse or heard the gospel.  Accepted applicants are paid a salary and provided room and board for the summer. The summer season is May 22nd - August 12th. Applications are provided at www.quakerridgecamp.org. Please contact Lisa Ko at wrangler@quakerridgecamp.org for more information.


SPRING/SUMMER RIDING INSTRUCTOR---POTENTIAL YEAR ROUND INTERN DEVELOPMENT -  Camp Hebron, in Central PA, is seeking a Spring/Summer Riding instructor for the 2017 season (with potential to develop into a year round intern position). Camp Hebron is a Christian Retreat and Conference Center with an Equestrian Program.  Primary duties include guiding trail rides, teaching ground, theory and mounted lessons as well as general horse care, under the direction of a CHA Master Instructor and CI.  If you love horses and are seeking to use your talents and abilities to make a difference in the lives of children, teens and families, this is the place for you.  For application information go to www.camphebron.org  for general questions contact dean@camphebron.org  Room/Board and a weekly stipend are provided as well as a CHA certification standard clinic at no cost to accepted staff.


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


Culver Summer Schools: Calvary School in Culver IN is looking for 2 male riding instructors for boys ages 14-17.  With over 100 years of tradition, this well established riding program in NW Indiana is a CHA accredited site.  We seek individuals able to teach beginners the fundamentals of hunt seat riding and mounted drill.  Instructors are expected to be role models for students.  Successful candidates must have a minimum of 1 year in college, pass a background check and drug screen prior to employment.  Housing in male dormitory and meals to be provided. 2017 dates: 6/12-7/30.  Application, with resume, cover letter and three references, can be submitted via the website at http://summer.culver.org/page/staff-resources/summer-staff-application.  Direct questions to Frank Stubblefield III by email: frank.stubblefield@culver.org or phone: 574-842-8232.


Cloverleaf Ranch in Santa Rosa, CA is looking for Equestrian staff for our summer camp program.  Cloverleaf Ranch is an ACA accredited western-style day and residential summer camp that offers over twenty different activities for campers between the ages of five and seventeen.  Responsibilities include: teaching western riding lessons, leading trail rides, maintaining clean and safe tack and other equipment, mucking stalls, grooming, supervising horse health and safety, maintaining barn cleanliness and safety, and supervising and leading a drill team.  The position requires flexibility and durability, and requires that staff not only lead the equestrian program, but also integrate into normal “camp” activities at the end of the day. Important character qualities include: flexibility, strong communication skills and ability to work as a part of a team, willingness to learn and teach horsemanship according to the Cloverleaf Ranch philosophy, physical fitness (ability to work long hours in summer weather), 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


Camp Jewell YMCA in Colebrook, CT is looking for Equestrian staff for the 2017 winter and/or spring seasons.  Camp Jewell YMCA is located on 540 acres in Northwest Connecticut and is seeking experienced individuals that can oversee and manage its equestrian program starting January 1 (earlier dates also available for the right individual). This person will be managing the winter program and duties will include driving (our team of draft horses – training is available) and training of horses, care of horses, such as feeding, watering, turning out, mucking, managing/administering meds and pony rides.  Our spring program starts April 1 and will handle additional responsibilities including; community lessons for youth, leading trail rides for Outdoor Center groups and teaching lessons for schools participating in our Outdoor Education programs.   This is an excellent opportunity for someone to lead and manage an equestrian program with up to 15 horses.  For additional information please contact Jodi Gove at Jodi.gove@ghymca.org or to apply online please visit https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?locale=en_US&applicationName=YMCAofMetropolitanHartfordReqExt&SEQ=jobDetails&POSTING_ID=68637090263


Camp Ondessonk  is a year-round Catholic Youth Camp and Outdoor Education Facility located in the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois.  We are seeking a Full-Time Equestrian Coordinator.  Major responsibilities and activities include, but may not be limited to assisting the equestrian director in caring for the horse herd, including feeding, mucking, grooming, riding, basic veterinary care, and upkeep; teaching Camp Ondessonk’s horsemanship and riding program through lessons, guided trail rides, summer programs, and other horse programs while interacting with guests positively; and maintenance of the stable facilities, including barns, arenas, pastures, and fences through operation of heavy machinery and maintenance equipment.  Qualified applicants must be at least 21 years old, have significant horse care and riding experience and documented leadership ability to supervise campers and staff in a positive, safe, and effective manner.  Must be willing to work in a close-knit community.  Experience with children, CHA and First-Aid/CPR certifications strongly preferred.  This is a salaried, year-round position with paid vacation days.  Annual salary $18,000-$22,000 dependent on experience.  Health insurance offered through the Diocese of Belleville.  On-site housing is available.  More information and application directions can be found here: https://ondessonk.com/employment/


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/


SUMMER CAMP RIDING INSTRUCTOR JOBS in Maryland  - Valley Mill Camp is an old fashioned, traditional day camp located on 60 wooded acres with boys on one side, girls on the other, and they meet at the lake.  Lots of outdoor activities including horseback riding for girls between the ages of 6 - 14, mostly beginners and intermediates.  We are looking for multiple summer riding instructors and will provide a CHA certification clinic at no cost to those who complete their employment contract. Candidates should be able to teach mounted lessons, ground lessons, theory, as well as doing basic barn work including grooming, tacking, mucking, and feeding. Our summer runs from June 5 (horses arrive and orientation) – Aug. 26. Applications and further information are found at www.valleymill.com (bottom of page).  Contact Celeste (301) 948-0220


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



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

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